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12.40

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Longines International Jockeys’ Championship – 2nd Leg (Handicap) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £83731.63
  • 1m 0f 55y
  • 14 runners
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Longines International Jockeys’ Championship – 2nd Leg (Handicap) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

1st
4 (4)
M Unicorn

5/2 (Won)

Form: 852141 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner already this season; seemed nicely in command in closing stages here a fortnight ago and needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.
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1st

12

(6)

17th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

M Unicorn

8st 8lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C Fownes

towards rear of midfield, ridden and good headway on wide outside from 2 1/2f out, led over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, driven when pressed 50yds, kept on well and asserted close home

2/1

4th

11

(4)

4th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

M Unicorn

8st 4lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: C Fownes

awkward leaving stalls, soon in midfield, ridden and headway on wide outside from 2 1/2f out, wide entering straight and lost place, driven and kept on well from over 1f out, not able to challenge

2/1

1st

4

(4)

6th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

M Unicorn

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: C Fownes

midfield, ridden under 2f out, driven and good headway from 1 1/2f out, led 150yds out, driven out

5/2

16/1

Form: 408837

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Kept on for third behind Durham Star over C&D in October and is not yet fully exposed over 1m but needs to up his game after a lesser effort behind M Unicorn a fortnight ago.
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3rd

12

(2)

21st Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:45 Happy Valley

Red Hare King

8st 3lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: A S Cruz

in touch in midfield, ridden under 2f out, hung left and went wide entering straight, good headway from 1 1/2f out, driven to lead narrowly 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong but always pressed, headed and dropped to third close home

6/1

2nd

12

(5)

31st Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:50 Happy Valley

Red Hare King

8st 6lb

J: L Hewitson

T: A S Cruz

Kept on strongly to win a shade cosily over C&D three weeks ago and now has 2-13 strike-rate; today's rise in grade demands more from him, though.

7/1

1st

4

(1)

10th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Red Hare King

9st 6lb

J: L Hewitson

T: A S Cruz

in touch in midfield, took closer order from 2f out, forced wide entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, shade cosily

11/4

3rd
11 (2)
Sure Joyful

8/1

Form: 781632

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 44

Form & Verdict
Placed twice over C&D in this grade since 7f Class 5 win at Sha Tin in September; nicely drawn today; no surprise if he's on the premises again.
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2nd

7

(8)

31st Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Sure Joyful

9st 0lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P F Yiu

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, wide entering straight, driven and stayed on well from over 1f out, took 2nd 50yds out, no chance with winner

8/1

1st

10

(8)

4th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Sure Joyful

8st 12lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P F Yiu

Off the mark with a 7f victory at Sha Tin on September's return to action; has remained in good nick since, placing in his last three starts; likely to be heavily involved again.

8/1

3rd

11

(2)

6th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Sure Joyful

8st 7lb

J: C Y Ho

T: P F Yiu

midfield, pushed along and took closer order over 2f out, wide entering straight, good headway over 1f out, pressed leaders inside final furlong, kept on

8/1

4th
10 (7)
Superb Move

14/1

Form: 204104 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 44

Form & Verdict
Needed to dip into Class 5 company to open his account on seasonal debut in September (C&D) but did quite well to make the frame from a wide stall in this grade at Sha Tin last month and has each-way claims.
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3rd

2

(1)

7th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:40 Happy Valley

Superb Move

9st 9lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: C H Yip

in touch, tracked leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on at same pace final furlong

9/4

6th

12

(11)

17th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:10 Happy Valley

Superb Move

8st 7lb

J: Angus Chung

T: C H Yip

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

12/1

5th

12

(11)

4th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Superb Move

8st 8lb

J: Angus Chung

T: C H Yip

Took full advantage of his brief dip into Class 5 when breaking his maiden tag on September's reappearance; will need to leave his latest effort well behind if he is to have a say here.

16/1

Form: 576316 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Opened Hong Kong account at 26th attempt, keeping on well to score over C&D in October; backed up that performance with respectable sixth off new mark here last month but looks up against it from stall 12 today.
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12th

7

(5)

29th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Beauty Mission

9st 0lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: F C Lor

took keen hold, in touch, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

11/2

5th

9

(12)

6th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Beauty Mission

8st 11lb

J: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

T: F C Lor

started slowly, towards rear, ridden under 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

14/1

6th

6

(10)

8th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Beauty Mission

9st 0lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: F C Lor

held up towards rear, ridden 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, short of room 100yds out, nearest finish

7/1

7/1

Form: 328482 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Probably best known as a sprinter but was second over C&D when upped to 1m at end of last season and has made the frame over this trip twice this term; probably won't be far away.
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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

OUR TIP

Form: 554501 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Back in peak form when making all for narrow C&D win last month but combination of wide draw and 5lb rise probably leaves him vulnerable today.
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16

(16)

26th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Wide Blue Yonder

9st 9lb

T: David A Hayes

Back to winning ways when making all over C&D on his penultimate start; held off his revised marl since and now needs a career best.

