Weekend King Racing



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We’re thrilled the welcome aboard to the prodigious young form analyst and tipster, the locally born and bred Hong Kong wizard Nicklas Yip. Nicklas will be previewing every Hong Kong meeting from Happy Valley and Sha Tin each and every week.

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Race 1

Another tricky class 5 race to kick off the meeting. The pacing is slow. Little Fantasy will be a danger if Silvestre De Sousa can tackle the wide gate. Sweet Bean still maintain his form during trackwork, a better gate can help. Dragon Warrior finally has drawn a better gate and pedigree supported the distance. Enjoyable Success is settling well with a better jockey on board. Distance is a concern for Money Winner.

Confidence: Low

E/W #10 Little Fantasy or E/W #5 Sweet Bean



Race 2

Very Rich Man will decide the winner of this race. He is classy in this race. If he sets up a quick tempo, Super Lucky will turn up to his best form. Lunar Zephyr has a massive run at Sha Tin and he has shown a lot better during trackwork for this race. Dollar Reward is likely a placegetter only. All Best Friends lost 27 pounds from its last race, not a good sign.

Confidence: Medium

E/W #4 Very Rich Man


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Race 3

Pierro’s son Gift Of Lifeline steps up to 1200m with Silvestre De Sousa is hopeful to break the maiden. Jolly Bountiful improved in trackwork after a short break at Chonghua. Generous Heart must be a threat because of switching track from dirt to turf. Shinealot is still green, not easy to win.

Confidence: Medium

Box Trifecta- #1 Jolly Bountiful / #4 Generous Heart / #9 Gift Of Lifeline


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Race 4

Plenty of horses not proven over the same C&D. Another dart throwing race in this evening. Mr Darthvegar has a couple trials at Happy Valley with good performance, pedigree also supports that should be one to watch. Naboo Star made good progress in trackwork for this preparation. Tavistock’s Fortunate Runner steps up to mile finally which is a good move. Love Chunghwa and Diamond Legend both pedigrees are well supported.

Confidence: Low

E/W #8 MR Darthvegar OR E/W #3 Love Chunghwa


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Race 5

A fast tempo race is suitable for Zac Purton’s Har Har Heart. Top Laurels has returned to Happy Valley after two disappointing defeats at the dirt track, a wide gate won’t affect his chance. Imperial Gallantry is classy in class3, time to upset the fields. Amazing has just returned from injury, huge question mark on this ex Godolphin horse.

Confidence: High

Win #3 Har Har Heart


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Race 6

Sacred Ibis is classy in class3 with backmarker specialist Umberto Rispoli on board. Namjong Plus is a better horse when a foreign jockey ride on him. Helene Charisma is a overrated horse. Vigor Fame keeps progressing from every races. Pikachu time to shine in class 3.

Confidence: High

Win #1 Sacred Ibis OR #2 Namjong Plus


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Race 7

Special Stars stayed in Hong Kong after a devastating loss the last start and he has shown terrific progress in trackwork. Waldorf should be a better horse at Happy Valley but the trial has shown he is in a slump. Gallant Return had a superb run under Joao Moreira the last start, decent chance. Coby Oppa still green in trackwork, switching to turf may not help. E Master has turned to a better horse after changing stable, surely can compete in class 3.

Confidence: High

Win #4 Special Stars


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Race 8:

Chase me if you can! Plenty speedy horses in the last race of the meeting. Hard to separate between Country Star and Music Addition. Handsome Bobo has drawn gate 1 that is a huge plus. Super Turbo can make a huge run if those frontrunners failed to perform well.

Confidence: Low

Win #4 Music Addition






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Comprehensive Preview: Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint fet. Buffering 





Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Meydan Hotels & Hospitality


Group I

1000M (5F) – Turf

USD 1,000,000

Weather: Fine

Track Condition:Good

Rail Position:True

1st 600,000 4th 50,000
2nd 200,000 5th 30,000
3rd 100,000

What time is the Al Quoz on?

1810 – Local

0010 – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart

2340 – Adelaide, Darwin

2210 – Perth



Sh Mohd bin Khalifa Al Maktoum

NAADIRR (IRE) 5 yrs. Bay G 17 (3-5-1)

Owner: Sh Mohd bin Khalifa Al Maktoum

Trainer: M Botti

Jockey: Christophe Soumillon

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 110




JUNGLE CAT (IRE) 4 yrs. Bay C 12 (2-4-3)

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: C Appleby

Jockey: William Buick

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 112


North Hills Co Ltd

BEL CANTO (JPN) 5 yrs. Ch M 16 (5-1-0)

Owner: North Hills Co Ltd

Trainer: K Tsunoda

Jockey: Yutaka Take

Weight: 55.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 108


Matthew Wong Leung Pak

NOT LISTENIN’TOME (AUS) 5 yrs. Bay G 21 (7-3-4)

Owner: Matthew Wong Leung Pak

Trainer: J Moore

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 118



Huang Kai Wen

PENIAPHOBIA (IRE) 5 yrs. Bay G 24 (10-6-4)

