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better than ever
24th February 2014, 11:46 AM
Race Analysis [ 26/02 Wed Happy Valley ]

RACE 1
Hong Kong Fat(1) just failed to run down rival Good Times Roll from midfield by just a whisker over this course and distance earlier this month and can turn the tables, despite a slight three-pound swing in the weights.

Optimization Star(4) out-dashed Fortune Territory by a bob of heads over the 1,400m at this level in November and was examined by the vet prior to the start in a recent mile fourth behind Robust Momentum after a tardy break back in this grade. He'll need to lift on his past Valley form but will be rolling late.

Marvel Plus(12) travelled sweetly with the visors removed around midfield for rallying thirds behind Super Team and then Young Happy over the Valley mile and did have excuses when going back from a wide gate in a paceless race. He remains one for the short list.

Winning Advantage(3) was doing some nice work late for a close seventh behind Magical Beam in his initial run in this grade 10 days back over 1,400m and is better suited by the mile. He can get up for a placing.



RACE 2
Expectator(6) had excuses from a wide alley last start with Douglas Whyte in the saddle after knocking on the door in three prior course-and-distance starts with three different riders, including a rail's hugging neck second behind Step High. He can get on track.

Fun Heroes(7) didn't find when popped the question 18 days back at Sha Tin but had already shown his preference for the Valley when just failing to overhaul Horse Aplenty a start earlier. He must be kept safe, despite an outside alley.

Peppermint(1) continues to run on without threatening to place in five of six starts, but is coming off a fifth behind Fabulous November over 1,400m after going back from a wide gate, and looks interesting coming down in grade.

Uwillbeglorious(2) is way overdue for a first win and did move nicely in the second of two recent trials following a December defeat with blood in his trachea.



RACE 3
Brilliant Proposal(6) raised his game to a new level off a light weight in this grade for back-to-back course-and-distance seconds, including a terrific nose second behind Braveness earlier this month, despite being posted without cover near the speed from a wide alley. He has definite claims.

Sight Believer(4) had been hard to fault in his opening four runs in Class Four, including two course-and-distance wins, before stepping into this grade in December for a close third behind rival Rocket Let Win and had excuses on another. He can't be taken lightly.

Oriental Prosper(8) stayed on a creditable course-and-distance fourth behind Charity Joy in November before switching stables for a straight course second and with excuses in his past two outings. He's the race sleeper.

Rocket Let Win(1) produced two fine course-and-distance efforts, including a decision over a few of his rivals here, and hasn't had conditions to suit in his past three failures. He can make his presence felt for a placing.



RACE 4
Happy Homing(12) didn't click as a late call-up in a recent one-paced fourth behind rival Speedygonzalez but had been knocking on the door in two of three other course-and-distance runs, including a fast-finishing short-head third behind Yeung Sing from an outside draw. He's an each-way chance off a light weight.

Speedygonzalez(1) had been promising to deliver over 1,000m to a mile at both courses in eight of nine starts, before dropping back to the 1,200m at this course with the red hot Joao Moreira called into for a rallying head victory over Jade Pippo. He remains one of the chances with Zac Purton subbing a suspended Moreira.

Well Done(5) has been hard to run down in three starts over this course and distance for a narrow victory two back over Victory Ide Say and only found the class dropper Moneymaker too good last time out. He's a proven performer fresh off a break and will give them something to catch, though Tomodachi is likely to inflict some pain.

Nobody But You(3) doing his best work late to fill the frame in three straight 1,000m runs at this course and does appear from his past two to require a step back up to the 1,200m. He needs to be kept safe.



RACE 5
Super Strike(5) has been a bit unpredictable in eight outings this term but was finding the line well to just miss in a blanket finish behind Oxford Charley last start over 1,800m following an earlier short-head second behind rival Hei Hei Posh this trip. He's ready to go one better.

Hei Hei Posh(2) form has held up well with three rallying place performances at both courses, including a recent neck third behind Oxford Charley, following a narrow course-and-distance win over Super Strike. The weight swing is against him and has a gear change to blinkers but he remains one of the chances.

