FRI 01 JAN 2021 – SHA TIN

FRI 01 JAN 2021 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Group 3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy over 1000m and the Group 3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup over 1400m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for the race meeting this afternoon.

                                                                                      

Race 1 – Nil Priority

Several runners are having only their first or second career starts in Hong Kong. It is not possible to accurately assess a race such as this.

12-8-2-13

Race 2 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
6 DIAMOND RHYME 3.40 65.0 Disregard last run when badly drawn and used up early then unbalanced in the straight after being bumped in tight racing. A course and distance winner at start prior to that.
4 MASTER HERO 3.40 65.0 Lightly raced NZ 4yo by Savabeel from the Cruz stable who was unsuited by the distance last run. Finished 1¾L 2nd behind Diamond Rhyme at previous start over the Sha Tin 1400m.
11 WINS ALL 6.20 35.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at 4 of 4 including a first-up 2L victory over Gouten Of Garo. Having first start at Sha Tin this season with regular rider Teetan on top.
3 EL JEFE 6.20 35.0 Steps up to 1400m here after a recent 3rd in a 1200m trial and is a winner at this track. First-up last start ran on strongly from 8th on the turn to finish 1L 3rd behind Super Alliances.

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Combinations Units*
6 4 24.0
6 11 16.5
6 3 16.5
4 11 16.5
4 3 16.5
11 3 10.0

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Race 3 – Nil Priority

This race does not have enough runners to offer a value betting market.

1-4-2-5 

Race 4 – Nil Priority

Class 5 races are the lowest class of race. Occasionally they provide good betting value but not in this particular case.

2-5-3-1

Race 5 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 AUTHENTIC CHAMP 2.20 100.0 Lightly raced AUS 5yo from the Ting stable who is in good form with back-to-back course and distance victories at two most recent starts including a 1¼L decision over Plikclone.
2 ULTIMATE GLORY 5.60 39.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at 4 of 5 and is a course and distance specialist with 3 wins and 14 placings over the Sha Tin 1400m. Purton takes the reins again here.
11 CHARITY GRACE 6.60 33.0 Relative newcomer with only 3 starts to date in Hong Kong. Not far away last time finishing just out of the prizemoney. Gear changes with the hood off and the blinkers on.
12 SAM'S LOVE 8.00 28.0 Showed improvement last time out when third-up and finishing strongly from 8th on the turn for 1¼L 2nd behind Beluga over this course and distance. Leung rides this time.

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Combinations Units*
1 2 26.0
1 11 23.5
1 12 21.0
2 11 11.0
2 12 10.0
11 12 8.50

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Race 6 –Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 SUPER DOBBIN 3.00 73.0 SAF 4yo from the Millard stable who found form last start when finishing a neck 2nd behind Master Montaro over this course and distance after powering home from 11th on the turn.
4 SCORES OF FUN 3.50 63.0 Highly consistent performer who has placed at six of seven starts including two victories over the Sha Tin 1200m. Last time out finished 1L 2nd behind Baby over this distance. Teetan rides.
8 IGNITING 6.80 32.0 Has only two Hong Kong starts to date and in the prizemoney on both occasions. A winner and placegetter over this distance in Australia. Gear change with the tongue tie back on.
10 ARES 6.80 32.0 Having first start at Sha Tin after winning twice over this distance at Happy Valley including two starts back when finishing ½L clear of Namjong Sings after leading all the way.

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Combinations Units*
3 4 26.5
3 8 17.0
3 10 17.0
4 8 15.0
4 10 15.0
8 10 9.50

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Race 7 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 MASTER MONTARO 2.10 105.0 AUS 4yo by Toronado who won 2 from 2 in Australia then won on debut in Hong Kong over this course and distance. The biggest horse in the race at 1307 lbs.
5 BIG FORTUNE 5.40 41.0 In good form this season with placings at three of three over the Sha Tin 1200m including a first-up ½L victory over President’s Choice. Soumillon is the new rider here.
6 TRANSCENDENT 7.30 30.0 Has taken time to find form since resuming but won over this course and distance last season beating Fantasy and Ballistic King. Gear change with cheek pieces reapplied.
13 TRIPLE TRIPLE 9.00 24.0 Has found form recently with placings at past two starts including 1½L 3rd behind Super Red Dragon over this course and distance. Well drawn in gate 2. Poon to ride.

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Combinations Units*
1 5 29.5
1 6 24.0
1 13 21.5
5 6 10.0
5 13 8.50
6 13 6.50

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Race 8 – Nil Priority

This race does not have enough runners to offer a value betting market.

7-4-8-2 

Race 9 – Nil Priority

The rating patterns in this race are far too erratic to make any accurate assessments.

3-2-5-7

Race 10 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
13 SOARING TOWER 3.50 62.0 NZ 4yo from the So stable with only two starts to date finishing a short head 2nd last time out and beating Pegasus Glory on debut by 1½L after charging home from 8th on the turn.
5 MIGHTY VALOR 4.80 46.0 Promising Snitzel gelding who led all the way for a convincing 3L victory first-up over Inno Legend then finished a short head 2nd behind Racing Fighter after leading. Well drawn in gate 2.
1 E STAR 4.80 46.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at each of four starts including a 1¼L course and distance victory over Heza Beauty last time out. Gear change with the hood coming off.
12 BELUGA 4.80 46.0 Three starts back beat Sam’s Love by 1¼L over the Sha Tin 1400m and last time out ran 3rd behind Lucky Patch after attempting to lead all the way from a wide barrier.

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Combinations Units*
13 5 18.5
13 1 18.5
13 12 18.5
5 1 15.0
5 12 15.0
1 12 15.0

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Race 11 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 LUCKY EXPRESS 3.70 59.0 Highly consistent Toronado 4yo from the Size stable who is yet to miss the prizemoney in seven starts. Last run finished a neck 2nd behind Sky Darci over this course and distance.
8 CIRCUIT THREE 3.70 59.0 Last season won three consecutive races at this track and second-up was only a neck behind Tourbillon Diamond over the Sha Tin 1600m. Trainer Cruz and jockey Moreira unite.
9 PACKING WALTHAM 4.90 45.0 FR 4yo who has improved with each start including last time out when a short head 2nd behind Glorious Artist. Had a good short career record in France of 4-3-1-0. Soumillon rides.
2 GENERAL'S DELIGHT 6.00 37.0 Found form last start when finishing 1¼L from the winner in higher Class 1 and won over this course and distance last season. The biggest horse in the race at 1261 lbs.

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Combinations Units*
3 8 22.0
3 9 17.5
3 2 15.5
8 9 17.5
8 2 15.5
9 2 12.0

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