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Ma Tau Wai Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 1m 3f
  • Going: Good
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(6)
Romantic Fantasy silk
CD
Romantic Fantasy tb
J: Alexis Badel
T: C S Shum
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Caused a minor upset last month and was a creditable fifth latest; can once again feature
5130
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 56
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 9-5 tb 5/12 Kimberley (1½L) 26/5 56 65
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-2 tb 1/10 Sharpen Bright (shd) 171/10 51 64
28 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 9-4 tb 3/10 Nicholson Returns (6L) 68/1 52 58
7 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-1 tb1 12/14 Special Hedge (7½L) 113/1 52 50
2
(2)
Pegasus General silk
C
Pegasus General v
J: Hugh Bowman
T: Jimmy Ting
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 11 in the last 14 days (0%)
Class 3 winner last season; posted a good effort three weeks ago; dangerous to dismiss
38-458
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 55
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-0 v 3/12 Amazing Teens (1L) 77/10 55 64
7 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-6 v 8/14 Special Hedge (4¼L) 17/1 57 60
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-6 v 4/12 Samarkand (1L) 68/10 57 66
22 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-9 v 5/12 Samarkand (1¾L) 24/1 58 66
29 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-4 v 8/12 Splendid Living (5¼L) 16/1 60 61
27 Sep 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f GF Hc 8-4 v 3/8 Majestic Victory (3L) 10/1 60 71
3
(5)
Precise Express silk
C
Precise Express h
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: P F Yiu
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 29 in the last 14 days (3%)
1m1f winner earlier this season but has failed to land a blow since; others appeal more
887-08
Age: 8
Weight: 9-5
OR: 54
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-9 h 8/12 Serangoon (4L) 20/1 56 60
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-9 h 8/10 Romantic Fantasy (2½L) 22/1 58 66
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-4 h 7/11 Super Contented (3½L) 15/1 60 66
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-3 h 12/12 Star Contact (8¾L) 59/1 62 54
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-6 h 8/12 Tourbillon Prince (3¼L) 81/10 63 67
26 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-8 h 10/14 Chancheng Glory (3¾L) 21/1 63 66
4
(12)
Reach Goal silk
CD
Reach Goal t
J: Harry Bentley
T: P F Yiu
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Bounced back to form at Sha Tin 11 days ago; place contender if gaining a safe passage
20-049
Age: 6
Weight: 9-1
OR: 50
Days: 11
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-2 t 2/14 Casa Cosmo (2¾L) 73/1 50 61
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 10/12 Lovero (9L) 33/1 52 43
29 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-1 t 10/12 Precise Express (6L) 4/1 52 52
17 Sep 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-0 t 4/12 Pakistan Friend (¾L) 18/1 51 61
6 Jul 23 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-1 t 9/11 Super Hong Kong (12½L) 12/1 51 43
31 May 23 Hap Happy Valley 11f GF Hc 9-2 t 7/12 Gallant Hero (6¼L) 9/5F 51 51
5
(3)
Sharpen Bright silk
BF
Sharpen Bright
J: Karis Teetan
T: D J Hall
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Has improved since stepping up in trip; can once again make his presence felt
226-74
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 46
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-10 p 2/10 Romantic Fantasy (shd) 13/10F 45 57
28 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-11 p 2/10 Nicholson Returns (3¼L) 14/1 45 55
7 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 8-10 b1 6/14 Special Hedge (3¾L) 43/5 47 51
26 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-11 7/13 Mister Dapper (3¾L) 42/10 49 52
5 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-12 4/13 Wide Blue Yonder (1L) 53/1 49 60
25 Jun 23 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 9-3 7/14 Billionaire Secret (6¼L) 73/10 52 52
6
(9)
Winning Steps silk
Winning Steps he
J: Matthew Poon 2
T: P C Ng
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 35 in the last 14 days (3%)
Unlucky not to strike on the dirt in January but has been disappointing since
969527
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 46
Days: 11
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 9-2 he 9/14 Casa Cosmo (7¼L) 11/1 48 50
25 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-13 he 6/12 Kimberley (4¼L) 16/1 50 53
12 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-3 he 9/14 Winning Data (5½L) 21/1 52 53
28 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 9-2 he 5/10 Nicholson Returns (8½L) 69/10 50 49
24 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f St Hc 8-13 he 2/11 Blissful Star (shd) 9/2 50 61
13 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-1 he 7/14 Holy Lake (3½L) 21/1 52 56
7
(11)
Little Fairy silk
Little Fairy v
J: Antoine Hamelin
T: P F Yiu
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
Capitalised upon dip into Class 5 last month; needs to find extra off current rating
