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Old 03-21-2018, 08:05 AM   #211
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You an get the live feed straight from the HKJC here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...Xe3lq7wisO-MHw

Note that the feed doesn't show up until 30 minutes before the first race.

Roku users can fetch the YouTube app and cast the stream directly from the computer or tablet to their TV. Note that it works better if the Roku and computer are both hard-wired (Ethernet) to the router.

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Never mind. The broadcast is usually in English. Today it's alternating between English and Chinese.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:03 PM   #213
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Hong Kong Racing Recap
Date: March 21, 2018
Track: Happy Valley
Track Bias: None
Races that have become Key Races after today’s results: 370 & 419

Notes for the day:
Race 1 (512): Both Wealthy Fortune (30) and Supernatural (8) became rank in the first run by the grandstand when Lai on Gentleman (18) grabbed him up slowing the pace to almost a walk. At the 850 mark with the slow pace Rispoli decided to make a move to the front on Sweet Bean (35) that turned out to be a winning one. Savannah Wind (40) and Loaded (37) were at least three wide in every turn, and Pearl Furu (36) was in the first turn that may have cost him the race.

Race 2 (513): No excuses for Whyte not to get Nice Fandango (51) home, was allowed an easy lead but hit the wall at the 100 metre mark and staggered home only to be caught at the wire by longshot Happy Bao Bei (59). He raced on the rail a few lengths off the pace setter and was the first one to jump on the tiring pace setter. Lightning Missile (44) who had been away from racing since last October was a step slow from the gate but finished very well in the lane while never really getting any room to extend himself, he was only a 1 ¼ back at the wire and that’s very impressive considering Clipperton never hit him once in the last 200 metres of the race. Looks to be a very soft Class 4 race with 9 runners within 2 lengths of the winner at the wire.

Race 3 (514): Lucky Storm (44) who usually likes to run near the lead was a length slow out of the gate and forced him to race at the rear, while Magic Agility (40) was wide for the entire trip. Unique Joyful (40) was also wide in both turns, but on the backside Chadwick decided to force the issue a little and rushed him into the duel with the eventual winner Planet Star (60). Play It (49) was 6 wide entering the stretch but wasn’t fast enough to catch the winner but only missed top spot by a long neck, See Me Now (56) was a closing third after being steadied at the rear of the field at the 380 mark.

Race 4 (515): Pakistan Baby (62) had been running strictly on the dirt at Sha Tin even though he has shown an affection for the city track, Cruz finally brought him back to Happy Valley and he popped out of the gate was allowed to get an easy lead he did have to struggle home but had just enough to hold off Clear Choice (48) at the wire. Clear Choice looked like he was going to go by, but either he hung or is refusing to pass others when he reaches the leader. Golden Glory (49) was gaining on the top two at the wire and might have gone by but it took him too long to get to his proper lead step in the lane and just missed out by a neck.

Race 5 (516): Habitual front runner Best Step (73) with Purton on after being away from the track since October leaped at the start. Winner Orionids (71) sat a couple lengths off the lone speed runner Gamechangers (72) on the rail and when the pace setter drifted out entering the stretch then refused to switch leads Wong was able to scoot under him and outrun him to the wire. Phantom Falcon (64) most likely lost this race at the draw, was three wide in the turn and just couldn’t overcome the added distance he had to travel versus the winner. Fantastic Feeling (72) closed after having to enter the stretch the widest of all, and Master Albert (65) after being rank early on was three wide in the turn. California Aspar (61) looked very tired passing the wire.

Race 6 (517): A need to lead type I’m A Witness (42) sat and then leaped out of the gate losing three lengths to the rest and his race was over after 2 feet, also at the start Association Fans (43) threw his head and hesitated then was pinched back immediately afterwards. My Blessing (39) and Sichuan Boss (58) were wide in both turns (I curse Tommy Berry) and Ho was unable to get Bo Duke (45) over in the first turn and was 4 wide until half-way on the backside. Winner Mr Kool (54) as Trevor Denman would say ‘looked like he joined them at the quarter poll’, he came flying home and just got by Lucky Time (62) and Spinning Dancer (47) who both had easier trips than our winner.

Race 7 (518): Leung on Silverfield (65) tried to make the backside move to the front, but unfortunately for Lueng’s sake he forced Doleuze on Big Bang Bong (74) to check up costing him a couple race days. Winner Roman Impero (69) was able to get up without too much encouragement by Whyte in the stretch (Doug hit him 8 times compared to Silverfield hit by Leung 22 times!) there should be lots left in the tank next time out. Friends Of Ka Ying (78) closed well after being wide in the turn.

Race 8 (519): The favourite Shanghai Master (74) was a recipient of a perfect trip, 2 wide sitting right behind a duel that the second place finisher Cheerfuljet (70) was having to deal with multiple runners (Exceptional Desire (63) and Good Companion (60)) putting pressure on him. Jade Theatre (79) was outrun in the stretch and nothing closed on the winner late.

Horses to watch for next out list:
Race 5 (516) #3 Best Step (73): Had been away since last October when he was put on the shelf with a lame left hind leg. Casper was able to secure Purton for the ride so obviously the problem with the hind leg has been solved, at the start he took a nice leap costing him at least a couple lengths to the field but more importantly it took him right out of his comfort zone of running at the front of the pack. Then when he straightened up coming out of the short turn he had to check up and became rank and refused to get into a comfortable gate until half-way in the turn. There was no urging by Zach in lane and galloped out past the wire.

Horses to avoid next out:
Race 4 (515): Pakistan Baby (62): Was all out at the wire after getting a perfect lone speed trip, picks up 5 rating points for a total of 62 which will put him back up to Class 3.
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:11 AM   #214
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Hong Kong at Sha Tin. March 25, 2018 Fifty-eighth race meeting of the 2017-2018 year.
Weather report: 73 degrees Partly Cloudy 10% of rain Wind: E 10 to 15 mph.

Post time: 1.15am ET, 10.15pm PT. Rail: Course “A+3”, track listed: Good

Past Performance links:
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/PDF/RaceCard/20180325_starter_all.pdf
http://www.hkjc.com/english/formguide/8.html SpeedPRO
http://www.drf.com/hk
http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/racecard

Live Video Feed:
http://www.drf.com/drf/live_video/hong_kong/392221

Vulnerable favourites on the card:
None

Horses coming out of key races (races where multiple winners have come back next time out and won):
Race 426 (Winners: 1st, 5th & 7th)
Race 3 Right Call (3-1)


In the event of rain these horses have shown an appreciation for soft footing. (Good to Yielding or Yielding):
Race 7 Happy Meteor (12-1)

Trainer/Jockey/Horse winning combos:
Race 3 1 Right Call (3-1)
Race 5 2 Unicorn Jewellery (2-1)

Horses for courses:
Race 5 Unicorn Jewellery (2-1)

Distance specialists:
Race 5 Unicorn Jewellery (2-1)
Race 8 Top Beautiful (5-2)

Class specialists:
Race 3 Right Call (3-1)
Race 10 Starlight (32-1)

Last race watch list horses:
None

Past watch list runners:
None

Key Plays:
Race 3 Right Call (3-1)
Race 8 Baltic Whisper (7-2)

Longshots:
Race 1 Trendiful (11-1)
Race 9 Doyeni (22-1)
Race 10 Turin Redstar (13-1)
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:08 PM   #215
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Hong Kong Racing Recap
Date: March 25, 2018
Track: Sha Tin
Track Bias: Turf: Speed Awt: Very Speed
Races that have become Key Races after today’s results: 391 & 437

Notes for the day:
Race 1 (520): Usual front runner Happy Sound (29) showed no early speed and was steadied heading into the turn and then forced to the three path afterwards when Gold Talent (20) started fading in front of him. Longshot wiinner Ever Strong (38) with Purton started the day that had an obvious speed bias on the dirt track, he went straight to the front and from there the track carried him to the wire. Both Trendiful (29) and Carry To Win (24) made up ground in the stretch but were unable to make up the distance on the winner. Winning Controller (39) and Telecom Titan (35) (was slow from the gate) closed in the lane while fighting the bias, but were never going to challenge for top spots.

