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WHYTE CAN STRIKE A MATCH WITH FIRE STARTER

RACE 1 (1,200M)

FLYING KEEPER (10) still hasn't gotten his timing right but has finished up willingly for seconds in his past two Valley sprints, including a head second over this trip. He'll be hard out of the finish.

JUST MISTERE (4) wasn't suited by the pace last time out but had worked home nicely in two prior 1,200m starts on both surfaces. He's got the pedigree to handle the tighter Valley course and can get on track.

NOVEL START (5) had been knocking on the door in two prior C&D runs for a front-running second and third. Another tough gate but he can't be ignored.

RACE 2 (1,800M)

HUMONGUS (9) delivered an early season victory over this C&D and has been threatening to return to the winner's circle in his past three at the Valley, including a fast-finishing mile fourth earlier this month. He's an each-way chance.

STARLIT WARRIOR (11) came up flat in a recent failure but had given a good sight in two prior 1,800m runs, including a rallying third on this track. He merits consideration.

MIZZEN GREY (1) hasn't enjoyed the best of runs in two recent outings over this Valley trip, including a third two back when having to circle the field, at the 800m on the back of a muddling pace. He needs to be kept safe.

RACE 3 (1,000M)

CALL ME ACHIEVER (5) has been a bridesmaid three times over this C&D this season, including two close efforts recently, despite a hard run, and the class dropper General Iron. He must have claims.

GENTILIS (3) backed up a creditable debut fifth over the straight 1,000m with a handily ridden C&D third, following a deep run with cover from a wide gate. He's one of the chances.

SEASONS STAR (1) does know his way around this course and doesn't appear from his past two starts over the straight 1,000m to be far off a winning run, including a head second.

RACE 4 (1,200M)

FIRE STARTER (4) wasn't up to the challenge two back in the Griffin Trophy after opening with back-to-back wins. Did handle a move to the Valley last start for a trip second. He's ready to erase his maiden status.

FRIENDS OF YAN OI (11) has turned the corner with an overdue win two back in Class 5 over this C&D and was getting going nicely off a light weight at this level last Wednesday for a close third. He'll make it interesting.

KEY WITNESS (5) was beaten with market action but still did stay on all right in a debut fifth over the 1,200m at Sha Tin. He merits attention.

RACE 5 (1,650M)

STEP HIGH'S (2) latest of three straight victories over this C&D did appear his easiest when powering clear at the 250m and does strike another winnable race.

AMBITIOUS TREASURE (10) has been capable at this level and has made a sound impression in his past two mile starts for a close second at Sha Tin, before dashing clear for a Valley win. He'll go close.

OWNERS' GLORY (11) hasn't won in some time but has been in the thick of the finish in his three starts at the Valley this season, including a recent fourth over 1,800m. He must be kept safe.

RACE 6 (1,200M)

YOU READ MY MIND (7) resumed a winner over the 1,000m at this course and may have prevailed if holding a straight line in a recent front-running second over the 1,200m at Sha Tin. He can figure.

HIGHEST ACCLAIM (3) has come into his own this season to win two of his opening three, including a narrow C&D success and has run well for fifth in his past two Valley sprints. He moved well to win a recent dirt trial following a deserving break.

GETAWAY GUY (4) hasn't enjoyed any favours from outside alleys in his past two starts over this C&D, but still has stayed on fifth best both times. Chance, despite an unfavourable pace.

RACE 7 (1,650M)

JAZZY FEELING (4) had been knocking on the door in three of his opening four and finished nicely to miss by a short-head in a recent second over the mile. He can win with a weight swing in his favour.

ENTHUSIASM (1) made good, despite returning from a heart irregularity. He'll need to carry weight for this run but remains one of the chances.

CALLING WITH LOVE (6) was classy enough to overcome a deep run in midfield for a Class 4 win at this course two back and caught the eye when third over 1,400m at this level.

RACE 8 (1,800M)

JOLLY VICTOR (9) finished reasonably well in a recent mile fourth at this level and does seem to go best over the 1,800m. He's an each-way chance.

