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Russell Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 1m 55y
  • Going: Good
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(5)
Hameron silk
CD
C
D
Hameron t
J: L J Ferraris
T: K W Lui
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Dual course winner last year but not firing on all cylinders in recent months
80-679
Age: 6
Weight: 9-9
OR: 78
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-9 tb 8/12 Noble Pursuit (4L) 11/2 80 84
21 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 9-4 tb 10/14 Natural Storm (5L) 20/1 82 82
6 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-9 b 6/12 Helene Feeling (4½L) 43/5 83 86
15 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 7/10 Telecom Fighters (3½L) 63/10 83 84
22 Oct 23 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 8-7 9/14 Rising From Ashes (2¼L) 76/10 83 90
13 Sep 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-8 1/10 Red Majesty (1½L) 18/5 76 89
2
(2)
So We Joy silk
D
So We Joy ht
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: C W Chang
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (0%)
Won on dirt in January but this switch back to turf is not ideal
71-527
Age: 8
Weight: 9-4
OR: 73
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 9-3 ht 7/12 Adefill (4L) 44/5 73 76
24 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-9 ht 1/14 Adefill (1¾L) 222/10 66 80
23 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-6 ht 5/14 Adefill (4½L) 15/1 66 68
3 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-10 ht 2/11 Yellowfin (3¼L) 41/10 66 76
25 Oct 23 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-13 ht 7/14 Perfect Team (8L) 9/1 68 63
16 Jul 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-1 t 9/13 Leading Fortune (4¾L) 32/1 72 74
3
(1)
Grateful Heart silk
C
Grateful Heart t
J: L Hewitson
T: W Y So
C
5 x Course Winner - Won 5 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (0%)
Out of form in recent sprints and looked a non-stayer on only previous 1m attempt
960-92
Age: 7
Weight: 9-2
OR: 71
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 tb 9/12 Bon's A Pearla (6½L) 22/1 73 63
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 tb 6/12 Nicconi County (4L) 15/1 75 75
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-7 tb 11/12 Copartner Ambition (5¼L) 48/1 77 73
20 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-8 tb 9/12 Healthy Healthy (6¼L) 15/1 77 71
29 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-9 tb 2/8 Humble Star (1¼L) 9/1 77 87
8 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 tb1 2/12 Beauty Glory (shd) 13/1 75 87
4
(8)
Eighteen Palms silk
CD
Eighteen Palms tb
J: Alexis Badel
T: C S Shum
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
C&D winner last month and has posted another good effort since; in the mix
416-30
Age: 5
Weight: 8-13
OR: 68
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 tb 4/10 June Planet (4½L) 54/10 68 68
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-4 tb 1/12 Tourbillon Prince (1¾L) 69/10 62 75
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-7 tb 6/12 Prime Minister (1½L) 15/1 63 67
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-6 tb 3/12 Star Contact (1¾L) 14/1 63 71
22 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-7 tb 11/12 Quantum Patch (14L) 79/10 63 47
13 Sep 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-9 b 5/10 Hameron (3¼L) 31/5 63 69
5
(7)
June Planet silk
CD
June Planet t
J: Karis Teetan
T: C Fownes
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (0%)
Back in form last month and has now won three times over C&D this season
10-011
Age: 5
Weight: 8-13
OR: 68
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 t 1/10 Outgate (hd) 106/10 62 72
28 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-7 t 13/14 Green N White (9L) 16/1 62 50
29 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-6 t 10/12 Splendid Living (6¼L) 7/2 62 61
4 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-7 t 1/11 Fearless Fire (1L) 13/5 56 68
20 Sep 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 t 1/6 Prince Alex (¾L) 14/5 51 62
10 Sep 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd/Y Hc 9-1 tv 5/10 Blue Marlin (2L) 7/2 51 58
6
(12)
Lovero silk
CD
Lovero t
J: Angus Chung 5
T: A S Cruz
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
In very good form over C&D since returned to turf and a leading contender again today
212-00
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: 67
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 7-13 t 2/12 Winning Dragon (nse) 11/2 65 74
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 t 1/12 Sturdy Ruby (nk) 61/10 60 72
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 t 2/10 Simply Maverick (2L) 39/1 60 74
23 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 7-12 t 11/14 Adefill (16L) 157/1 62 39
3 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-3 t 11/11 Yellowfin (10½L) 40/1 64 57
25 Oct 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-0 t 11/12 Packing Bole (19L) 41/1 64 24
7
(3)
Amazing Duck silk
Amazing Duck p
J: Matthew Poon 2
T: Jimmy Ting
7f turf winner in January and ran well on dirt when upped to 1m last month; a player
571-85
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 65
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-7 p 5/12 Adefill (2L) 34/1 65 72
28 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-8 p 7/14 Green N White (2¼L) 34/1 65 71
13 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-2 p 1/14 Beauty Crescent (hd) 46/1 60 73
17 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-9 p 8/12 Toronado Phantom (6½L) 43/5 63 54
26 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-9 5/12 Smokey Bear (3¼L) 20/1 64 71
15 Oct 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-9 h1 12/14 Lucky Encounter (7¾L) 20/1 63 51