Race 2 (521): Just Not Listening (51) became restless in the gate when they removed the hood causing him to be tardy out of the gate, at the same time in the far out post Ocean Elite (45) was also a little slow from the barrier and needed running room later in the race, but was unable while full of run. Slight favourite Refined Treasure (71) was able to gain a good position at the break and was allowed to dictate the pace to his liking and drew away for a very easy win. Second betting choice Complacency (58) broke well but doesn’t have the early speed to run with horses like Refined Treasure and fighting a speed bias was too much for him to overcome, may need to go a little further.

Race 3 (522): Good Choice Ahead (40) was about three lengths slow from the field at the start. Moreira on the slight favourite Right Call (65) who was dropping in class and was exiting a key race (huge angle in Hong Kong) was able to get good position soon after the break, after 500 metres he allowed Wong on A Beautiful (58) to take over the lead but sat right behind him waiting for him to tire. Finally with 300 to go Moreira asked and received for a response and fought off two closers at the line, one of them being Empire Star (54) who was bumped sideways at the break then closed in the stretch while staying on the rail against the bias, quickly out galloped past the winner after the wire. Merrygowin (60) was also gaining on the winner racing against the bias, should improve off this effort if he draws a better barrier next time out.

Race 4 (523): Breaking from the 12 barrier Rawiller was gung ho on getting Sum Win Dragon (57) to the lead which he accomplished, unfortunately for his sake it would be his eventual doom, even with the bias helping out (there are some things a bias just can’t do). It was very impolite for Chadwick on Remarkable (57) not to let Wong on Premium Champion (57) over in the first turn forcing him to race 3 wide, which never works out for lesser class runners going marathon distances. Winner Audicity (51) was well placed by Moreira on the rail waiting for Nash on the front runner to quit, moved to the lead half-way in the final turn and held off Je Pense (55) who was stuck behind him at the top of the stretch when room became available down at the rail he closed but ran out of real estate. A decent run by You Have My Word (46) who drew the 13 hole in the gate, was 12 wide entering the stretch and made a nice close but was too far back against the bias.

Race 5 (524): Agree (77) got out to an early lead and jumped on the conveyer belt and was never challenged, while Green Energy (78) raced behind him 2 lengths back and the track also carried him to the line. Tai Smart (62) closed on the outside but never was a serious challenger, but was a good effort considering he was fighting the track. Unicorn Jewellery (74) put in a pretty poor effort for Size and Moreira.

Race 6 (525): First time starter Best Gift (57) and Management Star (45) were 1 length slow out of the gate. Front running type First Beaut (37) was a little slower in the early going and allowed Purton on Elite Boy (66) to jump to the rail and soon grabbed the lead and won by daylight while never being challenged, although he was very green in the lane. Grand Harbour (44) tried to run with the winner early on but wasn’t fast enough to keep up and had enough by the stretch run. Goldie Flanker (53) was four wide throughout the turn, Superior Boy (41) made a run after being wide in the turn while running against the bias.

Race 7 (526): Mythical Emperor (75) stumbled at the start, Wong was lucky enough just to stay on, then was 4 wide in the turn. Again Purton on Perpetual Treasure (83) took advantage of the draw and the bias, went straight to the front and played ‘catch me if you can’. Winning Vangogh (80) dueled with him until about the 350 metre mark but then threw out the anchor. Dragon Master (78) made it very interesting at the end, closing in on the winner after racing mid-pack on the rail.

Race 8 (527): Ace King (64) was caught a little off balance at the start costing him at least a length, was mixed up in the wash later on in the stretch. Winner Baltic Whisper (92) broke well and quickly grabbed the lead and was under a strangle hold under the wire, Wong on Dragon Pioneer (68) rushed up to the winner after breaking on the far outside and was able to hold on for third. Top Beautiful (69) and Mega Heart (79) both put in very dull efforts.

Race 9 (528): Simply Brilliant (94), Easy Go Easy Win (94) and Citron Spirit (94) hooked up at the top of the lane and put in a good fight all the way to the wire. Top weight Eastern Express (95) set the pace early on but couldn’t keep up with the top three mid-stretch. Doyeni (91) closed late but raced too far back on this track make up the distance.

Race 10 (529): Turin Redstar (79) lost a length when Leung had to take up entering the turn when Raging Storm (63) came over into his path, Moreira on Raging Storm tried to make a run at the winner Regency Bo Bo (87) at the top of the lane but just couldn’t reach him and tired late. Regency Bo Bo was able to grab the lead before the turn and was able to hold off and win by 2. Roundabout (69) was rank on the backside, then was blocked early in the stretch, than had to be taken up at the 175 metre mark when Turin Redstar drifted out in front of him because Clipperton on Shamport (74) moved outward for running room, the incident cost Clipperton a suspension. God Of Dragon (76) and Ultimate Glory (68) both closed late while racing too far back on this day’s track.

Horses to watch for next out list:
Race 3 (522) #7 Empire Star (54) Had closed to finish second in his race before this one at 21-1 against Raging Storm, unfortunately he caught a day when the track was anything but favourable to closers. At the break Smiling Pride came in and bumped him extremely hard knocking him sideways. Rawiller gave a perfect ride saving as much ground as possible in the turn, found space in the stretch and continued to close on the winner only to run out of room at the wire, he quickly galloped out past the winner after the finish line.

Race 10 (529) #3 Turin Redstar (79) Broke well and was in good position but had to be steadied entering the turn when Raging Storm came over onto him, all the while the top weight winner Regency Bo Bo (87) was taking advantage of the track bias. Was interfered with at the 175 metre mark when Clipperton on Shamport moved outward trying to find running room, he never was going to challenge for the win even with the trouble.

Horses to avoid next out:
Will take a close look at any runners who won on this day.
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Hong Kong at Happy Valley. March 28, 2018 Fifty-ninth race meeting of the 2017-2018 year.
Weather report: 68 degrees Partly Cloudy 10% of rain Wind: E 5 to 10mph.

Post time: 7.15am ET, 4.15 am PT. Rail: Course “C+3”, track listed: Good

Past Performance links:
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/PDF/RaceCard/20180328_starter_all.pdf
http://www.hkjc.com/english/formguide/1.html SpeedPRO
http://www.drf.com/hk
http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/racecard

Live Video Feed:
http://www.drf.com/drf/live_video/hong_kong/392221

Vulnerable favourite on the card:
Race 8 The Judge (7-2): Made a move late after going wide in the turn and was outrun by the chalk Har Har Heart (65) (Moreira’s mount in here) in a lower class than here, there looks to be others here that are just quicker than he is.