Mazandaran(4) has been thereabouts at the finish in four of his past five starts, including a sixth behind Jamesina over 1,800m, but is a likely improver with a drop in class and was a route winner in Ireland.

Backbench Blues(1) carried weight to a victory at this level when resuming in October and hasn't disgraced up in grade, including a course-and-distance fifth to Ride With The Wind. Do expect a better run here.



RACE 6
Heart Wood(7) was never headed when resuming over this course and distance in September and then added two more fifths for good measure, before giving a cheeky sight on the speed with blinkers in a recent half-length third to Oscar Miracle from two 1,400m starts. He'll take some catching.

Rising Power(10) is still a maiden and been unpredictable in seven starts this term but did catch the eye when charging home from near last in a recent neck second to Winning Mascot after missing the kick from a wide gate. He's one of the chances.

Ho Wongchoy(11) has taken more than a few runs to find his feet but has looked good in defeat in latest two outings over this course and distance, including a recent half-length fourth behind Panther Run after switching off from a wide draw. He'll go close.

Full Of Fun(12) has stayed on all right in two of four starts over this Valley trip, including a recent fourth behind Golden Addiction and the fifth placegetter Winning Mascot has since emerged victorious. He's a light weight chance.



RACE 7
Geronimo Meadow(2) has really stepped into the limelight this season, including his past three starts for a rallying second over 1,200m and two impressive come-from-behind wins over 1,400m. He's equally dangerous at the Valley and must be respected.

Majestic Anthem(1) didn't mind a switch in venues to chalk up three victories over this C&D following an opening day win over 1,400m and hasn't performed too badly in his past two from wide gates, including a close third to Enthusiasm, who has since returned a winner.

Veteran Winning Mascot(12) has consistently worked home to finish in the thick of things in his past five C&D runs in Class Four, including an overdue win last start when coming from near the tail for a neck victory over Rising Power. He'll need to find on his past Class Three form but remains one for the short list off a light weight.

Easy Success(11) is hard to have on a win line but won't have to beat much to enter the placings.



RACE 8
Joyful The Great(7) did steal a win earlier in the term at Sha Tin and has been knocking on the door in three recent runs over this course and distance, including a recent second when only finding the smart Multivictory too good following a box-seat trip. He must have claims, despite a riding change to Douglas Whyte.

My Name Is Bond(1) delivered an overdue win when just running down Sharp Hunter after an awkward break and was twice held-up for clear running in a recent third behind Happy Yeah Yeah off a big weight. He remains one of the chances.

Sharp Hunter(9) has turned the corner to place in his three Valley sprints for his new trainer this term, finding only My Name Is Bond a neck too good on the line, before a rallying third behind Multiexpress when ridden cold from a wide draw. He'll make it interesting at the finish.

Master Kochanwong(8) won't find this any easier but has stayed on well for thirds in both starts, including an effort behind Silly Buddies, and did seem to stretch out well in a Valley trial last month. He remains one for the short list as the pick of Douglas Whyte.

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24th February 2014, 12:09 PM
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24th February 2014, 01:26 PM
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24th February 2014, 09:18 PM
The Danny Shum-trained GENERAL IRON (Race 3 H5) makes an appearance in wednesday night's 1000m race.

Last time out, he dropped into Class 4 for the first time and won, and now he's back up in Class 3.

Since the start of last season, Shum has backed up his Class 4 winners in Class 3 over course and distance on five occasions, and for his efforts has racked up 1 win, 3 seconds and 1 third, and it's a 100% first-3 strike rate!

Will GENERAL IRON be able to keep Shum's record intact?

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24th February 2014, 09:20 PM
Since the 2009/10 season, David Hall has on nine occasions backed up his first-3 placegetters within a week and when doing so has racked up 5 wins, 1 second, 1 third and 1 fourth!

Race 5 H12 MR MARFACH has tasted victory over course and distance before, so will he be able to repeat that performance?

