December 10 / 4.25 Sha Tin

4.25

Good

Silent Witness Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £69776.36
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Silent Witness Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

3/1 (Won)

Form: 3

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
AUD$13,000 yearling; showed plenty of promise in barrier trials (including over C&D) and put up a bold show on racecourse introduction three weeks ago (Fighting Machine and Joyful Supreme behind); Zac Purton takes the reins and any market support must be taken seriously.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

9

(3)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Gorgeous Win

8st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: C S Shum

in touch, pressed leaders going well 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led 150yds out, eased closing stages, very comfortably

Evs

2nd

9

(9)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Gorgeous Win

8st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: C S Shum

chased leader, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, pressed leader final 100yds, just held

4/6

1st

6

(4)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Gorgeous Win

9st 2lb

J: Zac Purton

T: C S Shum

tracked leaders, switched wide entering straight, smooth headway to chase leader 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear and in command, easily

3/1

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
AUD$80,000 yearling; bred to make a sprinter and has displayed fair ability in trials but unless attracting market support on this racecourse debut, he looks one for another day.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(10)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Storm Rider

9st 1lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: David A Hayes

with leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

9/2

1st

13

(11)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Storm Rider

8st 10lb

J: Zac Purton

T: David A Hayes

chased leader, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, driven out

6/4

1st

5

(12)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Storm Rider

9st 4lb

J: Zac Purton

T: David A Hayes

in touch in midfield, ridden and headway from 2f out, driven final furlong, led 150yds out, soon clear, quite comfortably

11/4

Form: 037034

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 44

Form & Verdict
Gradually slipping down the weights despite being placed on three of his seven starts, most recently when keeping-on fourth over this trip at Happy Valley; better drawn today and minor place hopes at least.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

14

(3)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Lucky Planet

8st 7lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Douglas Whyte

midfield, ridden and headway under 2f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, no extra final 100yds

7/2

2nd

12

(1)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Lucky Planet

8st 7lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Douglas Whyte

tracked leaders, ridden and pressed leaders 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, headed 50yds out, soon held

11/2

3rd

13

(3)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Lucky Planet

8st 8lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Douglas Whyte

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd close home

7/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
AUD$100,000 yearling; limited promise in recent trackwork and may be one for further down the line.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

10

(2)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Spicy Gold

9st 0lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Mark Newnham

chased leader, ridden 2f out, driven to lead 1 1/2f out, headed 100yds out, soon no extra

14/1

12th

7

(13)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Spicy Gold

9st 3lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Mark Newnham

led, headed after 2f, remained prominent, ridden under 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out

10/1

4th

9

(14)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Spicy Gold

9st 2lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Mark Newnham

held up towards rear, switched very wide entering straight, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from 1 1/2f out

33/1

11/2

Form: 335770 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
C&D winner; on a good mark now after a couple of lacklustre runs this campaign and drops into Class 4 company where he has a 100% record; with the plum inside draw a bonus he looks to have leading claims in the new equipment; first-time blinkers, hood removed.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

4

(8)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Phoenix Light

9st 6lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: C H Yip

midfield, ridden under 2f out, keeping on at same pace when squeezed out and snatched up 50yds out

6/1

3rd

2

(5)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Phoenix Light

9st 6lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: C H Yip

midfield, headway from over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders under 2f out, kept on final furlong, not able to challenge

3/1

5th

3

(1)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Phoenix Light

9st 9lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C H Yip

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, good headway from over 2f out, not clear run and lost place 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong

11/2

25/1

Form: 5

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
NZD$70,000 yearling; showed up reasonably well in local trials and it was a similar story on debut three weeks ago; likely to come on for that run but on breeding he will be of more interest when stepping up in trip.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(14)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Fighting Machine

9st 6lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P C Ng

held up towards rear, switched wide entering straight, ridden 2f out, keeping on when slightly hampered over 1f out, no further impression final furlong

7/4

1st

10

(3)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Fighting Machine

9st 1lb

J: Zac Purton

T: P C Ng

held up towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, headway from 1 1/2f out, driven and pressed leaders entering final furlong, led 100yds out, cosily

11/2

6th

5

(13)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Fighting Machine

9st 2lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: P C Ng

held up towards rear, not clear run and slightly hampered under 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, too much to do

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 252210 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Consistency finally paid off on his debut season when dead-heating over C&D to make his breakthrough; struggled with the 5lb higher mark on his return and although should strip fitter for that run others have stronger claims.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

7

(9)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Hong Kong Hall

8st 12lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: D J Hall

led, ridden under 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon weakened

10/1

1st

1

(7)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Hong Kong Hall

9st 8lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: D J Hall

quickly away and made all, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on well final 100yds

10/1

7th

2

(6)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Hong Kong Hall

9st 9lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: D J Hall

led, ridden 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

12/1

10/1

Form: 869568 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Hasn't enjoyed much luck in two runs since an since an encouraging seasonal debut; will enjoy returning to this venue (both wins recorded over this C&D) and features prominently in calculations although it could be telling that Zac Purton jumps ship to Gorgeous Win.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Happy Golf

9st 5lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: F C Lor

midfield, ridden and good headway from 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, driven to lead last stride