Horses coming out of key races (races where multiple winners have come back next time out and won):
Race 390 (Winners: 4th & 10th, second: 5th & 11th)
Race 7 Bold Stich (6-1)

Race 391 (Winners: 2nd & 10th, second: 4th)
Race 1 Cheers Conqueror (13-1)

In the event of rain these horses have shown an appreciation for soft footing. (Good to Yielding or Yielding):
Race 1 Agiaal (23-1)
Race 4 Blocker Dee (31-1)
Race 6 Romantic Touch (16-1)
Race 8 Victory Boys (7-1)

Trainer/Jockey/Horse winning combos:
Race 6 Dinozzo (9-5)

Horses for courses:
Race 5 Prince Harmony (16-1)
Race 6 Horse Of Fortune (7-1)
Race 6 Packing Dragon (9-1)
Race 8 Har Har Heart (5-1)

Distance specialists:
Race 6 Dinozzo (9-5)
Race 7 Powermax (15-1)

Class specialists:
None

Last race watch list horses:
Race 2 King Bountiful (7-1): Has had the worse luck of late at the draw with 10, 11 and today’s 12 post in his last three races. Was two lengths slow out of the gate which in all reality was a good thing for him, but after about 50 metres he looked like he wanted to lay down and take a nap, by the time they entered the backside he was over11 lengths off the leader. By the time the field had reached the final turn he was back in contention, and with Chadwick not panicking and sending him wide, he kept his head saved ground on the rail, he did for a moment run into some traffic issues but fought thru and was gaining on the winner King’s Man (61) and almost got up in the last step.

Race 4 California Whip (2-1): Had the worse luck drawing in a race where the winning horse Ivictory (107) is now 6 for 7 and breaks the track record for 1,200 metres. Broke just a half-length slow and Purton probably had to use him a little more than he would have liked early on in the race to hold his position, unfortunately he was then forced to chase the winner for the remaining of the trip due to Rispoli taking Fantastic Eight () back and not allowing him to run up front and giving Ivictory the easy lead. He made a couple runs at him, once on the backside and then again in the turn but was unable to head him at any time, he drew off and beat the third place runner by 2 ¾ lengths under pretty much a hand ride (his final figure is above par for the class).

Race 6 Pikachu (14-1): Put in a very nice effort in a class that is probably a little over his head, settled mid-pack in a small size field for Hong Kong while the high weight was setting a very slow early pace. Got to the rear quarter panel of the eventual winner Packing Dragon (104) in the stretch but just wasn’t fast to get any closer.

Past watch list runners:
Race 2 Sichuan Boss (5-1)
Race 3 Nice Fandango (5-1)
Race 4 Fortune Booth (5-1)
Race 5 Alcari (7-5)

Key Plays:
Race 2 King Bountiful (7-1)
Race 7 Infinity Endeavour (4-1)

Longshots:
Race 5 Joyful Moments (23-1)
Race 6 Pikachu (14-1)
Race 7 Healthy Luck (14-1)
Race 8 King’s Man (26-1)
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Hong Kong at Sha Tin. April 2, 2018 sixtieth race meeting of the 2017-2018 year.
Weather report: 79 degrees Partly Cloudy 10% of rain Wind: S 5 to 10mph.

Post time: 1am ET, 10pm PT. Rail: Course “B+2”, track listed: Good

Past Performance links:
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/PDF/RaceCard/20180402_starter_all.pdf
http://www.hkjc.com/english/formguide/1.html SpeedPRO
http://www.drf.com/hk
http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/racecard

Live Video Feed:
http://www.drf.com/drf/live_video/hong_kong/392221

Vulnerable favourite on the card:
Race 2 My Winner (3-1): Had a little trouble in his last race after running pretty even, but I don’t trust horses that were 48-1 in their last without proving he should be 3-1 now.

Horses coming out of key races (races where multiple winners have come back next time out and won):
Race 479 (Winners: 1st & 9th, second: 4th)
Race 2 Happy Surveys (13-1)
Race 4 Master Viking (15-1)


In the event of rain these horses have shown an appreciation for soft footing. (Good to Yielding or Yielding):
Race 2 Regency Darling (8-1)
Race 3 Extremely Fun (20-1)
Race 4 Master Viking (15-1)
Race 7 Calculation (6-1)

Trainer/Jockey/Horse winning combos:
Race 3 Star Shine (6-5)
Race 4 Happy Sebring (64-1)

Horses for courses:
Race 7 What Else But You (2-1)

Distance specialists:
Race 7 My Darling (11-1)

Class specialists:
None

Last race watch list horses:
Race 7 What Else But You (2-1): Had been away from the track for 10 months, and was well received at the windows for trainer Size being bet down as the 2-1 favourite. He hit the side of the gate at the start causing him to lose a couple lengths to the field, commenced to race at the back half of the pack, half-way thru the turn moved to the three path while racing against a very strong rail bias, closed well after Teetan asked him for run midway thru the stretch.

Race 8 Shanghai Dragon (5-1): In his third lifetime start after he showed a very impressive debut two back when he ran 3rd a half-length back to Eighty Eighty (60) then ran 2 lengths behind Silver Fig (57) in his next race. Picked up the top rider Purton for this race (Moreira was suspended on this day), he was able to get him into the race soon after the break then heading into the turn Zach got him to take back and let Multimax (44) and the eventual winner Golden Dash (66) fight it out of the front end. At the 700 metre mark he started to fight Purton when he was wanting to run but he was now trapped in on the rail, he finally started to relax at 300 metres, unfortunately was still blocked and then had to move down near the rail when Multimax started to tire and drifted out into his lane and finished evenly afterwards.

Race 8 Vital Springs (2-1): Raced right off the pace while running on the rail which was by far the best place to be that day, was full of run entering the stretch but was now boxed in on the rail. At the 300 metre mark room became available, but as soon as he stuck his head into the opening Smiling Charm (60) came down onto him forcing Ho to take him up stopping all of his momentum from going forward, all the while winner Sonic Fighter (63) was taking full advantage of his circumstance. Once he was removed of that problem he swung in behind the winner and regathered himself and was gaining late on Sonic Fighter at the wire.

Race 10 Harmony Hero (9-5): After 2 easy wins in Australia and some impressive barrier trials he was bet down as the 3-2 favourite. When he came onto the track he really started acting up and continued this behaviour all the way to the gate. He did draw a very unfavourable gate with the short run to the turn in a 1,200 metre race, at the start he broke a step slow then make a quick move to the leaders but Berry was unable to find any room near the wire and was forced four wide while not getting any cover. He was passed by the winner Super Wise (73) who had a much easier trip at the top of the stretch, he flattened out soon afterwards and finished evenly. Should improve off the experience of an actual true right hand race.

