September 24 / 10.10 Sha Tin

10.10

Good

HKU Faculties Of Arts And Education Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £122257.72
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 12 runners
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HKU Faculties Of Arts And Education Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

8/1 (Won)

Form: 154266 CD

Last run: 119 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Just held on for narrow C&D win off 6lb lower in February and remained in good form until end of last season; on a fairly tough mark but still considered each-way on stable debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:10 Happy Valley

Happy Together

9st 8lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: F C Lor

towards rear of midfield, ridden and took closer order under 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, took second 50yds out, no chance with winner

5/2

7th

6

(2)

4th Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Happy Together

8st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: F C Lor

midfield, smooth headway over 2f out, not clear run from under 2f out until lost place inside final furlong, ridden and kept on final 75yds, too much to do

9/2

1st

9

(3)

10th Jan 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Happy Together

8st 3lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: F C Lor

in touch in midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and good headway from 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, ridden out

11/2

7/2

Form: 773053

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Made pleasing start to the new campaign when staying on to snatch a share of third over 7f here a fortnight ago and will be suited by today's move back up in trip; high on the list.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

(7)

5th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Snaffles

8st 7lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

midfield, ridden under 3f out, bumped and short of room over 2f out, kept on at same pace from 2f out

12/1

2nd

6

(2)

15th Oct 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Snaffles

9st 4lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

towards rear of midfield, headway into midfield 3f out, tracked leaders over 2f out, ridden and pressed leaders 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, headed 150yds out, kept on well

9/4

3rd
10 (5)
Big Red

7/1

Form: -00262

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Runner-up over 7f here on two of his five Hong Kong starts and won over 1m when trained in Australia; current mark ought to be workable; one to consider.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

(1)

10th Dec 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

07:25 Sha Tin

Big Red

8st 6lb

J: M L Yeung

T: C W Chang

Had been hinting at a breakthrough in his first four starts this season but took a backward step when well beaten on his first attempt over today's C&D last month; plum draw to work from today so may bounce back.

9/1

9th

7

(4)

29th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Big Red

8st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: C W Chang

took keen hold in midfield on outside, ridden under 2f out, soon bumped, pushed along and weakened final furlong

9/2

4th

8

(1)

29th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

09:50 Happy Valley

Big Red

8st 7lb

J: K De Melo

T: C W Chang

midfield, ridden and headway 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, nearest finish

5/1

Form: 512615 CD

Last run: 70 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner in Class 4 last season; managed only fifth when upped to this grade in July but, after only seven runs, he's not yet fully exposed.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(11)

21st Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

Master Of Fortune

8st 7lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P C Ng

always towards rear

7/1

3rd

6

(2)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Master Of Fortune

8st 7lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P C Ng

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven to lead 1 1/2f out, headed 125yds out, kept on at same pace

8/1

6th

5

(3)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Master Of Fortune

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Kah

T: P C Ng

towards rear of midfield, ridden under 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

16/1

10/1

Form: 504671 CD

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Driven out to end last season with heavy-ground win over C&D; will be fine on the forecast quicker surface today but a 5lb rise demands more from him.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(10)

15th Oct 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Secret Vision

9st 5lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: C S Shum

held up towards rear, good headway on wide outside from over 3f out, chased leaders when ridden over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

12/1

5th

6

(4)

24th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

10:10 Sha Tin

Secret Vision

9st 1lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: C S Shum

midfield, ridden over 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, not going pace to challenge

10/1

10/1

Form: 081114 C

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won three in a row when upped to 1m2f here in April/May and made the frame off today's mark over 1m3f on latest outing in June but today's drop back to 1m is not ideal.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

(1)

18th Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Packing Hurricane

8st 12lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: C Fownes

in touch, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, driven to lead 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, readily

7/1

6th

3

(8)

20th Dec 2023

Good

1m 3f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Packing Hurricane

9st 5lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C Fownes

Cheekpieces removed in favour of first-time blinkers; has found some form on last two starts when fourth to Turin Mascot here in November and when ahead of that rival in finishing a neck second to Ensued at Sha Tin (1m2f); has taken fourth on both starts at this venue (1m3f) and his three wins came in April/May over Sha Tin's 1m2f.

