Today's racecards

Sha Tin

  • 07:50 Longines Hong Kong Mile 7f 210y

  • Winner HK$11,441,998 2nd HK$4,327,997 3rd HK$2,150,002 4th HK$984,006
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 07:57:46
07:50 Sha Tin Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ambitious Dragon (NZ) 7/2
2nd Glorious Days (AUS) 3/1
3rd Packing Ok (AUS) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 174212 red, yellow spots,light blue sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, light blue quartered Ambitious Dragon (NZ) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 b A T Millard Z Purton 7/24.50
2 (4) 225105 emerald green, dark blue seams, quartered cap Xtension (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 J Moore J McDonald 116 10/111.00
3 (3) 222021 emerald green, white stars, royal blue and emerald green halved sleeves, white armlets, royal blue cap, white hoop Glorious Days (AUS) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 b1 J Size D J Whyte 3/14.00
4 (6) 342121 red, white maltese cross, white cap Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 63
Nag me
4 9-0 T Hogan William Buick 115 11/112.00
5 (2) 501981 green and pink stripes, white sleeves, pink armlets, green cap Sadamu Patek (JPN) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 M Nishizono Y Take 10/111.00
6 (1) 072612 White and royal blue check, striped sleeves, check cap, red pom pom Grand Prix Boss (JPN) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Y Yahagi H Uchida 11/112.00
7 (12) 456273 dark blue, white chevron hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, white cap, dark blue hoop Pure Champion (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 t A S Cruz Matthew Chadwick 50/151.00
8 (5) 331651 Pink body, black hooped, pink arms, black hooped, black cap Don Bosco (FR) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 D Smaga O Peslier 33/134.00
9 (7) 331815 Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap Master Of Hounds (USA) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 W J Haggas C Soumillon 115 25/126.00
10 (10) 117114 royal blue, white hoops, royal blue and white quartered sleeves, mauve cap Packing Whiz (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 h J Moore B Prebble 7/18.00
11 (9) 186016 royal blue, white hoops, royal blue spots on white sleeves, red cap Packing Ok (AUS) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 h J Moore W C Marwing 66/167.00
12 (8) 433511 Blue, white sleeves, white star on red cap Siyouma (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 F Doumen G Mosse 7/18.00

Verdict

The Europeans hold a strong hand in this with Tom Hogan's Gordon Lord Byron much improved since the summer. He was second in the Sprint Cup at Haydock before winning over 7f at Longchamp, though the further step up in distance is a bit of a worry. Willie Haggas' Master Of Hounds did well on Turf in Dubai last winter and won in Turkey in September so is accustomed to globe-trotting but French challenger SIYOUMA has really found her stride and can complete the hat-trick after winning the Sun Chariot at Newmarket and the A P Taylor Stakes at Woodbine over an extra quarter-mile. Japan's Sadamu Patek is also worth a mention as she beat Grand Prix Boss at Kyoto last month while locals Glorious Days, Ambitious Dragon, Pure Champion, Xtension and Packing Ok are closely matched on the form book.