February 12 / 4.30 Sha Tin

4.30

Good

Kung Hei Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £49295.77
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Kung Hei Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

1st
10 (11)
Happy Tango

5/1 (Won)

Form: 7264-2 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 32

Form & Verdict
Better known for his exploits on the dirt these days but equally at home on this surface; twice a runner-up this season so no surprise if he was to heavily feature.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

(11)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Happy Tango

9st 1lb

J: Angus Chung

T: Y S Tsui

made all, ridden clear 2f out, kept on well final furlong, ridden out

5/1

2nd

7

(4)

10th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Happy Tango

9st 2lb

J: L Hewitson

T: Y S Tsui

slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden along and headway into midfield 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, took 2nd 100yds out, no impression on winner

6/1

4th

6

(4)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Happy Tango

9st 6lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Y S Tsui

led, ridden clear from under 2f out, driven inside final furlong, headed 100yds out, soon weakened

8/1

2nd
12 (2)
Great Days

10/1

Form: 676-94

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 28

Form & Verdict
Proved much more competitive since dropping down to this level and arguably posted a career best when fourth over C&D last month; may battle it out for minor honours.
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No / Draw
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6th

9

(1)

15th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

10:40 Happy Valley

Great Days

8st 11lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

soon led, ridden 2f out, driven and hard pressed 1f out, headed final 150yds and unable to respond, weakened quickly final 75yds

5/2

2nd

12

(2)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Great Days

8st 11lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

in touch, tracked leaders 3f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on final furlong, took second 100yds out, not able to challenge

10/1

4th

12

(8)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Great Days

8st 10lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

midfield, steady headway from 2 1/2f out, ridden and kept on from 2f out, not going pace to challenge

16/1

Form: 3575-1 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 39

Form & Verdict
Broke his maiden tag with a C&D victory last month; 5lb rise to overcome today but he did place off a higher mark than this in November; chance.
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3rd

4

(6)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Rattan World

9st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Jamie Richards

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

9/2

1st

7

(10)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Rattan World

9st 0lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Jamie Richards

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, stayed on well from 1 1/2f out, challenged 50yds out, driven to lead close home

11/2

5th

3

(5)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Rattan World

9st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Jamie Richards

slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

5/1

4th
1 (1)
E Glory

33/1

Form: 07000-

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
Displayed minor hope in a couple of novice events last season but yet to make an impact since tackling handicap company this term; should at least find things easier in this lower grade; blinkers fitted.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

1

(1)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

E Glory

9st 9lb

J: K C Leung

T: K L Man

midfield, steady headway from under 3f out, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, driven and kept on at same pace from over 1f out

33/1

10th

14

(1)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

E Glory

8st 8lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: K L Man

midfield, ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong

66/1

13

(13)

22nd Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

E Glory

8st 6lb

T: K L Man

Little impact in four starts split between novice and handicap company; finished last over C&D on his Happy Valley debut last time out; difficult to make a case for.

13/2

Form: 0449-3 C BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 28

Form & Verdict
On a long losing run but showing strong signs of snapping that sequence; warrants serious consideration of his career-low mark.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

13

(5)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Millennium Falcon

8st 11lb

J: L Hewitson

T: T P Yung

in touch in midfield, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not going pace to challenge

13/2

3rd

14

(4)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Millennium Falcon

8st 8lb

J: L Hewitson

T: T P Yung

chased leader, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, headed 50yds out, no extra closing stages

13/2

9th

9

(12)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Millennium Falcon

8st 10lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: T P Yung

in touch in midfield on outside, wide entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, weakening when squeezed out and hampered 150yds out

14/1

Form: 8060-8

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 33

Form & Verdict
Placed only once in 14 career starts and yet to make any significant impact since dipping down into Class 5; continues to slide down the weights.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(4)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Get The Monies

9st 2lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: Mark Newnham

towards rear of midfield, ridden and kept on from over 2f out, short of room 50yds out, not going pace to threaten

14/1

8th

9

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Get The Monies

9st 4lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Mark Newnham

Placed only once in 13 starts and has yet to make any impact since dipping into Class 5 company; overlooked.

16/1

10th

5

(1)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Get The Monies

9st 2lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Mark Newnham

in touch, tracked leaders going well over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, driven 1f out, hampered and stumbled inside final furlong, soon lost place and no extra

10/1

16/1

Form: 7050-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 23

Form & Verdict
12-race maiden; no real improvement for a try on the dirt last month and can only be watched at present; visor removed.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

14

(9)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Devil And Gold

8st 6lb

J: Ben E Thompson

T: C H Yip

held up towards rear, ridden 2 1/2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous

16/1

13

(13)

31st Jan 2024

Good

1m 3f 0y

10:40 Happy Valley

Devil And Gold

8st 6lb

T: C H Yip

12-race maiden; no real improvement for a try on the dirt seven days ago and can only be watched at present; visor removed.

13th

11

(4)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 55y

12:45 Sha Tin

Devil And Gold

8st 12lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: C H Yip

towards rear of midfield, ridden and dropped towards rear 2 1/2f out, soon no impression

14/1

6/1

Form: 7793-2 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 37

Form & Verdict
Generally disappointing last season but has been in much better form this term; unlucky not to gain a second career victory when narrowly beaten over C&D last month; set a tough task from stall 14 here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(14)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Sweet Diamond

9st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: P F Yiu

chased leader, ridden 2f out, driven over 1f out, no extra final furlong

6/1

2nd

5

(6)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Sweet Diamond

9st 1lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: P F Yiu

tracked leaders, ridden under 2f out, driven over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, led 50yds out, headed close home

14/1

3rd

9

(10)

13th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

10:40 Happy Valley

Sweet Diamond

9st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: P F Yiu

6f winner at Sha Tin in the Summer of 2022; ended last season with a decent effort but yet to really get going in three starts this term; 14lb below last winning mark.

