February 12 / 9.15 Sha Tin

9.15

Good

Yue Yee Handicap (Class 2) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £160000
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Yue Yee Handicap (Class 2) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

16/1 (Won)

Form: 43-368 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Cut little ice in last week's Classic Mile here but made very good progress as a sprinter last year and his current handicap mark is probably not beyond him.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(6)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Howdeepisyourlove

9st 6lb

J: Brenton Avdulla

T: J Size

towards rear of midfield, ridden and headway from 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, driven to lead 50yds out, readily

16/1

8th

2

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Howdeepisyourlove

9st 0lb

J: James McDonald

T: J Size

held up in rear, ridden and no impression from 1 1/2f out

14/1

6th

2

(9)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Howdeepisyourlove

9st 3lb

J: James McDonald

T: J Size

held up towards rear, wide entering straight, ridden 2f out, good headway from under 2f out, no further impression final furlong

8/1

15/8

Form: 1511-1 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Coasted through closing stages when winning over C&D last month and is now 4-5 in Hong Kong; hiked up another 10lb for that success but it's hard to tell when his improvement will level off.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(9)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Galaxy Patch

9st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

towards rear of midfield on outside, driven and good headway from under 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, every chance 75yds out, not pace of winner closing stages

15/8

1st

6

(5)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Galaxy Patch

8st 11lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

took keen hold, towards rear of midfield, ridden and good headway from 2f out, pressed leaders over 1f out, driven to lead 100yds out, soon in command, coasted final 75yds

9/4

1st

1

(3)

10th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:20 Sha Tin

Galaxy Patch

9st 9lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

raced keenly, towards rear of midfield, ridden and headway from over 2f out, stayed on well to lead 125yds out, soon clear and in command, very comfortably

4/1

16/1

Form: 274-41 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Took form to new level when leading close home on last week's dirt debut; today's return to turf won't be a problem but combination of wide draw and 6lb rise makes this a tough task.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(5)

21st Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Bundle Of Charm

8st 7lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: J Size

raced keenly in midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and good headway from over 1f out, led narrowly 100yds out, kept on well, headed last stride

11/2

3rd

11

(11)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Bundle Of Charm

8st 13lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: J Size

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

16/1

1st

9

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Bundle Of Charm

8st 5lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: J Size

held up towards rear, switched wide entering straight, ridden 2f out, stayed on well from 1 1/2f out, led close home, driven out

10/1

OUR TIP

8/1

Form: 823-39 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Outclassed in C&D Group 1 last month but was in good form beforehand, notably when very creditable third in 5f Group 2 handicap here; at least as good over 6f and will appreciate this ease in grade; a player.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(7)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Packing Treadmill

9st 9lb

J: L Hewitson

T: K W Lui

led, ridden and headed 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong

8/1

9th

10

(2)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Packing Treadmill

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Kah

T: K W Lui

towards rear of midfield, outpaced and no impression from under 2f out

66/1

3rd

4

(8)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Packing Treadmill

8st 5lb

J: L Hewitson

T: K W Lui

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, snatched 3rd close home

12/1

Form: 5115-3 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner at start of this season and kept on for third off today's mark here last month; not yet fully exposed after only eight runs but others have more pressing claims in this competitive race.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

13

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Lucky Encounter

8st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: David A Hayes

in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, short of room 150yds out, not going pace to challenge

16/1

3rd

7

(8)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Lucky Encounter

8st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: David A Hayes

midfield, ridden 2 1/2f out, driven final furlong, kept on final 75yds, snatched 3rd close home

13/2

5th

9

(5)

19th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Lucky Encounter

8st 8lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: David A Hayes

soon tracked leader, asked for effort just under 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, unable to quicken, weakened inside final furlong

6/1

Form: 3111-2 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Fast-improving 4yo who began this season with three 5f course wins and was excellent second from out of the weights in Group 2 handicap over that trip last month; effectively 2lb lower today and should be fine back over 6f; leading contender.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(8)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Invincible Sage

9st 6lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: D J Hall

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

2/1

2nd

8

(1)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Invincible Sage

8st 3lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: D J Hall

prominent, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, no impression on winner

15/8

1st

7

(7)

17th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:10 Sha Tin

Invincible Sage

8st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: D J Hall

towards rear of midfield, smooth headway from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, readily

6/4

7th
2 (12)
Flying Ace

11/2

Form: 232-95 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Went very close in C&D handicaps on first three outings this season and gave a very good account when keeping-on fifth in C&D Group 1 last month; reunited with Zac Purton today and respected, despite his wide draw.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(12)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Flying Ace

9st 6lb

J: Zac Purton

T: D J Hall

started slowly, in rear, ridden under 2f out, driven and kept on well from over 1f out, not going pace to threaten

