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HKU Faculties Of Law And Medicine Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Dirt)

  • Prize money: £52183.17
  • 1m 0f 55y
  • 11 runners
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HKU Faculties Of Law And Medicine Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Dirt)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Dirt

Weather:

10/1 (Won)

Form: 059572

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 34

Form & Verdict
Made a pleasing seasonal/stable debut when finding only one too good here on the turf a week ago; will need to improve on what he has previously shown on this surface to have any chance today.
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12th

4

(7)

31st Jan 2024

Good

1m 3f 0y

10:40 Happy Valley

M M Nebula

9st 7lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P C Ng

Started this campaign in good form (won over 1m on the dirt at Sha Tin in September) but mainly downhill since; tries a new trip today and gets the services of Zac Purton for the first time, but still difficult to make a case for him; first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

5

(4)

17th Jan 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

M M Nebula

9st 7lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P C Ng

Winner at this level over 1m at Sha Tin in September; struggled in better company of late so should appreciate the drop in class and despite failing to show his best form at this venue he enters calculations with Zac Purton taking the reins for the first time.

9th

12

(4)

23rd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 55y

07:00 Sha Tin

M M Nebula

8st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: P C Ng

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

8/1

2nd
5 (11)
Sun Of Makfi

9/2

Form: 406787 D

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 35

Form & Verdict
Generally modest in nine starts last season; 7lb below his last winning mark but will have to overcome an awkward draw to be in the mix here.
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12th

1

(6)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Sun Of Makfi

9st 6lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: D J Hall

towards rear of midfield, ridden and dropped towards rear over 2f out, weakened and eased final furlong

13/2

3rd

2

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Sun Of Makfi

9st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: D J Hall

in touch in midfield, lost place 4f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

7/1

5th

5

(4)

25th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 0y

12:15 Sha Tin

Sun Of Makfi

9st 6lb

J: Zac Purton

T: D J Hall

Off a career-low mark, he narrowly failed to open his account over 1m here on his seasonal reappearance last month (behind M M Nebula but weighted to reverse the placings today); raised 2lb for that effort but the extra furlong should help compensate and Zac Purton keeps the ride; leading contender.

5/2

16/1

Form: 800975

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 29

Form & Verdict
Unplaced in all 13 career starts, from 5f to 1m2f, including in this grade and could manage only a moderate fifth when making his seasonal reappearance two weeks ago; doesn't make the shortlist.
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1st

1

(10)

18th Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Starship Eighty

9st 9lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

started slowly, held up in rear, ridden 2 1/2f out, headway from 2f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, led 50yds out, soon in command, cosily

6/1

15

(15)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Starship Eighty

9st 8lb

T: P C Ng

Secured back-to-back wins in December but progress has halted since; step forward required.

7th

1

(8)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Starship Eighty

9st 8lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: P C Ng

held up towards rear, ridden under 2f out, slightly hampered by faller 1 1/2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not going pace to threaten

9/2

OUR TIP

8/1

Form: 048906

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 39

Form & Verdict
0-13; posted one of his better efforts last season when finishing fourth over C&D in March; return to this surface looks a positive and drop down into Class 5 can only help his cause.
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4th

1

(6)

24th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 55y

06:30 Sha Tin

High Cloud

9st 9lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: Douglas Whyte

chased leaders, ridden 2f out, driven 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

8/1

6th

12

(14)

16th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

10:30 Sha Tin

High Cloud

8st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: Douglas Whyte

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

50/1

14

(14)

12th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

High Cloud

8st 6lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Douglas Whyte

Placed off much higher mark over 6f here in January and seems fine over 1m but his recent form is very uninspiring; tongue-tie/visor fitted for first time.

12/1

Form: 866827 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 30

Form & Verdict
8yo who managed two victories last season, notably over C&D at the start of the year; remains 3lb above that winning mark and could only finishing midfield on his recent return.
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8th

9

(6)

25th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 0y

12:15 Sha Tin

Daily Beauty

8st 10lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: C Fownes

8yo who managed two wins last season, notably over 1m here in January; modest efforts so far this campaign but now down to a mark 5lb below his last winning one so not totally ruled out in the returning visor.