16/1

20/1

Form: 990-69

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 36

Form & Verdict
Denied a clear run when making the frame on September's seasonal debut but has failed to build on that effort in five subsequent starts; visor now preferred over blinkers.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

8

(7)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Timestorm

9st 5lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: D J Hall

midfield, ridden and no impression from under 2f out

20/1

9th

4

(8)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Timestorm

9st 8lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: D J Hall

Denied clear run before staying on well to go close over 5f at Sha Tin on seasonal debut in October; not much has gone to plan since but off this 5lb lower mark can't be ignored.

12/1

6th

14

(14)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Timestorm

8st 4lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: D J Hall

midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, not going pace to challenge, not clear run final 50yds

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 90-050 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner; found things tougher in a higher grade since scoring over 5f at Happy Valley in November; likely to be more competitive today if gaining a safe passage from stall 13.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(13)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

The Good Deal

9st 9lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: Douglas Whyte

tracked leaders, ridden 2 1/2f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased final 75yds

10/1

12th

13

(5)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

The Good Deal

8st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened from 1 1/2f out

16/1

5th

11

(6)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

The Good Deal

8st 8lb

J: Angus Chung

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch in midfield, ridden and kept on at same pace from over 2f out

50/1

11th
11 (3)
Easy Two

12/1

Form: 70937-

Last run: 45 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 28

Form & Verdict
Posted a career best when making the frame over today's trip at Happy Valley in December; subsequent outing wasn't so good so will need to bounce back quickly to stand any chance.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

11

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Easy Two

8st 11lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: Jimmy Ting

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

12/1

13

(13)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Easy Two

8st 11lb

T: Jimmy Ting

Lightly raced 5yo; struggled in the main this season but did take a step forward over C&D on his penultimate start; endured a troubled run last time and has a chance if able to reproduce that prior effort.

7th

10

(4)

29th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:40 Happy Valley

Easy Two

8st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Jimmy Ting

towards rear of midfield, ridden under 2f out, not clear run and slightly hampered over 1f out, driven and kept on final furlong, not going pace to challenge

13/2

12th
6 (8)
Smart Leader

12/1

Form: 628U0- CD

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 38

Form & Verdict
Proved he is still capable of having a say in this grade when finishing runner-up on September's seasonal return; as always is vulnerable to younger rivals.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(8)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Smart Leader

9st 7lb

J: K De Melo

T: W Y So

always towards rear

12/1

15

(15)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Smart Leader

9st 4lb

T: W Y So

Veteran who is yet to build on a pleasing seasonal debut; may have more to offer dropping back down into this grade.

12th

14

(5)

19th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Smart Leader

8st 4lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: W Y So

towards rear of mid-division, outpaced 2 1/2f out, ridden just under 2f out, no impression, never a factor

12/1

13th
15 (15)
Bayview Star

25/1

Form: 0000-0

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 33

Form & Verdict
Safely held at big prices on all six career starts so far; others readily preferred; cheekpieces fitted.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

15

(15)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Bayview Star

9st 2lb

T: W K Mo

always towards rear

25/1

10th

6

(7)

31st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:10 Happy Valley

Bayview Star

9st 6lb

J: K De Melo

T: W K Mo

A down-the field outsider on all five starts so far; drops in grade for new connections but can only be watched at present; first-time tongue-tie.

40/1

11th

12

(4)

18th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:45 Happy Valley

Bayview Star

8st 3lb

J: H T Mo

T: K W Lui

A down-the-field outsider on all four starts so far; drop in grade is imminent.

33/1

14th
5 (10)
Hero Icon

25/1

Form: 356060

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 38

Form & Verdict
Posted a couple of promising efforts towards the end of last season but has only been modest in four starts this term; stable switch needs to spark improvement; cheekpieces added.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

5

(10)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Hero Icon

9st 7lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: W K Mo

always towards rear

25/1

11th

14

(8)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

04:55 Sha Tin

Hero Icon

8st 4lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: K L Man

raced keenly, towards rear of midfield, wide entering straight, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

25/1

14

(14)

15th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Hero Icon

8st 3lb

T: K L Man

0-13 but did place off higher marks last season; will need to improve on what he has shown so far this term.

Form: 4571-9 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
7f winner here on his penultimate start but was safely held off his revised rating in a Class 4 event last month; wide draw to overcome today.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

(12)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Noble One

9st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: K W Lui

7f winner here on his penultimate start but was safely held off his revised rating in a Class 4 event last month; wide draw to overcome today.

9th

14

(12)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Noble One

8st 4lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: K W Lui

slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, never dangerous

10/1

1st

3

(3)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Noble One

9st 5lb

J: Zac Purton

T: K W Lui

started slowly, towards rear, smooth headway from 2f out, ridden and chased leader over 1f out, kept on well to lead 100yds out, soon in command, comfortably

3/1

Form: 908-40 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 28

Form & Verdict
Posted his best effort for some time when fourth on the dirt last month but was soon back in the doldrums when well beaten over C&D two weeks ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16

(16)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

04:30 Sha Tin

Eight Trigrams

8st 11lb

T: Y S Tsui

Posted his best effort for some time when fourth on the dirt last month but was soon back in the doldrums when well beaten over C&D two weeks ago.

13th

9

(14)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Eight Trigrams

8st 11lb

J: H T Mo

T: Y S Tsui

led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

4th

7

(2)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Eight Trigrams

9st 6lb

J: H T Mo

T: Y S Tsui

led, went clear going well under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, headed 150yds out

14/1