February 12 / 5.00 Sha Tin

5.00

Good

Fat Choi Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £49295.77
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Fat Choi Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

12/1 (Won)

Form: 0862-1 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 25

Form & Verdict
Finally broke his maiden tag when scoring in good style over C&D last month; 6lb hike in the ratings demands a step forward.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

13

(4)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Tsuen Wan Glory

8st 8lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: K L Man

tracked leaders, not clear run and switched under 2f out, soon ridden and short of room, angled out inside final furlong, stayed on well final 100yds, led close home, shade cosily

12/1

1st

13

(5)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Tsuen Wan Glory

8st 3lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: K L Man

tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on strongly final furlong, readily

4/1

2nd

12

(8)

26th Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Tsuen Wan Glory

8st 3lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: K L Man

in touch in midfield, ridden and chased leaders from 2f out, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed 100yds out, soon held, kept on

14/1

2nd
1 (13)
Affirm

14/1

Form: 0703-9

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
Made the frame for the first time when third over the extended mile at Happy Valley in December but was below that form on his latest outing; might fare better on today's Class 5 debut.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

10

(5)

18th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Affirm

8st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P F Yiu

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

10/1

2nd

1

(13)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Affirm

9st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: P F Yiu

chased leader, ridden 2 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, led 125yds out, kept on well, headed close home

14/1

9th

11

(8)

10th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

12:10 Happy Valley

Affirm

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P F Yiu

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

13/2

13/2

Form: 975-21 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 25

Form & Verdict
Made his belated breakthrough when rattling home to score over 1m here 11 days ago; 5lb rise to overcome today but did suffer a near miss off a 1lb higher mark in September; contender.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

(8)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Smart Beauty

8st 8lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

held up in rear, ridden and kept on well from 2f out, nearest finish

13/2

1st

14

(13)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Smart Beauty

8st 3lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, keeping on when slightly hampered by faller 1 1/2f out, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, led close home

10/1

2nd

14

(3)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Smart Beauty

8st 3lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

held up towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and stayed on from 1 1/2f out, took 2nd 75yds out, not reach winner

8/1

OUR TIP

9/2

Form: 39-312 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
Off the mark when making all over C&D in November and gained his second career victory when scoring on the dirt last month; in good form and once again shortlisted.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(4)

18th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Beat Hollow

8st 3lb

J: Angus Chung

T: Y S Tsui

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

12/1

4th

2

(2)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Beat Hollow

9st 9lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: Y S Tsui

led, ridden under 2f out, headed 125yds out, driven and weakened final 100yds

9/2

2nd

3

(11)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Beat Hollow

9st 7lb

J: Angus Chung

T: Y S Tsui

led, ridden clear under 2f out, still clear well inside final furlong, no extra final 100yds, headed close home

15/2

Form: 47860- CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 35

Form & Verdict
Off the mark with a 7f victory here on his penultimate start last season; yet to replicate that form in four starts this term and will need to find something extra on today's stable debut; blinkers removed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(1)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Master Of Luck

9st 4lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: Mark Newnham

midfield, ridden and kept on from over 2f out, driven and no further impression from over 1f out

14/1

11th

5

(13)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Master Of Luck

9st 6lb

J: C Y Ho

T: K W Lui

pulled hard in midfield on outside, dropped towards rear 3f out, ridden and no impression from 2f out

12/1

6th

2

(4)

17th Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Master Of Luck

9st 9lb

J: C Y Ho

T: K W Lui

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish

14/1

10/1

Form: 750-56

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 39

Form & Verdict
Arguably posted a career best when finishing a respectable fifth over C&D last month but failed to build on that effort 11 days ago; booking of Zac Purton catches the eye.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(6)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Sonic Boom

9st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: Jimmy Ting

towards rear of midfield, ridden and headway from 2f out, driven and in touch inside final furlong, no extra final 75yds

10/1

6th

14

(11)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Sonic Boom

8st 4lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: Jimmy Ting

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

16/1

5th

14

(2)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Sonic Boom

8st 5lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: Jimmy Ting

midfield, ridden and headway 2f out, short of room over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not going pace to challenge

50/1

7th
14 (11)
Compulsory

20/1

Form: 409-79

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 20

Form & Verdict
Has posted two below-par efforts on the dirt since the turn of the year and can't be recommended today.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

14

(11)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Compulsory

8st 3lb

J: M L Yeung

T: C W Chang

held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not clear run and snatched up 50yds out, never dangerous

20/1

9th

14

(8)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 55y

12:45 Sha Tin

Compulsory

8st 4lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: C W Chang

held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, good headway under 2f out, not clear run and snatched up over 1f out, no extra final furlong

12/1

7th

11

(10)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Compulsory

8st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: C W Chang

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

14/1

8th
3 (3)
Kasi Farasi

12/1

Form: 7-7557 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
Long in the tooth now and on the downgrade but has proved he can still mix it at this level; didn't appear to relish the surface on his belated dirt debut last month; blinkers preferred over eyeshields.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14

(14)

15th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

10:40 Happy Valley

Kasi Farasi

9st 9lb

T: C H Yip

Veteran is vulnerable to younger legs but has proved he can mix it in better grade this season; could outrun his odds if putting best foot forward.