11/4

2nd

6

(9)

19th Nov 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Packing Hurricane

9st 2lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C Fownes

raced in fourth, pushed along over 2 1/2f out, ridden over 2f out, responded well for pressure, every chance inside final furlong, led narrowly final 125yds, headed closing stages

13/2

12/1

Form: 027610 C

Last run: 74 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Battled well to open Hong Kong account over 1m1f here in June but finished last over that trip at Happy Valley the following month and is not an easy one to predict today.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(6)

8th Nov 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Young Brilliant

8st 8lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C H Yip

midfield, ridden under 3f out, some headway over 2f out, no extra final furlong

20/1

7th

6

(7)

29th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 0y

05:15 Happy Valley

Young Brilliant

8st 10lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: C H Yip

raced keenly, with leader, led after 3f, went clear from 6f out, came back to field 4f out, ridden under 2f out, driven and headed 1f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

7th

10

(13)

15th Oct 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Young Brilliant

9st 1lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: C H Yip

led, ridden 2f out, driven and headed 1f out, weakened final 100yds

16/1

8th
4 (12)
Powerful Wings

8/1

Form: 026125 CD

Last run: 119 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Belatedly came good in Hong Kong with narrow C&D win in April and ended last season with another two good efforts here; in the mix if 119-day break has not checked his momentum.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

11

(7)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Powerful Wings

8st 3lb

J: Ben E Thompson

T: P F Yiu

towards rear of midfield on outside, ridden and headway into midfield 2 1/2f out, outpaced and no impression from under 2f out

12/1

9th

7

(1)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Powerful Wings

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Kah

T: P F Yiu

held up towards rear, pushed along and headway from under 2f out, not clear run and lost place 1f out, coasted final furlong

16/1

6th

5

(2)

26th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Powerful Wings

9st 3lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P F Yiu

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

12/1

33/1

Form: 506-00 CD

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Won three times in 2021 (1m-1m1f) but returned from long absence with two down-the-field runs in July (6f/7f) and his current ability is hard to gauge.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

8

(5)

15th Oct 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Super Football

9st 2lb

J: K C Leung

T: Jimmy Ting

midfield, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden and outpaced, eased final furlong

50/1

9th

7

(1)

24th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

10:10 Sha Tin

Super Football

9st 0lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Jimmy Ting

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

33/1

11th

2

(7)

16th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

13:45 Sha Tin

Super Football

9st 7lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Jimmy Ting

in rear pair, ridden and no impression from 3f out

50/1

10th
12 (9)
Chrysos

33/1

Form: 000109 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Made all to cause 68-1 surprise at Happy Valley in May but was back in the doldrums on next two appearances, the latter his seasonal debut 11 days ago.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

12

(11)

1st Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

Chrysos

8st 5lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C Fownes

with leader, ridden and quickly lost place from 3 1/2f, soon eased, virtually pulled up

50/1

13

(13)

29th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

07:10 Happy Valley

Chrysos

9st 9lb

T: C Fownes

Made all to spring a 68-1 surprise over C&D in May but weakened out of contention on all four subsequent starts in higher grade; one to consider now back at this level if securing a run.

8th

10

(9)

4th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

15:50 Happy Valley

Chrysos

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: C Fownes

prominent, led after 1f, soon racing keenly, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened over 1f out

50/1

7/1

Form: 002341 CD

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
In good form towards end of last season and signed off with C&D win in July; subsequent 5lb rise might be enough to leave this 7yo vulnerable, though.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16

(16)

3rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Leading Fortune

9st 8lb

T: J Size

Ended last season with a narrow 1m course win but both runs this term have been very disappointing; big leap of faith is required to support him at present.

15

(15)

26th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Leading Fortune

9st 7lb

T: J Size

Ended last season with a narrow C&D win but both runs this term have been very disappointing; big leap of faith is required to support him at present.

12th

1

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Leading Fortune

9st 9lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: J Size

chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, eased inside final furlong

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 324006 CD

Last run: 83 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Placed in three Class 2 races last season (two over C&D) but was below form towards the end of that campaign and a recent dirt trial did not go well; has a point to prove.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

1

(11)

24th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

10:10 Sha Tin

California Ten

9st 9lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: A S Cruz

always in rear

12/1

6th

9

(4)

3rd Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:50 Sha Tin

California Ten

8st 10lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: A S Cruz

held up in rear, ridden 2 1/2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never dangerous

50/1

12th

6

(2)

21st May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

10:10 Sha Tin

California Ten

8st 13lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: A S Cruz

always in rear

7/1