February 12 / 9.50 Sha Tin

9.50

Good

Kut Cheong Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

  • Prize money: £104788.73
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Kut Cheong Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course A) (Turf)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

20/1 (Won)

Form: 1150-5

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Displayed clear promise over 6f here on two of first three Hong Kong starts and his Australian form suggests this return to 7f will suit; not ruled out.
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1st

12

(9)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Giddy Up

8st 9lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Jamie Richards

towards rear of midfield, ridden under 2f out, switched wide 1 1/2f out, driven and stayed on strongly from over 1f out, led 50yds out, driven out

20/1

5th

8

(2)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Giddy Up

8st 12lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: Jamie Richards

Outran 42-1 odds when a close fifth on November's Hong Kong debut but posted a disappointing effort when well supported last month; needs to bounce back.

8/1

10th

8

(2)

20th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Giddy Up

8st 11lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Jamie Richards

2-4 when trained in Australia and caught the eye on last month's Hong Kong debut, staying on strongly to take fifth from stall 11 over C&D; has a much better draw today and will be dangerous if that recent run has brought him on.

5/1

2nd
11 (11)
Superb Kid

10/1

Form: /07-61 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Made low-key start to Hong Kong career but capitalised upon dip into Class 4 when staying on strongly for cosy C&D win three weeks ago; quickly back up in grade today but further progress is possible.
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2nd

11

(11)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Superb Kid

8st 10lb

J: K De Melo

T: K W Lui

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

10/1

1st

3

(8)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:00 Sha Tin

Superb Kid

9st 8lb

J: Hugh Bowman

T: K W Lui

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, switched wide under 2f out, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, led 50yds out, cosily

14/1

6th

14

(6)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Superb Kid

8st 5lb

J: K De Melo

T: K W Lui

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, never dangerous

100/1

Form: 144-51 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Led close home over C&D five weeks ago and has now won three times this season; recent 5lb rise demands even more from him but he's likely to be on the premises again.
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3rd

1

(5)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Blue Marlin

9st 8lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: Douglas Whyte

towards rear of midfield on outside, ridden and good headway from 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, headed 50yds out

8/1

1st

4

(4)

7th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Blue Marlin

9st 1lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: Douglas Whyte

in touch in midfield, tracked leaders 2 1/2f out, ridden and pressed leaders 2f out, driven and kept on well final furlong, led close home

7/2

5th

5

(14)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Blue Marlin

9st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: Douglas Whyte

Began this season with two convincing C&D wins and has made the frame from wide draws over C&D on last two outings; poorly drawn again today but still very likely to make his presence felt.

5/1

3/1

Form: 3217-2 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Ex-Australian 4yo who built upon encouraging Hong Kong debut when keeping-on second to progressive rival over 6f here last month; can make further progress over today's longer trip and commands respect.
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4th

13

(7)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Magnificent Nine

8st 9lb

J: Zac Purton

T: J Size

in touch in midfield, took closer order 2 1/2f out, pressed leaders going well 2f out, ridden and led briefly over 1f out, headed 1f out, driven and kept on at same pace final furlong, no extra closing stages

3/1

2nd

10

(5)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Magnificent Nine

8st 10lb

J: Zac Purton

T: J Size

Wasn't beaten all that far when finishing seventh on last month's Hong Kong debut; represents a powerful stable so it would be no surprise to see him take a big step forward today; hood removed.

