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Faculty Of Education Alumni Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £104712.46
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Faculty Of Education Alumni Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C+3) (Turf)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

20/1 (Won)

Form: 16-189 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Made all to cause 33-1 surprise over 1m in January, his second Hong Kong start, but not in the same form on either start since and now has something to prove.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(1)

18th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Drombeg Banner

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: P C Ng

led, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven 1f out, headed 150yds out, weakened final 50yds

10/1

7th

5

(8)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Drombeg Banner

8st 11lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: P C Ng

led, ridden under 2f out, driven and headed 1f out, weakened final 150yds

12/1

5th

2

(3)

20th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:10 Happy Valley

Drombeg Banner

9st 3lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: P C Ng

Bang-in-form 4yo who is 2-2 over 7f at Sha Tin this season; latest 7lb rise asks quite a lot of him but he should be fine back at 1m; respected.

7/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 445-13

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Opened Hong Kong account with narrow 6f win at Happy Valley last month and probably bettered that performance when close third from double-digit stall over that C&D 18 days ago; should be okay back at 7f; respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(3)

31st Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:50 Happy Valley

Solid Impact

8st 10lb

J: K De Melo

T: D J Hall

Took step back in right direction when fifth over C&D a fortnight ago and remains very well handicapped on older form but has modest 1-26 strike-rate in Hong Kong and others appeal more.

14/1

5th

8

(7)

17th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

Solid Impact

9st 0lb

J: K De Melo

T: D J Hall

in touch in midfield, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, not going pace to challenge

33/1

10th

7

(8)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Solid Impact

9st 2lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: D J Hall

Has modest 1-24 strike-rate in Hong Kong but now 5lb lower than when making the frame over 6f here in November and didn't run badly from stall 14 over C&D last week; could have a say.

12/1

3rd
12 (5)
Universal Horizon

7/1

Form: 39-342 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Won over 6f on debut at end of last season and has made the frame on four of his five appearances this term, most recently when very close second over C&D a fortnight ago; recent 2lb nudge up the weights enforces this rise in grade, though.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

8

(2)

10th Jan 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Universal Horizon

9st 0lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: K W Lui

midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, wide entering straight and lost place, no impression from 1 1/2f out

16/1

11th

6

(14)

10th Dec 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

07:25 Sha Tin

Universal Horizon

9st 1lb

J: C Y Ho

T: K W Lui

tracked leaders, ridden 2 1/2f out, wide entering straight, weakened under 2f out

11/2

4th
5 (4)
Happy Daily

7/1

Form: 6-2552 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Three-time C&D winner who has been very consistent over 1m at Happy Valley this year; holds no secrets from the handicapper but today's drop back in trip clearly won't be a problem and he probably won't be far away.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

4

(10)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:05 Sha Tin

Happy Daily

9st 7lb

J: Angus Chung

T: C H Yip

towards rear of midfield on outside, ridden over 2f out, short of room 1f out, no extra final furlong

12/1

7th

3

(12)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Happy Daily

9st 8lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: C H Yip

held up towards rear, ridden under 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

5/1

4th

14

(6)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Happy Daily

8st 6lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C H Yip

in touch, outpaced 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong

20/1

7/4

Form: 2-27 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Went close over C&D on Hong Kong debut in January and didn't really enjoy the run of the race when close seventh here last month; drawn wide today but still has significant potential; must be considered.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

10

(8)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Beauty Missile

8st 10lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: F C Lor

midfield, ridden 2f out, driven 1 1/2f out, some headway inside final furlong, driven and no extra final 100yds

12/1

6th

9

(3)

13th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Beauty Missile

8st 5lb

J: Angus Chung

T: F C Lor

Close second three times last season (7f/1m) but all four runs this term have been disappointing and it takes a big leap of faith to support him at present, even off a career-low mark; first-time eyeshields.

12/1

6th

8

(7)

17th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Beauty Missile

8st 12lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: F C Lor

in touch, chased leader 2f out, ridden under 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra final 100yds

33/1

6th
1 (11)
Erimo

25/1

Form: 86-460 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Triple C&D winner in 2022, most recently in November; seems to have gone off the boil lately, though, and is still on a fairly tough mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(2)

26th Nov 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Erimo

8st 12lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: J Size

towards rear of midfield, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on final furlong, not going pace to threaten

25/1

8th

6

(3)

15th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

Erimo

8st 10lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: J Size

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on steadily final furlong, never dangerous

20/1

11th

3

(8)

5th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Erimo

9st 8lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: J Size

in touch, lost place 2f out, soon beaten

12/1

Form: 11-848 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Ended last year with two C&D wins and was very respectable fourth when upped to 1m here two starts ago but needs to find something extra to overcome current mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(14)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Circuit Mighty