Owner: Huang Kai Wen

Trainer: T Cruz

Jockey: Joao Moreira

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 119


Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

ERTIJAAL (IRE) 5 yrs. Bay G 15 (7-1-1)

Owner: Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Trainer: A Al Raihe

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 116


Mrs Sabena Power

SOLE POWER (GB) 9 yrs. Br G 55 (12-7-7)

Owner: Mrs Sabena Power

Trainer: E Lynam

Jockey: Christopher Hayes

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 118



J Sargeant & Mrs J Morley

GOLDREAM (GB) 7 yrs. Br G 34 (7-6-5)

Owner: J Sargeant & Mrs J Morley

Trainer: R Cowell

Jockey: Martin Harley

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 116


Mrs V Heathcote, S Krslovic, C Moore et al

BUFFERING (AUS) 8 yrs. Bay G 51 (19-9-8)

Owner: Mrs V Heathcote, S Krslovic, C Moore et al

Trainer: R Heathcote

Jockey: Damian Browne

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 115



Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

MUTHMIR (IRE) 6 yrs. Bay G 16 (5-2-3)

Owner: Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Trainer: W Haggas

Jockey: Dane O’Neill

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 115



Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

FITYAAN (GB) 8 yrs. Bay G 41 (5-10-3)

Owner: Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Trainer: M Al Muhairi

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 110



Paul Wildes

SIR MAXIMILIAN (IRE) 7 yrs. Bay G 34 (8-5-5)

Owner: Paul Wildes

Trainer: I Williams

Jockey: Patrick Dobbs

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 112



Ranlo Investments, LLC

LADY SHIPMAN (USA) 4 yrs. Ch F 13 (9-2-2)

Owner: Ranlo Investments, LLC

Trainer: K McLaughlin

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr


It’s a truly international field that’s been assembled for the 2016 Al Quoz Sprint @ Meydan Racecourse on Dubai World Cup night (26 March). It contains 5x local UAE horses, 2x Hong Kong gallopers, 2x United Kingdom sprinters and one representative each for Australia, USA, Ireland and Japan.

1.NAADIR (UAE)Sh Mohd bin Khalifa Al Maktoum

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Not straightforward, but ran well in good company after being gelded last summer. Better than ever when second in 6f handicap last time, though work cut out in this company back at the minimum trip.


VIDEO COMMENT: Only an average beginner. Gets back in behind the speed and runs on. More a dour type than a horse with a brilliant turn of foot.






2.JUNGLE CAT (UAE)Godolphin 20-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Smart juvenile and though didn’t get going last year, proved better than ever when winning 6f handicap here in January. Beaten a nose by Fityaan in C&D Meydan Sprint 3 weeks ago, and not dismissed.


VIDEO COMMENT: On pacer who has a high cruising speed and isn’t afraid of a true staying test. Runs a very strong 5f.



3.BEL CANTO (JAPAN)North Hills Co Ltd 33-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Japanese mare, multiple winner at Group level on home soil, including twice last August (5f-6f). Comes here after 4 months off and this test should suit, but significant improvement required still.


VIDEO COMMENT: Bold on-pacer who jumps and runs, before trying to find a kick.




4.NOT LISTENIN’TOME (HK)Matthew Wong Leung Pak 7-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Taken form to new levels this season, 3-3 over 5f at Sha Tin, twice in Group 3’s and also handicap latest. Third to Peniaphobia in Hong Kong Sprint in December and big player with Ryan Moore booked.


VIDEO COMMENT: Travels strongly in the run, with a tendency to over-race. Generally settles just backward of mid-field with cover. Has a short sharp sprint, but it is very powerful.



5.PENIAPHOBIA (HK)Huang Kai Wen 13-2

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Runner-up to Sole Power in this last year and typical standing dish at top level in Hong Kong since, better than ever when winning Hong Kong Sprint in December (6f) and third in Group 1 there latest.


VIDEO COMMENT: On pace runner who likes to roll along. Able to find another gear even when leading at good clip.




6.ERTIJAAL (UAE)Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 3-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Drop to 5f has worked the oracle this season, and has looked high-class when blitzing rivals in pair of C&D handicaps this Carnival. Plenty of competition for the lead, but entitled to major respect.


VIDEO COMMENT: Fast beginner who takes advantage of his gate speed and races on speed. Has a high cruising speed but ups the anti mid-race to get rivals off the bit and chasing. Able to sustain burst of speed right through the finishing wire.




7.SOLE POWER (IRE) Mrs Sabena Power 13-2

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Ended Dubai hoodoo when winning this last year, and arguably shaped best when narrow third to Fityaan/Jungle Cat in prep for this 3 weeks ago. Will get race run to suit and bold bid likely again.


VIDEO COMMENT: Get back run on type. Always reliant on luck by virtue of his race pattern. Takes plenty of riding but once he finds top gear possesses a powerful turn of foot.




8.GOLDREAM (UK)J Sargeant & Mrs J Morley  14-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Had fine 2015, won Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and Prix De L’Abbaye at Longchamp. Ordinary return in C&D Group 3 won by Fityaan last time, but that should leave him spot on for this


VIDEO COMMENT: Good beginner who likes to race just in behind pace. Has a sustained sprint that allows rider to put the acid on his opponents early.



