King Kong Vase (G1)

Saturday, December 7, 2019 — 3:00:00 PM EST
Hong Kong – Grade I – Purse : $750,000
12 Furlongs – Firm Turf – Restricted to 3 Year Olds and Older

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Post 1 – BONGO DREAD – 22/1

BONGO DREAD is sired by ENGLISH CHANNEL x SADLER’S WELLS and is running for the silversun15 stable.  BONGO DREAD has won in 5 times in 25 starts for a 20% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 110.4 (11)
12 Month Average Speed: 99.8 (11)
12 Month Form: 410

BONGO DREAD is coming off his graded debut at ‘The Longdale Cup’ in August where he finished well behind the leaders.

Post 2 – COMFORTABLY BUZZED – 9/1

COMFORTABLY BUZZED is sired by KITTEN’S JOY x KINGMAMBO and is running for the mjk07 stable.  COMFORTABLY BUZZED has won in 4 times in 14 starts for a 29% win rate and is a favourite to finish at the front in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 118.4 (2)
12 Month Average Speed: 111.3 (3)
12 Month Form: 39412

COMFORTABLY BUZZED closed from over 11 lengths back to finish just a length behind the winner at ‘The Paris Counsel’ (G2) in his last race, where he was able to put together a 2nd place finish.

Post 3 – SHAMELESS ACT – 6/1

SHAMELESS ACT is sired by SOLDIER HOLLOW (GB) x SYMBOLI KRIS S and is running for the catthief stable.  SHAMELESS ACT has won in 10 times in 21 starts for a 48% win rate and is a favourite to finish at the front in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 118.0 (3)
12 Month Average Speed: 110.5 (4)
12 Month Form: 31410

SHAMELESS ACT is coming off a disappointing outing at the ‘Millwood Cup’ (G1) where he fought for the lead out of the gates but ran out of gas coming into the stretch, he should respond better from the drop in distance as 16F may have been too long for this front runner.

Post 4 – KYMARC KERAT – 30/1

KYMARC KERAT is sired by NOBLE MISSION x PIONEEROF THE NILE and is running for the kymar24 stable.  KYMARC KERAT has won in 3 times in 10 starts for a 30% win rate and is a long shot in todays race, likely to finish towards the back.

12 Month Top Speed: 108.1 (12)
12 Month Average Speed: 98.6 (12)
12 Month Form: 22113

KYMARC KERAT jumped straight to graded routes following his first allowance victory and has not looked back with a win in ‘The Dutch St. Leger’ (G3) followed by a third place finish at ‘The Vicky Derby’ (G1), the next challenge for KYMARC KERAT will be opening into the 3+ yo class as todays race is the first where KYMARC KERAT will face off against older horses

Post 5 – STICK UP UR HORNS – 43/1

STICK UP UR HORNS is sired by GOLDEN HORN (GB) x MONTJEU and is running for the wyndaway14 stable.  STICK UP UR HORNS has won in 4 times in 24 starts for a 17% win rate and is a long shot in todays race, likely to finish towards the back.

12 Month Top Speed: 101.4 (14)
12 Month Average Speed: 95.7 (13)
12 Month Form: 41352

STICK UP UR HORNS has been well placed into lighter fields of late, coming of a 2nd place finish in a six horse allowance field last time out, this will be a huge jump in class coming into a full 14 horse graded field.

Post 6 – CLASSY POINT – 8/1

CLASSY POINT is sired by NATHANIEL x MARCUS ANDRONICUS and is running for the deepesr3 stable.  CLASSY POINT has won in 5 times in 25 starts for a 20% win rate and has a solid shot to finish among the leaders in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 115.3 (6)
12 Month Average Speed: 106.7 (8)
12 Month Form: 70962

CLASSY POINT is coming in off of a second place finish at the ‘Carlton Fisk Handicap’ (G2) where he sat just off the pace, overtaking the front runner just at the wire, unfortunately another stalker broker first into the stretch and pulled out to a 3 length victory.

Post 7 – MOONLITE HUNTER – 6/1

MOONLITE HUNTER is sired by RULER OF THE WORLD x DEPUTY MINISTER and is running for the tarton23 stable.  MOONLITE HUNTER has won in 4 times in 17 starts for a 24% win rate and is a favourite to finish at the front in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 119.3 (1)
12 Month Average Speed: 112.4 (2)
12 Month Form: 21666

MOONLITE HUNTER has been on a cold streak since his last victory at the ‘Scandinavian 1800 Cup’ (G3) in June where he closed from the back of the pack to pull out to a 2 length lead at the wire.

