Sha Tin

  • 08:30 Longines Hong Kong Cup 1m 1f 208y

  • Winner HK$12,586,195 2nd HK$4,760,800 3rd HK$2,365,002 4th HK$1,082,399
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 08:42:59
08:30 Sha Tin Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st California Memory (USA) 9/4
2nd Giofra 6/1
3rd Alcopop (AUS) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (1) 305751 Yellow, red halved, yellow, red stars sleeves, red, yellow star cap California Memory (USA) 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 A S Cruz Matthew Chadwick 9/43.25
3 (2) 34-1244 Purple, gold braid, red sleeves, black cap, gold tassel Carlton House (USA) 50
Distance Winner
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 119 13/27.50
4 (4) 897221 Green and black stripes, black cap Alcopop (AUS) 50
8 9-0 J Stephens Carl Williams 10/111.00
6 (8) 657402 Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap Irian (GER) 21
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-0 h J S Moore G Mosse 13/27.50
7 (12) 144263 Red, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Grey hoops, Yellow cap, Grey spots Zaidan (USA) 21
Course Winner
4 9-0 J S Moore J McDonald 107 14/115.00
8 (9) 341494 White, black diagonal stripes, white sleeves, white cap, red stripes Dan Excel (IRE) 21
Course Winner
4 9-0 h J S Moore N Callan 25/126.00
9 (13) 621349 emerald green, dark blue seams, quartered cap Military Attack (IRE) 21
Course Winner
4 9-0 h J S Moore B Prebble 33/134.00
10 (7) 114110 royal Blue Body, Yellow Stars, royal Blue Arms, Yellow Stars, royal Blue Cap Saonois (FR) 63
Distance Winner
3 8-11 J P Gauvin A Hamelin 9/25.50
11 (6) 105222 pink, black star, black sleeves, black cap, pink stars Feuerblitz (GER) 35
3 8-11 M Figge M Guyon 20/121.00
12 (3) 14-325 EMERALD GREEN Autumn Gold (EG) 21
3 8-11 S Woods D J Whyte 12/113.00
13 (11) 1-12163 Dark blue, light blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, light blue armlets, light blue cap, dark blue hooped cap Giofra 63
Distance Winner
4 8-10 A de Royer-Dupre C Soumillon 6/17.00
Non runners
1 (5)211D12Cirrus Des Aigles (FR)69-0Mme C BarbeNon Runner131
5 (10)123328Sweet Orange (USA)49-0D E FerrarisW C Marwing


Cirrus Des Aigles' absence has taken a little of the gloss of this as he would almost certainly have been a strong favourite but it gives the opportunity for others to shine. California Memory had a number of these on his heels when landing a Group 2 over C&D three weeks ago but that was a muddling race in which barely two lengths covered the first eight home and the form may not be that reliable. Carlton House has his last race for Sir Michael Stoute and could figure, however, as he's back over his best trip while the eight-year-old Alcopop is in good form and won a decent contest at Flemington last month. GIOFRA has had a good season, her only disappointment coming when favourite on quicker ground at Deauville in August. A repeat of her latest third in the Prix de L'Opera may well suffice here though German challenger Feuerblitz is also feared and Saonois could go close granted luck in-running.