February 12 / 8.40 Sha Tin

8.40

Good

Red Packet Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £115492.96
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Red Packet Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

5/1 (Won)

Form: 407-73

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
0-10 in Hong Kong but put some below-par runs behind him when staying-on third at Happy Valley (1m) last month; encountered some traffic there and remains on a good mark; enters calculations.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(10)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

California Voce

8st 9lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: A S Cruz

held up in rear, ridden and headway from 2f out, driven and chased leaders 1f out, stayed on well to lead 125yds out, in command closing stages, readily

5/1

3rd

3

(4)

17th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

California Voce

9st 4lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: A S Cruz

towards rear of midfield, ridden under 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, not clear run closing stages, nearest finish

20/1

7th

4

(13)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

California Voce

9st 6lb

J: C Y Ho

T: A S Cruz

Kept on for fourth over 1m1f here in October and is also suited by today's trip but his last two runs were underwhelming and he's drawn wide today; others have more persuasive profiles.

50/1

OUR TIP

3/1

Form: 003-21 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Back in good form in recent weeks, most notably when keeping on well for narrow C&D win last month; recent 5lb rise ought to be manageable and Zac Purton keeps the ride; respected.
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2nd

1

(13)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Sweet Encounter

9st 5lb

J: Zac Purton

T: J Size

held up towards rear, wide entering straight, ridden and good headway from 2f out, took second 100yds out, not pace of winner closing stages

3/1

1st

1

(13)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Sweet Encounter

9st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: J Size

held up towards rear, wide entering straight, ridden and headway from 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, led narrowly 100yds out, driven out

11/4

2nd

3

(3)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Sweet Encounter

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: J Size

towards rear of midfield on wide outside, good headway from over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders under 2f out, driven to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, headed 50yds out, soon held

20/1

Form: 150-56 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Still 5lb higher than when winning by a nose over C&D in November but ran well over 7f on both outings last month and Matthew Poon claims 2lb today; considered each-way.
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No / Draw
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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

4th
15 (15)
Bourbonaire

16/1

Form: 906-06 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Put in a pretty good front-running shift when sixth over 1m2f here three weeks ago but has generally been below par this season and is seemingly on the downgrade now.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

15

(15)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Bourbonaire

9st 9lb

T: J Size

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

16/1

6th

1

(8)

21st Jan 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Bourbonaire

9st 9lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: J Size

led, ridden 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra final 100yds

33/1

12th

6

(4)

7th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Bourbonaire

8st 12lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: J Size

in touch in midfield, ridden 2f out, short of room and lost place 1 1/2f out, weakened over 1f out

33/1

25/1

Form: 9100-6 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 3lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Capitalised upon dip into Class 4 when winning narrowly over 6f at Happy Valley in November but has found things tougher in this higher grade since (6f-1m).
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

13

(14)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Zoom Boom

8st 3lb

J: Angus Chung

T: Douglas Whyte

held up towards rear, ridden under 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, nearest finish

25/1

6th

6

(8)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Zoom Boom

8st 13lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: Douglas Whyte

started slowly, towards rear, ridden and kept on well from 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, kept on again final 150yds, not going pace to threaten

50/1

10th

10

(2)

17th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Zoom Boom

8st 10lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Douglas Whyte

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, kept on steadily from 1 1/2f out, never dangerous

14/1

50/1

Form: 2126-0 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Developed into a useful 1m handicapper in Britain last year but, following a layoff, was last of 14 over C&D when a big price for last month's Hong Kong debut.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

10

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Eighteen Carat

8st 3lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C S Shum

held up towards rear, ridden and headway into midfield over 2f out, short of room 1 1/2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, nearest finish

50/1

14th

10

(12)

13th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

Eighteen Carat

8st 5lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C S Shum

1m novice winner when trained in Britain; absent since his promising run in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot and although his trackwork has been encouraging he looks sure to come on for this outing.

16/1

Form: /5241-

Last run: 240 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Signed off in Britain with 1m1f handicap win for Richard Hannon last June; makes Hong Kong debut today; entitled to benefit from this outing.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(6)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Soleil Fighter

8st 4lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

midfield, ridden over 2f out, driven and effort over 1f out, kept on at same pace final furlong

20/1

9/2

Form: 2119-1 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Improving 4yo who kept on well to score over C&D last month and has now won three of his last four; moves up from Class 4 today but still needs to be taken very seriously.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(5)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Holy Lake

8st 4lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: K W Lui

in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression from 1 1/2f out

9/2

1st

1

(8)

13th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

07:35 Sha Tin

Holy Lake

9st 9lb

J: C Y Ho

T: K W Lui

took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden under 3f out, not clear run 1 1/2f out, angled out and chased leader over 1f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, led 50yds out

