March 19 / 5.30 Sha Tin

5.30

Good

Furore Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £65559.11
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Furore Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

7/2 (Won)

Form: 5-166

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Sha Tin debut; a winner on just his second start when scoring narrowly over at Happy Valley (6f) in January; no better than midfield in two subsequent runs from adjusted mark but now steps up in trip with useful apprentice taking off 10lb; not dismissed.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

4

(11)

21st Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:10 Happy Valley

Top Top Tea

9st 8lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: C H Yip

chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

14/1

9th

4

(10)

15th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Top Top Tea

9st 7lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: C H Yip

slowly away, in rear, short-lived effort 1 1/2f out, never in contention

14/1

10th

3

(7)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Sha Tin

Top Top Tea

9st 7lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: C H Yip

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, driven and brief effort 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

5/1

Form: 211-46

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Campaigned exclusively at Happy Valley since joining this stable, winning a pair of 6f Class 4 contests before the turn of the year; has placed over today's C&D in the past but looks opposable from a career-high mark and stall 14.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

12

(1)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Rattan Kingdom

8st 9lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: Jamie Richards

Gave good account when fifth over C&D last month and was denied a clear run when only eighth here nine days ago; has the inside draw today; probably won't be far away.

14/1

8th

14

(2)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Rattan Kingdom

8st 5lb

J: Angus Chung

T: Jamie Richards

Recent efforts over C&D have been perfectly respectable and he's now only a 1lb above his last winning mark; much better drawn today and could outrun his odds.

14/1

5th

12

(4)

3rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Rattan Kingdom

8st 9lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Jamie Richards

in touch in midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, nearest finish

16/1

5/1

Form: 8-5842 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Sole career win came on the Polytrack at Dundalk when trained in Ireland and produced his peak Hong Kong effort on the dirt track three weeks ago; that proves his wellbeing and top jockey up but not sure to be so effective returned to turf.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

10

(3)

4th Feb 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Billionaire Secret

8st 8lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: P C Ng

towards rear of midfield, ridden and no impression from 3f out

12/1

7th

7

(1)

26th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Billionaire Secret

9st 0lb

J: C Y Ho

T: P C Ng

midfield, ridden over 2f out, effort and chased leaders over 1f out, no extra final furlong

14/1

5th

9

(13)

10th Dec 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

07:25 Sha Tin

Billionaire Secret

8st 11lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P C Ng

held up towards rear, ridden and good headway under 2f out, no further impression final furlong

10/1

5th
8 (12)
Togepi

11/4

Form: 8-53

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
All starts over C&D; low-key debut in December but has stepped forward in two subsequent outings, enduring a troubled run when fifth in mid-January and hitting the frame for the first time a month later; plenty of positives but has a tricky draw to overcome.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

(1)

15th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Togepi

8st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: W K Mo

midfield, sixth and pushed along 2f out, kept on under pressure but no real impression from well over 1f out

12/1

14

(14)

7th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Togepi

8st 5lb

T: W K Mo

Stayed on strongly to lead on the line over C&D in December, his fifth start for Cody Mo, and both subsequent runs were perfectly respectable; needs to find hidden reserves to win off this mark, though; also a reserve in 2.15 race.

13

(13)

7th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Togepi

8st 8lb

T: W K Mo

Stayed on strongly to lead on the line over C&D in December, his fifth start for Cody Mo, and both subsequent runs were perfectly respectable; needs to find hidden reserves to win off this mark, though; also a reserve in 2.50 race.

50/1

Form: 400-

Last run: 85 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Debut fourth here (6f, good to firm) looks promising at face value but he was beaten quite a long way and the form has taken some knocks since; has only beaten two rivals in a pair of runs over C&D since; hard to fancy.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

(2)

21st Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

10:40 Happy Valley

Beau Gosse

8st 4lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Douglas Whyte

midfield, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, nearest finish

7/1

3rd

12

(2)

7th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Beau Gosse

8st 6lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch, tracked leaders 2f out, ridden and pressed leaders 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on at same pace final furlong

10/1

14

(14)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Beau Gosse

8st 5lb

T: Douglas Whyte

Never involved on a low-key return last month but did post an improved effort over the extended mile here three weeks ago; returns to a sprint trip today.