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25th February 2014, 07:32 AM
Class Four stayers to maintain rivalry in the middle leg of the Triple Trio
Hei Hei Posh and Super Strike have been hard to separate all season, and they can be a double banker as they clash for the fifth time this term

Michael Cox
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Hei Hei Posh (Zac Purton) holds off Super Strike (Tye Angland) by a short head in November. They renew their rivalry once again here. Photo: Kenneth Chan




In November, Hei Hei Posh and Super Strike fought out a titanic battle in the gripping final stages of a 2,200m Class Four. Last start, they could barely be separated again, and the same pair can slot in as a double banker in the middle leg of Wednesday night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley.

In fact, the two horses cannot seem to get away from each other this season - in three of their four clashes, they have been separated by a short head or less.

There are only a limited number of 2,200m races each season, and for these two stayers events like the So Kon Po Handicap represent golden opportunities to add to their win tallies.

Danny Shum Chap-shing's Hei Hei Posh prevailed back on November 27, notching his first win over the distance after three previous successes at 1,800m. He has maintained solid form since, placing in three of his last four starts - the backmarker disadvantaged by race tempo at times, and looking more and more like 2,200m is his best trip these days.

It has been well established that it is a case of "the farther, the better" for Andreas Schutz-trained Super Strike for a while now - in seven tries over 2,200m he has won twice and filled a top three spot five times.

Last start, over 1,800m three weeks ago, both horses were back in the field and thus were severely disadvantaged by slow sectionals from the 1,200m to the 400m, resulting in both being forced to make early and wide runs.

At the finish, they were separated by the slimmest of margins, with Super Strike just ahead, but both a neck behind winner Oxford Charley.

The late November clash between the duo was not only over the same course and distance as Wednesday's race, but the rail was also in the "C + 3" position and the horses were carrying the same jockeys. Zac Purton prevailed that time on Hei Hei Posh and he gets back on here, while Super Strike's regular rider Tye Angland sticks with the seven-year-old on whom he has won four times and finished second a further four times.

It is the same story for both horses - they need speed in the contest, particularly Super Strike, and that is the biggest concern for the two bankers. Back the smarts of the Australian jockeys to get moving when they have to, in what could be a messy affair.

Next in, and an intriguing runner, is David Hall-trained Mr Marfach (Ben So Tik-hung) on the seven day back-up. The seven-year-old won for the first time in more than two years when he triumphed over 1,800m last week. He was never completely out of form in that time, his previous victory was over the course and distance and the "Class Fiver" gets in with a featherweight under the 60-35 extended ratings band conditions. Also include Yuan's Fortune (Eddy Lai Wai-ming) after a series of surprising efforts on the Sha Tin turf, albeit in Class Five - he had previously looked better at Happy Valley.

The opening leg is a tricky Class Four Handicap where a terrible barrier draw dealt potential banker Red Courage (Karis Teetan) a blow. Given the weak field, take four horses and hope to survive.

John Size-trained Red Courage has generally raced handy and his best performances have come when placed right on the speed, but with on-pace runners drawn low in the form of Well Done (Vincent Ho Chak-yiu) and Tomodachi (So), Teetan faces a conundrum from gate 10 on what to do at the start.

Wherever he is placed in the run, Red Courage is racing consistently enough to figure anyway, and looks on an upward trajectory with scope to progress off a "debutant" mark of 52.

If a Size-trained 52-rater appeared in this weak race with a few decent trials he would have plenty of support, so an in-form and experienced horse like Red Courage should too.

Include Well Done and Tomodachi - if they do not cut into each other they will be hard to run down, both coming off runner-up efforts over the course and distance. Last start winner Speedygonzalez (Purton) and Happy Homing (Douglas Whyte) are the other options.

The final leg Class Four and feature race, the Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup over 1,650m, is by far the hardest to decipher, but at last the pace looks obvious and there seems a decent banker.

