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GET SET FOR A SUPER STRIKE IN RACE 5

 RACE 1 CLASS 5 TURF-1650m

 TIME : 7:15 Stakes: HK$550,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 HONG KONG FAT K W LUI A SUBORICS 133 9

2 IT CAN ONLY BE YOU T K NG W M LAI 133 1

3 WINNING ADVANTAGE A T MILLARD C Y HO 132 6

4 OPTIMIZATION STAR D J HALL D WHYTE 131 8

5 MASTER GUNNER D CRUZ C Y LUI 130 3

6 NO TIES C S SHUM Z PURTON 128 7

7 DANESOUTH Y S TSUI G MOSSE 127 11

8 GOOD TIMES ROLL C FOWNES W C MARWING 123 12

9 ORIENTAL FANTASIA Y S TSUI C K TONG 122 2

10 BILLION GAINS L HO H W LAI 118 4

11 TREASURE MAN K L MAN K C LEUNG 115 10

12 MARVEL PLUS A LEE K TEETAN 113 5

 RACE 2 CLASS 4S TURF-1650m

 TIME : 7:45 Stakes: HK$725,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 PEPPERMINT C FOWNES C Y HO 133 5

2 UWILLBEGLORIOUS A T MILLARD K TEETAN 130 9

3 KING'S FOLKS C W CHANG D WHYTE 129 6

4 DEMOKLES C H YIP Z PURTON 128 10

5 JOLLY GOOD STAR C S SHUM W C MARWING 128 2

6 EXPECTATOR L HO B PREBBLE 125 1

7 FUN HEROES T P YUNG T ANGLAND 125 11

8 KING TAI SING K L MAN G MOSSE 124 3

9 FORTUNE BRAVO P F YIU C Y LUI 120 4

10 BEAUTY KING A S CRUZ K C NG 115 8

11 SKIP COURT R GIBSON K C LEUNG 115 12

12 PERFECT TRIUMPH T K NG W M LAI 114 7

 RACE 3 CLASS 3 TURF-1000m

 TIME : 8:15 Stakes: HK$1,000,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 ROCKET LET WIN A S CRUZ C K TONG 133 4

2 GOLD EDITION Y S TSUI G MOSSE 126 3

3 THE PRINCE C FOWNES A SUBORICS 125 7

4 SIGHT BELIEVER J SIZE T ANGLAND 121 1

5 GENERAL IRON C S SHUM Z PURTON 120 6

6 BRILLIANT PROPOSAL D CRUZ D WHYTE 118 9

7 LUCKY HAMMER C H YIP K C NG 116 5

8 ORIENTAL PROSPER A S CRUZ K TEETAN 116 8

9 GOLD TALENT A LEE H W LAI 114 2

 RACE 4 CLASS 4 TURF-1200m

 TIME : 8:45 Stakes: HK$725,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 SPEEDYGONZALEZ C FOWNES Z PURTON 133 1

2 KING DERBY C S SHUM H W LAI 130 7

3 NOBODY BUT YOU T K NG A SUBORICS 130 6

4 TOMODACHI D CRUZ T H SO 130 2

5 WELL DONE A T MILLARD C Y HO 129 3

6 RED COURAGE J SIZE K TEETAN 125 10

7 MAKE IT S WOODS G MOSSE 123 8

8 ALL THE WINNERS L HO C Y LUI 120 11

9 KIM GLORY Y S TSUI C K TONG 120 5

10 WINNING BOY T P YUNG T ANGLAND 120 9

11 HELEN'S CHOICE P F YIU K C LEUNG 119 12

12 HAPPY HOMING C H YIP D WHYTE 118 4

 RACE 5 CLASS 4 TURF-2200m

 TIME : 9:15 Stakes: HK$725,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 BACKBENCH BLUES T P YUNG C Y HO 133 5

2 HEI HEI POSH C S SHUM Z PURTON 133 9

3 DRAGON PINS R GIBSON D WHYTE 132 12

4 MAZANDARAN A S CRUZ A SUBORICS 132 4

5 SUPER STRIKE A SCHUTZ T ANGLAND 132 1

6 SPICY SIAM W Y SO G MOSSE 126 11

7 EAGLE SPIRIT A SCHUTZ B PREBBLE 124 10

8 WIN ALONG A LEE K TEETAN 116 3

9 DRAGON BACHELOR Y S TSUI C K TONG 115 8

10 YUAN'S FORTUNE Y S TSUI W M LAI 113 2

11 EASY AHEAD L HO C Y LUI 113 7

12 MR MARFACH D J HALL T H SO 113 6

 RACE 6 CLASS 4 TURF-1650m

 TIME : 9:45 Stakes: HK$725,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 BORN TO WIN C FOWNES Z PURTON 133 12

