Glad Valley levels only one Team race in keeping with season and Wednesday’s January Cup (1.15) is a race with 4 Ecu imports and a bunch of puzzles.
Merely Sensible (previously Senator for Richard Fahey) was once on a roll when profitable this £325,000 prize closing 12 months however is upper within the weights following a flat effort within the Hong Kong Mile, whilst former Ger Lyons pair Insayshable and Physician Geoff even have questions to reply to after below-par runs.
However for all his quirks the mercurial Time Warp stays attention-grabbing.
Consistency surely hasn’t been this tough chestnut’s sturdy go well with for some time now – and the use of the whip on him is an entire waste of time – however he is dropped to his lowest mark since profitable the Team 1 Hong Kong Cup in 2017 and is 9lb not up to when completing a excellent fourth on this race closing 12 months.
The seven-year-old is a stone at an advantage with Merely Sensible now and confirmed the outdated fireplace nonetheless burns when worn down shut house via Southern Legend in Team three corporate on his reappearance in November.
Southern Legend is again once more right here, whilst the dependable Solidarity Victory makes his direction debut after a sequence of fine efforts from smartly off the tempo at Sha Tin.
A powerful gallop can be a large lend a hand to Solidarity Victory. However Time Warp may escape with a softer lead this 12 months and a powerful contemporary trial win means that he may simply be in a position to hold his pace deep into the race and set the closers a tricky goal beneath Karis Teetan.
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Dimension dealing with high-class downside with newest Attractiveness
Champions who do not waste phrases are smartly value taking note of after they open up, and John Dimension spoke eloquently a couple of high-class downside after Attractiveness Legacy’s spectacular luck at Sha Tin on Sunday.
The son of Fiorente blended with Australia’s easiest younger milers as an competitive front-runner in 2019 and did what only a few younger horses do on their Hong Kong debut in Magnificence 2 corporate, as he got here from smartly again beneath Joao Moreira and secured a dream run up the internal to report the quickest ultimate 400-metre break up of the day (22.22 seconds) and defy a mark of 92.
Thus far, so extremely encouraging. However Dimension hasn’t gained 11 Hong Kong titles with out recognising a difficult buyer when he sees one and Attractiveness Legacy’s edgy manner within the paddock and at the back of the stalls made him pepper his post-race abstract with references to the problem that lies forward.
“Nowadays, the entirety went completely,” he mentioned. “Whether or not that occurs at some point is some other topic, so when he comes again for his 2d run you’ll be able to know whether or not he’ll be manageable or now not.”
A date with 112-rated Golden Sixty within the Vintage Mile (January 27) is subsequent on Attractiveness Legacy’s time table and Dimension is conscious there may be little margin for error at the highway to the BMW Hong Kong Derby in March.
“We need to comprise his power so he makes use of it in the proper means,” he added. “He is were given some control problems so we need to iron the ones out kind of instantly.”
Tremendous Oasis no morning glory
Attractiveness Legacy completed 2d in closing 12 months’s Australian Guineas and Irish 2,000 Guineas 3rd Decrypt was once additionally out to reinforce his Hong Kong credentials in the similar race on Sunday.
The Frankie Lor-trained four-year-old ran with credit score in 3rd, staying on beneath Zac Purton, however he hasn’t hit the road as laborious as he appeared more likely to on each begins now and the jury is out as as to if the sort of sprint-bred gelding can support over a mile, let on my own the Derby travel of two,000m.
Against this, fellow Lor consultant Tremendous Oasis seems the kind to return into his personal over heart distances and he stuck the attention once more on Sunday when fourth within the sturdy 1,800m Magnificence 2 handicap gained via Chefano.
Tremendous Oasis arrived in Hong Kong with a an identical profile to his year-older stablemate Furore having run really well within the Rosehill Guineas and Australian Derby.
Furore blossomed after a few sighters early in his HK occupation, profitable the Vintage Mile and the Derby closing season. It might be stretching issues to signify Tremendous Oasis can hit an identical heights however we’ve not observed the most efficient of him but and is one to keep in mind as soon as the Vintage collection will get beneath manner.
Big name sprinter Aethero at the simple record
One in all Hong Kong’s sprinting showpiece occasions will move via with out a key participant after John Moore dominated Aethero out of an meant tilt on the Team 1 Centenary Dash Cup on January 19.
The tough gelding returned with a fever after completing 3rd within the Hong Kong Dash at the back of Beat The Clock and Scorching King Prawn closing month, and Moore is reluctant to speed the sort of precocious younger horse into a handy guide a rough rematch with seasoned older opponents.
“It was once going to be a hurry to get him to the Team 1 so I assumed best of it,” Moore instructed the South China Morning Submit. “We will be able to look forward to a race down the monitor after which communicate to the landlord about in all probability travelling or staying on the town.”
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FIRST PUBLISHED 12:38PM, JAN 7 2020