Past watch list runners:
Race 9 Willie Way (38-1)
Race 9 Diamond Dragon (8-1)

Key Plays:
Race 6 Red Elysees (5-1)
Race 7 What Else But You (2-1)
Race 8 Shangai Dragon (5-1)

Longshots:
Race 3 Beauty Energy (29-1)
Race 4 Master Viking (15-1)
Race 6 Viva Council (22-1)
Race 8 Fresh Power (14-1)
Race 9 Willie Way (38-1)
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Hong Kong Racing Recap
Date: March 28, 2018
Track: Happy Valley
Track Bias: None
Races that have become Key Races after today’s results: 479

Notes for the day:
Race 1 (530): Rising Power (21) was 3 lengths slow from the gate which is not unusual with his running pattern as a deep closer (when he does close, which is not often). Cheers Conqueror (31) fought Rawiller for the first half of the race, Happy Century (21) who had been away from the races since last November made a run to the front on the backside and encaged the lone front runner Gobi Storm (28) who had enough by mid-stretch. Winner Golden Kid (39) had a perfect trip after being taken back soon after the break to the rail and found a hole at the top of the lane and out finished Happy Century who probably was a just short. Jolly Amber (24) closed in the stretch but was too far back and lost too much ground coming into the stretch in the 8 path. Vara Pearl (40) and Kwaichung Brothers (39) were wide throughout.

Race 2 (531): King Bountiful () took his usual running position in the back and unlike the last two races didn’t make a run in the stretch, wasn’t helped when Deleuze took him for popcorn and beer entering the stretch. Supreme Witness () became rank when he was outrun early on by Grand Harbour () who probably went too fast early on trying to get that position. Moreira’s ride Money Winner () had no excuses, what with the light weight and saving ground was just outrun by the winner Charity Wings (), nothing special went on in his trip, it was just his day to win. Sichuan Boss () was in tight in the stretch but don’t think he would have gotten up with clear running space.

Race 3 (532): Stand by runner My Honey (40) was bumped and pinched back at the start costing him at least a couple lengths, Travel Successor (47) and Forever Kindness (46) were forced wide in the short turn soon after the break and were unable to find any room near the rail and both went 4 wide in the turn for home. Nice Fandango (51) showed his usual early speed and then commenced to do his normal routine of giving it up in the stretch, he has one lifetime win and that’s on the dirt, I have no idea why Casper continues to keep him on the grass, especially with his running style and the way that track has been playing lately.? The second choice winner Hero Time (63) took full advantage of the draw, he saved ground and waited for the front running quitter and only had to outrun that one to the wire. The chalk Golden Glory (49) had no excuses other than being three wide, but was even at the top of the lane with the winner and had nothing for him. Split Of A Second (51) just wasn’t fast enough.

Race 4 (533): Breaking from the 10 gate Sanna wasn’t able to get Almababy (86) over and was forced five wide in the short turn after the start and was wide throughout, and dropping in class Fabulous One (103) was climbing down the entire backstretch. Winner California Whip (98) settled a few lengths off the front runner E-Super () who probably went a little too fast early on, California Whip pulled even with E-Super at the top of the lane and in a nice drive to the wire just had enough to get by. Magic Legend (100) and Jumbo Luck (82) were in good position entering the stretch but had no response for the leaders, Fortune Booth (87) tried down on the rail but was unable to get near him.

Race 5 (534): Sir Redalot (80) threw a fit in the gate and was scratched by the track vet. Prince Harmony (74) was able to grab an early lead and Wong was able to get him home, even though he drifted in at the 100 metre mark (costing Wong 2 race days) interfering Jumbo Happiness (75) just a bit who drifted down unto a tiring Alcari (63) with Moreira on and Amazing (76). Charity Glory (78) and Joyful Moments (70) were gaining late but ran out of ground, and Double Valentine (62) couldn’t muster the final energy he needed to get by Prince Harmony.

Race 6 (535): Pikachu (88) was a length slow at the start, and in the first turn Happilababy (87) was four wide and continued to race wide afterwards. After travelling three wide in the first turn Poon made a premature move on Packing Dragon (104) to the lead while Whyte on Romantic Touch (107) was setting a very quick pace, this was helping out the eventual winner Gold Mount (120) who was racing at the rear of the field saving ground in the turns. Sanna stayed on the fence waiting for a hole and ran thru it when it became available, unlike others who would have taken him to the middle of the track and finished mid-pack. Eagle Way (118) was beaten by on a head bob after coming into the stretch 4 wide.

Race 7 (536): Poon on Healthy Luck (70) went too fast early on and had enough by the 100 metre mark in the stretch. Sparkling Dragon (66) who had been away since December was bet down as the 2-1 favourite but was outrun by Poon early on, he looked to be in a good shape for the stretch drive but as soon as he got to the front he tired and was quickly passed by the winner Infinity Endeavor (82). He raced mid-pack 2 off, moved outward to the 6 path entering the stretch and outclassed the field to the wire. Storm Signal (73) had no excuses in getting passed in the stretch, sat right off the quitter while saving ground moved to the front but couldn’t match the winner. Bold Stitch (72) ran even with the winner, even after having to split him and the tiring Sparkling Dragon. The bad ride award goes to: Sanna, at the rear fans out Spring Win (63) to the 8 path entering the stretch for no apparent reason.

Race 8 (537): Second time Hong Kong starter Glorious Artist (71) leaped at the start then was pinched back costing him a couple lengths to the field. Yeung wasn’t able to get The Judge (61) to relax early on when Play Wise (71) grabbed the lead and then Yeung had to slightly steady him when Schofield grabbed the leader and slowed the front runner down (Play Wise was a quick pull up soon after the wire). At the 900 metre mark Rawiller moved winner Sharp Sailor (86) into a striking position but was stuck out three wide in the turn, as soon as he entered the stretch the race was over, he drew off to a very impressive win. He should show better next time in Class 2 than he did earlier in his career off his last two eforts. Victory Boys (80) made a move but was never going to catch the winner, and good on Prebble for not abusing him in a futile effort on catching him, save it for later. Har Har Heart (65) was taken by Moreira 4 wide in the turn for home without any cover, and Faithful Trinity (63) and our slow starter Glorious Artist were blocked in the stretch.

Horses to watch for next out list:
Race 7 (536) #10 Sparkling Dragon (66): After winning his first two races he was a little flat against Win Beauty Win (71) in the next, he was then placed on the shelf for 3 months. After the break he was bet down as the 2-1 favourite in his first try at the downtown course, unfortunately he wasn’t able to get the lead where he’s most comfortable. Raced a couple lengths off the leader 2 wide in the turn, moved to the four path for the run home but as soon as he grabbed the lead he started to tippy toe a little and was out run to the wire by Infinity Endeavour (82) who was on his game that night. Now that he has a race under him, he should improve off that effort.

Horses to avoid next out:
Race 5 (534) #8 Prince Harmony (74): Had a perfect trip and had a significant weight advantage against the second place finisher, now will pick up 6 pounds for his next out.
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Hong Kong Racing Recap
Date: April 2, 2018
Track: Sha Tin
Track Bias: None
Races that have become Key Races after today’s results: 401, 452 & 491 (4 winners!)

Notes for the day:
Race 1 (538): Secret Agent (36) was scratched at the gate by the advice of the track vet. Slight 4-1 favourite The Champ (36) with Moreira on who had been away since New Year’s Day, was at least 5 lengths slow from the gate and his day was done. Also, Newswire Free (37) was slow from the gate as was Golden Cannon (34) who was rank when the gates opened and then was pinched back to the rear off the field. Longshot winner Dragon Dance (35) was able to grab the lead soon after the start and only had to deal with a slight pressure by Hot Hot Pepper (40) who couldn’t make a run at the winner in the stretch, the winner just held on by a bob of the head at the wire holding off light weight longshot The Greatest (31) who was closing after getting a rail trip in the turn.