33/1

Form: 000-99

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
A winner over 6.5f on Polytrack in France as a 2yo but has yet to get competitive in five Hong Kong starts; reverts to the turf after trying the dirt on Class 4 debut last time out; mark beginning to slide but others appeal more.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(8)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Spangle Fortune

9st 4lb

J: K C Leung

T: K L Man

in touch in midfield, ridden 2f out, stayed on well from over 1f out, led close home, ridden out

16/1

7th

4

(3)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Spangle Fortune

9st 3lb

J: K C Leung

T: K L Man

in touch in midfield, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on from over 1f out, not going pace to challenge

16/1

8th

2

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Spangle Fortune

9st 8lb

J: K C Leung

T: K L Man

in touch, ridden and chased leader 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, no extra final furlong

25/1

8th
14 (13)
Ha Lee Charm

66/1

Form: 00-090

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 41

Form & Verdict
Yet to place in five starts from 6f-1m and has a wide draw to overcome today; beginning to slide dramatically in the weights but there is nothing in his form to suggest a breakthrough is imminent; hard to fancy.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

14

(13)

19th Mar 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Ha Lee Charm

8st 5lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: J Size

midfield on outside, ridden 2 1/2f out, driven and effort inside 2f out, kept on at same pace from 1 1/2f out

66/1

16

(16)

11th Mar 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Ha Lee Charm

8st 4lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: J Size

Unexposed 4yo but yet to show much in five starts to date; looks a longer-term prospect.

10th

10

(7)

22nd Feb 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:45 Happy Valley

Ha Lee Charm

8st 8lb

J: Luke Currie

T: J Size

Unexposed after only four runs and arguably shaped with more promise than finishing position suggests when ninth at Sha Tin (1m) this month, but others have much more obvious claims.

33/1

9th
6 (6)
The Hulk

12/1

Form: 6-4759 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Previous C&D winner who has dropped a long way in the weights since winning over 6f here last January; has rarely threatened despite plenty of chances in similar races to this in the interim, so looks opposable despite competing from a career-low mark.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

11

(11)

28th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

15:15 Happy Valley

The Hulk

8st 7lb

J: Luke Currie

T: C Fownes

always towards rear

12/1

13

(13)

7th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

14:45 Happy Valley

The Hulk

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: C Fownes

Has won two of his last three over 1m and will be fine over today's trip but is not the force of old and it remains to be seen whether he can still be competitive in this grade.

1st

4

(4)

17th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:15 Happy Valley

The Hulk

9st 6lb

J: Luke Currie

T: C Fownes

made all, ridden clear inside 2f out, kept on strongly and in command final furlong, readily

13/2

Form: 440-74

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Long-term Hong Kong maiden who has not won anywhere since April 2020; has plenty of placed form to his name over higher marks and ran creditably despite a troubled passage last time out; definite form claims but others more trustworthy.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(5)

14th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Lifeline Vision

9st 9lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, switched wide entering straight, kept on at same pace from 1 1/2f out

13/2

5th

12

(1)

24th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

Lifeline Vision

8st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

Finished well for third at Sha Tin 17 days ago and gets another chance off the same mark here but his Hong Kong strike-rate is now 0-31; don't be surprised if he continues to frustrate.

7/1

3rd

13

(12)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

07:30 Sha Tin

Lifeline Vision

8st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

held up in rear, steady headway on wide outside from 3f out, ridden inside 2f out, stayed on well from 1 1/2f out, not able to challenge

33/1

18/1

Form: 72-997 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Usually campaigned over 1m or further nowadays and has not won at this trip since January 2021; mixed returns in recent months and remains 4lb above his most recent winning mark; looks opposable on balance.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(6)

18th Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Copartner Era

9st 0lb

J: K C Leung

T: W Y So

tracked leaders, ridden 2 1/2f out, driven and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, eased final 100yds

6/1

6th

8

(4)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Copartner Era

9st 2lb

J: K C Leung

T: W Y So

towards rear of midfield, going well but not clear run from 2f out until inside final furlong, ridden and kept on final 150yds, too much to do

20/1

11th

4

(4)

17th Dec 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

06:35 Sha Tin

Copartner Era

9st 3lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: W Y So

held up towards rear, ridden under 3f out, some headway 2f out, weakened final furlong

14/1

12th
9 (8)
Ladys Choice

16/1

Form: 650

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Competitive on first two outings before a blowout over C&D three weeks ago; 2lb lower now and connections reach for first-time blinkers, in addition to his customary hood; others look to have more pressing claims.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

(11)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Ladys Choice

8st 13lb

J: K C Leung

T: C W Chang

led, ridden and headed under 2f out, driven and rallied final furlong, kept on well