12/1

5th

1

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Happy Golf

9st 9lb

J: K C Leung

T: F C Lor

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, kept on well from 1 1/2f out, driven and no further impression final 100yds

5/1

8th

1

(10)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Happy Golf

9st 9lb

J: James McDonald

T: F C Lor

midfield, not clear run and lost place over 2f out, ridden 2f out, some headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 4

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Related to a couple of useful sprinters and displayed plenty of ability in trials before making a promising debut over C&D three weeks ago; one to consider with improvement likely but Zac Purton prefers Gorgeous Win.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

10

(2)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Patch Of Time

8st 12lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Jimmy Ting

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

8/1

3rd

9

(11)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Patch Of Time

8st 13lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Jimmy Ting

led, ridden when pressed 1 1/2f out, driven final furlong, headed 75yds out, no extra closing stages

16/1

5th

8

(8)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Patch Of Time

9st 2lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Jimmy Ting

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, nearest finish

4/1

10th
4 (12)
Copartner Prance

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
AUD$150,000 yearling is a half-brother to Listed sprint winner Kobayashi; won his three barrier trials in Australia before transferring to Hong Kong; local trackwork has been encouraging but he looks sure to improve for this debut; tongue-tie fitted.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(8)

18th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Copartner Prance

9st 2lb

J: K De Melo

T: K W Lui

chased leader, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on at same pace from 125yds out

7/2

2nd

4

(12)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Copartner Prance

9st 2lb

J: K De Melo

T: K W Lui

chased leader, ridden 2f out, outpaced 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, not able to challenge

5/1

3rd

5

(11)

20th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Copartner Prance

9st 3lb

J: K De Melo

T: K W Lui

Showed a bit of inexperience when hanging left on his recent debut at Sha tin; should come on for that run.

25/1

Form: 008189 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict
Exploited dip into Class 5 when scoring over 7f here on September's seasonal reappearance; held back in this grade subsequently and a step forward is needed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

12

(9)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Chiu Chow Brother

8st 4lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: K L Man

chased leader, joined leader after 2f, headed 2 1/2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, driven and weakened inside final furlong

14/1

16

(16)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Chiu Chow Brother

8st 3lb

T: K L Man

Exploited dip into Class 5 when scoring over 7f here on September's seasonal reappearance; held back in this grade subsequently and a step forward is needed.

4th

12

(8)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Chiu Chow Brother

8st 8lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: K L Man

chased leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

14/1

12th
11 (5)
Texas Moon

12/1

Form: 40-080 CD

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Glimmer of hope last season but was ultimately disappointing; makes a belated return after withdrawing from his scheduled reappearance last month; 11lb lower than he was this time last year, but others have stronger credentials; first-time tongue-tie.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

11

(5)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Texas Moon

9st 2lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: T P Yung

soon outpaced and behind, never a factor

12/1

14

(14)

3rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Texas Moon

9st 1lb

T: T P Yung

Glimmers of hope last season but was ultimately disappointing; makes his belated return after withdrawing from his scheduled reappearance last month.

16

(16)

22nd Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Texas Moon

9st 2lb

T: T P Yung

C&D winner on local debut but has been disappointing in ten starts since; can only be watched on return.

25/1

Form:

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Formerly trained in Australia by Danny O'Brien; limited ability in trials and was out the back on his local debut over C&D last month; likely to need more time and some respite from the handicapper.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

7

(9)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Joyful Supreme

9st 2lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Y S Tsui

always towards rear

25/1

14th

9

(13)

19th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Joyful Supreme

9st 1lb

J: M L Yeung

T: Y S Tsui

in rear, outpaced over 2 1/2f out, never a factor

25/1

10/1

Form: 735258

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Placed on four of his eight starts (including three times over C&D); however, likes to attack from the front and not well drawn to execute that plan.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

12

(11)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:25 Sha Tin

Round The Globe

9st 0lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: P F Yiu

prominent, ridden 3f out, driven over 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, eased final furlong

10/1

8th

7

(3)

8th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:10 Happy Valley

Round The Globe

9st 1lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: P F Yiu

in touch in midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, hung left entering straight and lost place, kept on steadily from 1 1/2f out, weakened final 100yds

4/1

5th

8

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:45 Happy Valley

Round The Globe

9st 1lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: P F Yiu

Placed on four of his six starts, most recently when very close second over C&D on seasonal debut three weeks ago; well drawn to attack from the front today; respected.

5/2

Form: 790836 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Dual 6f winner at Happy Valley in early part of last season and has started this campaign with two solid runs in defeat; remains on a good mark and looks to have every chance although there is a slight concern that he is not the same horse on this track.
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

16 (16)
New Power

Form: 5

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Looked green on more than one occasion in his barrier trials and it was a similar story on last month's debut over 5f here; can improve for that outing and the step up in trip but unlikely to trouble the principals.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

10

(6)

18th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

New Power

8st 9lb

J: M L Yeung

T: C W Chang

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

7/1

4th

11

(5)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

New Power

8st 11lb

J: M L Yeung

T: C W Chang

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, switched wide 1 1/2 out, stayed on final 100yds, never dangerous

33/1

9th

7

(9)

4th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

New Power

8st 13lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C W Chang

Belied triple-digit odds on debut but was a shade disappointing when a modest fourth in a restricted event last month; remains early days.

14/1