Post 8 – THE MARK OF LUST – 7/1

THE MARK OF LUST is sired by SEA THE STARS x DAWN APPROACH (IRE) and is running for the fairhaven2 stable.  THE MARK OF LUST has won in 5 times in 22 starts for a 23% win rate and has a solid shot to finish among the leaders in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 112.8 (7)
12 Month Average Speed: 109.3 (6)
12 Month Form: 22214

THE MARK OF LUST is coming off his graded debut at ‘The Singapore Cup’ (G1) where he closed put together a strong close but was not able to catch the winner who took the field wire-to-wire, finishing fourth among a tight pack of 3 deep closers who all finished within a length of eachother.

Post 9 – CINNAMON LV – 7/2

CINNAMON LV is sired by REDOUTE’S CHOICE x MONTJEU and is running for the jackworm stable.  CINNAMON LV has won in 9 times in 20 starts for a 45% win rate and is a favourite to finish at the front in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 117.1 (4)
12 Month Average Speed: 113.9 (1)
12 Month Form: 24481

CINNAMON LV is coming off of a strong victory at the ‘Coffeefields Cup’ (G1) and has been running on the Grade One circuit since July 2018 netting three victories over this time and $6 million in career earnings.

Post 10 – KYMARC TORINO – 45/1

KYMARC TORINO is sired by ARCHIPENKO x DYNAFORMER and is running for the yozcheap01 stable.  KYMARC TORINO has won in 2 times in 6 starts for a 33% win rate and is a long shot in todays race, likely to finish towards the back.

12 Month Top Speed: 105.9 (13)
12 Month Average Speed: 95.1 (14)
12 Month Form: 32113

KYMARC TORINO made his graded debut at his last outing ‘The Japanese Saint Legend’ (G1) where he held on for a 3rd place finish.

Post 11 – RUBY FORD – 8/1

RUBY FORD is sired by REDOUTE’S CHOICE x JADE HUNTER and is running for the litde stable.  RUBY FORD has won in 3 times in 18 starts for a 17% win rate and is a favourite to finish at the front in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 117.1 (4)
12 Month Average Speed: 110.0 (5)
12 Month Form: 25442

RUBY FORD almost went wire-to-wire in his last run for his first graded victory ‘The Angry Dragon’ (G2), just getting overtaken down the stretch.

Post 12 – THE VALKYRIE – 10/1

THE VALKYRIE is sired by AWESOME AGAIN x DYNAFORMER and is running for the victoryland stable.  THE VALKYRIE has won in 6 times in 24 starts for a 25% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 111.4 (10)
12 Month Average Speed: 107.0 (7)
12 Month Form: 21114

THE VALKYRIE came into his graded debut on a three race winning streak, managing to take the lead out of the gates and into the stretch where he was passed finishing in fourth at the ‘Coffeefields Cup’ (G1).

Post 13 – GALILEO’S KID – 16/1

GALILEO’S KID is sired by GALILEO (IRE) x LEMON DROP KID and is running for the dkstables27 stable.  GALILEO’S KID has won in 4 times in 17 starts for a 24% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 111.9 (8)
12 Month Average Speed: 102.6 (10)
12 Month Form: 21013

GALILEO’S KID almost put together back to back wire to wire graded victories when he finished third after leading into the stretch at ‘The Europe Classic’ (G1) after taking ‘The Freer Stakes’ wire to wire for his first graded victory.

Post 14 – FIRST YEAR BALI – 13/1

FIRST YEAR BALI is sired by BAL A BALI (BRZ) x LONHRO and is running for the wfhold stable.  FIRST YEAR BALI has won in 6 times in 18 starts for a 33% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 111.9(8)
12 Month Average Speed: 105.0 (9)
12 Month Form: 18651

FIRST YEAR BALI is looking to make the jump up to the graded class after a closing down the stretch for an allowance victory in his last outing.

Beerkeg’s Picks

Holeshot: SHAMELESS ACT (6/1)

Favourite: CINNAMON LV (7/2)

Wildcard: KYMARC TORINO (45/1)

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