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27 March 2024
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Hok Yuen Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(3)
Flying High silk
D
Flying High t
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: W Y So
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 29 in the last 14 days (3%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (0%)
Placed three times over the straight 5f at Sha Tin this season but rarely runs here
582-23
Age: 6
Weight: 9-9
OR: 77
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-9 t 5/14 Baby Crystal (4¼L) 24/1 79 75
4 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-9 t 8/14 Baby Crystal (4L) 43/5 79 78
7 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-8 t 2/10 Pleasant Endeavor (½L) 87/10 78 89
3 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-8 t 2/13 Summit Cheers (nk) 13/1 76 87
22 Oct 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-7 t 3/13 Invincible Sage (1¾L) 12/1 76 85
24 Sep 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-6 t 8/14 Sparkling Knight (4¼L) 25/1 76 78
2
(10)
Great State silk
D
Great State t
J: K De Melo
T: W Y So
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (0%)
Made promising HK debut over C&D last month but double-digit draw dents his appeal today
5-3311
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
OR: 77
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-5 t 5/12 Ka Ying Spirit (3¼L) 20/1 77 81
15 Jul 23 Yor York 5f GS L 8-13 3/8 Nymphadora (2¼L) 11/2 106 108
17 Jun 23 San Sandown 5f GF 3yL 9-5 3/7 Lady Hamana (2¾L) 4/5F 108 99
18 May 23 Yor York 5f GF 3yL 9-4 1/10 Pillow Talk (2½L) 13/2 92 108
6 May 23 Thi Thirsk 5f Sft 3Hc 9-3 1/10 Vespasian (1½L) 2/1F 86 95
14 Mar 23 Sth Southwell (AW) 5f St 43yHc 9-5 1/11 Jer Batt (2¼L) 16/1 78 94
3
(6)
Atomic Force silk
CD
D
Atomic Force
J: Karis Teetan
T: C Fownes
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (0%)
Went close over 6f last month but safely held since and now has questions to answer again
62089-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 73
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-3 6/9 Colourful Emperor (4¼L) 31/10 73 73
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-6 2/11 A Americ Te Specso (hd) 12/1 72 83
28 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 9-4 h 12/14 Gorgeous Win (8¾L) 132/1 74 59
10 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-8 h 8/12 Copartner Ambition (4¾L) 39/1 76 74
4 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-9 h 9/11 Bon's A Pearla (5½L) 22/1 78 71
29 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-9 h 9/12 Golden Artie (2¾L) 14/1 80 81
4
(2)
Heroic Master silk
CD
D
Heroic Master tp
J: Hugh Bowman
T: F C Lor
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (4%)
On fairly tough mark but has largely remained in good form since C&D win in October
6202-3
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 73
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-3 tp 6/14 Baby Crystal (4½L) 31/1 73 68
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-1 tp 2/12 Ka Ying Spirit (2¼L) 27/10 73 81
7 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-4 tp 10/12 Sugar Sugar (6½L) 20/1 73 64
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-3 tp 2/10 Happy United (1¼L) 58/10 73 83
26 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 9-6 tp 3/14 Northern Beaches (1¼L) 11/1 73 81
29 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-5 tp 3/8 Humble Star (1½L) 13/10F 73 82
5
(4)
Happy United silk
CD
C
BF
Happy United et
J: L Hewitson
T: Jamie Richards
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
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Dual C&D winner this season and could still have more to offer; respected
41-312
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 70
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-12 et 4/12 Ka Ying Spirit (3L) 19/10F 70 75
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-8 et 1/10 Heroic Master (1¼L) 9/5F 62 79
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-6 et 3/9 Explosive Witness (2½L) 13/5 62 70
22 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-6 et 1/12 Oversubscribed (½L) 101/20 56 68
18 Oct 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd/Y Hc 9-4 et 2/12 Diamond Soars (½L) 9/1 55 65
14 Jun 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-4 et 9/11 Joyful Hunter (6¼L) 47/10 55 52
6
(5)
Beauty Waves silk
D
BF
Beauty Waves t
J: Zac Purton
T: P C Ng
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 35 in the last 14 days (3%)
Placed over 6f on last four starts and should be fine back at 5f on stable debut
22-325
Age: 4
Weight: 8-13
OR: 67
Days: 56
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-12 2/12 Tomodachi Kokoroe (1½L) 4/5F 67 76
4 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 2/11 Bon's A Pearla (nk) 11/10F 66 76
10 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-13 3/14 Galaxy Patch (3L) 16/5 66 75
11 Nov 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-9 2/13 Mugen (½L) 9/1 64 71
