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uncle remus
#1 Posted : Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:51:30 AM
Lester Piggot



Joined: 5/14/2006
Posts: 6,025

 
Sha Tin Sunday January 18

Sha Tin, Turf, A Course
Current Going:Good [Race 9, Turf]Penetrometer Reading : 2.71 [as of 12:00pm]
(It is planned to roll the track after the 6th race.)

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John Size hopes Unique Jewellery can provide him with his first Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Mile winner at Sha Tin later today.

http://racing.scmp.com/f...e/news/news20090118.asp

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More Bountiful a 4yo Van Nistelrooy gelding has won his last five on end ,the latest of these on the 4th of January over 1600m`s at Sha Tin http://www.hkjc.com/engl..._no=8&speed=500


R9 HK$8,000,000 G1 Hong Kong Classic Mile 1600m 5.10pm(Local)
1 KINGS FALCON W C Marwing 8 126
2 UNIQUE JEWELLERY D Whyte 10 126
3 FLEET COMMAND G Mosse 13 126
4 THUMBS UP C Soumillon 7 126
5 ARION OF CHIU TON W M Lai 6 126
6 ROMA PEGASUS B Prebble 11 126
7 SUNNY GOLF M Du Plessis 2 126
8 ENERGIZED J Victoire 4 126
9 MORE BOUNTIFUL O Doleuze 9 126 9
10 LEGEND OF COLOUR Z Purton 14 126
11 ROMPING B Doyle 12 126
12 VIGOR DELIGHT S Dye 3 126 3
13 INTERCHINA STAR H W Lai 1 126
14 QUICK TOUCH Y T Cheng 5 126
BROM BROM 126
STREET CAT 126
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A look at the Expats in the Race

Roma Pegasus - finished 3rd at latest run back in December
http://www.hkjc.com/engl..._no=8&speed=500 - formerly known as Steel Giant when trained by Rick Worthington ( Won the 2008 Canberra Guineas as a 3yo fifth placed finishes in both the Randwick & Rosehill Guineas before finishing unplaced in the Australian Derby

Vigor Delight - raced in the same interest as Jackpot Delight, Vigor Delight has been unplaced at his last two Hong Kong runs - formerly known as Prince de Galles when trained by Chris Waller ( was 3RD in the 2008 G2 Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill before finishing 6TH in the G1 Australian Derby)

Fleet Commander - has been unplaced in his 3 runs this season in Hong Kong - Formerly known as Viatorian when trained by David Bourne (3RD in both The 2008 G2 Perri Cutten 1400m`s & C S Hayes Stakes(The Debonair) 1400m`s before finishing 6TH in the G1 Australian Guineas 1600m`s)

Thumbs Up - Last win was back in November over 1600m`s at Sha Tin http://www.hkjc.com/engl..._no=9&speed=500 - no name change for this NZ bred gelding Formerly trained by Shaune Ritchie.(finished 3RD in the 2008 G3 Manawatu Classic for the 3yo`s over 2000m`s also placed in the 2008 G2 Championship Stakes at Ellerslie over 2100m`s was 5TH in the 2008 Listed NZ St Leger over 2500m`s)

Legend Of Colour now with Paul O`Sullivan This 4yo Kaapstad gelding won his latest start at Sha Tin on January 1 over 1600m`s http://www.hkjc.com/engl..._no=9&speed=500 - Formerly known as Avancer when trained by Stephen McKee in NZ (had 3 wins and 2 placings from 9 starts ,finished 8TH in the 2007 G2 Great Northern Guineas for the 3yo`s over 2100m`s ,7th in the 2008 G2 Championship Stakes at Ellerslie over 2100m`s and 9th in the 2008 G1 NZ Derby 2400m`s)


Romping - a last start winner at Sha Tin on the 1st of January http://www.hkjc.com/engl...no=11&speed=500 - no name change for this former Danny O'Brien trained 4yo Dash For Cash gelding who faced the starter on 7 occasions for 3 wins and one placing ,those wins were between Nov 07 & May 08 and were an 1100m Maiden at Seymour,1200m 3yo Hcp at Moonee Valley & a 1600m 3yo Hcp at Flemington)

