Sha Tin

  • 08:30 Longines Hong Kong Cup 1m 2f

  • Winner HK$12,586,198 2nd HK$4,760,795 3rd HK$2,365,006 4th HK$1,082,400
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 08:37:20
08:30 Sha Tin Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Akeed Mofeed 7/2
2nd Tokei Halo (JPN) 14/1
3rd Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 5196111163 Not available Military Attack (IRE) 21
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 h J S Moore Z Purton 122 9/43.25
2 (10) 425112 Not available Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) 50
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-0 Mme C Barbe C Soumillon 123 5/16.00
3 (6) 804617 Not available Little Mike (USA) 36
Distance Winner
6 9-0 t Dale Romans M Smith 16/117.00
4 (1) 4136115972 Not available Akeed Mofeed 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 R Gibson D J Whyte 110 7/24.50
5 (8) 0421440211 Not available Endowing (IRE) 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 J Size Tye Angland 82 13/27.50
6 (7) 21-4271 Not available Grandeur (IRE) 74
Distance Winner
4 9-0 J Noseda R Moore 118 16/117.00
7 (11) 211161 Not available Neatico (GER) 66
Distance Winner
6 9-0 P Schiergen A Starke 33/134.00
8 (5) 0121181110 Not available Tokei Halo (JPN) 700
4 9-0 H Shimizu Y Take 14/115.00
9 (2) 447361 Not available Side Glance 36
Distance Winner
6 9-0 A M Balding J P Spencer 113 20/121.00
10 (12) 4102124555 Not available Rainbow Chic (IRE) 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 C Fownes B Prebble 50/151.00
11 (3) 6095311807 Not available Same World 21
Course Winner
5 9-0 h J S Moore Tommy Berry 50/151.00
12 (4) 1226312127 Not available Blazing Speed 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 t A S Cruz G Mosse 100 16/117.00

Verdict

MILITARY ATTACK was a 33/1 chance when fifth a year ago but later beat the winner California Memory in a Group 1 here in April. He was surprisingly beaten by Endowing and Akeed Mofeed in a local Group 2 last month but looks to have been prepared with this in mind and gets the nod. Tokei Halo is having his first start outside Japan where he has strong form at a slightly lower grade. He hasn't had as much experience as some of these and could be open to improvement. UK raiders Side Glance and Grandeur look to have it all to do while Cirrus Des Aigles, though the obvious class act of the race with no less than 19 victories to his credit including numerous at the highest level, was beaten when strongly fancied here in 2011 and has never been at his best on ground as fast as he'll meet here though if the rains arrive he'll definitely be the one to beat.