Race 2 (539): Super Clan (50) was scratched at the gate by the advice of the track vet with a lame front left leg. Poon on Gracious Ryder (45) breaking from the outside post went straight to the lead but did it too quickly, costing in the stretch. Sanna on La Bomba (50) tried but wasn’t quick enough to run with the speed burner and tired badly in the stretch. The winner My Winner (57) raced in the third flight 2 wide, moved outside the three runners that were the second flight and out ran one of them Adonis (44) to the wire. Regency Darling (45) who likes it on the lead but was unable in here and was three wide with no cover, total throw out race, and Empire Of Patch (57) in only his second career start closed well while being caught up in the wash and running very green while doing so.

Race 3 (540): The longshot and eventual last place runner Waldorf (73) was slow and unbalanced at the start, while Go Public (64) was three wide in the turn with no cover racing for the lead. The winner Star Shine (78) sat right off the leaders on the rail drifted out to the three path when Go Public drifted out entering the stretch and scooted into the hole and had to hold off a light weight closer Royal Mojito (64) who probably was just a little too far back to make up the difference, Star Shine looked like he started to wait on others when he was getting near the wire. First time Hong Kong runner Mission Tycoon (73) with the Brazilian on was rank early and was a little green in the lane while not changing leads until it was too late in the stretch, he’ll be a nice runner eventually. Berry’s ride Great Profit (78) looked uncomfortable in the gallop out, and look for Sumstreetsumwhere (80) to go longer, he was flying at the end without being asked by Ho.

Race 4 (541): Longshot Letsgofree (43) was a step slow from the gate and then pinched back to the rear, and first time starter Top Strike (52) was rank on the backside and 4 wide in the turn without any cover. Charming Bachelor (59) had to take up on the backside when the heavy bet first time starter Aerohappiness (59) came over onto him. Aerohappiness raced three wide without cover and moved to the leaders in the turn and outclassed this field while racing very green in the lane, he too is going to be a very good horse. Little Bird (52) raced on the lead while setting some pretty slow early fractions, he was just beaten by a better horse, Destin (54) and Happy Sebring (52) closed well after getting no help in the pace situation and drawing the bear winner. Crème Brulee (46) looked very uncomfortable in the gallop out.

Race 5 (542): Super Fun (70) was a length slow out of the barrier, and first time starter in Hong Kong Cerefino (71) ducked in while starting on the rail. Winning Supreme (62) with Wong on board set the pace, while it wasn’t all that fast he did probably got away from him a bit too much and gave it up to the chalk Raging Blitzkrieg (78) who had no excuse not to win, sat right off the front runner and passed him with ease. He finished evenly but didn’t have much for the winner Always Win (85) who when asked half-way thru the stretch by Wong responded well and out finished the favourite. Everbrave (62) spent the entire turn trying to get out while three wide, look for an equipment change next out. Radiant Bunny (61) was never going to challenge for the top two positions, but probably is given a pass after going three wide in the turn without any cover.

Race 6 (543): Viva Council (43) was able to set the pace and didn’t give it up until the 75 metre mark (he should give Happy Valley a try, may suit his running style better than Sha Tin). Art Of Raw (45) and Good For You (51) were the widest in the turn without any cover, and Telecom Man (53) was probably ridden a little too confidently by Rawiller, held back on the go button too long. The winner Red Elysees (60) was blocked entering the stretch after racing on the rail in the turn, then moved to the outside and finished very well (the handicappers were very nice to him, only giving him 5 points allows him to run at this class level again next time out). Presidentparamount (42) and Enjoy Life (47) made it a little difficult on the winner but lacked the final push to get by him, and Amazing Satchmo (53) made a huge run in the stretch but raced too far back off the pace early on in the race. Something looked to have gone wrong with Royale Ellegance (52) at the 175 metre mark, he ducked in after shying from the stick and never recovered afterwards.

Race 7 (544): Calculation (88) took the lead into the stretch but had no response for the winner when he began to tire and switched back to his wrong lead step, What Else But You (96) saved ground in the turn, moved to the leader at the 200 metre mark and drew off to a very easy win under a hand ride for Moreira, he picked up 9 rating points which will allow him to run at Class 2 next time out. Kingsfield (88) too had no response for the winner while having no excuses.

Race 8 (545): Association Fans (41) leaped slightly at the start and then was pinched back, not all that significant what with him being a deep closer. Flying Noble (47) became rank on the backside when Leung realized he wasn’t going to be able to hold the lead and decided to take back, then raced three wide in the turn. Autopay (43) and Lucky Storm (41) also became rank at started to climb badly when they were caught up in the traffic in the turn, while Top Ace (47) was stuck 4 wide without cover. Winner Smiling Charm (65) took advantage of the good draw and was able to race on the rail in turn mid-pack, then was caught up in traffic early on in the stretch but Nash didn’t panic, moved him out to an opening and out finished some good runners. Flame Lily (52) and Fresh Power (49) were closing late but after running wide they were just beaten by a better trip, Shanghai Dragon (54) and Vital Spring (53) both were just outran to the wire. Enduring (60) had to be the hard luck trip, always near the lead but was caught and out finished in the last 50 metres.

Race 9 (546): Diamond Dragon (69) never looked comfortable in any time during the race, kept throwing his head up and never challenged afterwards. Everest (69) set the pace early on and was very disappointing in the stretch, gave it up very easily. Royal Performer (80) raced two wide in the back half of the field, moved outwardly in the lane and outran the chalk Agree (79) to the wire, the favourite had no excuses, sat right off the quitting pace setter, but was just beaten to the wire. The two that were at the rear of the field entering the stretch Willie Way (73) and Magnetism (74) closed well in the middle of the track, as did Fiama (70) who was flying late and did his running closer to the rail. Top weight Red Marvel (78) had no significance to the finish after racing three wide without cover. At the same time the Royal Reformer was making the winning move, Gold Land (69) looked full of run but was stuck behind a wall of three, when room was found he lacked the quick enough turn of foot to get back to the winner.

Race 10 (547): Dukedom (65) leaped at the break costing him 2 lengths to the field. Sun Touch (74) breaking from the far outside post was used up early on to gain the position on the lead, but became very leg weary around the 200 metre mark and was caught with 50 metres to go by the favourite Harmony Hero (82) early on raced in the clear without anybody looking him in the eye, then was two wide in the turn shifted out to the 6 path into the lane and just wore down the tiring front runner. Famous Warrior (73) raced just behind behind the winner but wasn’t fast enough to catch him, he did run even with him in the lane though, something looked to have spooked him just before the wire and was not a smooth gallop out. Home Run (69) raced in the back and was caught up in traffic issues while full of run, after Sanna got him into the clear he finished out very well but was unable to get close enough to the winner to wear him down.