Interchina Star - best recent effort was a 2ND at Sha Tin on November 30 http://www.hkjc.com/engl...no=10&speed=500 - Formerly known as Courier Mail when trained by Bruce Wallace in NZ ( 2Nd in 2006 as a 2yo in the Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes over 1100m`s , broke Maiden ranks with a win at Te Rapa in November of 07 before finishing 4TH in the 2007 G2 Avondale Guineas)

Quick Touch - had been in good form winning 3 of past 4 outings before going for a break - resumes here ,latest win was at Sha Tin back in November http://www.hkjc.com/engl...no=10&speed=500 - Formerly known as Let's Rule when trained by John Wheeler in NZ (only had a handful of starts before departing the land of the long white cloud for a 2yo Maiden win over 1100m`s at Taranaki in 2006 and a 3RD again at Taranaki over 1200m`s in September of 07.

Full Fields

http://www.hkjc.com/engl.../racing/startersr9_e.asp
Chaseit
#2 Posted : Sunday, January 18, 2009 5:02:56 AM
Ian Thorpe


Joined: 12/6/2007
Posts: 5,742
Location: Hong Kong

 
Over here at the moment and there is ALOT of people attending the races today..Great atmosphere!



uncle remus
#3 Posted : Sunday, January 18, 2009 5:12:22 AM
Lester Piggot



Joined: 5/14/2006
Posts: 6,025

 
"Chaseit"
Over here at the moment and there is ALOT of people attending the races today..Great atmosphere!



Are you able to pass on a winner or two Chaseit - could do with a quid in the kick.
Chaseit
#4 Posted : Sunday, January 18, 2009 5:23:43 AM
Ian Thorpe


Joined: 12/6/2007
Posts: 5,742
Location: Hong Kong

 
"uncle remus"
"Chaseit"
Over here at the moment and there is ALOT of people attending the races today..Great atmosphere!



Are you able to pass on a winner or two Chaseit - could do with a quid in the kick.


Yeah mate ill see how i go...Talisman usually is the go on the picks over here..but just using my phone to type these posts..just in a bar with a few mates just around the corner from Shatin..the locals are fancying Moon Chaser in the 6th..I'll let you know if i here anymore as the day goes on mate



Chaseit
#5 Posted : Sunday, January 18, 2009 9:40:00 AM
Ian Thorpe


Joined: 12/6/2007
Posts: 5,742
Location: Hong Kong

 
We'll wasn't that a downer in that race 6 Chuckle ..We did get on WIN A DOZEN $20 E/W and got 3rd..Payed pretty nicely for the place. The race track is great..so alive and vibrant ..we are back at the pub now. cheers



uncle remus
#6 Posted : Monday, January 19, 2009 8:01:21 PM
Lester Piggot



Joined: 5/14/2006
Posts: 6,025

 
Sha Tin Sunday January 18

Thumbs Up takes a first Derby step in Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Mile

http://www.turfclub.com....=158&PortalId=0

Race Replay

http://www.hkjc.com/engl...ed=500&venue=ST

R9 HK$8,000,000 G1 Hong Kong Classic Mile 1600m 5.10pm(Local)
1ST 4 THUMBS UP C Soumillon 7 126
2ND 9 MORE BOUNTIFUL O Doleuze 9 126
3RD 1 KINGS FALCON W C Marwing 8 126
ALSO RAN
3 FLEET COMMAND G Mosse 13 126
6 ROMA PEGASUS B Prebble 11 126
12 VIGOR DELIGHT S Dye 3 126 3
14 QUICK TOUCH Y T Cheng 5 126
10 LEGEND OF COLOUR Z Purton 14 126
2 UNIQUE JEWELLERY D Whyte 10 126
13 INTERCHINA STAR H W Lai 1 126
11 ROMPING B Doyle 12 126
5 ARION OF CHIU TON W M Lai 6 126
7 SUNNY GOLF M Du Plessis 2 126
8 ENERGIZED J Victoire 4 126
Margins Sh Hd x 1/2 Time 1.35.65
Trainer C S Shum
Breeding 4yo Bay G Shinko King - Regelle
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