Some genuine sectionals should help Twin Turbo (Angland) - take him on top - and include Hinyuen Paladin (Alvin Ng Ka-chun), Full Of Fun (Alex Lai Hoi-wing), Ho Wongchoy (Teetan) and Plain Red Banner (Dicky Lui Cheuk-yin).

better than ever
25th February 2014, 07:40 AM
舜心推介︰

第2場:10 綻放美麗

上場轉倉復出,單薄馬身形較以往飽滿,無奈陣上留放欠佳敗績可抹去。拚後如常以慢跳工夫為主保養體力,最後 試跑慢跳兩段,沿途緊韁按實,翻步輕盈點地無聲,神態集中,馬身未覺消瘦,狀態保持水準,換人 拚個明白。

第5場:5 好球

剛戰回跑快活谷即上名,復課先以慢火煎魚工夫固本培元,埋門才快跳加強砥礪。最後試跑單跳兩段,直路按韁順 跑輕鬆奔馳,走來快慢由人不浮不躁,身輕步順精神奕奕,馬身飽滿毛色靚,勇態仍穩,轉跑2200米戰鬥力更 強,有力勝回一仗。

第7場:1 迎風飄揚

自從轉向谷草發展後,表現穩打穩紮,剛戰賽後如常以慢工夫作保養,相隔兩周再戰毋須再磨可理解。最後試跑慢 跳兩段,沿途扣實擔咇湧住走,神態生猛心火湧現,走來活力十足毫無半點疲態,狀態保持勇銳,乘勇再爭可拚勝 。

第8場:8 三和福將

身形較矮細單薄,跑起狀態後,復課改變操練模式,重養不重操儲火儲力。最後試跑單跳三段,沿途按實以中速完 成,翻步整齊有力,神態頗活躍,馬身毛色亦靚,狀態保持有餘,以往試谷草大閘走勢不弱,轉跑快活谷排1檔有 力打開勝門。

better than ever
25th February 2014, 04:22 PM
Expert Picks

Race





1
1-Hong Kong Fat
4-Optimization Star
6-No Ties


2
2-Uwillbeglorious
6-Expectator
1-Peppermint


3
6-Brilliant Proposal
4-Sight Believer
1-Rocket Let Win


4
5-Well Done
4-Tomodachi
1-Speedygonzalez


5
5-Super Strike
2-Hei Hei Posh
1-Backbench Blues


6
10-Rising Power
2-Twin Turbo
7-Heart Wood


7
1-Majestic Anthem
9-Grand Elite
2-Geronimo Meadow


8
8-Master Kochanwong
2-Silly Buddies
7-Joyful The Great

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25th February 2014, 05:04 PM
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25th February 2014, 06:57 PM
Sky Form