8
(6)
Samarkand silk
CD
C
Samarkand tp
J: Jerry Chau 2
T: David A Hayes
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (0%)
Three Class 4 course wins this season; needs to take another step forward in this grade
193-11
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 65
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 tp 1/12 Sturdy Ruby (nk) 106/10 59 72
24 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f St Hc 9-3 tp 9/11 Blissful Star (5½L) 14/1 59 59
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-7 tp 3/11 Red Hare King (2¼L) 73/10 59 68
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-1 tp 1/12 Happy Angel (shd) 128/10 54 65
22 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-9 tp 1/12 Killer Instinct (½L) 133/10 49 61
25 Oct 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-12 tp 9/12 Red Desert (8¾L) 18/1 51 35
9
(10)
Ivy League silk
CD
D
Ivy League t
J: K De Melo
T: Douglas Whyte
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Largely consistent since C&D win in October and now 1lb below that mark
6465-9
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
OR: 63
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-11 t 6/10 June Planet (5¼L) 12/1 65 63
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-11 t 4/11 Simply Maverick (2¼L) 19/1 66 75
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 ht 6/12 M Unicorn (2¾L) 13/1 68 73
4 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-12 ht 5/11 Gallant Waking (2¾L) 16/1 69 73
6 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-12 ht 9/12 Silver Sonic (6¼L) 14/1 69 66
1 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-0 ht 5/12 Chill Chibi (3¾L) 5/1 69 76
10
(11)
Aestheticism silk
D
Aestheticism b
J: Harry Bentley
T: P C Ng
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Dual Class 4 winner this season but has found it tough to make an impact in this grade
7486-1
Age: 4
Weight: 8-6
OR: 61
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-9 b 7/10 June Planet (5½L) 10/1 63 61
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-6 b 4/12 Eighteen Palms (2¼L) 13/2 64 72
28 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-11 b 8/14 Sweet Encounter (4¾L) 10/1 64 64
1 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 8-10 b 6/10 C P Brave (6L) 6/4F 64 67
17 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-6 b 1/14 Super Wise Dragon (¾L) 6/4F 57 70
11 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-2 b 1/14 Celtic Times (1¼L) 7/5F 51 65
11
(9)
Glorious Journey silk
Glorious Journey t
J: Matthew Chadwick
T: F C Lor
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (4%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (4%)
Ran okay over 6f on Hong Kong debut but subsequent C&D run was disappointing
96-212
Age: 4
Weight: 8-6
OR: 61
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-3 9/12 Winning Dragon (6¼L) 20/1 64 59
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 6/12 Watch Buddy (3¾L) 10/1 63 61
12
(4)
Solar Gogo silk
Solar Gogo b 1
J: Ben E Thompson
T: D J Hall
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (0%)
Soundly beaten on first four HK starts; will soon be eligible for a drop in grade
-79002
Age: 4
Weight: 8-6
OR: 61
Days: 88
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-3 7/14 Adefill (6L) 146/1 63 62
3 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8.5f St Hc 8-9 9/11 Yellowfin (9¼L) 102/1 65 61
26 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-12 14/14 Chancheng Glory (6¼L) 171/1 67 65
15 Oct 23 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 8-11 13/14 Taj Dragon (13L) 132/1 67 44
21 May 22 Mor Morphettville 6f Gd 2yG3 9-1 b1 11/11 Maximillius (22L) 60/1 - 35
13
(13)
Romantic Laos silk
CD
Romantic Laos htp
T: W K Mo
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Seemed to have emerged from a slump in form two starts ago but remains a risky option
8460-4
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: 67
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 7f Gd Hc 9-1 htp 8/14 Blue Marlin (5½L) 19/1 69 65
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-0 htp 4/12 Noble Pursuit (2½L) 29/1 71 78
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-4 htp 6/11 Simply Maverick (5L) 12/1 73 76
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-2 ht 12/12 Prime Minister (6½L) 58/10 74 67
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 ht 4/12 Tourbillon Prince (1¼L) 48/10 74 83
29 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-4 ht 2/10 Chill Chibi (1L) 81/10 73 83
14
(14)
Red Hare King silk
CD
Red Hare King t
T: A S Cruz
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
In excellent form in recent months, collecting two C&D wins along the way
1321-2
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 70
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-10 t 1/9 Winning Dragon (nk) 39/20F 65 77
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-3 t 3/12 Winning Dragon (snk) 8/5F 64 73
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-6 t 2/11 Simply Maverick (1¾L) 19/5 61 71
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 t 1/11 Amazing Teens (nk) 29/20F 56 70
20 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 t 2/12 To Infinity (nk) 48/10 55 67
6 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-3 t 2/12 M Unicorn (1L) 53/10 54 64
Verdict

Ex-Japanese 5yo LOVERO has done very well over C&D since switched back to turf and might still have more improvement to come.

Verdict silk image
Lovero

Betting Forecast:

9/4 Lovero,

11/2 Eighteen Palms,

June Planet,

6/1 Amazing Duck,

7/1 Samarkand,

8/1 Ivy League,

14/1 So We Joy,

16/1 Aestheticism,

20/1 Hameron,

25/1 Glorious Journey,

50/1 Grateful Heart,

66/1 Solar Gogo

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