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Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants 50th Anniversary Cup (Handicap) (Class 4) (3yo+)

  • Prize money: £65559.11
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants 50th Anniversary Cup (Handicap) (Class 4) (3yo+)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

3/1 (Won)

Form: -06509 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Regressive 7yo who has struggled this season but now lurks on a dangerous mark; cannot be dismissed returning to Class 4 company; Zac Purton takes over the reins.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

15

(15)

9th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

14:15 Sha Tin

The Runner

8st 9lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: Jimmy Ting

midfield, lost place over 2f out, ridden and no impression final 1 1/2f

10/1

5th

9

(4)

1st Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

13:50 Sha Tin

The Runner

8st 9lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Jimmy Ting

Capitalised upon dip into Class 4 when winning readily over C&D last month but is not the force of old and may prove vulnerable on this quick return to Class 3.

14/1

1st

1

(1)

7th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

The Runner

9st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Jimmy Ting

in touch, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, led 100yds out, asserted closing stages, readily

3/1

Form: 0745

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Only four starts to date and has posted a couple of respectable efforts in his last two; heading in the right direction and should battle it out for the minor honours.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(3)

10th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Speedy Chariot

8st 13lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch in midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

7/1

13th

12

(8)

17th Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:40 Sha Tin

Speedy Chariot

9st 0lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened under 2f out

10/1

15

(15)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

04:55 Sha Tin

Speedy Chariot

9st 1lb

J: Reserve

T: Douglas Whyte

Ended last season in good form over 6f at Happy Valley in June and is open to improvement over 7f this term but has fitness to prove after 165-day break.

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4/1

Form: 414314 CD BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
In consistent form this season notching up a couple of C&D victories; again stayed on nicely here last month; likely to be bang there at the business end.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(11)

31st Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Snowalot

9st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

held up in rear, ridden 2f out, wide entering straight, stayed on final 150yds, never dangerous

7/1

4th

1

(2)

29th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Snowalot

9st 9lb

J: James McDonald

T: David A Hayes

in touch in midfield, ridden and chased leaders under 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, not going pace to challenge

7/1

6th

3

(8)

6th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Snowalot

9st 6lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

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

7/1

10/1

Form: 670192 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner this season; improved on a modest effort when finishing second here on his latest start; more than capable of being in the mix again.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(1)

15th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Melbourne Hall

8st 7lb

J: Angus Chung

T: D J Hall

chased leaders on inner, travelled strongly into home straight, soon ridden and unable to quicken, no extra from 1f out

8/1

5th

9

(3)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Melbourne Hall

8st 9lb

J: Angus Chung

T: D J Hall

towards rear of midfield, ridden and kept on well from 1 1/2f out, not going pace to threaten

25/1

10th

9

(6)

1st Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Melbourne Hall

8st 11lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: D J Hall

towards rear of midfield, wide into straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

20/1

11/2

Form: 9073

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Took a step forward on his first three career starts when making the frame over C&D last month; unexposed and no surprise if he was to play some part.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

11

(5)

15th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Cheer For South

8st 8lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: F C Lor

led, always pressed, ridden 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, dropped away final 150yds

12/1

4th

11

(6)

9th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:30 Sha Tin

Cheer For South

8st 8lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: F C Lor

chased leader, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra final 150yds

12/1

7th

9

(11)

28th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Cheer For South

8st 11lb

J: Angus Chung

T: F C Lor

chased clear leader, dropped to third and ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong

8/1

16/1

Form: 000040

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 41

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in all but one of his first six career starts; probably best watched until dropping down into Class 5.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(14)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 55y

12:45 Sha Tin

Precision Goal

9st 3lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: T P Yung

prominent, led after 1 1/2f, ridden when headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

10/1

13

(13)

4th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Precision Goal

9st 2lb

T: T P Yung

Heading in the right direction this season and was unlucky not to break through when headed close home on last month's dirt debut.

6th

10

(8)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Precision Goal

9st 2lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: T P Yung

led, ridden under 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra final 100yds

15/2

Form: 00-006 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Seven starts this season has struggled to seriously get involved; 16lb lower than his C&D winning mark last term; revival needed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(10)

28th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:45 Happy Valley

Super Dobbin

8st 8lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: A T Millard

disputed lead after 1f, ridden 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

33/1

6th

10

(3)

14th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

Super Dobbin

8st 10lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: A T Millard

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

16/1

7th

8

(6)

7th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

Super Dobbin

8st 12lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: A T Millard

in touch in midfield, outpaced 1 1/2f out, short of room 1f out, kept on at same pace final furlong

14/1

8th
6 (10)
Always Fluke

12/1

Form: 67

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Only two starts for David Hayes but did show some promise on debut; no reason why he shouldn't threaten for the minor honours if gaining a safe passage on his first start for Francis Lui.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(8)