RACE 1





SkyForm Rating
Best Form (12mths)
Recent Form
Distance


4 OPTIMIZATION STAR
7 DANESOUTH
1 HONG KONG FAT
1 HONG KONG FAT


1 HONG KONG FAT
1 HONG KONG FAT
3 WINNING ADVANTAGE
3 WINNING ADVANTAGE


8 GOOD TIMES ROLL
4 OPTIMIZATION STAR
6 NO TIES
4 OPTIMIZATION STAR


3 WINNING ADVANTAGE
6 NO TIES
4 OPTIMIZATION STAR
8 GOOD TIMES ROLL


Class
Time Rating
In Wet
Best Overall


3 WINNING ADVANTAGE
1 HONG KONG FAT
1 HONG KONG FAT
1 HONG KONG FAT (20)


11 TREASURE MAN
4 OPTIMIZATION STAR
5 MASTER GUNNER
3 WINNING ADVANTAGE (12)


1 HONG KONG FAT
8 GOOD TIMES ROLL
10 BILLION GAINS
4 OPTIMIZATION STAR (12)


8 GOOD TIMES ROLL
3 WINNING ADVANTAGE
8 GOOD TIMES ROLL
8 GOOD TIMES ROLL (6)




RACE 2





SkyForm Rating
Best Form (12mths)
Recent Form
Distance


1 PEPPERMINT
3 KING'S FOLKS
6 EXPECTATOR
11 SKIP COURT


6 EXPECTATOR
4 DEMOKLES
4 DEMOKLES
6 EXPECTATOR


3 KING'S FOLKS
2 UWILLBEGLORIOUS
7 FUN HEROES
1 PEPPERMINT


4 DEMOKLES
1 PEPPERMINT
9 FORTUNE BRAVO
4 DEMOKLES


Class
Time Rating
In Wet
Best Overall


3 KING'S FOLKS
3 KING'S FOLKS
9 FORTUNE BRAVO
3 KING'S FOLKS (13)


10 BEAUTY KING
6 EXPECTATOR
6 EXPECTATOR
6 EXPECTATOR (12)


8 KING TAI SING
1 PEPPERMINT
10 BEAUTY KING
1 PEPPERMINT (8)


2 UWILLBEGLORIOUS
2 UWILLBEGLORIOUS
4 DEMOKLES
4 DEMOKLES (7)




RACE 3





SkyForm Rating
Best Form (12mths)
Recent Form
Distance


6 BRILLIANT PROPOSAL
3 THE PRINCE
1 ROCKET LET WIN
1 ROCKET LET WIN


4 SIGHT BELIEVER
1 ROCKET LET WIN
5 GENERAL IRON
3 THE PRINCE


5 GENERAL IRON
9 GOLD TALENT
2 GOLD EDITION
4 SIGHT BELIEVER


1 ROCKET LET WIN
4 SIGHT BELIEVER
6 BRILLIANT PROPOSAL
5 GENERAL IRON


Class
Time Rating
In Wet
Best Overall


4 SIGHT BELIEVER
6 BRILLIANT PROPOSAL
6 BRILLIANT PROPOSAL
4 SIGHT BELIEVER (13)


9 GOLD TALENT
4 SIGHT BELIEVER
5 GENERAL IRON
1 ROCKET LET WIN (12)


3 THE PRINCE
5 GENERAL IRON
3 THE PRINCE
3 THE PRINCE (10)


6 BRILLIANT PROPOSAL
3 THE PRINCE
4 SIGHT BELIEVER
6 BRILLIANT PROPOSAL (10)




RACE 4





SkyForm Rating
Best Form (12mths)
Recent Form
Distance


5 WELL DONE
10 WINNING BOY
1 SPEEDYGONZALEZ
10 WINNING BOY


3 NOBODY BUT YOU
3 NOBODY BUT YOU
3 NOBODY BUT YOU
3 NOBODY BUT YOU


4 TOMODACHI
2 KING DERBY
5 WELL DONE
4 TOMODACHI


6 RED COURAGE
4 TOMODACHI
4 TOMODACHI
1 SPEEDYGONZALEZ


Class
Time Rating
In Wet
Best Overall


10 WINNING BOY
3 NOBODY BUT YOU
5 WELL DONE
3 NOBODY BUT YOU (19)


3 NOBODY BUT YOU
5 WELL DONE
6 RED COURAGE
10 WINNING BOY (12)


6 RED COURAGE
4 TOMODACHI
1 SPEEDYGONZALEZ
5 WELL DONE (9)


1 SPEEDYGONZALEZ
6 RED COURAGE
13 NIGHTLIGN
4 TOMODACHI (8)

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25th February 2014, 07:02 PM
RACE 5





