January 24 / 9.15 Sha Tin

9.15 Sha Tin

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Good Fortune Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £104712.46
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Good Fortune Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

20/1 (Won)

Form: 1113-0

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
4-6 when trained in Australia, winning his last four on the spin; made an encouraging start in Hong Kong when third over C&D on Christmas Eve but failed to build on that last time; needs to bounce back; tongue-tie removed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(11)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Majestic Colour

9st 5lb

J: K C Leung

T: F C Lor

in touch, ridden and took closer order 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well and gradually asserted final furlong, eased closed stages

20/1

11th

7

(4)

8th Jan 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Majestic Colour

9st 0lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: F C Lor

towards rear of midfield, ridden and effort 2f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

3rd

4

(7)

24th Dec 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Majestic Colour

9st 4lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: F C Lor

raced keenly, with leader in early stages, tracked leaders after 2 1/2f, ridden and kept on from 2f out, not able to challenge

5/1

2nd
2 (4)
Red Lion

11/2

Form: 7428-3 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
2-8 for Andrew Slattery in Ireland (both wins over 7f); 1l third over C&D on New Year's Day; only nudged up 1lb and should be on the premises.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(4)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Red Lion

9st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: J Size

with leader, led after 1 1/2f, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on final furlong

11/2

3rd

6

(7)

1st Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Red Lion

9st 5lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: J Size

led, ridden inside 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon driven, kept on final furlong

4/1

8th

3

(12)

21st Dec 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Red Lion

9st 3lb

J: Zac Purton

T: J Size

Began Hong Kong career with two very promising runs, latterly when very close second over C&D a fortnight ago; combination of 3lb rise and outside draw makes things tougher today but he still commands respect.

3/1

33/1

Form: 46908- CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Three wins in Hong Kong (all over C&D) however the last of those was in November 2021; last few runs haven't been too much to shout about and it's easy enough to look elsewhere in this line-up.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

(6)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Master Hero

8st 12lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: A S Cruz

tracked leaders, pressed leader 2 1/2f out, driven and outpaced from outpaced 2f out, kept on

33/1

8th

6

(10)

24th Dec 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Master Hero

8st 12lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: A S Cruz

led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

16/1

10th

7

(6)

20th Nov 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Master Hero

9st 0lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

midfield on outside, outpaced and no impression from 2f out

25/1

16/1

Form: 17044-

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Winner over 6f in Australia; decent fourth in a first-time hood on his first crack at 7f last time; widest draw will make life tough.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

11

(14)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Golden Artie

8st 8lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: P F Yiu

raced keenly, towards rear of midfield on outside, ridden over 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, nearest finish

16/1

4th

11

(4)

24th Dec 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Golden Artie

8st 6lb

J: Ruan Maia

T: P F Yiu

led, headed after 1f, steadied, in touch in midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, not going pace to challenge

14/1

4th

9

(3)

27th Nov 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Golden Artie

8st 9lb

J: Ruan Maia

T: P F Yiu

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, stayed on well from 1 1/2f out, not clear run close home, nearest finish

100/1

3/1

Form: 6207-1 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Off the mark in Hong Kong at the eighth attempt with 6f victory here on New Year's Day; 5lb rise seems fair, Hugh Bowman keeps the ride and the draw has been kind; won over 7f in New Zealand so this step up in trip shouldn't be an issue; strong contender.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(3)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Atullibigeal

9st 9lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: D J Hall

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on from over 1f out, not going pace to threaten

3/1

1st

2

(10)

1st Jan 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Atullibigeal

9st 3lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: D J Hall

held up towards rear of midfield, ridden inside 2f out, soon switched to wide outside, driven and stayed on well from over 1f out, led 50yds out, shade cosily

16/1

7th

4

(5)

11th Dec 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:20 Sha Tin

Atullibigeal

9st 4lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: D J Hall

midfield, took closer order over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders 1 1/2f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, soon driven, no extra final 100yds

14/1

OUR TIP
6th
4 (1)
Marado

9/4

Form: 53111- CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Took the step up to Class 3 in his stride when completing a C&D hat-trick on Christmas Eve; hit with a further 8lb rise today but has been handed the plum draw in stall 1; obvious contender.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(1)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Marado

9st 2lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P C Ng

led, headed after 1 1/2f, ridden over 2f out, weakened from 1 1/2f out

9/4

1st

12

(5)

24th Dec 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Marado

8st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P C Ng

in touch, tracked leaders over 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven to challenge 1f out, led 150yds out, kept on strongly readily

9/4

1st

2

(12)

4th Dec 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Marado

9st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P C Ng

made all, ridden clear 2f out, pressed final 100yds, kept on well, ridden out

7/2

25/1

Form: 5899-4 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
1-12 in Hong Kong, his sole win coming over 6f in Class 4 in May; has struggled to make a significant impact in four starts this season and latest 2lb drop in the weights is not enough to tempt.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

13

(12)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Faulds

8st 7lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: Jamie Richards

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous

25/1

4th

14

(5)

1st Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Faulds

8st 9lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: Jamie Richards

towards rear of midfield, ridden inside 2f out, stayed on from 1 1/2f out, not going pace to threaten

50/1

9th

6

(12)

21st Dec 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Faulds

8st 10lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Jamie Richards

Safely held on both starts for new stable this season (dirt/turf) and remains 8lb higher than when winning in Class 4 at Sha Tin in May; opposable from the outside stall.