SUNNY YING (3) was a placegetter in a recent Sha Tin run, following a comfortable pillar-to-post win over this C&D in December. He has scored when patiently ridden from a wide alley.

LUCKY FOREVER (1) continued his fine form over this C&D when flattening late after rolling forward out wide to lead at the 1,100m in a recent third. He does handle weight and remains one for the short list.

 RACE 1 CLASS 5 TURF-1200m

 TIME : 7:15 Stakes: HK$550,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 MIGHT AND VISION A S CRUZ M DEMURO 133 8

2 SLEDGE HAMMER C S SHUM C Y HO 133 4

3 WINE LOVERS K L MAN B PREBBLE 133 7

4 JUST MISTERE Y S TSUI K TEETAN 132 6

5 NOVEL START T K NG D WHYTE 131 10

6 SHANGHAI PIONEER D E FERRARIS K C LEUNG 129 11

7 ALL TIMES LUCKY C H YIP Z PURTON 126 2

8 KOWLOON EAST KING T P YUNG N CALLAN 125 3

9 HAPPY GOAL L HO T H SO 123 12

10 FLYING KEEPER C FOWNES A SUBORICS 121 9

11 RED ADVENTURE A LEE J MOREIRA 120 1

12 GRACYTOM W Y SO W M LAI 117 5

 RACE 2 CLASS 5 TURF-1800m

 TIME : 7:45 Stakes: HK$550,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 MIZZEN GREY T K NG B PREBBLE 130 8

2 ROYAL KNIGHT S WOODS W C MARWING 130 1

3 MOBILE KING C FOWNES C Y HO 128 4

4 VIVA GUY L HO D WHYTE 125 10

5 MR MARFACH D J HALL N CALLAN 124 7

6 SECRETARY OF STATE D E FERRARIS J MOREIRA 124 11

7 ALL MY GLORY K W LUI A SUBORICS 123 9

8 GOLD FORTUNE P O'SULLIVAN K C LEUNG 119 12

9 HUMONGUS A SCHUTZ K TEETAN 118 6

10 INFINITE COURAGE A S CRUZ C Y LUI 117 5

11 STARLIT WARRIOR D CRUZ M DEMURO 113 2

12 NOSTALGIA A LEE T H SO 113 3

 RACE 3 CLASS 4 TURF-1000m

 TIME : 8:15 Stakes: HK$725,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 SEASONS STAR A S CRUZ D WHYTE 133 10

2 DOUBLE MASTER C S SHUM M DEMURO 126 11

3 GENTILIS C H YIP Z PURTON 126 5

4 GLORY HORSIE D CRUZ C Y LUI 124 1

5 CALL ME ACHIEVER Y S TSUI J MOREIRA 123 2

6 KINGSTON JUMBO W Y SO K C LEUNG 123 8

7 NAZAKAT'S LAD K W LUI B PREBBLE 122 7

8 HAPPILY TIME C H YIP K C NG 118 3

9 HURRY HURRY UP C FOWNES C Y HO 117 6

10 SOLAR DRAGON C W CHANG W M LAI 114 12

11 KING ON EARTH A LEE H W LAI 113 4

12 MASSIVE L HO T H SO 113 9

 RACE 4 CLASS 4 TURF-1200m

 TIME : 8:45 Stakes: HK$725,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 CARRY THE ZEAL D J HALL J MOREIRA 131 8

2 NEW PET W Y SO N CALLAN 130 7

3 FLASHING GUY K L MAN B PREBBLE 129 10

4 FIRE STARTER R GIBSON D WHYTE 128 4

5 KEY WITNESS A S CRUZ M DEMURO 127 5

6 OUR MARCUS D CRUZ T H SO 127 3

7 VICTORY GENERAL C FOWNES Z PURTON 125 2

8 TRAVEL MASTER C S SHUM C Y HO 123 11

9 CHEERS VICTORIES T K NG H W LAI 119 9

10 COPY STAR A T MILLARD K TEETAN 118 6

11 FRIENDS OF YAN OI T P YUNG K C LEUNG 117 1

12 TELECOM TOP STAR K W LUI A SUBORICS 121 12

 RACE 5 CLASS 4 TURF-1650m

 TIME : 9:15 Stakes: HK$725,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 LIBERAL OF MIND A SCHUTZ M DEMURO 130 9