22 Oct 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-9 5/13 Invincible Sage (3½L) 6/4F 64 68
28 Oct 22 Dun Dundalk (AW) 5f St 2yMd 9-7 1/11 Smullen's Pride (3¼L) 7/1 - 91
7
(12)
Harmony Fire silk
CD
Harmony Fire t
J: Ellis Wong 10
T: Douglas Whyte
CD
4 x C&D Winner - Won 4 times before on this course at this distance
Dominated from the front over C&D last time; up in grade and has tough draw today
124-25
Age: 6
Weight: 8-13
OR: 67
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-13 t 1/12 Fun Elite (2¾L) 67/20F 59 78
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-7 t 2/12 Circuit Seven (hd) 10/1 58 70
4 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-9 t 4/11 Super Fast Dragon (1¾L) 74/10 58 67
6 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-7 t 2/12 Oversubscribed (¾L) 20/1 58 72
22 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 9-9 t 5/12 Happy United (1¾L) 11/1 59 64
7 Jun 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-3 t 9/10 Seasons Wit (5L) 39/1 65 61
8
(1)
Act Of Faith silk
C
Act Of Faith b
J: Brenton Avdulla
T: J Size
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
In the frame three times over 6f this year; looks interesting on first 5f attempt
2346-6
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: 66
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-8 b 2/9 Colourful Emperor (½L) 9/1 64 76
15 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-11 b 3/11 Golden Empire (2L) 11/2 64 74
31 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-10 b 4/12 Nicconi County (2¼L) 10/1 65 70
4 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-10 b 6/11 Bon's A Pearla (3L) 51/1 65 66
20 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-10 b 6/12 Healthy Healthy (3¼L) 16/1 65 68
29 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 9-9 b 1/12 Kokushi Musou (½L) 18/5 60 74
9
(11)
Youthful Spirits silk
Youthful Spirits ht
J: L J Ferraris
T: Mark Newnham
Well beaten on recent Hong Kong debut at Sha Tin and has tough draw here
0-12
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 64
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-9 ht1 10/14 Baby Crystal (10L) 65/1 65 40
10
(7)
Atomic Energy silk
CD
Atomic Energy t
J: Harry Bentley
T: A S Cruz
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Flopped at Sha Tin this month but was placed over C&D on three of previous four outings
033-52
Age: 4
Weight: 8-9
OR: 63
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-4 t 11/14 Baby Crystal (11L) 49/1 65 37
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-2 t 3/12 Ka Ying Spirit (2¼L) 57/10 65 73
17 Jan 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-4 t 3/10 Happy United (1¼L) 66/10 65 75
13 Dec 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-3 t 5/9 Explosive Witness (3L) 12/5F 65 71
15 Nov 23 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-8 t 2/8 Humble Star (1½L) 9/1 65 75
1 Jul 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-2 t 10/13 Dream Winner (5¼L) 33/1 65 63
11
(9)
Ma Comet silk
Ma Comet et
J: Ben E Thompson
T: Jamie Richards
Made quite encouraging HK debut last month but two lesser efforts have followed
986-22
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 61
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Mar 24 Hap Happy Valley 6f Gd Hc 8-7 t 9/9 Raging Blizzard (8½L) 25/1 63 50
21 Feb 24 Hap Happy Valley 5f Gd Hc 8-7 ht 8/12 Ka Ying Spirit (5¼L) 7/1 65 62
4 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-9 ht1 6/14 Baby Crystal (2½L) 58/10 65 69
3 Feb 23 Moo Moonee Valley 5f GS 3yHc 9-6 2/5 Tan Tat Magic (1L) 29/20F - -
7 Jan 23 Swn Sandown (Aus) 5f Gd 3yHc 9-0 2/7 Bistro (1½L) 9/2 - -
1 Nov 22 Kmb Kembla Grange 5f GS Md 9-1 3/9 Shadow Vampire (3¼L) 18/5 - -
12
(8)
California Touch silk
D
California Touch t
J: Matthew Chadwick
T: W K Mo
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (0%)
Second at Sha Tin in December but soundly beaten on all four starts this year
0009-2
Age: 4
Weight: 8-6
OR: 60
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Mar 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-6 t 12/14 Baby Crystal (12½L) 114/1 62 28
18 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 6f St Hc 8-12 t 10/12 Victory Moments (7¼L) 42/1 64 55
4 Feb 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-10 ht 10/14 Baby Crystal (6¼L) 36/1 66 57
7 Jan 24 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-10 ht 9/10 Pleasant Endeavor (6¾L) 61/10 66 55
26 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 5f Gd Hc 8-12 ht 2/14 Northern Beaches (¾L) 50/1 65 75
10 Dec 23 Sha Sha Tin 6f Gd Hc 8-12 ht1 13/14 Galaxy Patch (9½L) 113/1 65 53
Verdict

Placed four consecutive times over 6f, BEAUTY WAVES looks well worth another crack at 5f and is taken to open his Hong Kong account.

Verdict silk image
Beauty Waves

Betting Forecast:

7/4 Beauty Waves,

4/1 Happy United,

6/1 Act Of Faith,

8/1 Heroic Master,

Harmony Fire,

10/1 Atomic Energy,

16/1 Great State,

Atomic Force,

25/1 Flying High,

Ma Comet,

66/1 Youthful Spirits,

California Touch

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