2 TWIN TURBO Y S TSUI T ANGLAND 133 1

3 PLAIN RED BANNER P F YIU C Y LUI 132 8

4 HOLY MAC D E FERRARIS A SUBORICS 131 11

5 GOLDEN SCALPEL K L MAN W M LAI 129 7

6 HINYUEN PALADIN C H YIP K C NG 129 4

7 HEART WOOD L HO D WHYTE 126 10

8 TERRIFIC MASTER A S CRUZ G MOSSE 125 9

9 LITTLE RAINFOREST C S SHUM C K TONG 121 2

10 RISING POWER C W CHANG T H SO 118 3

11 HO WONGCHOY A SCHUTZ K TEETAN 117 6

12 FULL OF FUN K W LUI H W LAI 116 5

 RACE 7 CLASS 3 TURF-1650m

 TIME : 10:15 Stakes: HK$1,000,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 MAJESTIC ANTHEM A S CRUZ G MOSSE 133 8

2 GERONIMO MEADOW C W CHANG B PREBBLE 128 9

3 CIRCUIT STAR K L MAN C Y HO 125 1

4 SPINNING DANCER S WOODS D WHYTE 125 7

5 MASSIVE IMPACT R GIBSON A SUBORICS 124 3

6 FLYING CHAPARRAL K W LUI K C NG 122 12

7 INVICTUS J MOORE K C LEUNG 122 6

8 ENDORSING J SIZE K TEETAN 119 10

9 GRAND ELITE C FOWNES Z PURTON 119 2

10 SUMARAND DRAGON Y S TSUI W M LAI 119 11

11 EASY SUCCESS W Y SO C K TONG 116 5

12 WINNING MASCOT C H YIP T H SO 114 4

 RACE 8 CLASS 3 TURF-1200m

 TIME : 10:50 Stakes: HK$1,000,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 MY NAME IS BOND C FOWNES C K TONG 133 5

2 SILLY BUDDIES J SIZE T ANGLAND 129 11

3 WITHINMYHEART T K NG H W LAI 127 7

4 ALL FRIENDS K L MAN G MOSSE 126 3

5 LONDON WALK P F YIU Z PURTON 124 12

6 BE THERE AHEAD L HO T H SO 122 2

7 JOYFUL THE GREAT A LEE B PREBBLE 121 9

8 MASTER KOCHANWONG D J HALL D WHYTE 121 1

9 SHARP HUNTER K W LUI K TEETAN 117 8

10 LUCKY DAY A S CRUZ K C NG 115 6

11 HEARTS KEEPER Y S TSUI C Y HO 114 10

12 PACKING MOTOR A SCHUTZ C Y LUI 114 4

RACE 1 (1,650M)

HONG KONG FAT (1) just failed to run down rival 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 rival over the 1,400m at this level in November. 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 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.

RACE 2 (1,650m)EXPECTATOR (6) had excuses from a wide alley last start with Douglas Whyte in the saddle after knocking on the door in three prior C&D starts with three different riders, including a rail hugging neck second.

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 win a start earlier.

PEPPERMINT (1) continues to run on without threatening to place in five of six starts, but is coming off a fifth over 1,400m after going back from a wide gate.

RACE 3 (1,00m)BRILLIANT PROPOSAL (6) raised his game to a new level off a light weight in this grade for back-to-back C&D seconds, including a terrific nose second earlier this month. He has definite claims.

SIGHT BELIEVER (4) had been hard to fault in his opening four runs in Class 4, including two C&D wins, before stepping into this grade in December for a close third. He can't be taken lightly.

ORIENTAL PROSPER (8) stayed on a creditable C&D fourth in November before switching stables for a straight course second and with excuses in his past two outings. He's the race sleeper.

RACE 4 (1,200m)HAPPY HOMING (12) didn't click as a late call-up in a recent one-paced fourth but had been knocking on the door in two of three other C&D runs, including a fast-finishing short-head third. He's an each-way chance.

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. He remains one of the chances.

WELL DONE (5) has been hard to run down in three starts over this C&D for a narrow victory two back 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.

RACE 5 (2,200m)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 last start over 1,800m following an earlier short-head second over 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, following a narrow C&D win. 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 over 1,800m, but is a likely improver with a drop in class and was a route winner in Ireland.

RACE 6 (1,650M)

HEART WOOD (7) was never headed when resuming over this C&D 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 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 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 after switching off from a wide draw. He'll go close.

RACE 7 (1,650m)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.

