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8:10 Sha Tin (HK)

Longines Hong Kong Cup (Group 1)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Surface: Turf
  • HK$3,570,746 added
  • Winner: HK$2,249,568
  • 2nd: HK$714,145
  • 3rd: HK$357,073
  • 4th: HK$249,950
Weighed In
  • Off Time: 08:17:39
  • 8 Ran
1(8)
Silk - Red, black stripes, red armlet on white sleeves, white cap
5/1
  • Form -11198
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0

2(3)
Silk - Light blue with black seams, emerald green sleeves, gold cap
4/1
  • Form 752114
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 84

3(6)
Silk - Red, black striped, black, red spots sleeves, black, red spots cap

Time Warp

21 CCD
16/1
  • Form 007427
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 127

4(5)
Silk - Black, gold v, black & gold hooped sleeves, black chevron on gold cap
25/1
  • Form 854599
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 125

5(7)
Silk - dark blue, red chevron, light blue sleeves, dark blue spots, dark blue cap
33/1
  • Form 417308
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 92

6(1)
Silk - Gold, Green Chevrons

Furore (NZ)

21 b CCD
15/8
  • Form 410582
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 92

7(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, orange ball, orange stripes on sleeves and cap
  • Form 324040
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 114

8(4)
Silk - Emerald Green, red epaulets
16/1
  • Form 112212
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

In depth

Verdict

WIN BRIGHT produced an outstanding performance to land the prestigious QEII Cup here in April, cracking the course record in the process. He hasn't been in that sort of form in his two recent runs but will be tuned up for this. Furore, who was the champion four-year-old in Hong Kong last season, was eventually well beaten in the QEII but returned to form behind Exultant last time. The last two winners of this, the full-brothers Time Warp and Glorious Forever, both had every chance in the QEII but couldn't match the winner's finishing burst. Rise High ended Beauty Generation's long winning streak in a Grade 2 in October. That was over a mile but he's just as effective over this trip and further as he showed when a close second to Exultant over 1m4f in May when Dark Dream wasn't far behind in third. Edisa is progressing nicely but this looks too tough and though Magic Wand finally got her elusive Group 1 victory on her eleventh start of the season in the Mackinnon at Flemington she'll need a bit more here.

Formwatch

Rise High (FR) Myboycharlie gelding out of Lana Girl.

Time Warp Archipenko gelding out of Here To Eternity.

Glorious Forever Archipenko gelding out of Here To Eternity.

Dark Dream (AUS) All American gelding out of Buchanan Girl.

Furore (NZ) Pierro gelding out of Stormy Choice.

Magic Wand (IRE) Galileo filly out of Prudenzia.

Edisa (USA) Kitten's Joy filly out of Ebiyza.