Sha Tin TURF - A Course

Class GRIFFIN (-) 1200m

LIBERATOR PLATE, 12:30 PM

Run Date Days Cse / Dist / Going Draw Body Wgt Wgt Jockey FP / TS Energy Sectional Times Odds
1 KING KANALOA (1) 1058 129 N CALLAN J MOORE Age: 3 Thumb down
FIRST START: Japan-bred PPG, a 3-year-old gelding, a member of the first crop of the champion sprinter-miler Lord Kanaloa, a 2-time winner of the Hong Kong Sprint (Gr 1). Lord Kanaloa has taken his winning form straight to the breeding barn --- in 2018 alone, he’s had 35 individual winners including last weekend’s brilliant Japan Oaks heroine Almond Eye. Thank You Ask, the dam of King Kanaloa, is a daughter of the 2400m influence Symboli Kris S, while second dam Future Sunday is a daughter of champion sire Sunday Silence. This fellow is taking a while to get the hang of things --- he’s had four trials so far and has missed the start every time, the latest by 4 lengths on May 15. You sense there is a decent motor there but he’s doing too much wrong to be considered a winning chance first-up.
2 PACIFIC MASTER (4) 1127 129 D WHYTE J MOORE Age: 3 Thumb down
06/05/2018 21 ST "B" 1000 G 6 1115 129 N Callan 5 / 6 84 13.36 20.85 23.74
Pace Good-Fast; awkward start, pushed 4L off pace, weakened 3, hung out 2, tailed out.
37
15/04/2018 0 ST "C+3" 1000 G-Y 3 1102 129 N Callan 6 / 7 85 13.56 21.14 24.73
Pace Good-Fast; bump start, pushed 3L off pace, weakened sharply 350, tailed out.
31
3 ROCKAGE (3) 1025 129 C SCHOFIELD F C LOR Age: 3 Formguide 1up
06/05/2018 21 ST "B" 1000 G 2 1021 129 C Schofield 4 / 6 88 13.56 20.93 23.03
Pace Good-Fast; bump start, pushed 6L off pace, one paced grandstand track.
33
15/04/2018 0 ST "C+3" 1000 G-Y 2 1020 129 C Schofield 4 / 7 88 13.72 21.26 24.33
Pace Good-Fast; pushed 4L off pace, one paced grandstand track.
28
4 RULETHEROOST (7) 1137 129 A SANNA F C LOR Age: 3 Formguide 2up
FIRST START: German PPG, a 3-year-old gelding, sired by the champion Australian sire Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) during one of his shuttle seasons in France. Navajo Queen, the dam of this youngster, is a daughter of the supreme stamina influence Monsun. He’s trialled three times for trainer Frankie Lor and has missed the start a length or so on all three occasions. However, he mustered speed quickly in his most recent trial from barrier 1 and eventually led, ultimately scoring by a length over 1200m on the AWT. The downside to that win was the very slow time. At least he’s going the right direction and may have been even further improved by this latest trial win. Stays under notice.
5 SPEED VISION (6) 1144 129 J MOREIRA F C LOR Age: 3 Formguide 2up
06/05/2018 21 ST "B" 1000 G 4 1157 127 M L Yeung 6 / 6 82 13.24 20.77 23.97
Pace Good-Fast; pushed 3L off pace, unbalanced & hung out 5, weakened sharply 350, tailed out.
14
15/04/2018 0 ST "C+3" 1000 G-Y 4 1142 127 M L Yeung 3 / 7 91 13.68 20.86 24.44
Pace Good-Fast; bump start & unbalanced, pushed 1L off pace, hung out 9-8, on heels 9, ran on steadily grandstand rail.
2.9
6 SUPER MODEL (5) 1114 129 Z PURTON C S SHUM Age: 3 Formguide 3up
FIRST START: British-bred ISG, a 3-year-old gelding, by the impressive young stallion Harbour Watch, an unbeaten 2-year-old and a son of the grand old British speed influence Acclamation. Harbour Watch had nine individual stakes performers in 2017, with his oldest progeny only 3-year-olds at that time. Maid For Winning, the dam of this gelding, is a daughter of Gone West and has already produced four winners, including Group-placed Hors de Combat and Stroll Patrol. This fellow fetched HK$5.2 million at the HK International Sale. He has been to the trials twice and went well for third to Montreal at the first time of asking. He then made all the anticipated progress to his second trial, where he won nicely over 1000m at ST on May 15, recording good time and performing very professionally. Trainer Danny Shum has an excellent record with these first starters and this fellow looks like being the testing material.
7 ROMANTIC BONANZA (2) 1118 120 T BERRY C S SHUM Age: 2 Formguide 2up
06/05/2018 0 ST "B" 1000 G 3 1139 120 T Berry 3 / 6 87 13.64 21.17 22.70
Pace Good-Fast; awkward & bump start, pushed 8L off pace, ran on steadily mid track.
16
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