517-54
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 45
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-10 v 5/12 Courier Magic (2¼L) 17/5 45 51
25 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 9-9 v1 1/13 Star Of Glory (½L) 58/10 40 52
28 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-8 b 7/10 Nicholson Returns (11L) 17/10F 42 36
23 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-10 tb 5/11 Jubilation (2¾L) 56/10 44 51
17 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 8f Gd Hc 8-9 tb 4/14 Aestheticism (2½L) 77/10 46 53
29 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-11 tb 8/12 Durham Star (6¾L) 44/5 48 47
8
(4)
Palace Pal silk
C
Palace Pal v
J: Zac Purton
T: D J Hall
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Comfortable winner last month; has placed off higher marks than this; strong claims
1584-6
Age: 6
Weight: 8-10
OR: 45
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-8 v 1/12 Loyal Ambition (2¼L) 79/20 38 54
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-3 v 5/10 Romantic Fantasy (½L) 36/5 38 51
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-9 v 8/12 Golden Fairy (3¼L) 39/10 40 47
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-3 v 4/11 Super Contented (1L) 9/1 40 53
29 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-8 v 6/12 Super Baby (4¼L) 14/1 42 47
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-6 v 5/12 Samarkand (1¾L) 78/10 43 51
9
(1)
Running Ahead silk
Running Ahead
J: Jerry Chau 2
T: T P Yung
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (3%)
Tried over a variety of trips this season; looks capable of striking off his current mark
477-70
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 45
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-8 4/12 Amazing Teens (1½L) 17/1 46 54
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-11 t 7/10 Romantic Fantasy (2¼L) 15/1 48 56
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 8-12 t 7/10 Simply Maverick (6¼L) 23/1 51 55
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-2 7/12 Samarkand (2¾L) 72/1 53 59
22 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-5 p 12/12 Samarkand (7¼L) 32/1 56 51
12 Jul 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-7 t 5/12 Concerto (5½L) 61/1 60 60
10
(10)
Jubilation silk
C
Jubilation v
J: M L Yeung
T: W Y So
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (0%)
Has struggled to get seriously involved off his new mark; step forward needed
8685-1
Age: 5
Weight: 8-9
OR: 44
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-4 v 8/12 Kimberley (6L) 17/2 46 46
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-12 v 6/10 Romantic Fantasy (1½L) 11/1 47 57
28 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-13 v 8/10 Nicholson Returns (13½L) 11/1 47 36
7 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 8-10 v 5/14 Special Hedge (2¾L) 27/10 47 54
23 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-7 v 1/11 Wonder Years (1½L) 67/10 41 54
29 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-3 v 2/11 Wonder Years (¾L) 42/10 40 52
11
(7)
Sunny Baby silk
C
Sunny Baby
J: L Hewitson
T: David A Hayes
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Back in the winner's enclosure in January; safely held off his revised rating last month
71-082
Age: 6
Weight: 8-9
OR: 44
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-11 7/12 Serangoon (3L) 12/1 44 50
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-8 1/11 Diamond Winner (shd) 47/10 39 51
29 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 8-4 10/11 Wonder Years (7¾L) 26/1 41 40
11 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 8-4 8/13 Billionaire Secret (7¼L) 10/1 41 43
1 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-9 2/12 Fortune Triple (shd) 18/5 40 52
4 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f GF Hc 9-9 b 5/11 Viva A La (3L) 19/10 40 48
12
(8)
Flying Silver silk
C
Flying Silver t
J: Brenton Avdulla
T: C S Shum
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Yet to make the frame in eight starts this season; now 10lb below his last winning mark
68-959
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
OR: 43
Days: 11
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 9f Gd Hc 8-3 t 6/14 Casa Cosmo (5½L) 76/1 45 50
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 8-10 t 8/11 Super Contented (5L) 10/1 47 50
23 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 10f Gd Hc 9-1 t 9/11 Jubilation (6½L) 78/10 49 49
29 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 11f Gd Hc 9-0 t 5/11 Wonder Years (3¼L) 61/10 51 58
15 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 8.5f Gd Hc 9-6 tb 9/12 Dragon Star (3¾L) 26/1 53 57
29 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 9f Gd Hc 9-4 tb 8/12 Precise Express (3½L) 18/1 55 60
Verdict

The tentative vote goes to SHARPEN BRIGHT, who has shown improved form since upped in trip and can make amends for his latest defeat.

Verdict silk image
Sharpen Bright

Betting Forecast:

3/1 Sharpen Bright,

7/2 Pegasus General,

9/2 Palace Pal,

13/2 Romantic Fantasy,

10/1 Running Ahead,

12/1 Reach Goal,

14/1 Flying Silver,

16/1 Precise Express,

Little Fairy,

Jubilation,

20/1 Winning Steps,

Sunny Baby

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