11/2

5th

12

(9)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Flying Ace

9st 0lb

J: Alexis Badel

T: D J Hall

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

100/1

9th

7

(6)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Flying Ace

8st 3lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: D J Hall

always towards rear

16/1

Form: 5212-1 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Habitual front-runner who posted career-best peformance when holding on by a head over C&D last month; evidently in excellent nick but will probably find less exposed rivals better handicapped today.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(8)

21st Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Majestic Knight

8st 8lb

J: Ben E Thompson

T: Douglas Whyte

took keen hold, with leader, ridden under 2f out, driven and short of room inside final furlong, kept on at same pace final 100yds

10/1

8th

8

(5)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Majestic Knight

9st 0lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: Douglas Whyte

midfield, not clear run under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, keeping on when not clear run and coasted final 100yds

16/1

1st

6

(3)

4th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Majestic Knight

8st 10lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Douglas Whyte

Habitual front-runner who kept on strongly for comfortable 5f course win in November and ran big race over C&D later that month, succumbing only to the strong finish of Son Pak Fu in the closing stages; well drawn to attack again today; ought to make another bold bid.

5/2

Form: 708-69 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Smart in his prime but has regressed this season; last of nine in this grade over C&D last month and has double-digit stall today; not the obvious answer.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(10)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Rewarding Together

9st 0lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: F C Lor

with leader, led 2f out, ridden under 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

100/1

9th

2

(9)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Rewarding Together

9st 5lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: F C Lor

always towards rear

16/1

6th

6

(5)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

Rewarding Together

8st 4lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: F C Lor

tracked leaders, ridden under 2f out, no extra final furlong

100/1

10th
6 (2)
Good Luck Friend

100/1

Form: 1801/- CD

Last run: 519 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Surprise 7f winner here in September 2022 but not seen since and, even if fully tuned up, looks vulnerable off mark this high.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

1

(6)

18th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

08:40 Sha Tin

Good Luck Friend

9st 9lb

J: Angus Chung

T: P F Yiu

in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened inside 2f out

20/1

10th

6

(2)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Good Luck Friend

9st 5lb

J: H T Mo

T: P F Yiu

midfield, ridden 2f out, short of room and lost place under 2f out, outpaced and no impression from 1 1/2f out

100/1

11th
7 (13)
Beauty Charge

33/1

Form: 18466- CD

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Began this season with two good efforts but was below par when only sixth of nine from stall 1 here on latest outing in November and has wide draw this time; others preferred.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

(1)

21st Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

12:10 Happy Valley

Beauty Charge

8st 6lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, making good headway when squeezed out and snatched up inside final furlong, kept on again final 50yds, nearest finish

10/1

11th

7

(13)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Beauty Charge

9st 0lb

J: K C Leung

T: A S Cruz

held up towards rear, wide entering straight, ridden and no impression from under 2f out

33/1

6th

5

(1)

19th Nov 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

06:00 Sha Tin

Beauty Charge

9st 3lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: A S Cruz

in final pair, pushed along and effort 2f out, ridden entering final furlong, modest progress inside final furlong, never involved

9/2

12th
12 (1)
Astrologer

100/1

Form: 6007-0 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Made a satisfactory seasonal/stable debut over 5f here in December but finished last (albeit from wide stall) at Happy Valley last month and has a lot more to prove than some of these.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(7)

21st Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Astrologer

9st 8lb

J: Ben E Thompson

T: K L Man

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

50/1

12th

12

(1)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Astrologer

8st 9lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: K L Man

in touch, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out

100/1

12th

5

(11)

4th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Astrologer

8st 12lb

J: K C Leung

T: K L Man

Made satisfactory seasonal/stable debut over 5f at Sha Tin last month and will be suited by today's return to 6f but his wide draw is an obvious negative.

33/1

13th
10 (4)
We Are Hero

50/1

Form: 6885-4 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Won four times over 5f here during very productive campaign last season and returned to form from out of the weights in Group 3 handicap over that trip last month, but he does not have a persuasive record over 6f and others in this line-up are much more appealing.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

10

(4)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

We Are Hero

9st 0lb

J: Angus Chung

T: K L Man

towards rear of midfield, outpaced under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

50/1

4th

10

(4)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:05 Sha Tin

We Are Hero

8st 5lb

J: K De Melo

T: K L Man

towards rear of midfield, ridden and kept on well from 1 1/2f out, took 3rd 100yds out, no extra and lost 3rd close home

28/1

5th

4

(1)

17th Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

08:10 Sha Tin

We Are Hero

8st 13lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: K L Man

held up in rear, ridden and good headway from 1 1/2f out, not clear run and coasted final furlong

20/1