SkyForm Rating
Best Form (12mths)
Recent Form
Distance


6 SPICY SIAM
5 SUPER STRIKE
2 HEI HEI POSH
1 BACKBENCH BLUES


2 HEI HEI POSH
2 HEI HEI POSH
5 SUPER STRIKE
5 SUPER STRIKE


3 DRAGON PINS
3 DRAGON PINS
3 DRAGON PINS
2 HEI HEI POSH


10 YUAN'S FORTUNE
1 BACKBENCH BLUES
1 BACKBENCH BLUES
7 EAGLE SPIRIT


Class
Time Rating
In Wet
Best Overall


10 YUAN'S FORTUNE
6 SPICY SIAM
12 MR MARFACH
2 HEI HEI POSH (18)


2 HEI HEI POSH
2 HEI HEI POSH
5 SUPER STRIKE
5 SUPER STRIKE (10)


6 SPICY SIAM
10 YUAN'S FORTUNE
10 YUAN'S FORTUNE
6 SPICY SIAM (10)


9 DRAGON BACHELOR
3 DRAGON PINS
1 BACKBENCH BLUES
3 DRAGON PINS (7)




RACE 6





SkyForm Rating
Best Form (12mths)
Recent Form
Distance


1 BORN TO WIN
1 BORN TO WIN
1 BORN TO WIN
3 PLAIN RED BANNER


2 TWIN TURBO
4 HOLY MAC
3 PLAIN RED BANNER
2 TWIN TURBO


3 PLAIN RED BANNER
5 GOLDEN SCALPEL
2 TWIN TURBO
4 HOLY MAC


7 HEART WOOD
3 PLAIN RED BANNER
7 HEART WOOD
7 HEART WOOD


Class
Time Rating
In Wet
Best Overall


10 RISING POWER
2 TWIN TURBO
3 PLAIN RED BANNER
1 BORN TO WIN (16)


2 TWIN TURBO
1 BORN TO WIN
2 TWIN TURBO
2 TWIN TURBO (15)


7 HEART WOOD
3 PLAIN RED BANNER
10 RISING POWER
3 PLAIN RED BANNER (12)


1 BORN TO WIN
7 HEART WOOD
1 BORN TO WIN
7 HEART WOOD (6)




RACE 7





SkyForm Rating
Best Form (12mths)
Recent Form
Distance


2 GERONIMO MEADOW
1 MAJESTIC ANTHEM
1 MAJESTIC ANTHEM
5 MASSIVE IMPACT


1 MAJESTIC ANTHEM
3 CIRCUIT STAR
2 GERONIMO MEADOW
4 SPINNING DANCER


8 ENDORSING
2 GERONIMO MEADOW
12 WINNING MASCOT
1 MAJESTIC ANTHEM


12 WINNING MASCOT
7 INVICTUS
4 SPINNING DANCER
6 FLYING CHAPARRAL


Class
Time Rating
In Wet
Best Overall


11 EASY SUCCESS
2 GERONIMO MEADOW
12 WINNING MASCOT
1 MAJESTIC ANTHEM (18)


1 MAJESTIC ANTHEM
1 MAJESTIC ANTHEM
2 GERONIMO MEADOW
2 GERONIMO MEADOW (12)


12 WINNING MASCOT
12 WINNING MASCOT
7 INVICTUS
12 WINNING MASCOT (6)


2 GERONIMO MEADOW
8 ENDORSING
1 MAJESTIC ANTHEM
5 MASSIVE IMPACT (4)




RACE 8





SkyForm Rating
Best Form (12mths)
Recent Form
Distance


1 MY NAME IS BOND
1 MY NAME IS BOND
1 MY NAME IS BOND
2 SILLY BUDDIES


2 SILLY BUDDIES
2 SILLY BUDDIES
2 SILLY BUDDIES
11 HEARTS KEEPER


8 MASTER KOCHANWONG
4 ALL FRIENDS
4 ALL FRIENDS
1 MY NAME IS BOND


10 LUCKY DAY
11 HEARTS KEEPER
3 WITHINMYHEART
10 LUCKY DAY


Class
Time Rating
In Wet
Best Overall


10 LUCKY DAY
2 SILLY BUDDIES
8 MASTER KOCHANWONG
2 SILLY BUDDIES (20)


2 SILLY BUDDIES
1 MY NAME IS BOND
2 SILLY BUDDIES
1 MY NAME IS BOND (17)


11 HEARTS KEEPER
10 LUCKY DAY
10 LUCKY DAY
10 LUCKY DAY (8)


8 MASTER KOCHANWONG
8 MASTER KOCHANWONG
5 LONDON WALK
11 HEARTS KEEPER (6)

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26th February 2014, 04:52 AM
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26th February 2014, 07:19 AM
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26th February 2014, 07:44 AM
Chang's Power to finally rise to the occasion at Happy Valley

Alan Aitken
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Rising Power stretches out to win a trial last year. He can finally get on the scoreboard at Happy Valley on Wednesday.