8th

3

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Kasi Farasi

9st 9lb

J: L Hewitson

T: C H Yip

midfield, ridden over 2f out, driven and no extra final 125yds

12/1

7th

13

(7)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 55y

12:15 Sha Tin

Kasi Farasi

8st 5lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C H Yip

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

12/1

16/1

Form: 4530-9 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
Began current campaign with three promising runs but two lesser efforts have followed; now returns to his last winning mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(9)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Speedstar

9st 9lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: D J Hall

in touch in midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, driven and gradually weakened from 1 1/2f out

16/1

9th

14

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Speedstar

8st 5lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: D J Hall

chased leader, ridden 2f out, no extra final furlong

25/1

15

(15)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Speedstar

8st 5lb

T: D J Hall

Sole career victory came in Class 5 over C&D but he has been suggesting a breakthrough may be near in this this grade; will need to find extra up against some in-form opponents.

Form: 9603-5 D BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 37

Form & Verdict
0-18 in Hong Kong but has placed on two occasions this season and ran a creditable race when fifth over C&D last month; a breakthrough victory looks imminent.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

9

(7)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Dragon Delight

9st 6lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

midfield on outside, ridden over 2f out, outpaced and no impression from under 2f out

6/1

5th

2

(6)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Dragon Delight

9st 9lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: David A Hayes

midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and effort inside final furlong, no extra final 100yds

7/2

3rd

1

(6)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Dragon Delight

9st 9lb

J: Ellis Wong

T: David A Hayes

in touch in midfield, ridden over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, nearest finish

12/1

14/1

Form: 62-086

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 38

Form & Verdict
Ready winner over today's trip at Happy Valley on seasonal return but has failed to make any serious impact in his last three starts; more needed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

8

(12)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Nordic Combined

9st 7lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: W Y So

held up in rear, wide entering straight, ridden 2f out, kept on steadily from over 1f out, never in contention

14/1

6th

2

(5)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Nordic Combined

9st 6lb

J: James McDonald

T: W Y So

held up in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

12/1

8th

13

(13)

17th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Nordic Combined

8st 5lb

T: W Y So

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, not going pace to threaten

8/1

11/2

Form: 308-32

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 39

Form & Verdict
Yet to make his breakthrough but has been banging firmly on the door since the turn of the year; up 1lb for his latest near miss but remains one to be taken very seriously.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

5

(5)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Diamond Diamond

9st 8lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: T P Yung

towards rear of midfield, not clear run and lost place over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, eased final 150yds

11/2

2nd

2

(2)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

05:30 Sha Tin

Diamond Diamond

9st 7lb

J: L Hewitson

T: T P Yung

midfield, switched wide entering straight, ridden over 2f out, headway to press leaders over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, not quite able to challenge

8/1

3rd

1

(9)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Diamond Diamond

9st 9lb

J: L Hewitson

T: T P Yung

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from 1 1/2f out, took 3rd close home

16/1

25/1

Form: 0000-

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 39

Form & Verdict
Showed no significant promise in his four Class 4 runs; drops in grade today but still needs to take a big step forward.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

6

(10)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Mulan

9st 8lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Jamie Richards

always towards rear

25/1

16

(16)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Mulan

9st 5lb

T: Jamie Richards

Showed no significant promise in his four Class 4 runs; drops in grade today but still needs to take a big step forward.

16

(16)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Mulan

9st 9lb

T: Jamie Richards

Showed no significant promise in his four Class 4 runs (all over 6f); drops in grade today but still needs to take a big step forward.

14th
10 (14)
Apex Top

10/1

Form: 6413-6 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 36

Form & Verdict
Followed up his third C&D success in November with a placed effort at the end of the year; has scored off a higher mark than this in the past.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

10

(14)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Apex Top

9st 5lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch, outpaced 2 1/2f out, soon beaten and eased

10/1

6th

5

(5)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Apex Top

9st 5lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch, ridden and kept on at same pace from 2f out, not able to challenge

11/2

3rd

7

(10)

17th Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Apex Top

9st 6lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: Douglas Whyte

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

9/1

15 (15)
Starship Eighty

Form: 11-247 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 39

Form & Verdict
Secured back-to-back wins in December but progress has halted since; step forward required.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

16 (16)
Fire Ball

Form: 034-14 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 37

Form & Verdict
Battled on well for a fourth career success on his penultimate start and fared well off his revised rating last month; in the mix.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16

(16)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Fire Ball

9st 6lb

T: C H Yip

Battled on well for a fourth career success on his penultimate start and fared well off his revised rating last month; in the mix.

4th

5

(12)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

05:00 Sha Tin

Fire Ball

9st 7lb

J: Zac Purton

T: C H Yip

midfield, took closer order over 2f out, ridden and kept on from 2f out, chased leader inside final furlong, no extra and dropped to 4th final 100yds

7/2

1st

11

(14)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

06:30 Sha Tin

Fire Ball

9st 1lb

J: Zac Purton

T: C H Yip

chased leader, ridden under 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, led narrowly 75yds out, driven out

7/1