Horses to watch for next out list:
Race 4 (541) # 6 Aerohappiness (59): In his debut race for Size and Moreira on board was lucky enough not draw the toughest Class 4 race out there, he was bet off the board to 3-5 and didn’t disappoint his backers. Broke very professionally in a straight line while settling just off the pace setters in a slowly run first half mile, he then raced 3 wide without cover while full of run, he drifted in a little at the top of the lane but when Moreira gathered him up and shifted his weight he changed leads and his quick turn of foot was on full display. Once he had clear control of the lead he looked to get lazy on Moreira wondering where everybody went, he looked to have plenty left in the tank and with him only picking up 7 rating points, he gets another try at this class level.

Race 7 (544) #5 What Else But You (96): I usually don’t put horses back on a watch list immediately after being put on in the race before last, but after this run I couldn’t resist it. Raced on the rail after drawing the barrier closes to it, moved off it entering the stretch and quickly ran away from the three that were in front of him, was under a hand ride when he galloped under the wire beating a very good Class 2 field, and him coming out of it with a total rating of 98 means he gets this kind of group again.

Horses to avoid next out:
Race 1 (538) #11 Dragon Dance (35): Longshot winner was helped out when most of his main competition was running into trouble they couldn’t overcome.
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Hong Kong at Sha Tin. April 8, 2018 Sixty-first race meeting of the 2017-2018 year.
Weather report: 78 Degrees Sunny 0% of Rain Wind: ENE 5 to 10mph.

Post time: 1am ET, 10pm PT. Rail: Course “C”, track listed: Good

Past Performance links:
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/PDF/RaceCard/20180408_starter_all.pdf
http://www.hkjc.com/english/formguide/1.html SpeedPRO
http://www.drf.com/hk
http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/racecard

Live Video Feed:
http://www.drf.com/drf/live_video/hong_kong/392221

Vulnerable favourite on the card:
Race 10 Coby Boy (3-1): Won his debut two races back paying $196 to win, had no excuse in his last and lacked the kick to get up, now drew the 12 post, playing he gets caught wide and comes up short again.

Horses coming out of key races (races where multiple winners have come back next time out and won):
None

In the event of rain these horses have shown an appreciation for soft footing. (Good to Yielding or Yielding):
Race 6 Green Energy (7-1)
Race 7 Born In China (18-1)
Race 10 Hang’s Decision (16-1)
AWT (Slop):
Race 2 Happy Friendship (7-1)

Trainer/Jockey/Horse winning combos:
Race 3 Hay Run (5-2)
Race 4 Lean Perfection (2-5)
Race 6 Green Energy (7-1)
Race 7 Mr Stunning (6-5)
Race 7 Amazing Kids (8-1)
Race 7 Born In China (18-1)
Race 8 Fifty Fifty (7-2)
Race 8 Pingwu Spark (9-1)
Race 9 Magic Legend (5-1)
Race 9 Bravo Watchman (2-1)
Race 10 Baba Mama (7-2)

Horses for courses:
Race 4 Lean Perfection (2-5)
Race 7 Mr Stunning (6-5)
Race 7 Amazing Kids (8-1)
Race 8 Beauty Generation (5-1)
Race 8 Fifty Fifty (7-2)
Race 8 Pingwu Spark (9-1)
Race 9 Bravo Watchman (2-1)

Distance specialists:
Race 7 Mr Stunning (6-5)
Race 7 Amazing Kids (8-1)
Race 8 Beauty Generation (5-1)
Race 9 Adventurer (13-1)
Race 9 Bravo Watchman (2-1)

Class specialists:
Race 7 Mr Stunning (6-5)

Last race watch list horses:
Race 9 Gunnison (5-1): In his second race in Hong Kong after unimpressive 7th on the dirt course, Size picked up the services of Moreira for the out. He was bumped slightly soon after the break, then raced mid-pack on the biased rail, it took him a while to get going in the stretch while being in heavy traffic with no place to fully extend himself. Moreira gave him one love tap on his hip early in the stretch but other than that he never even showed him the stick, he was only beaten by a length and a quarter.
Past watch list runner:
Race 8 Pakistan Star (2-1)

Key Plays:
Race 3 Bullish Glory (5-1)
Race 9 Gunnison (5-1)
Race 10 Chung Wah Spirit (10-1)

Longshots:
Race 4 Wishful Thinker (6-1)
Race 7 Dundonnell (37-1)
Race 8 Helena Paragon (10-1)
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Hong Kongat Happy Valley. April 11, 2018 Sixty-second race meeting of the 2017-2018 year.
Weather report: 73 Degrees Clear 20% Rain Wind: SSE 5 to 10 mph.

Post time: 7.15am ET, 4.15 am PT. Rail: Course “A”, track listed: Good

Past Performance links:
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/PDF/RaceCard/20180411_starter_all.pdf
http://www.hkjc.com/english/formguide/1.html SpeedPRO
http://www.drf.com/hk
http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/racecard

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Vulnerable favourite on the card:
Race 2 Great Joy (2-1): Prefers to run second what with 5 seconds out of 19 lifetime races with only 1 win, was all out and still couldn’t beat the longshot Multigogo in his last.

Horses coming out of key races (races where multiple winners have come back next time out and won):
Race 426 (Winners: 1st, 5th, 7th & 10th)
Race 6 Majestic Endeavour (9-1)

Race 446 (Winners: 6th & 10th, second: 7th)
Race 6 Let’s Take It Easy (5-1)

Race 508 (Winners: 1st & 4th, second: 9th)
Race 5 Big Fortune (15-1)
Race 8 Lucky Hero (3-1)
Race 8 Iron Boy (14-1)

In the event of rain these horses have shown an appreciation for soft footing. (Good to Yielding or Yielding):
Race 2 House Of Luck (18-1)
Race 3 Bond Elegance (12-1)
Race 5 Smart Declaration (6-1)
Race 8 Back In Black (12-1)

Trainer/Jockey/Horse winning combos today:
Race 1 Oriental Elite (4-1)

Horses for courses running today:
Race 7 Winning Faith (7-5)

Distance specialists running today:
Race 5 Moment Of Power (3-1)
Race 7 Litterateur (6-1)
Race 7 Imperial Gallantry (9-1)
Race 7 Winning Faith (7-5)
Race 8 Wonderful Journey (8-1)

Class specialists running today:
None

Last race watch list horses:
None

Past watch list runners:
Race 4 King Bountiful (11-1)
Race 7 Pikachu (12-1)

Key Plays:
Race 4 See Me Now (5-2)
Race 7 Pikachu (12-1)
Race 8 Lucky Hero (3-1)

Longshots:
Race 4 King Bountiful (11-1)
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Hong Kong Racing Recap
Date: April 8, 2018
Track: Sha Tin
Track Bias: None
Races that have become Key Races after today’s results: 455, 474, 508 & 552

Notes for the day:
Race 1 (548): Massive Move (48) was at least 3 lengths slow at the start. The first time starter Superich (62) was bet down as the favourite, sat behind a three horse duel and when Moreira pushed the button he quickly accelerated away from the field, has the look of a real nice runner. Team Spirit (53) another first time runner was also played in the windows, but was caught in the early duel and had nothing left for the advancing winner. Magic Success 44() had no response either at the 350 mark for the winner and threw in the towel pretty easily.

Race 2 (549): Happy Friendship (26) was a little slow out of the gate, and unfortunately broke down nearing the wire, Sanna’s ride City Winner (30) couldn’t avoid him and fell unseating the Italian rider. Winner Glenealy Prize (39) at the top of the backside was asked by Moreira to join in and within 300 metres had gone from the back to the lead and just held on to the wire after the incident in the stretch. Hall Of Fame (28), Empire Of Mongolia (20) and Best Jade Triumph (18) were extremely wide thru out their trips.