It has been a lengthy wait for the owners of Rising Power but the Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley looks like the gelding's chance to break through in style.

Yet to win in 19 starts, Rising Power (Ben So Tik-hung) has been somewhere around the picture in most of his runs this season without quite getting the job done but Wednesday's Class Four trophy race has all the boxes ticked.

Hinyuen Paladin, Plain Red Banner, Heart Wood, Little Rainforest and Full Of Fun are all regular forward runners and they should ensure a worthwhile tempo which suits a run-on type like Rising Power.




The Michael Chang Chun-wai-trained five-year-old has been at his best sitting off a decent speed and hitting the line, and that's the scenario that lays out for him here, with a low draw likely to enable So to have him perched in midfield while the speed runners do their thing.

Then Rising Power has only to repeat his latest performance, finishing strongly into fourth to Golden Addiction over the same trip two weeks ago, to be the one to beat.
But, as these Class Four cups tend to be, the race is no walkover and there are other run-on horses well suited.

Although Twin Turbo (Tye Angland) was right there with the lead last time when he won, that was a sensational tactical ride from Joao Moreira in a very slowly-run race, and the gelding's regular tactical preference is to sit off the speed and run home. Gate one should see him get the ideal trip to do that.

The other horse looking well suited by the pace scenario looks Ho Wongchoy (Karis Teetan), who hasn't won for 16 months, but the eight-year-old is very well handicapped now and has been showing signs of life lately, most recently when he charged home for fourth to Panther Run at this course.

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26th February 2014, 07:48 AM
"Trackwork Highlights"RACE ONE, RATED 40-15 (C5), 1,650 METRES
Master Gunner's work on Friday indicated that he is fit and feeling well. Good Times Roll was bright and keen breezing up on Saturday. Marvel Plus posted some strong work last Tuesday and could have gone faster.

RACE TWO, RATED 60-40 (C4), 1,650 METRES
Uwillbeglorious has been kept on song with two trials and some sharp pieces of work. King's Folks was impressive for Douglas Whyte in his lead-up work. Jolly Good Star has worked very strongly in the blinkers.

RACE THREE, RATED 80-60 (C3), 1,000 METRES
General Iron has held his form well in the mornings. Brilliant Proposal was a star worker as usual on Friday morning under trainer Derek Cruz.

RACE FOUR, RATED 60-40 (C4), 1,200 METRES
King Derby has impressed in his recent workouts. Well Done has been freshened up and looks very well.

RACE FIVE, RATED 60-35 (C4), 2,200 METRES
Hei Hei Posh has been holding his form well. Eagle Spirit looks to be finding some form and his work was nice on Friday. Easy Ahead has looked fit and strong in his work.

RACE SIX, RATED 60-40 (C4), 1,650 METRES
Holy Mac caught the eye with his riverside work last Thursday. Heart Wood stretched out freely in a nice piece of work on Saturday. Full Of Fun hasn't run since early January but has done plenty of work.

RACE SEVEN, RATED 80-60 (C3), 1,650 METRES
There was a lot to like about Geronimo Meadow's work on Saturday morning. Flying Chaparral has looked on top form dashing down the all-weather lately. Grand Elite looked good in a piece of work just over a week ago.

RACE EIGHT, RATED 80-60 (C3), 1,200 METRES
My Name Is Bond is holding his form and his work on Saturday was smart. London Walk was impressive down the riverside on Thursday. Karis Teetan had a good hold on Sharp Hunter when he worked on Saturday and the gelding looks in great order.

better than ever
26th February 2014, 10:26 PM
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better than ever
26th February 2014, 10:27 PM
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lucky3902
26th February 2014, 10:45 PM
since the 2009/10 season, david hall has on nine occasions backed up his first-3 placegetters within a week and when doing so has racked up 5 wins, 1 second, 1 third and 1 fourth!

race 5 h12 mr marfach has tasted victory over course and distance before, so will he be able to repeat that performance?

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won !!! $82/24