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Dubai Carnival Live Blog – Thursday, Jan 16

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 01/08, 01/11

by expert Dick Powell


19 races

6 favorites won – 32%

12.84 average field size

$13.99 average win price


JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

4 wins Vincent Ho                                 3 wins Francis Lui

2 wins Zac Purton                                 3 wins Doug Whyte

2 wins Tony Piccone                              3 wins Jimmy Ting

2 wins Grant van Niekerek                     2 wins Michael Chang

2 wins Sylvester de Sousa                     2 wins Ricky Yiu


Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 01/11


332 races (one dead-heat)

98 favorites won – 29.52%

12.40 average field size

$19.444 average win price


JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

56 wins Joao Moreira                            33 wins Ricky Yiu

31 wins Zac Purton                               27 wins Francis Lui

34 wins Karis Teetan                             24 wins Danny Shum

28 wins Vincent Ho                                23 wins Doug Whyte

22 wins Grant van Niekirk                      18 wins Frankie Lor

14 wins Chad Schofield                         18 Caspar Fownes

18 Tony Cruz


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Wednesday morning          Happy Valley           01/15/20       First Post: 5:45am EST

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Stars Pre-entered for 2019 Melbourne Cup

per SkyRacingWorld

Last year’s Melbourne Cup minor placegetter Prince Of Arran could still have work to do to make the field for this year’s $8 million race at Flemington this coming October.

Prince Of Arran formed part of an English-trained trifecta in the 2018 Melbourne Cup when he finished third behind Cross Counter and Marmelo.

All three are expected to return to Melbourne this spring but the Charlie Fellowes-trained Prince Of Arran is not yet assured a Cup start after the release of weights earlier this week and the first order of entry on Thursday.

Prince Of Arran has 117lbs and is 48th in the Cup ballot order while his Caulfield Cup weight of 118lbs has him 52nd in the order of entry for that race.

The Melbourne Cup has a field limit of 24.

Prince Of Arran ran in the Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield last spring before winning the Hotham Handicap (2500m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day which clinched him a ballot exemption into the Melbourne Cup three days later.

He could take that path again.

The Anthony Freedman-trained Steel Prince heads the Melbourne Cup order of entry having secured a ballot exemption with his win in The Andrew Ramsden in May.

Japanese mare Lys Gracieux, whose connections have accepted an invitation from the Moonee Valley Racing Club to contest this year’s Cox Plate, is second in the Melbourne Cup order of entry just ahead of Kew Gardens who heads the weights with 58kg.

Defending champion Cross Counter (57.5kg) is fourth in the ballot while last year’s runner-up Marmelo (56kg) is sixth.

Constantinople and Mustajeer head TAB fixed odds’ current Melbourne Cup market at $15 and that pair sit 12th and 16th in the ballot, respectively.

Homesman and Self Sense head the order of entry for the $5 million Caulfield Cup having both secured ballot exemptions.

Japanese horse Mer De Glace, one of four current equal favourites for the Caulfield Cup at $15, is 18th in the ballot for that 1 1⁄2 m handicap.

The other Caulfield Cup equal favourites are Mustajeer (15th), Yucatan (24th) and Mr Quickie (26th).

Yucatan and Mr Quickie both run first-up on Saturday in the Group One Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington which carries a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption to the winner.

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Australian Racing: One Trainer with 4 Runners in G1 Winx Stakes

Source: Sky Racing World

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Trainer Chris Waller will send out four runners in the first Group One race of the season named for his stable’s retired champion Winx.

The Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick was formerly the Group Two Warwick Stakes and was first run at Group One level last year when Winx won for the third time.

Saturday’s race has attracted 14 entries including the Waller-trained Unforgotten, Youngstar, King’s Will Dream and Verry Elleegant.

The first three all galloped between races at Randwick on Saturday while Verry Elleegant will have a strong hit-out on Tuesday morning after staying home as a precaution after she pulled off a shoe.

Waller is happy with all four and was pleased with the race day gallops.

“Unforgotten has had no luck with the tracks. She doesn’t handle wet tracks,” he said.

“Youngstar had a disappointing winter, but I’m just putting a line through it and hoping she has come back.

“We think she is going well.

“Kings Will Dream has had a long lay-off but he’ll be competitive on class alone and continue to build throughout the campaign.”

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Godolphin trainer James Cummings has entered Group One winners Alizee, Avilius and Best Of Days.

Avilius has been posted the TAB’s early favourite at $3.50 ahead of Alizee who is doubtful to run but is at $4.50 alongside Verry Elleegant.

Happy Clapper, who finished second to Winx five times, is at $6.

The Group Two Silver Shadow Stakes also received 14 entries on Monday including Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi.

But it is the Anthony Cummings-trained Libertini who has attracted most attention with the filly $1.90 in first markets.

Libertini also had a race day gallop on Saturday and cruised to beat her Group One-winning stablemate Prince Fawaz.

Libertini finished second on debut in the Kindergarten Stakes to Saturday’s Vain Stakes winner Bivouac and has won her other two starts.

Kiamichi’s James Cummings-trained stablemate Flit is the second elect at $6 with the Slipper winner at $8.

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Trapeze Artist Goes ‘Down Under’ at Rosehill

Trapeze Artist will attempt a feat only one other horse has managed in the past 40 years when he chases back-to-back wins in the Group Two Expressway Stakes at Rosehill.

Court’s In Session is the only horse to win the 1200m-feature twice during that period having claimed the race in 2005 and again a year later.

Tim Clark was aboard Trapeze Artist when he took out the Expressway as a three-year-old and since then the Gerald Ryan -trained son of Snitzel has proven himself to be one of Australia’s best sprinters.

“I won the race on him last year and he’s gone on and won a couple of Group Ones and run second in the Everest so his form is really, really solid,” Clark said.

“He’s a top class sprinter and I’m sure he’s going to take plenty of beating.”

Tye Angland, who rode Trapeze Artist to his three Group One wins last season, remains in a Sydney hospital undergoing treatment for serious spinal injuries suffered in a race fall which may leave him quadriplegic.

With six wins from 17 starts and more than $5 million prize money, Trapeze Artist’s talent is obvious – on race day at least.

But if Clark didn’t know better, the horse would have received a thumbs-down for his recent barrier trial effort.

“He didn’t give me much of a feel but that’s just him. He’s not much of a trialler and he didn’t have blinkers on so you can’t really get too much of a guide on him,” Clark said.

“But he had a jump-out Tuesday morning with blinkers on and apparently he went really well. I didn’t ride him, but Gerald is really happy with where he’s got him and I think he’s fairly forward going into the race on Saturday.”

Six horses will line up in the Expressway, including the Godolphin pair of Hartnell and early favourite Alizee, who is striving to become the first mare to win since Appearance five years ago.

Clark has rides in all three stakes race at Rosehill and will partner Exceed The Stars for Mark Newnham in the Group Three Canonbury Stakes and the Chris Waller-trained debutante Still Single in the Widden Stakes.

It has been a solid start to the year for Clark who won two races on Magic Millions day highlighted by the Guineas on Boomsara. He has ridden a winner at the past two Saturday city meetings to sit fourth on the Sydney jockeys’ premiership.

Clark says he is “pretty happy” with his form but he is committed to continuing to work hard as the major autumn carnival races loom.

“Hopefully I can keep riding well to attract the good opportunities because that’s what you need, you have to get on the right horses,” he said.

“If you’re not on them you’re not going to figure so it’s important to be riding well so you’re on people’s lips and they’re willing to put you on.”

source: Sky Racing World

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