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Hong Kong Vase: Youmzain tops ratings
by Geir Stabell ( / Globeform (
Last update: 2009-12-05 07:34:35 (First published: 2009-12-03 05:50:22 )

Sha Tin 13 Dec:

Twice runner-up in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), most recently behind the outstanding Sea The Stars, Youmzain is Globeform’s top rated horse in the Hong Kong Vase (G1).

Kieren Fallon takes the ride again and this combination has never been easy to beat. The opposition is there for all to see, however, and the Vase looks quite an open affair. Viva Pataca switches to the 2400 metres contest, rather than taking another crack at the Hong Kong Cup over 2000 metres. He must have a good chance. Daryakana, a fast improving French filly, also comes into the reckoning, as does the Californian lady Black Mamba and the English trained Spanish Moon. Any others? Well, Japan’s contender Jaguar Mail, narrowly beaten in this event last year, and Cirrus des Aigles, coming off stylish wins in Paris, are both capable of landing a race of this quality. Take your pick!

Globeform ratings now posted


Sha Tin 13 December 2009 – 12 furlongs Turf

Horses presented with best Globeform rating sire / trainer / jockey
One length equals about 1,5lb over this distance.

A “p” after rating indicates improvement expected.

124 – YOUMZAIN (Sinndar) / M Channon / K Fallon
116p – DARYAKANA (Selkirk) filly / A de Royer-Dupre / C P Lemaire
116 – BLACK MAMBA (Black Minnaloushe) mare / J Sadler / tba
119 – SPANISH MOON (El Prado) / Sir Michael Stoute / R Moore
119 – VIVA PATACA (Marju) / J Moore / tba
118 – CIRRUS DES AIGLES (Even Top) / C Barande-Barbe / F Blondel
118 – JAGUAR MAIL (Jungle Pocket) / N Hori / C Soumillon
118 – PACKING WINNER (Zabeel) / L Ho / tba
118 – JACKPOT DELIGHT (Danasinga) / C Fownes / tba
117 – THUMBS UP (Shinko King) / C S Shum / B Pebble
116 – CAMPANOLOGIST (Kingmambo) / S bin Suroor / tba
116 – KASBAH BLISS (Kahyasi) / F Doumen / T Thulliez
115 – BUCCELLATI (Soviet Star) / A Balding / W Buick
109 – JAMESINA (Orpen) / D Ferraris / J Lloyd

Fillies / mares: 4lb sex allowance, add 4lb to rating for direct comparison with males.

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