6/1

9th

1

(12)

17th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Holy Lake

9st 9lb

J: C Y Ho

T: K W Lui

in touch, ridden over 2f out, outpaced and no impression from 2f out

7/2

11/2

Form: 310-33

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Well down the field on Hong Kong debut in December but stayed on for third over 7f here on consecutive outings last month; promises to be suited by today's longer trip and goes on the shortlist.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

12

(8)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Silver Up

8st 3lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: W K Mo

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, keeping on when not clear run and forced to switch over 1f out, kept on again final 100yds, never dangerous

11/2

3rd

5

(10)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Silver Up

8st 13lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: W K Mo

midfield, ridden under 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not able to challenge

12/1

3rd

11

(3)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Silver Up

8st 9lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: W K Mo

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

40/1

Form: 31/9-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Signed off in Argentina with 1m4f Group 1 win in December 2022 but was unable to land any sort of blow on first two Hong Kong starts (both over 7f); recently gelded.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(4)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Bravehearts

9st 4lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Jamie Richards

midfield, ridden over 2f out, short of room and lost place over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

33/1

10th

9

(11)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Bravehearts

8st 3lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Jamie Richards

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, weakened under 2f out

50/1

9th

12

(2)

3rd Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:50 Sha Tin

Bravehearts

8st 9lb

J: Michael Dee

T: Jamie Richards

started slowly, towards rear, ridden 2 1/2f out, kept on final 100yds, never dangerous

33/1

12/1

Form: 8496-9 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Kept on well for close fourth over C&D in November and has good claims off today's 6lb lower mark if in similar form, but his other runs this season have been substandard and he's not the percentage call.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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

12th
3 (1)
Unbelievable

10/1

Form: 1/213- D

Last run: 235 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
2-5 when trained in Ireland by Aidan O'Brien; absent since placed in 1m4f Royal Ascot handicap last June and may not be suited by the drop back to 1m for this Hong Kong debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

3

(1)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Unbelievable

9st 4lb

J: K C Leung

T: F C Lor

midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, eased final 100yds

10/1

13th
4 (9)
Huge Wave

20/1

Form: 41301-

Last run: 345 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
2-6 in New Zealand, the latter win in 6.5f handicap last August; also suited by 1m but probably best watched on this Hong Kong debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

4

(9)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Huge Wave

8st 10lb

J: K De Melo

T: Jimmy Ting

always towards rear

20/1

14th
14 (11)
I Keep Winning

66/1

Form: 310-00

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner when trained in Australia but a well-beaten outsider over C&D on all three Hong Kong starts.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

14

(11)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

I Keep Winning

8st 3lb

J: H T Mo

T: T P Yung

led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened under 2f out

66/1

12th

9

(11)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

I Keep Winning

8st 11lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: T P Yung

in touch, ridden over 2f out, driven 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong

66/1

13th

8

(9)

13th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:10 Sha Tin

I Keep Winning

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: T P Yung

3-12 when trained in Australia but offered little on Hong Kong debut over C&D on Boxing Day and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

50/1

Form: 223-42

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
In the frame all five Hong Kong starts, most recently when keeping-on second over 7f here three weeks ago; looks well worth a crack at 1m and ought to make his presence felt again.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

(12)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

The Heir

8st 6lb

J: L Hewitson

T: C Fownes

In the frame all five Hong Kong starts, most recently when keeping-on second over 7f here three weeks ago; looks well worth a crack at 1m and ought to make his presence felt again.

2nd

2

(1)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

The Heir

9st 2lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: C Fownes

midfield, took closer order over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders under 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, no impression on winner

7/2

4th

8

(10)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

The Heir

8st 12lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: C Fownes

midfield, ridden and took closer order over 2f out, kept on well from 2f out, not going pace to challenge

5/2

16 (16)
Beautyverse

Form: 9280-7 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Suggested he might be ready to exploit some significant help from the handicapper when keeping on well for close second over C&D in November but three lesser efforts have followed; others preferred.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

(3)

18th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 55y

09:50 Sha Tin

Beautyverse

9st 0lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

towards rear of midfield, stumbled and went wrong 2 1/2f out, quickly pulled up

20/1

16

(16)

12th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Beautyverse

8st 8lb

T: A S Cruz

Suggested he might be ready to exploit some significant help from the handicapper when keeping on well for close second over C&D in November but three lesser efforts have followed; others preferred.

7th

4

(14)

28th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Beautyverse

9st 5lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

midfield in early stages, forward move to lead after 2f, soon clear and racing keenly, ridden under 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

12/1