66/1

100/1

Form: 1/000-

Last run: 51 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
4-7 in Argentina but has finished well down the field in three Hong Kong starts so far; couldn't make a strong case for.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

12

(8)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Singapore Sunshine

8st 8lb

J: Ruan Maia

T: A T Millard

towards rear of midfield, ridden and no impression from 2 1/2f out

100/1

12th

12

(13)

4th Dec 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Singapore Sunshine

8st 10lb

J: Luke Currie

T: A T Millard

always towards rear

12th

4

(5)

6th Nov 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

10:15 Sha Tin

Singapore Sunshine

9st 0lb

J: Luke Currie

T: A T Millard

always towards rear

50/1

9th
5 (13)
Solar Winds

16/1

Form: 43617- C

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Came good in Hong Kong at the seventh attempt with 6f win here in November; denied clear run when only seventh off new mark last month and could possibly have untapped potential over this new trip; draw could have been kinder.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

5

(13)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Solar Winds

9st 2lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C Fownes

held up in rear, wide into straight, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never in contention

16/1

15

(15)

8th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Solar Winds

9st 0lb

J: C Victor Wong

T: C Fownes

Came good in Hong Kong at seventh attempt, staying on strongly for 6f course win in November; denied clear run when only seventh off new mark last month and could quite plausibly have untapped potential over this new trip.

7th

6

(10)

24th Dec 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Solar Winds

9st 1lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: C Fownes

held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, keeping on when not clear run 125yds out, kept on again closing stages, never dangerous

5/1

66/1

Form: 24/00-

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
2-5 when trained in Brazil but has been soundly beaten on first two starts in Hong Kong; needs significant improvement from somewhere.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

8

(5)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Goodban Banbanbang

8st 10lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: C S Shum

midfield, ridden and some headway inside 3f out, outpaced 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

66/1

13

(13)

11th Jan 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Goodban Banbanbang

8st 8lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: C S Shum

Won twice in Brazil in 2021 but began Hong Kong career with two very disappointing efforts last month.

13th

9

(2)

24th Dec 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Goodban Banbanbang

8st 11lb

J: Luke Currie

T: C S Shum

dwelt at start, always towards rear

33/1

20/1

Form: 06218- D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
2-21 in Hong Kong, with both wins coming at Happy Valley over 1m+; there's enough evidence now to suggest this current mark may be beyond him, and his form figures over 7f in Hong Kong read 800606.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(2)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Win Win Fighter

8st 9lb

J: H N Jack Wong

T: K W Lui

in touch in midfield, ridden 3f out, weakened 1 1/2f out

20/1

8th

10

(1)

28th Dec 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:50 Happy Valley

Win Win Fighter

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: K W Lui

Stayed on well to lead close home over C&D this month, his second Hong Kong success, but combination of 5lb rise and rise in grade demands more from him today.

10/1

1st

1

(2)

7th Dec 2022

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Win Win Fighter

9st 9lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: K W Lui

Suited by the dip back into this grade when second over C&D a fortnight ago; has good draw today and remains on a workable mark; likely contender.

6/1

12th
15 (15)
Decrypt

20/1

Form: 269-50 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Just 1-23 in Hong Kong, his sole win coming over C&D in April, 13 runs ago; now 3lb below last winning mark but others hold stronger claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

15

(15)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Decrypt

8st 11lb

J: L Hewitson

T: P C Ng

held up towards rear, ridden and some headway from 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

10th

10

(1)

15th Jan 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Decrypt

8st 11lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: P C Ng

towards rear of midfield, ridden and no impression from 2 1/2f out

20/1

5th

10

(11)

1st Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Decrypt

9st 1lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: P C Ng

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, not going pace to threaten

20/1

Form: 11/41-

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
3-5 for Joseph O'Brien in Ireland when known as In Ecstasy, with all three wins coming over 1m; blinkers and a tongue-tie go on for Hong Kong debut; worth a market check.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

6

(7)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Turin Mascot

9st 0lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: Douglas Whyte

towards rear of midfield, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened final furlong

12/1

13/2

Form: 6050-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Put in easily his best Hong Kong performance to date when a neck second here (6f) last time; he'd been fairly inconsistent in four runs prior to that, however, and arguably his worst run came on his only start over 7f.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

10

(10)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Global Harmony

8st 8lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

always towards rear, eased final furlong

13/2

2nd

10

(1)

1st Jan 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Global Harmony

8st 5lb

J: M L Yeung

T: David A Hayes

held up towards rear, steady headway from over 3f out, ridden inside 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

16/1

12th

11

(8)

4th Dec 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Global Harmony

8st 6lb

J: L Hewitson

T: David A Hayes

in touch, chased leader 4f out, ridden 2 1/2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, soon eased

12/1

50/1

Form: 80040- C

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Won over 6f here on his Hong Kong debut back in February but has been bitterly disappointing since; finished last on most recent 7f start.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14

(9)

24th Jan 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Texas Moon

8st 6lb

J: L Hewitson

T: T P Yung

Won over 6f here on his Hong Kong debut back in February but has been bitterly disappointing since; finished last on most recent 7f start.

50/1

12th

13

(6)

24th Dec 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Texas Moon

8st 7lb

J: L Hewitson

T: T P Yung

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, keeping on when not clear run and snatched up 75yds out, soon eased, never dangerous

12/1

4th

7

(9)

20th Nov 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

07:10 Sha Tin

Texas Moon

8st 11lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: T P Yung

held up towards rear, ridden inside 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, never dangerous

66/1