Sha Tin

  • 07:50 Longines Hong Kong Mile 1m

  • Winner HK$11,441,993 2nd HK$4,328,001 3rd HK$2,149,994 4th HK$983,997
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 07:58:41
07:50 Sha Tin Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glorious Days (AUS) 14/1
2nd Gold-Fun (IRE) 7/2
3rd Packing Whiz (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 220212-1340 Not available Glorious Days (AUS) 217
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 b J Size D J Whyte 14/115.00
2 (4) 231127 Not available Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 T Hogan W Buick 118 20/121.00
3 (9) 45-8136 Not available Packing Whiz (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 h C Fownes B Prebble 16/117.00
4 (7) 4422621285 Not available Dan Excel (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 J S Moore W C Marwing 118 25/126.00
5 (10) 5111435111 Not available Gold-Fun (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 R Gibson O Doleuze 7/24.50
6 (5) 2124920322 Not available Helene Spirit (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 t C Fownes G Mosse 16/117.00
7 (1) 5012438209 Not available Pure Champion (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-0 t A S Cruz U Rispoli 66/167.00
8 (12) 0570356093 Not available Xtension (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 p J S Moore Z Purton 116 40/141.00
9 (2) 1411270734 Not available Real Specialist (NZ) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 J Size Tye Angland 25/126.00
10 (3) 1400511158 Not available Linton (AUS) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 b J Sadler D Oliver 33/134.00
11 (11) 2403311271 Not available King Kreesa (USA) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 v1 Jeremiah Englehart M Smith 50/151.00
12 (14) 313712 Not available Shamalgan (FR) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 X Thomas Demeaulte M Guyon 108 50/151.00
13 (6) 18-1111 Not available Moonlight Cloud 63
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 F Head T Jarnet 11/82.38
14 (8) 211251 Not available Sky Lantern (IRE) 71
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 R Hannon R Hughes 119 5/16.00

Verdict

Local hero Gold-Fun, a winner at Naas for Ger Lyons last April, made a winning start to his career here in January when landing what looked a soft Group 1. His latest three victories have come at local Group level and he's only just beaten Helene Spirit in the last two. Along with Packing Whiz and Dan Excel, that pair look just sort of the company that MOONLIGHT CLOUD and Sky Lantern have been keeping and it's the French mare who is just handed the vote. She's only had four runs all year, the last three at Group 1 level, and her victory over Gordon Lord Byron at Longchamp was out of the highest drawer. Richard Hannon will know how he stands with her as his Olympic Glory was beaten a short-head in the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville and the triple Group 1 winner looks certain to be a major threat, especially as the selection's one and only poor performance came when she had to travel to Santa Anita.