Race 3 (550): Longshot winner Ho Ho Feel (66) saved ground in the turn and after some traffic issues in the stretch ran away from this ordinary field for an impressive run. Bullish Glory (58) closed in the stretch after breaking a couple lengths slow. Let Us Win (58) had no excuse not to run a better race, sat right behind a two horse duel with no one looking him in the eye. Hay Run (59) ran a descent third after doing his usual slow breaking from the gate.

Race 4 (551): Longshot Borntoachieve (65) leaped out of the gate losing a couple lengths to the field and was never heard from again. Solar Patch (75) in his first run in Hong Kong for John Moore raced three wide in the turn and outran Wishful Thinker (81) who had all kinds of trouble finding running room when it counted. Lean Perfection (80) saved ground and just wasn’t fast enough to get up. Triumphant Jewel (63) was four wide without cover, Top Beautiful (67) looked to be in a striking position early in the lane but either wouldn’t split runners or the hole was moving faster than he was. Intrepic (63) put in a very nice effort after only losing by a ½ length in his first race since late January.

Race 5 (552): These 1,650 metre races on the dirt should be limited to ten entries, it’s too short of a run to the first turn for anybody breaking in the outer post. Open House (54), Enreaching (51) and Elusive Star (49) were doomed at the draw and raced extremely wide in both turns, after travelling wide in the first turn Wong on Pearl Warm Warm (38) tried the same move Moreira tried in the second but his steed wasn’t able to get him home. Co-top weight winner Crown Avenue (63) raced in the rear until the second turn, Purton moved him to the outside and out finished Go Go Win (58) and Speedy Wally (46) (the later galloped out past the winner soon after the wire full of run) who both had easier trips to the wire.

Race 6 (553): Faithful Trinity (62) shied out when he got into a tight spot soon after the break, later in the stretch looked like he may want to get up but couldn’t find running room until the race was decided, take a good look at him next time out. The winner Jolly Gene (85) saved ground sitting just a little off the pace sitter, was all dressed up with nowhere to go, then when room became available he out finished Tai Smart (62) who was light weight and probably was just a little too far back early on to make up the difference. Dynamic Eagle (69) and Green Energy (78) both had no excuses, they had the jump first on the winner while he was being trapped and still couldn’t hold on. Rule Thee (76) lacked the needed kick late after racing very rank on the backside.

Race 7 (554): GII The Sprint Cup: Born In China (111) and Not’listin’tome (114) both looked uncomfortable while racing in the turns, our winner Beat The Clock (125) raced in the rear moved to the 3 path in the turn and outran everyone to the wire. Rawiller on Mr Stunning (129) looked to have been a little over confident in his ride at the top of the stretch and was out finished when he realised he was in trouble. Not one of Schofield’s best rides to date either, looked to be in contention but was hesitant in going into a hole, Winner’s Way (115) with Purton on the other hand put in the effort to get into it and it almost was a winning move, he just didn’t have the needed horsepower to get up.

Race 8 (555): GII The Chairman’s Cup: Pakistan Star (123) looked like he was going to balk again but after some serious urging on the backstretch by Moreira he did continue to run and closed to finish only a little more than a length off the winner, he’s got me real confused. Purton on Time Warp (127) went a little faster in the early part than he probably wanted, what with Fifty Fifty (123) breathing on him for the first 600 metres. The longshot winner Beauty Only (123) raced near the back of the pack then moved to the outside and out finished them all, very frustrating watching a horse I had on a watch list earlier in the meet get up paying $74 to win! Western Express (122) might have been the winner if not he ran into a tight spot at the 200 metre mark when Helene Paragon (123) began to tire and drifted outwardly causing Rawiller too check up on him slightly.

Race 9 (556): Five runners all tried for the lead early on and eventually it did them all in, and while this was going on sitting in the cat bird seat was Bravo Watchman (90) with Moreira waiting for them to collapse but unfortunately for him he was outrun to the wire by longshot Marvel Tribe (96) who closed in the middle of the track. Gunnison (85), My Little Friend (79) and Key Witness (86) also closed after the duel late but were never in a shape to catch the winner.

Race 10 (557): Hang’s Decision (75) leaped out of the gate conceding a couple lengths to the field. The longshot (another one) winner Roundabout (74) was rank on the backside while racing near the rear of the field while two eventual quitters were setting very slow early fractions, he moved to the outside in the stretch and under a hard ride by Schofield was able to get by Yeung and Coby Boy (81) under the shadow of the wire. Starship (62) was caught up in the traffic mid-stretch and was gaining late when he had room to run, as was Chung Wah Spirit (74) after going wide in the turn.

Horses to watch for next out list:
Race 1 (548) #8 Team Spirit (53): In his debut race was bet down as the second betting choice at 2-1, broke well and dueled in between runners while the eventual winner favourite Superich (62) raced right behind them in the garden spot. Finally at the 300 metre mark he was engaged by the winner and didn’t have a response for him, but did handle the rest of the field with ease.

Race 4 (551) #2 Wishful Thinker (81): Went off as the second betting choice at 2-1 and was a length slow while breaking on the rail, he then raced a little closer than his usual running position. Pass the midway point down the backside he began to climb while looking for clear running room, when he entered the stretch he was full of energy, but was totally hemmed in with no place to go. He commenced to raise his head while trying to find a gap, when room became available he was gaining on the winner at the wire but was just was a little short. Unfortunately he picked up 2 rating points for a total of 81 points, so unless Gibson can find a 85 point Class 3 race he’ll be a light weight in Class 2 next out.

Horses to avoid next out:
None
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Hong Kong at Sha Tin. April 15, 2018 Sixty-third race meeting of the 2017-2018 year.
Weather report: 74 Degrees Showers 90% Rain Wind: N 10 to 15mph.

Post time: 12.30am ET, 9.30pm PT. Rail: Course “C+3”, track listed: Good

Past Performance links:
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/PDF/RaceCard/20180415_starter_all.pdf
http://www.hkjc.com/english/formguide/1.html SpeedPRO
http://www.drf.com/hk
http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/racecard

Live Video Feed:
http://www.drf.com/drf/live_video/hong_kong/392221

Vulnerable favourites on the card:
None

Horses coming out of key races (races where multiple winners have come back next time out and won):
Race 474 (Winners: 7th & 8th, second: 1st)
Race 7 Mr Lumieres (4-5)

Race 491 (Winners: 2nd, 4th, 5th & 8th)
Race 11 Super Wise (8-5)

Race 508 (Winners: 1st & 4th, second: 9th)
Race 3 Flash Famous (20-1)
Race 5 Photon Willie (16-1)
Race 11 All Best Friends (25-1)
Race 11 Victory Machine (13-1)

In the event of rain these horses have shown an appreciation for soft footing. (Good to Yielding or Yielding):
Race 3 Hang’s Decision (14-1)
Race 5 A Beautiful (10-1)
Race 5 Compassion Star (11-1)
Race 6 The Full Bloom (8-1)
Race 11 Right Call (11-1)

AWT (Slop):
Race 2 Fantastic Fabio (5-1)

Trainer/Jockey/Horse winning combos running today:
None

Horses for courses running today:
Race 10 Team Fortune (10-1)
Race 10 Perpetual Treasure (28-1)
Race 10 Pick Number One (even)

Distance specialists running today:
None

Class specialists running today:
None

Last race watch list horses running today:
Race 5 Sunny Power (4-1): Was unfortunate in drawing Raging Storm (63) and him getting pretty much a perfect trip, while Sunny Power was bumped repeatedly at the start forcing him to the rear of the field. He finished off well after racing on the rail and having to navigate thru some tiring runners in front of him and quickly galloped out past the winner after the wire.