WINNING MASCOT (12) has consistently worked home to finish in the thick of things in his past five C&D runs in Class Four. He'll need to find on his past Class 3 form but remains one for the short list off a light weight.

RACE 8 (1,200m)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 C&D, including a recent second. He must have claims, despite a riding change to Douglas Whyte.

MY NAME IS BOND (1) delivered an overdue win and was twice held-up for clear running in a recent third. 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 when ridden cold from a wide draw. He'll make it interesting at the finish.

Bolt Of Light will blind them

6:10 Race 1 Maiden JUVENILE Plate (Fillies) - 1200M

1 AMRITAW Kennedy (7) 58 2 BEV'S BABYC Murray(-4) (8) 58 3 BRACE THE MAGICS Veale (3) 58 4 FEEA Delpech (4) 58 5 JUST LUCKYB Lerena (9) 58 6 PRIVATE NUMBERC Orffer (5) 58 7 SHIVRANIM Yeni (2) 58 8 THUNDER QUEEND Dillon (1) 58 9 WESTERLY WINDT Godden(-4) (6) 58

6:40 Race 2 Maiden Plate (F & M) - 1200M

1 SEPHORAA Delpech (7) 60 2 DIXIE FLYERA Mgudlwa (4) 60 3 RAD ROCKM Yeni (3) 60 4 ACASTUSB Lerena (8) 60 5 SOME MAGICS Randolph (1) 60

6 ENCHANTING LASSJ Barnes(-4) (6) 60 7 KAJIK Melo (2) 60 8 MOON FROSTS Khumalo (5) 60

7:10 Race 3 Maiden Plate - 1400M

1 HARRY PEPPAD Dillon (1) 60 2 LEBEOANAB Lerena (3) 60 3 ABDICATEC Orffer (6) 60 4 PAX AETERNAS Randolph (9) 60 5 HARRY CLEAVERD Lembethe (7) 60 6 BULLK Melo (5) 60 7 NATTERJACKM Odendaal (4) 60 8 SCOT FOR KINGJ Barnes(-4) (11) 60 9 BOLT OF LIGHTA Delpech (10) 60

10 MERCILESSM Yeni (8) 60

11 NEWTONS SPARKB Claassen(-2) (2) 60

7:50 Race 4 Maiden Plate (F & M) - 1600M

1 COCO LOVEC Orffer (6) 60

2 BALL DANCERS Khumalo (8) 60

3 TERRYBELLEK Melo (5) 60

4 GRAND APPROACHW Kennedy (11) 60

5 SPECIALLY APPROVEDM Odendaal (3) 60

6 IMBUTA CASTRUMN Roebuck (10) 60

7 IVANOVICHS Randolph (4) 60

8 LADY ARROWC Murray(-4) (2) 60

9 MISS ESMERALDAB Lerena (1) 60

10 VIVE LA REINEH Hoven(-4) (9) 60

11 WEASELD Dillon (7) 60

8:25 Race 5 MR 78 Handicap - 2400M

1 KALMIAS Randolph (9) 62 2 PROFESSOR XA Delpech (4) 59 3 FATHER TEDB Lerena (7) 58 4 BEEWITHMEES Khumalo (5) 56 5 ROYAL MACM Yeni (1) 54 6 SPARKLING WOODA Mgudlwa (3) 52 7 TAEGAN'S JETS Veale (2) 52 8 DUKE DIAMONDK Melo (10) 52 9 POP HOMEW Kennedy (6) 52