5th Nov 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Always Fluke

9st 5lb

J: L Hewitson

T: K W Lui

tracked leaders, ridden and pressed leaders 2f out, weakened final furlong

5/2

2nd

5

(10)

15th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:30 Sha Tin

Always Fluke

9st 3lb

J: C Y Ho

T: K W Lui

midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, headway to press leaders over 1f out, kept on final furlong, led narrowly 100yds out, headed close home

5/1

1st

9

(7)

24th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:00 Sha Tin

Always Fluke

8st 13lb

J: C Y Ho

T: K W Lui

started slowly, towards rear of midfield, ridden and steady headway from 2f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, led last stride

7/2

16/1

Form: 956848 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Losing run dates back to April 2021; hinted at a return to form towards the end of last year but has only been moderate in his last six starts; should be showing plenty more.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

4

(2)

26th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:45 Sha Tin

Red Desert

9st 5lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: J Size

in touch in midfield, ridden 1 1/2f out, weakened and eased final furlong

11/4

1st

8

(4)

25th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Sha Tin

Red Desert

8st 12lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: J Size

Losing run dates back to April 2021 but he almost snapped that sequence when narrowly beaten over C&D on last month's return to action; remains well handicapped and could take some beating if turning up in the same form.

5/2

10th
11 (2)
My Intelligent

10/1

Form: -00199 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Made all from favourable draw over C&D in March but this inconsistent 5yo has been soundly beaten twice since and is not the percentage call
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(6)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

My Intelligent

9st 9lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: W Y So

tracked leaders, chased leader 2 1/2f out, ridden under 2f out, no extra final 150yds

9/2

6th

8

(1)

4th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

My Intelligent

8st 5lb

J: L Hewitson

T: W Y So

Capitalised upon dip into Class 5 when scoring over C&D on seasonal debut in October; held in this higher grade since so will need to find something extra today.

10/1

6th

10

(8)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

My Intelligent

8st 6lb

J: K De Melo

T: W Y So

tracked leaders, prominent 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong

14/1

11th
13 (13)
Seize The Dream

33/1

Form: 0-0

Last run: 66 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Started at big odds and has ran accordingly in his first two career outings; can only be watched.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

13

(4)

24th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:35 Sha Tin

Seize The Dream

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: Y S Tsui

awkward leaving stalls and started slowly, recovered and raced in midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, driven and weakened 2f out

100/1

11th

13

(13)

7th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

Seize The Dream

8st 12lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Y S Tsui

always in rear

33/1

14th

4

(13)

2nd Apr 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:10 Sha Tin

Seize The Dream

9st 1lb

J: H T Mo

T: Y S Tsui

always towards rear

100/1

12th
7 (11)
Crown Of Star

33/1

Form: 00

Last run: 70 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Finished last on both 6f starts for Jamie Richards in March; can only be watched on today's stable debut; eyeshields removed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

10

(9)

6th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:15 Happy Valley

Crown Of Star

8st 9lb

J: Luke Currie

T: W Y So

always towards rear

100/1

12th

7

(11)

7th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

Crown Of Star

8st 12lb

J: Luke Currie

T: W Y So

always in rear

33/1

13

(13)

31st May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Crown Of Star

8st 12lb

J: Michael Dee

T: W Y So

Finished last on both 6f starts for Jamie Richards in March; dropped in trip for today's stable debut; can only be watched at present.

Form: 2-1303 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(10)

15th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Happy Soul

8st 12lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: C S Shum

steadied start, towards rear, urged along 2f out, ridden and eased off rail over 1f out, kept on without threatening

14/1

4th

6

(8)

4th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Happy Soul

8st 13lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: C S Shum

C&D winner last season; stayed on well to finish fourth last month but remains 5lb above his last winning mark; will probably find others better handicapped again.

12/1

14

(14)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Happy Soul

8st 13lb

T: C S Shum

Stayed on well for fourth over C&D 16 days ago but remains 5lb above his winning mark and will probably find others better handicapped again.

Form: 8

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
73-1 when finishing eighth on last month's debut; up in trip on only his second start.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(11)

15th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

10:40 Happy Valley

Prestige Moochi

9st 3lb

J: Ben E Thompson

T: C H Yip

slowly into stride, held up in last, urged along over 2f out, short of room when looking to improve 1f out, kept on well amongst rivals closing stages, nearest finish

20/1

9th

2

(1)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Prestige Moochi

9st 9lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: C H Yip

in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

16/1

3rd

2

(8)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Prestige Moochi

9st 9lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: C H Yip

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well from 1 1/2f out, nearest finish

20/1