12/1

10th

13

(13)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Sha Tin

Ladys Choice

8st 8lb

T: C W Chang

midfield, squeezed out and quickly lost place 3 1/2f out, soon dropped towards rear, ridden and no impression from 2f out

8/1

3rd

2

(10)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Ladys Choice

8st 11lb

J: James McDonald

T: C W Chang

in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, not going pace to challenge

12/1

25/1

Form: 60-780 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Struck twice over C&D last term but has struggled for form in recent months; consequently finds himself just 2lb above his last winning mark but a leap of faith required to lend him any support based on recent evidence.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

(1)

29th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

05:45 Happy Valley

Peak To Peak

9st 0lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: David A Hayes

restless in stalls and started very slowly, in rear, ridden under 2f out, some headway over 2f out, never in contention

20/1

9th

9

(10)

4th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:45 Happy Valley

Peak To Peak

9st 1lb

J: C Y Ho

T: David A Hayes

started very slowly, in rear, ridden under 2f out, kept on steadily final furlong, never in contention

20/1

11

(11)

17th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Peak To Peak

9st 1lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

C&D winner over a year ago but failed to add to that victory in 11 starts last season; lurks on a handy mark so dangerous to completely dismiss; first-time hood replaces visor.

13/2

66/1

Form:

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Pedigree suggests that this trip will be on the sharp side and appeared to be badly in need of the experience when always towards the rear on last month's debut at Happy Valley (6f, good); looks a longer-term project.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(9)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Leather Master

9st 6lb

J: L Hewitson

T: T P Yung

held up in rear, ridden inside 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous

14/1

6th

1

(4)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

05:25 Sha Tin

Leather Master

9st 7lb

J: Zac Purton

T: T P Yung

started slowly, towards rear of midfield, ridden under 3f out, some headway from 2f out, no extra final furlong

3/1

11th

11

(13)

16th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

10:30 Sha Tin

Leather Master

8st 7lb

J: H T Mo

T: T P Yung

towards rear of midfield on outside, ridden inside 3f out, wide into straight, no extra final furlong

100/1

Form: 745-80 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
A winner over this trip in France but is still seeking a breakthrough after 15 runs in Hong Kong; has spent most of this season at 6f, without much joy, but made no impression returned to this distance on his last start; best to look elsewhere.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

(1)

8th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Prosecco

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, headway from 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

5/1

1st

2

(3)

27th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 5

16:55 Sandown

Prosecco

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Andrew Balding

Best effort on debut; handicap debut (1m4f, AW) last time was her best show since but she needs to build substantially on that sixth of nine at Wolverhampton.

6/1

6th

8

(3)

19th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

14:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Prosecco

8st 12lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Cost 110,000gns as a yearling and is out of a tough 1m2f-1m4f winner (including AW/Listed; RPR 109); no progress in her three runs so far but she looks feasibly treated on her initial form and is a possible improver now upped to 1m4f on handicap debut.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 593-59

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Approaching two years since he achieved his sole victory (over 6f at Happy Valley) yet he still remains 2lb above that winning mark; well beaten on his only previous appearance at this track.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(3)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Exuberant

9st 6lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: C S Shum

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

14/1

8th

2

(11)

20th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Exuberant

9st 7lb

J: James McDonald

T: C S Shum

Snapped a long losing sequence when staying on strongly to score over C&D in October and has performed admirably well from double-digit stalls on both subsequent outings, but he has another wide draw today.

6/1

5th

5

(11)

29th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Exuberant

9st 5lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: C S Shum

held up in rear, ridden 2f out, switched wide entering straight, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

9/2

Form: 355-00 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
A winner over C&D from a 3lb lower mark in July of last year but form has gradually deteriorated since; always towards the rear when failing to beat a rival last time out.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

8

(7)

17th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:30 Sha Tin

Singapore Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: A S Cruz

midfield on outside, ridden 3f out, lost place 2 1/2f out, soon beaten

8/1

12th

3

(11)

12th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 0y

12:15 Happy Valley

Singapore Spirit

9st 8lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: A S Cruz

led, headed 4 1/2f out, pushed along and quickly lost place 4f out, struggling when hampered and snatched up 2 1/2f out, soon eased

33/1

11th

13

(14)

1st Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

12:10 Sha Tin

Singapore Spirit

8st 4lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: A S Cruz

always towards rear

50/1