2 STEP HIGH T P YUNG D WHYTE 130 8

3 DEMOKLES C H YIP J MOREIRA 129 12

4 DRAGON GLORY C W CHANG A SUBORICS 129 4

5 SMART PLANET C S SHUM Z PURTON 129 6

6 BLOSSOM DAILY C FOWNES C Y HO 128 11

7 SURE CHAMP R GIBSON B PREBBLE 125 3

8 GOOD THINKER P F YIU N CALLAN 122 5

9 INVESTAR WIN J MOORE K TEETAN 122 7

10 AMBITIOUS TREASURE W Y SO H W LAI 119 2

11 OWNERS' GLORY D CRUZ C Y LUI 119 1

12 FLUKE L HO T H SO 117 10

 RACE 6 CLASS 3 TURF-1200m

 TIME : 9:45 Stakes: HK$1,000,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 REGENCY LUCK A S CRUZ A SUBORICS 133 3

2 VICTORIUS J SIZE M DEMURO 130 12

3 HIGHEST ACCLAIM C FOWNES Z PURTON 128 4

4 GETAWAY GUY T K NG D WHYTE 123 6

5 MY GOAL K W LUI T H SO 122 5

6 CHEERS JOY C H YIP K C NG 121 9

7 YOU READ MY MIND D CRUZ J MOREIRA 121 8

8 BEAUTY AHEAD W Y SO K C LEUNG 119 7

9 GOLDEN BAUHINIA Y S TSUI W M LAI 116 11

10 LAUGH OUT LOUD K L MAN C Y HO 115 1

11 POLYMER WIN P F YIU C Y LUI 115 2

12 TOPSPIN EXPRESS A T MILLARD K TEETAN 113 10

 RACE 7 CLASS 3 TURF-1650m

 TIME : 10:15 Stakes: HK$1,000,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 ENTHUSIASM D E FERRARIS K TEETAN 132 2

2 WINNIE'S HORSE K W LUI J MOREIRA 132 8

3 EMPEROR CLAUDIUS J SIZE B PREBBLE 129 3

4 JAZZY FEELING R GIBSON D WHYTE 128 4

5 KA YING KID T P YUNG N CALLAN 128 6

6 CALLING WITH LOVE C FOWNES Z PURTON 126 11

7 MEGA CHAMPION A S CRUZ K C LEUNG 122 5

8 ELEGANCE KLAMMER A SCHUTZ C Y HO 121 7

9 SUPERNINSKY C W CHANG A SUBORICS 121 1

10 ONE OF A KIND C H YIP T H SO 119 12

11 SIGHT LOVER W Y SO W C MARWING 119 10

12 FURIO P F YIU M DEMURO 118 9

 RACE 8 CLASS 2 TURF-1800m

 TIME : 10:50 Stakes: HK$1,400,000

No. Horse name Trainer Jockey wt(ib) Bar

1 LUCKY FOREVER W Y SO Z PURTON 130 6

2 PLEASURE GAINS K L MAN J MOREIRA 129 12

3 SUNNY YING J MOORE W C MARWING 129 11

4 CHATER DREAM D E FERRARIS N CALLAN 128 9

5 PERFECT CHEERS C FOWNES C Y HO 127 1

6 LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT C FOWNES A SUBORICS 127 8

7 BUBBLE CHIC D J HALL B PREBBLE 125 7

8 BULLISH BOY A S CRUZ D WHYTE 123 5

9 JOLLY VICTOR A T MILLARD K TEETAN 120 2

10 MIGHTY HIGH L HO T H SO 120 10

11 TRAVEL BRAND C H YIP M DEMURO 119 3

12 JUN GONG C H YIP K C NG 118 4

HONG KONG

RACES ...wasn't up to the challenge two back in the Griffin Trophy after opening with back-to-back wins. Did handle a move to the Valley last start for a trip second. He's ready to erase his maiden status.

- Phillip Woo's comments on Fire Starter, who will have jockey Douglas Whyte (right) in the saddle today.