7th

1

(11)

6th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Wide Blue Yonder

9st 9lb

J: James McDonald

T: David A Hayes

chased leader, ridden and pressed leader under 2f out, driven and led over 1f out, headed 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

1st

4

(10)

5th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Wide Blue Yonder

9st 4lb

J: L Hewitson

T: David A Hayes

made all, ridden when pressed 2f out, driven and clear advantage inside final furlong, pressed again closing stages, driven out

14/1

Form: 224418 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Looked as good as ever when quite stylish C&D winner in October but managed only eighth when favourite to overcome a 6lb rise last month and younger rivals appeal more.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Durham Star

9st 6lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: Douglas Whyte

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

10/1

8th

2

(5)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:10 Happy Valley

Durham Star

9st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Douglas Whyte

Fourth here on first two starts and looked back in peak form when winning in good style over C&D last month; 6lb rise asks quite a lot of him but Zac Purton keeps the ride; probably won't be far away.

3/1

1st

8

(2)

29th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

07:10 Happy Valley

Durham Star

9st 0lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Douglas Whyte

towards rear of midfield, ridden and headway from 2f out, pressed leaders entering final furlong, driven to lead 125yds out, soon in command, very comfortably

7/2

14/1

Form: 173763 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner in Class 5 last season; ran right up to best form when close third here in this grade last month but will probably find at least a couple too strong again today.
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4th

7

(11)

15th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:10 Happy Valley

To Infinity

8st 12lb

J: Angus Chung

T: Jamie Richards

held up in rear, headway on rail 2f out, ridden along over 1f out, improved into share of second entering final furlong, no extra close to finish

16/1

8th

9

(1)

31st Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

To Infinity

8st 12lb

J: Angus Chung

T: Jamie Richards

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never dangerous

16/1

8th

6

(2)

10th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:40 Happy Valley

To Infinity

8st 11lb

J: K C Leung

T: Jamie Richards

midfield, ridden under 2f out, driven final furlong, weakened final 100yds

10/1

10th
6 (10)
Tattenham

16/1

Form: 000138 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Came good in Hong Kong with narrow 6f course win in October but was unable to land a telling blow over that trip on his latest outing and still needs to prove he stays this far.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(6)

7th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Tattenham

9st 1lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on well final 100yds, nearest finish

6/1

7th

3

(8)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Tattenham

9st 2lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: P C Ng

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and headway from under 3f out, ridden and in touch under 2f out, wide entering straight, driven and pressed leaders 1f out, weakened final 75yds

12/1

6th

9

(3)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Tattenham

9st 1lb

J: K De Melo

T: P C Ng

midfield, ridden 2f out, switched wide entering straight, kept on from 1 1/2f out, not going pace to threaten

16/1

11th
7 (1)
Club Soda

6/1

Form: 05

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Built upon a low-key debut (7f) when keeping on for fifth over C&D behind M Unicorn a fortnight ago; drawn on the inside today and probably still has more to offer; respected.
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12th

11

(7)

15th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:10 Happy Valley

Club Soda

8st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

prominent early, soon taken back into midfield, ridden along over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong

4/1

5th

14

(10)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Club Soda

8st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

in touch, ridden under 3f out, driven and chased leaders 2f out, kept on at same pace final furlong

25/1

4th

7

(4)

10th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

11:40 Happy Valley

Club Soda

8st 10lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

in touch, ridden over 2f out, not clear run and angled wide over 1f out, driven and kept on at same pace final furlong

12/1

12/1

Form: 501602 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Quirky customer who has a mixed record this year; caused 38-1 surprise at Sha Tin (6f, dirt) and was close second under enterprising ride over C&D a fortnight ago but remains one to treat with caution.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(10)

10th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Killer Instinct

9st 0lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: C Fownes

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on from 1 1/2f out, not going pace to threaten

20/1

11th

4

(10)

4th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:40 Happy Valley

Killer Instinct

9st 4lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: C Fownes

Gained his second local victory when scoring on the Sha Tin dirt on September's reappearance; posted a good effort when runner-up on his penultimate outing but was disappointing over today's C&D last month.

16/1

14

(14)

29th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Killer Instinct

9st 3lb

T: C Fownes

Snapped a losing sequence on September's seasonal return; posted a good effort when stepping up to today's trip last month but his latest outing was poor.

13 (13)
Up And Up

Form: 487000 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Made promising Hong Kong debut over C&D in April but has gone the wrong way since and is very difficult to enthuse over at present.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

8

(3)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Up And Up

9st 1lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: C S Shum

started very slowly, always towards rear

33/1

13th

5

(9)

13th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Up And Up

9st 4lb

J: L Hewitson

T: C S Shum

towards rear of midfield on outside, ridden 3f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong

25/1

11th

2

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Up And Up

9st 8lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: C S Shum

always towards rear

16/1

14 (14)
Young Victory

Form: 719380 CD

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Won twice last season (7f/1m) but not seen since a disappointing effort in June and remains on a tough mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(5)

21st Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

13:10 Happy Valley

Young Victory

9st 6lb

J: Ben E Thompson

T: W Y So

held up towards rear, ridden 2 1/2f out, driven and kept on from inside final furlong, not going pace to threaten

33/1

10th

6

(6)

10th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Young Victory

9st 4lb

J: Angus Chung

T: W Y So

always towards rear

14/1

11th

2

(3)

29th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Young Victory

9st 8lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: W Y So

midfield, ridden 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1