Today's racecards

Sha Tin

  • 06:00 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase 1m 3f 205y

  • Winner HK$9,636,200 2nd HK$2,767,801 3rd HK$1,383,203
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  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 06:03:31
06:00 Sha Tin Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mastery 8/1
2nd Redwood 10/1
3rd Americain (USA) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 511111 white, dark blue stripe, white seams, dark blue and red striped sleeves, Darkblue and red striped cap, white peak Americain (USA) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 A de Royer-Dupre G Mosse 7/24.50
2 (13) 463135 Red and Royal Blue halved horizontally, Halved sleeves, red cap Viva Pataca 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 h J S Moore D Beadman 8/19.00
3 (7) 4-218D4 red, yellow stripes, dark green hoops on sleeves, dark green cap Jaguar Mail (JPN) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 b N Hori Carl Williams 5/16.00
4 (12) 161655 royal blue, yellow checks, royal blue sleeves, yellow and royal blue check cap Jakkalberry (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 E Botti C P Lemaire 25/126.00
5 (2) 213-531 Royal blue Mastery 39
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 117 8/19.00
6 (3) 113214 Green, White Diamond Frame, White Diamonds On Sleeves, Green Cap Winchester (USA) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 b C Clement O Peslier 120 12/113.00
7 (8) 467116 royal blue, orange stripes, orange cap Indian Days 56
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 J G Given A Munro 114 33/134.00
8 (14) 289160 Gold, light blue diamond hoop, light blue sleeves, gold armbands, striped cap Mr Medici (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 L Ho H W Lai 105 16/117.00
9 (6) 521213 GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Redwood 57
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 B W Hills M Hills 115 10/111.00
10 (4) 152643 gold, red chevron, green sleeves, red cap King Dancer (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 b S Woods D Whyte 16/117.00
11 (1) 8186 dark blue, red chevron, light blue sleeves, dark blue spots, dark blue cap Mighty High (FR) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 J S Moore J Lloyd 25/126.00
12 (10) 11/152-1 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Crystal Capella 57
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 116 5/16.00
13 (11) 2-88382 Dark Blue, Light Blue cap Board Meeting (IRE) 47
Nag me
4 8-10 b1 E Lellouche A Crastus 25/126.00
Non runners
14 (5)21-3510Joshua Tree (IRE)38-9A P O'BrienC O'Donoghue113

Verdict

Viva Pataca has won more prize money than any other Hong Kong-based horse and will have come on for his recent run behind Able One over a trip much too short. However, this race has been dominated by Europe, especially the French, and is likely to go for export once again. Melbourne Cup hero Americain is dropping significantly in trip but scored over 1m4f on his way to his Flemington triumph and it shouldn't bother him unduly. The 2009 St Leger hero Mastery hasn't had much racing subsequently but he's been primed for this for a long time and is expected to give a good account. Japan-based Jaguar Mail was just touched off by Doctor Dino in this in 2008 and that form would see him difficult to beat but CRYSTAL CAPELLA, who gets the mare's allowance, is a high-class performer on her day and Sir Michael Stoute has targeted this event after her impressive return to action in the Group 2 Pride Stakes at Newmarket in October.