13/2

7th

8

(10)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Magnificent Nine

8st 8lb

J: Zac Purton

T: J Size

held up in rear, ridden 2f out, staying on when hampered and snatched up 125yds out, coasted final 100yds

6/1

5th
7 (3)
Karma

8/1

Form: 10124- CD BF

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner from first seven runs; drops back in trip after making the frame on consecutive 1m starts towards end of last year; probably won't be far away.
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5th

7

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Karma

9st 0lb

J: M L Yeung

T: C Fownes

midfield, ridden 2f out, driven and chased leaders 1 1/2f out, kept on at same pace final furlong

8/1

4th

6

(4)

17th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

09:15 Sha Tin

Karma

8st 13lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C Fownes

midfield, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on well from 1 1/2f out, short of room entering final furlong, hampered 50yds out

9/4

2nd

9

(8)

15th Nov 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:50 Happy Valley

Karma

8st 10lb

J: C Y Ho

T: C Fownes

towards rear of midfield, ridden 2f out, hung left and very wide entering straight, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, nearest finish

6/1

Form: 11-

Last run:

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
2-2 in Australia, the latter win in 6f handicap last May; looks an interesting recruit to the Hong Kong scene but is entitled to benefit from this outing.
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6th

14

(8)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Talents Ambition

8st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Mark Newnham

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

20/1

10/1

Form: 5128-2

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Opened Hong Kong account with ready win from off the pace at Happy Valley (1m) in November and lost out only narrowly after staying on strongly over that C&D last month; not sure to be suited by drop back to 7f, though.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(6)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Quantum Patch

9st 5lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

towards rear of midfield, headway from over 2f out, short of room under 2f out, ridden and kept on steadily from over 1f out, not going pace to threaten

10/1

2nd

4

(11)

17th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:15 Happy Valley

Quantum Patch

9st 4lb

J: Karis Teetan

T: P C Ng

held up in rear, ridden 2f out, wide entering straight, driven and stayed on strongly final furlong, pressed winner 50yds out, not quite able to challenge

6/1

8th

4

(3)

29th Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 55y

14:50 Happy Valley

Quantum Patch

9st 0lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: P C Ng

held up towards rear, some headway on wide outside 2 1/2f out, midfield when ridden 2f out, no further impression from 1 1/2f out

4/1

8th
4 (13)
Sinba

10/1

Form: 0680-4 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Signed off for Jamie Richards with two disappointing 6f runs towards end of last year but made good headway on wide outside of the field before keeping on for fourth over C&D on recent stable debut; drawn wide again today but remains on a good mark and Angus Chung claims a useful 5lb this time.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(13)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Sinba

9st 3lb

J: Angus Chung

T: A S Cruz

held up towards rear, outpaced 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

10/1

4th

3

(11)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Sinba

9st 2lb

J: Harry Bentley

T: A S Cruz

held up towards rear, headway on wide outside from 2 1/2f out, ridden under 2f out, driven and pressed leaders 1f out, kept on final furlong, not able to challenge

16/1

11th

3

(10)

6th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:10 Happy Valley

Sinba

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jamie Richards

held up in rear, ridden 1 1/2f out, keeping on when not clear run final 100yds, never dangerous

50/1

9th
5 (1)
Leslie

33/1

Form: 6161-8 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Posted career-best performance when causing 55-1 surprise over C&D in December but was safely held off today's mark last month and will probably remain vulnerable, despite his favourable draw.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

8

(13)

18th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 55y

09:50 Sha Tin

Leslie

9st 0lb

J: K C Leung

T: C W Chang

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

33/1

9th

5

(1)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Leslie

9st 2lb

J: K C Leung

T: C W Chang

midfield, not clear run from 2f out until lost place inside final furlong, ridden and kept on final 100yds, too much to do

33/1

15

(15)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 55y

14:50 Sha Tin

Leslie

8st 13lb

T: C W Chang

Posted career-best performance when 55-1 winner on turf here (7f) last month but was safely held off today's mark over that C&D 11 days ago and needs today's switch to dirt to reveal hidden reserves.

10th
10 (4)
E Legend

12/1

Form: 260-02

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Put some disappointing efforts behind him when close second at triple-digit odds over C&D a fortnight ago; it's hard to predict whether he'll be in the right mood again but he remains on a good mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

10

(4)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

E Legend

8st 10lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: K L Man

in touch, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong

12/1

2nd

11

(12)

28th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

E Legend

8st 8lb

J: Matthew Chadwick

T: K L Man

tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, driven and kept on well final 150yds, not quite able to challenge

66/1

16

(16)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

E Legend

8st 11lb

T: K L Man

Ran well when second over 1m at Happy Valley in November but his form has slumped badly since and is takes a leap of faith to support him today.

