Longines Hong Kong Cup (Group 1 Stakes) 1m 1f 208y

  • (3yo+, 1m 1f 208y, Class 1, 11 runners)
  • Winner HK$12,586,195 2nd HK$4,760,800 3rd HK$2,365,002 4th HK$1,082,399 5th HK$545,597 6th HK$325,604
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 08:42:59
Full result
Result 08:30 Sha Tin
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 California Memory 9/4f
2nd 13 Giofra 1 6/1
3rd 4 Alcopop 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 (1) 305751
Yellow, red halved, yellow, red stars sleeves, red, yellow star cap California Memory (USA) 21
  • T:A S Cruz
  • J:Matthew Chadwick
  • Form: 305751
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 A S Cruz Matthew Chadwick 9/4f
3 (2) 34-1244
Purple, gold braid, red sleeves, black cap, gold tassel Carlton House (USA) 50
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 34-1244
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 119 13/2
4 (4) 897221
Green and black stripes, black cap Alcopop (AUS) 50
  • T:J Stephens
  • J:C Williams
  • Form: 897221
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 J Stephens C Williams 10/1
6 (8) 657402
Red and black striped, red sleeves, red cap Irian (GER) 21
  • T:J Moore
  • J:G Mosse
  • Form: 657402
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 h J Moore G Mosse 13/2
7 (12) 144263
Red, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Grey hoops, Yellow cap, Grey spots Zaidan (USA) 21
  • T:J Moore
  • J:J McDonald
  • Form: 144263
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 J Moore J McDonald 107 14/1
8 (9) 341494
White, black diagonal stripes, white sleeves, white cap, red stripes Dan Excel (IRE) 21
  • T:J Moore
  • J:N Callan
  • Form: 341494
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 h J Moore N Callan 25/1
9 (13) 621349
emerald green, dark blue seams, quartered cap Military Attack (IRE) 21
  • T:J Moore
  • J:B Prebble
  • Form: 621349
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 h J Moore B Prebble 33/1
10 (7) 114110
royal Blue Body, Yellow Stars, royal Blue Arms, Yellow Stars, royal Blue Cap Saonois (FR) 63
  • T:J P Gauvin
  • J:A Hamelin
  • Form: 114110
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 J P Gauvin A Hamelin 9/2
11 (6) 105222
pink, black star, black sleeves, black cap, pink stars Feuerblitz (GER) 35
  • T:M Figge
  • J:M Guyon
  • Form: 105222
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 M Figge M Guyon 20/1
12 (3) 14-325
EMERALD GREEN Autumn Gold (EG) 21
  • T:S Woods
  • J:D J Whyte
  • Form: 14-325
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 S Woods D J Whyte 12/1
13 (11) 1-12163
Dark blue, light blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, light blue armlets, light blue cap, dark blue hooped cap Giofra 63
  • T:A de Royer-Dupre
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 1-12163
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 A de Royer-Dupre C Soumillon 6/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (5) 211D12
Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) 50
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Mme C Barbe
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 211D12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
6 Mme C Barbe Non Runner 131 NR
5 (10) 123328
Sweet Orange (USA) 21
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:D E Ferraris
  • J:W C Marwing
  • Form: 123328
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 t D E Ferraris W C Marwing NR

In depth

Verdict

Cirrus Des Aigles' absence has taken a little of the gloss of this as he would almost certainly have been a strong favourite but it gives the opportunity for others to shine. California Memory had a number of these on his heels when landing a Group 2 over C&D three weeks ago but that was a muddling race in which barely two lengths covered the first eight home and the form may not be that reliable. Carlton House has his last race for Sir Michael Stoute and could figure, however, as he's back over his best trip while the eight-year-old Alcopop is in good form and won a decent contest at Flemington last month. GIOFRA has had a good season, her only disappointment coming when favourite on quicker ground at Deauville in August. A repeat of her latest third in the Prix de L'Opera may well suffice here though German challenger Feuerblitz is also feared and Saonois could go close granted luck in-running.