Past watch list runners:
Race 11 Super Wise (8-5)

Key Plays:
Race 3 Unicorn Jewellery (3-1)
Race 5 Sunny Power (4-1)
Race 6 Red Elysees (7-1)

Longshots:
Race 2 Happy Sound (12-1)
Race 3 Hang’s Decision (14-1)
Race 5 Photon Willie (16-1)
Race 7 Money Boy (30-1)
Race 10 California Whip (22-1)
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Hong Kong at Happy Valley. April 18, 2018 Sixty-fourth race meeting of the 2017-2018 year.
Weather report: 70 Degrees Partly Cloudy 10% Rain Wind: E 5 to 10mph.

Post time: 7.15am ET, 4.15 am PT. Rail: Course “B”, track listed: Good

Past Performance links:
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/PDF/RaceCard/20180418_starter_all.pdf
http://www.hkjc.com/english/formguide/1.html SpeedPRO
http://www.drf.com/hk
http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/racecard

Live Video Feed:
http://www.drf.com/drf/live_video/hong_kong/392221

Vulnerable favourite on the card:
Race 6 Fast Most Furious (9-5): Ran into some traffic issues in his last and still almost got up for the win, but playing against the trainer alone here, as long as he’s hovering at 2% I will play against every short priced runner he sends out.

Horses coming out of key races (races where multiple winners have come back next time out and won):
Race 419 (Winners: 2nd & 8th, second: 6th)
Race 2 Island Flyer (19-1)

In the event of rain these horses have shown an appreciation for soft footing. (Good to Yielding or Yielding):
Race 4 Peace N Prosperity (10-1)
Race 8 King Of Mongolia (29-1)

Trainer/Jockey/Horse winning combos running today:
Race 8 Roman Impero (7-2)

Horses for courses running today:
Race 6 Prince Harmony (8-1)
Race 6 Best Step (10-1)
Race 8 Har Har Heart (2-1)

Distance specialists running today:
Race 3 King Bountiful (2-1)
Race 8 Har Har Heart (2-1)

Class specialists running today:
None

Last race watch list horses:
Race 6 Best Step (10-1): Had been away since last October when he was put on the shelf with a lame left hind leg. Casper was able to secure Purton for the ride so obviously the problem with the hind leg has been solved, at the start he took a nice leap costing him at least a couple lengths to the field but more importantly it took him right out of his comfort zone of running at the front of the pack. Then when he straightened up coming out of the short turn he had to check up and became rank and refused to get into a comfortable gate until half-way in the turn. There was no urging by Zach in lane and galloped out past the wire.

Past watch list runners:
None

Key Plays:
Race 4 All My Gain (3-1)
Race 6 Best Step (10-1)
Race 7 Charity Glory (8-1)

Longshots:
Race 3 Happy Rocky (18-1)
Race 5 Peace Combination (11-1)
Race 8 High Volatility (10-1)
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Hong Kong at Sha Tin. April 21, 2018 Sixty-fifth race meeting of the 2017-2018 year.
Weather report: 79 Degrees Partly Cloudy 20% Rain Wind: ESE 10 to 20 mph.

Post time: 1am ET, 10pm PT. Rail: Course “C+3”, track listed: Good

Past Performance links:
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/PDF/RaceCard/20180421_starter_all.pdf
http://www.hkjc.com/english/formguide/1.html SpeedPRO
http://www.drf.com/hk
http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/racecard

Live Video Feed:
http://www.drf.com/drf/live_video/hong_kong/392221

Vulnerable favourites on the card:
None

Horses coming out of key races (races where multiple winners have come back next time out and won):
Race 491 (Winners: 2nd, 4th, 5th & 8th)
Race 9 Lucky Dollar (12-1)

Race 503 (Winners: 3rd, 5th & 10th, second: 2nd)
Race 6 Yee Cheong Pegasus (7-1)

Race 508 (Winners: 1st & 4th, second: 9th)
Race 4 Sam’s Love (6-1)


In the event of rain these horses have shown an appreciation for soft footing. (Good to Yielding or Yielding):
Race 3 Ambitious Speedy (8-1)
Race 4 Regency Darling (29-1)
Race 10 Apollo’s Choice (18-1)

AWT (Slop):
Race 2 Namjong Invincible (13-1)
Race 5 Willie Way (5-2)

Trainer/Jockey/Horse winning combos running today:
Race 1 Just Not Listening (4-1)
Race 2 Let Us Win (3-1)
Race 5 Willie Way (5-2)
Race 8 Midnight Rattler (5-1)

Horses for courses running today:
Race 9 Ugly Warrior (4-5)

Distance specialists running today:
Race 9 Ugly Warrior (4-5)

Class specialists running today:
None

Last race watch list horses running today:
Race 4 Aerohappiness (3-5): In his debut race for Size and Moreira on board was lucky enough not draw the toughest Class 4 race out there, he was bet off the board to 3-5 and didn’t disappoint his backers. Broke very professionally in a straight line while settling just off the pace setters in a slowly run first half mile, he then raced 3 wide without cover while full of run, he drifted in a little at the top of the lane but when Moreira gathered him up and shifted his weight he changed leads and his quick turn of foot was on full display. Once he had clear control of the lead he looked to get lazy on Moreira wondering where everybody went, he looked to have plenty left in the tank and with him only picking up 7 rating points, he gets another try at this class level.

Race 6 Empire Star (7-1) Had closed to finish second in his race before this one at 21-1 against Raging Storm, unfortunately he caught a day when the track was anything but favourable to closers. At the break Smiling Pride came in and bumped him extremely hard knocking him sideways. Rawiller gave a perfect ride saving as much ground as possible in the turn, found space in the stretch and continued to close on the winner only to run out of room at the wire, he quickly galloped out past the winner after the finish line.

Race 10 Turin Redstar (25-1) Broke well and was in good position but had to be steadied entering the turn when Raging Storm came over onto him, all the while the top weight winner Regency Bo Bo (87) was taking advantage of the track bias. Was interfered with at the 175 metre mark when Clipperton on Shamport moved outward trying to find running room, he never was going to challenge for the win even with the trouble.

Past watch list runners running today:
Race 6 Shanghai Dragon (17-1)
Race 10 Gunnison (4-1)

Key Plays:
Race 4 Aerohappiness (3-5)
Race 6 Empire Star (7-1)
Race 7 Handsome Bo Bo (even)
Race 10 Turin Redstar (25-1)

Longshots:
Race 2 Unique Joyous (20-1)
Race 4 Ocean Elite (31-1)
Race 6 Shanhai Dragon (17-1)
Race 8 C P Power (11-1)
Race 9 Dragon Master (18-1)
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