9st 9lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: K L Man

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra final furlong

16/1

14th

13

(10)

26th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Circuit Mighty

8st 9lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: K L Man

midfield on outside, lost place 2 1/2f out, soon struggling, eased 2f out

25/1

10th

12

(4)

10th Dec 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

07:25 Sha Tin

Circuit Mighty

8st 8lb

J: K C Leung

T: K L Man

in touch, ridden and chased leaders over 2f out, weakened quickly 1 1/2f out, eased final furlong

20/1

8th
11 (12)
Golden Link

16/1

Form: 03-375 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Without a win since 2021 and not drawn well today but has been running fairly well over 6f in recent months and today's return to 7f ought to suit; not ruled out each-way.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(14)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Golden Link

9st 1lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: P F Yiu

midfield on outside, ridden and awkward head carriage from 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

16/1

11th

3

(12)

17th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:10 Happy Valley

Golden Link

9st 5lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P F Yiu

awkward leaving stalls and started slowly, always towards rear

16/1

7th

1

(8)

29th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Golden Link

9st 8lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: P F Yiu

midfield, pushed along and lost place 2f out, wide entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous

25/1

16/1

Form: 908-36 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Three-time C&D winner in 2021 but no joy since; nicely drawn on the inside today and his recent efforts have been respectable but others appeal more all the same.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:10 Happy Valley

Master Hero

9st 6lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

midfield, pushed along from 3f out, outpaced and no impression from 2f out

10/1

13th

3

(14)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

06:35 Sha Tin

Master Hero

9st 5lb

J: L Hewitson

T: A S Cruz

led, ridden and headed under 2f out, driven over 1f out, weakened quickly final furlong

10/1

16

(16)

13th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Master Hero

9st 3lb

T: A S Cruz

Losing run dates back to November 2021 but he has been banging firmly on the door this season; warrants plenty of consideration if getting a run.

25/1

Form: 95-430 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Placed over C&D two starts ago and continues to lurk on a dangerous mark but he was soundly beaten over 1m here a fortnight ago and patience in him is wearing thin.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

3

(8)

17th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:15 Happy Valley

Kings Capital

9st 6lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: David A Hayes

midfield, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

16/1

9th

2

(9)

23rd Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 55y

06:30 Sha Tin

Kings Capital

9st 7lb

J: Angus Chung

T: David A Hayes

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

33/1

10th

13

(2)

26th Mar 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Kings Capital

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: David A Hayes

started slowly, always towards rear, short of room and stumbled after 1 1/2f

25/1

20/1

Form: 587-30

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Close third over C&D in January and has claims if judged on that performance, but down the field here last month and is now 0-14 in Hong Kong.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Parterre

9st 9lb

J: L Hewitson

T: W Y So

led, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, rallied and regained lead 100yds out, driven out

14/1

5th

10

(8)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Parterre

8st 5lb

J: L Hewitson

T: W Y So

held up in rear, ridden and kept on steadily from 2f out, never dangerous

20/1

15

(15)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Parterre

8st 5lb

T: W Y So

Came good on 19th local start, holding on well for narrow C&D win in July; has found things tougher in this higher grade for his new stable this season and percentage call is to oppose.

6/1

Form: 33-242

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
In the frame on consecutive 1m starts at Happy Valley in January/February and kept on take second from stall 10 over 6f there 11 days ago; it's reasonable to assume 7f will also suit; can make his presence felt again.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

1

(11)

18th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Jumbo Legend

9st 8lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: C Fownes

always in rear, weakened final furlong

14/1

5th

1

(11)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Jumbo Legend

9st 9lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: C Fownes

held up in rear, switched wide entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly final 100yds, nearest finish

5/1

2nd

1

(1)

20th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Jumbo Legend

9st 9lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C Fownes

Dual C&D winner last season and began this campaign with two good efforts; may not have the early zip to make full use of his inside draw but is on a good mark and enters calculations.

5/1

66/1

Form: 508-70 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Now 4lb lower than when winning over 6f here towards end of last season but hasn't really fired this term and needs to up his game.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(4)

3rd Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:15 Sha Tin

Excellent Daddy

9st 8lb

J: Angus Chung

T: T P Yung

towards rear of midfield, ridden and no impression from 2f out, eased final 100yds

33/1

14th

14

(9)

4th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:35 Sha Tin

Excellent Daddy

8st 3lb

J: H T Mo

T: T P Yung

always in rear

8/1

4th

10

(8)

13th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:40 Sha Tin

Excellent Daddy

8st 7lb

J: H T Mo

T: T P Yung

held up towards rear, switched wide entering straight, ridden and headway from 2f out, kept on well final furlong, not going pace to challenge

20/1