33/1

Form: 070-85 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Very well handicapped on some of last season's 5f form and kept on pretty well for fifth over C&D three weeks ago, but he has not been firing on all cylinders this season and others appeal more.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(2)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Run Run Cool

8st 12lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: F C Lor

tracked leader, ridden 2f out, driven over 1f out, short of room 1f out, weakened final 150yds

33/1

14

(14)

7th Feb 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Happy Valley

Run Run Cool

9st 0lb

T: F C Lor

Very well handicapped on some of last season's 5f form but has not been firing on all cylinders in recent months.

5th

4

(5)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Run Run Cool

9st 1lb

J: L J Ferraris

T: F C Lor

towards rear of midfield, ridden under 2f out, not clear run and switched wide 1 1/2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

50/1

Form: 2-11 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Delivered on debut promise when drawing clear to win quite comfortably over 6f here last month and took another step forward when driven out to score over C&D in this higher grade three weeks later; deserted by Zac Purton today but could still have a lot more to offer.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

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13th
3 (12)
Super Winner

16/1

Form: 1521-0 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who has collected three C&D wins this season; disappointed on latest outing, though, and this 8yo needs to prove he can still handle a mark this high.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

3

(12)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Super Winner

9st 3lb

J: Jerry Chau

T: C H Yip

quickly away and led, ridden under 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

13th

6

(12)

1st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Super Winner

9st 4lb

J: K H Alfred Chan

T: C H Yip

3-5 this season, the latest win gained from the front over C&D in November; evidently in prime form but combination of wide draw and latest 7lb rise might be enough to leave this veteran vulnerable.

10/1

16

(16)

23rd Dec 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Super Winner

9st 0lb

J: Reserve

T: C H Yip

Veteran began this season with a bang, winning three times here including over C&D; still reasonably treated on his best form but might be vulnerable to younger legs.

14th
8 (14)
Jolly Ruler

20/1

Form: 0560-5

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Yet to hit peak form this season and has the outside draw to contend with today but he was denied a clear run before keeping on for fifth over C&D last month and is not ruled out each-way.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

8

(14)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Jolly Ruler

8st 12lb

J: L Hewitson

T: P F Yiu

always towards rear

20/1

5th

7

(10)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:45 Sha Tin

Jolly Ruler

8st 11lb

J: L Hewitson

T: P F Yiu

Made a very encouraging seasonal debut when fifth over C&D in October but it has been downhill since (although potentially has excuses); now only 1lb above his last winning mark but would like to see more encouraging signs before supporting.

25/1

11th

7

(3)

20th Dec 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:50 Happy Valley

Jolly Ruler

9st 0lb

J: L Hewitson

T: P F Yiu

Made a very encouraging seasonal debut when fifth over C&D in October and didn't run badly over an inadequate 5f last month; well drawn today and on a workable mark; shortlisted.

12/1

15 (15)
Midori Burly

Form: 102-78

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Made a pleasing Hong Kong debut when second over C&D in December and was denied a clear run when midfield on next two outings; needs a change of luck but remains of interest.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15

(15)

12th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Midori Burly

8st 9lb

T: P F Yiu

Made a pleasing Hong Kong debut when second over C&D in December and was denied a clear run when midfield on next two outings; needs a change of luck but remains of interest.

8th

8

(2)

21st Jan 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

09:50 Sha Tin

Midori Burly

8st 12lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: P F Yiu

held up towards rear, headway into midfield 2 1/2f out, not clear run under 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, driven and no impression final furlong

10/1

13

(13)

13th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

08:35 Sha Tin

Midori Burly

8st 11lb

T: P F Yiu

Made a pleasing Hong Kong debut when second over 7f here in December but was disappointing on New Year's Day; place contender if bouncing back.