25/1

11th

6

(11)

4th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:15 Happy Valley

Daily Beauty

8st 12lb

J: Luke Currie

T: C Fownes

held up in rear, ridden along and headway into midfield from 4f out, wide entering straight and lost place, soon beaten

12/1

5th

8

(9)

24th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 55y

06:30 Sha Tin

Daily Beauty

9st 0lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: C Fownes

held up in rear, driven and forward move from 5f out, soon in touch, ridden and kept on at same pace from under 3f out

12/1

Form: 492348

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 36

Form & Verdict
Form drastically improved when being introduced to the Sha Tin dirt last season; ultimately failed to strike for Richard Gibson but may have more to offer for his current stable on today's reappearance; eyeshields replace blinkers.
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4th

7

(8)

17th Jan 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Colourful Baron

9st 4lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Jamie Richards

midfield, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on final 100yds, nearest finish

20/1

1st

7

(2)

17th Dec 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

06:35 Sha Tin

Colourful Baron

8st 13lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Jamie Richards

in touch in midfield, ridden and headway over 2f out, edged left under 2f out, driven and raced awkwardly 1 1/2f out, pressed leader entering final furlong, led narrowly 100yds out, driven out

6/1

4th

5

(11)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

12:40 Happy Valley

Colourful Baron

9st 1lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Jamie Richards

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, wide entering straight, driven and kept on from over 1f out, nearest finish

8/1

7th
10 (8)
Green Laser

13/2

Form: 785708

Last run: 98 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 25

Form & Verdict
0-19; showed promise at the start of last season but his form soon tailed off; 7lb lower on today's return.
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3rd

7

(1)

18th Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Green Laser

8st 9lb

J: M L Yeung

T: W Y So

midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, driven and good headway from 1 1/2f out, every chance from 1f out, not pace of winner final 75yds, kept on

10/1

11th

10

(3)

31st Jan 2024

Good

1m 3f 0y

10:40 Happy Valley

Green Laser

8st 8lb

J: M L Yeung

T: W Y So

Bounced back to form over C&D last month where he had a number of these opponents behind; up 5lb but still well-treated on his best form; looks set to go close again.

6/1

1st

9

(9)

29th Dec 2023

Good

1m 3f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Green Laser

8st 3lb

J: M L Yeung

T: W Y So

held up towards rear, outpaced and in rear from 4f out, wide entering straight, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, led 50yds out, readily

14/1

14/1

Form: 900704 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 31

Form & Verdict
Both career victories have come on the turf and could only manage a very moderate fourth on his seasonal return two weeks ago; previous dirt form is far from inspiring.
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6th

13

(14)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Star Of Glory

8st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: C W Chang

in touch, tracked leaders 2 1/2f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final 100yds

16/1

5th

12

(11)

17th Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Star Of Glory

8st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: C W Chang

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

20/1

6th

12

(8)

3rd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 55y

05:00 Sha Tin

Star Of Glory

8st 9lb

J: Angus Chung

T: C W Chang

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra from 1 1/2f out

25/1

9th
3 (2)
Chiron

3/1

Form: 105853 CD

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 36

Form & Verdict
Off the mark with a C&D success in March and ended last season in reasonable form on the turf; well drawn today and no reason why he shouldn't give a good account if ready to go on return.
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4th

9

(10)

7th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:40 Happy Valley

Chiron

8st 11lb

J: K C Leung

T: David A Hayes

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

14/1

1st

13

(7)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 55y

12:45 Sha Tin

Chiron

8st 7lb

J: K C Leung

T: David A Hayes

held up towards rear, wide entering straight, ridden 2f out, stayed on strongly from 1 1/2f out, led 75yds out, ridden out

10/1

6th

6

(2)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Chiron

8st 8lb

J: K C Leung

T: David A Hayes

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, headway from 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, not going pace to threaten

14/1

16/1

Form: 889500

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 38

Form & Verdict
Has placed only three times in 19 local appearances and posted a lacklustre effort when beating only one rival home on his recent seasonal debut; drops down into this grade for the first time.
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12th

11

(4)

15th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

10:40 Happy Valley

Call Me Teddy

8st 8lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: C W Chang

slowly away, held up on inner, nudged along before halfway, took slightly closer order 3f out, driven and not quicken 2f out, soon no impression, held when short of room inside final furlong

20/1

12th

9

(6)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Call Me Teddy

9st 1lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C W Chang

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, not clear run 1 1/2f out, soon weakened

16/1

9th

10

(10)

3rd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Call Me Teddy

9st 1lb

J: M L Yeung

T: C W Chang

midfield, lost place 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

33/1

20/1

Form: 000000

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 22

Form & Verdict
Safely held in all nine career starts, including on his recent seasonal return; impossible to recommend at present.
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11th

11

(1)

24th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 55y

06:30 Sha Tin

Flying Gallop

8st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C S Shum

midfield, driven under 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon struggling

20/1

10th

9

(8)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

05:25 Sha Tin

Flying Gallop

8st 8lb

J: K C Leung

T: C S Shum

started slowly, always towards rear

50/1

10th

8

(6)

31st May 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:45 Happy Valley

Flying Gallop

9st 2lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C S Shum

started slowly, held up towards rear, ridden 2 1/2f out, kept on steadily final furlong, never dangerous

25/1