10 ASSESSMENTJ Barnes(-4) (8) 52

9:00 Race 6 MR 69 Handicap - 1750M

1 RED ROVERS Khumalo (6) 60

2 AFRICAH Hoven(-4) (10) 58

3 BELT UPA Delpech (3) 58

4 BRASS VERDICTJ Horcajada (5) 58

5 PIMPERNELK Melo (2) 56

6 HAPPY COLOURSM Odendaal (9) 54

7 MR ROYALW Kennedy (1) 54

8 HICKORY HILLD Lembethe (8) 54

9 LEAGUE OF HIS OWNM Yeni (4) 53

10 PEARLY KINGS Veale (7) 52

9:35 Race 7 MR 101 Handicap - 1000M

1 MR WHATEVERS Cormack (10) 60

2 PIANO MANJ Horcajada (8) 57

3 MIKE'S CHOICES Randolph (7) 56

4 STORM BRINGERM Yeni (9) 56

5 GUANTANAMERAS Khumalo (3) 53

6 BRAZOW Kennedy (5) 52

7 KRACKERJACK ACEK Melo (2) 52

8 LUXARDOD Dillon (4) 52

9 NORMANZJ Barnes(-4) (1) 52

10 PREAMBLEC Murray(-4) (6) 52

10:05 Race 8 MR 70 Handicap - 1200M

1 ACTIVE POWERB Lerena (6) 60

2 DODGE CITYH Hoven(-4) (10) 60

3 FAT CHANCEB Claassen(-2) (9) 60

4 KINGS GOLDD Lembethe (2) 60

5 SOCIAL NETWORKS Randolph (1) 60

6 FAST WILLIAMD Dillon (3) 58

7 SADHUM Odendaal (5) 57

8 CHESHIRE CATM Yeni (4) 56

9 HIGHLAND FLINGK Melo (8) 55

10 KING ALFREDC Murray(-4) (7) 52

10:40 Race 9 FM 74 Handicap (F & M) - 1200M

1 INDIGO CHILDB Lerena (4) 61

2 LEMONADE RIVERA Delpech (2) 60

3 GUEST EL GRANDEM Odendaal (6) 60

4 PARTY DOLLW Kennedy (10) 60

5 CHELSEAD Dillon (3) 60

6 WINTER GLORYS Khumalo (11) 59

7 LA CENERENTOLAH Hoven(-4) (7) 58

8 CATALINA BLUESK Melo (1) 58

9 Open THE BANKM Yeni (9) 57

10 CAYENNES Veale (5) 52

11 POPULAR BLUESJ Barnes(-4) (12) 52

12 WARDANDI GIRLD Lembethe (13) 52

13 QUINTELLAA Mgudlwa (8) 52

SCOTTSVILLE PREVIEWS

RACE 1 (1,200M)

(6) PRIVATE NUMBER made a fair debut two months back and must surely have improved. She should go close here but it is competitive and there are also unraced individuals in the hunt.

(4) FEE did well after jumping slow on debut and should relish the slightly longer trip.

(8) THUNDER QUEEN wasn't far off her after she too also lagged at the jump.

RACE 2 (1,200M)

(1) SEPHORA is so well placed she should be one of the better bets on the day. She stayed on well at the end of her last 1,200m dash and the form has already been franked.

(2) DIXIE FLYER is the one that has been close up and she has done that twice in her life and in the latter she almost won over today's trip.

(3) RAD ROCK should be right there on best form. Anything can pop up.

RACE 3 (1,400m) (9) BOLT OF LIGHT rates the good thing on the day. He wasn't given a hard time and still had the mind to progress into third on debut. Hard to oppose.

(7) NATTERJACK produced a much better run last time when just beaten. He is well prepped as that run came over this track and trip.

RACE 4 (1,600m) (7) IVANOVICH gave signs that she is an up and coming sort with a promising runner-up effort round the left-handed Clairwood track in just her second race. She is better than that.

(3) TERRYBELLE was finishing faster behind IVANOVICH last time but needs to get going sooner.

(2) BALL DANCER came on nicely over this track and trip-serious runner too.

RACE 5 (2,400m) (4) BEEWITHMEE has disappointed recently but his best recent run was over this track and trip and if the pace is on he can score.

(2) PROFESSOR X showed up well after rest behind a Clairwood specialist and is set to come on. He is a serious stayer here.

(6) SPARKLING WOOD can't be faulted.

RACE 6 (1,750m) (1) RED ROVER travelled very well up front and looked like going on to win until tagged late. He may settle better over this slightly longer trip and does meet a field he can overcome.

(4) BRASS VERDICT wasn't disgraced in his first post maiden race and seems to have a lesser task in this handicap.

(7) MR ROYAL has stable companion RED ROVER to beat but is improving at his new yard.

RACE 7 (1,000M)

A race to savour.

(9) NORMANZ was prepped to put in his fastest fractions last time. He is a pure 1,000m specialist and should make them all run. However he meets (1) MR WHATEVER who seems to live up to his name at times beating whatever especially at this track. He carries 12kg more than NORMANZ which should swing it in the latter's favour.

(2) PIANO MAN has the ability.


RACE 8 (1,200m) (8) CHESHIRE CAT needed his last race back when jumping slow and finding himself too far back at Greyville. He has more to come and could show his true form now that he is back on turf.

(2) DODGE CITY has well placed throughout his career as his rating never seems to go too high and he can go both 1,000m and 1,200m.

(7) SADHU should be at a peak and can overcome this field.

RACE 9 (1,200m) (7) LA CENERENTOLA went too far last time and back over the trip her sire 'says she should be good at' she could be hard to beat.

(1) INDIGO CHILD is in top form and she could go close after a promising last try at Clairwood.

(10) CAYENNE looked dangerous at this track last time and she should be right there from a decent draw.