9.BUFFERING (AUS) Mrs V Heathcote, S Krslovic, C Moore et al 10-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: High-class Australian sprinter over the years and not far off very best of late, won pair of Group 1’s in October/November and added valuable 6.5f event at Gold Coast latest. Can give a good account.

VIDEO COMMENT: Good beginner. High cruising speed that allows jockey Browne to put the pressure on rivals mid-race and have them off the bit chasing him. Runs a strong 6f. Finds best form when locked in a fight late.



10.MUTHMIR (UAE)Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 8-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Won twice at Group 2 level last term and also third to Goldream in King’s Stand/L’Abbaye. Fair return last month and though Hanagan understandably prefers Ertijaal, this test ought to prove ideal.

VIDEO COMMENT: OK beginner. Races off speed. Possesses strong dash when let go in straight.



11.FITTYAAN (UAE)Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 33-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Often not far away in Carnival handicaps over the years, but improved out of sight when narrowly getting the better of Jungle Cat/Sole Power in Group 3 last time. Hard to see him confirming the form.

VIDEO COMMENT: On speed galloper who only has one speed but gives all.



12.SIR MAXIMILLIAN (UK) Paul Wildes  33-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Group 3 Meydan Sprint winner last term, and after impressively landing handicap was a respectable fourth in same race latest. Will get race run to suit, but majority call is he’ll come up short.

VIDEO COMMENT: Jumps and settles well, usually about midfield. OK turn of foot, but not brilliant.



13.LADY SHIPMAN (USA)Ranlo Investments, LLC  16-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Most consistent filly, won 9 of 13 starts in US and placed all other occasions, notably neck runner-up in Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in November. Easily landed prep last month and should go well.

VIDEO COMMENT: On pacer. Leads at good clip and gives all. No turn of foot.







Plenty of speed engaged meaning it will be a strongly run race. Bar, Sole Power, all the chances are amongst those who will be making the speed. Thus it’ll likely come down to who’s the toughest at the end of 5f. The Australian horse Buffering is notorious for finding when under pressure and engaged in a drive to the line. He has form around Lankan Rupee, Black Caviar and Hay List. If he brings his ‘A’ game he’ll be the one they’ve got too beat. 












All American’s first winner in Hong Kong
John Moore’s seventh Hong Kong trainer’s premiership looks much more certain after four winners at Sha Tin on Sunday took him to 67 winners for the season.

That’s six ahead of John Size, with two meetings to go, on Wednesday and next Sunday 12 July.

Those three winners on Sha Tin’s all weather track included Tianhuang Horseform, the first Hong Kong winner by second season sire All American Horseform.

The 3YO gelding put up an eye-catching performance to win the Tai Mong Tsai Handicap over 1200 metres at his second start for the Moore stable. Despite a slightly slow start, jockey Doublas Whyte settled him midfield on the fence, then swung to the outside on the turn.

Tianhuang steadily picked up ground and stretched out really well over the final 200 metres to score by 2.5 lengths in 1:08.54 from King of Household, with Geronimo Meadow third and the Size-trained favourite Modern Fortune fourth.

Although Tianhuang was obviously comfortable on the dirt surface, John Moore isn’t prepared to limit him to it just yet, saying, “We won’t pigeon hole him after just a couple of starts.”

Like Moore’s other two winners on the card, People’s Knight & Chevalier Star, Tianhuang is an Inglis sale graduate, bought by George Moore Bloodstock for $290,000 from the Arrowfield draft at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. He is All American’s top-priced colt to date.

Tianhuang was bred by the Arrowfield, Planette & Belford partnership from the Viscount mare Miss Victoria, a half-sister to Group 2 winner Domesday, from the family of champion 2YO Xaar – all descended from “blue hen” mare Best In Show, the fourth dam of Redoute’s Choice.

Tianhuang is the second winner for his dam who also has a rising 2YO filly by All American, purchased by Marc Conners at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, and a weanling brother to Tianhuang. Miss Victoria is in foal to Snitzel.

This Hong Kong success and three Australian winners over the weekend seal a very good month for All American, whose nine winners since 6 June also include Sydney winner Eisenhower, Caulfield 2YO winner Green Card and US stakeswinner America Mon Amie. 

Magic Man pockets HK jockeys’ title

JOAO Moreira has sealed the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship with four meetings remaining this season.

Moreira, the winner of three Group 1 races in Australia during the season, took his Hong Kong tally to 139 with a four-timer at Sha Tin on Saturday.

The Brazilian is 48 wins clear of 2013/14 champion, Australian Zac Purton, with 42 races left until season’s end on July 12. The previous best was 114 set by 13-time champion Douglas Whyte. Moreira moved to Hong Kong in October 2013 having racked up four consecutive jockeys championships in Singapore.

He will miss the next two meetings Hong Kong because of a suspension for whip use aboard second placegetter Medicean Man in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot this month.

In the trainers’ premiership, John Moore has increased his lead to four over fellow ex-pat Australian John Size.

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