MON 27 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

MON 27 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Group 3 Centenary Vase, the Hong Kong Classic Mile and the Chinese New Year Cup. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Happy New Year to all and good luck!!!

 

Race 1 – Nil Priority

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

12-2-3-8

Race 2 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 WAR OF COURAGE 2.60 84.0 Promising AUS 3yo from the Man stable who has placed at both Hong Kong starts including a course and distance 2nd last time out when beaten a neck by Valiant Dream.
1 FANTASY 3.80 58.0 Sizzling 4yo from the Shum stable with a win and a placing from 2 Hong Kong starts. Only a head behind Xponential last start. The biggest horse in the race at 1311 lbs
4 PRESIDENT'S CHOICE 6.10 36.0 AUS 4yo by Redoute’s Choice who ran on strongly from 13th in the middle stages to finish 2nd behind Trust Me over this course and distance at only Hong Kong start. Moreira rides.
2 HAPPY ALUMNI 9.90 22.0 Has the fitness benefit of three starts from a spell and comes back to Sha Tin here after racing at Happy Valley this season including a first-up ¾L 2nd over 1200m. Purton rides.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 1 29.5
3 – 4 22.0
3 – 2 13.5
1 – 4 17.5
1 – 2 10.5
4 – 2 7.00

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 SUNSHINE WARRIOR 2.40 92.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at five of seven starts including a first-up course and distance victory beating Casimiro by ¾L after travelling midfield. Moreira to ride here.
2 RICH AND LUCKY 4.80 46.0 Has improved immensely since stepping up to 1400m with a win and a placing at past two starts over this course and distance. Last time out beat King Dragon by ¾L. Purton rides.
7 FUN TIMES 5.70 38.0 Won over the Sha Tin 1400m first-up this season with a 1¼L decision over Relentless Me. Resuming from a let-up here but has trialled twice recently. Apprentice Poon claims 2lb.
6 MISSION SMART 9.00 24.0 AUS 3yo by Smart Missile from the Yung stable with just one Hong Kong start to date when running on fairly from 11th on the turn to finish 6th. Given an easy time in a recent trial.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 2 26.0
1 – 7 23.5
1 – 6 17.0
2 – 7 15.0
2 – 6 10.0
7 – 6 8.50

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Nil Priority

There are very few rated chances or consequent value bets forecast for this race.

1-9-8-2

Race 5 – 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.

8-5-3-7

Race 6 – Nil Priority

There are too many chances in this race to formulate any realistic markets.

1-2-5-6

Race 7 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 TASHIDELEK 3.00 73.0 Ran 3rd over this course and distance three starts back and has finished only a neck behind the winner at two subsequent starts. Freshened up for this with a recent trial.
2 WORLD FAMOUS 4.20 52.0 Has improved since stepping up in distance with a win and a placing at past two 1800m starts. Last time out finished 1¼L clear of dead-heaters Red Elysees and Super Elegance.
3 CLEMENT LEGEND 5.60 39.0 Ocean Park gelding who won four consecutive distance races last season and started this season with a first-up victory and a 2200m win last time out. Jumps from gate 1 here.
14 GOD OF DRAGON 6.20 36.0 Has improved since transferring to the Cruz stable including consecutive 1800m placing at past two starts beaten a short head both times. Change of rider here with Moreira to steer.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 2 24.0
4 – 3 19.5
4 – 14 17.0
2 – 3 15.5
2 – 14 13.5
3 – 14 10.5

*Suggested Units

Race 8 – Nil Priority

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

1-4-3-2

Race 9 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 TAKING AIM 3.20 69.0 Won twice over this course and distance last season and has worked into fitness recently with a 2¼L 4th last time out over the Sha Tin 1400m. Well drawn in gate 3 with Moreira on top.
9 ASSIMILATE 3.70 59.0 AUS 5yo by Sebring from the Ting stable who showed improvement last time out when a short head 2nd behind Looking Good over this course and distance. Purton steers.
2 NOBLE STEED 6.10 36.0 Returned to form last run with a solid ¾L victory over this course and distance coming from 8th on the turn. A multiple Sha Tin 1400m winner with UK champion Spencer to ride.
13 FALCON TURBO 6.10 36.0 Nicconi gelding from the Whyte stable who is in good form this season placing at 5 of 6 starts including a course and distance victory last run beating Mongolian King. Badel rides.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 9 23.5
4 – 2 17.5
4 – 13 17.5
9 – 2 15.5
9 – 13 15.5
2 – 13 10.5

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 FAT TURTLE 3.00 73.0 AUS 5yo by Smart Missile from the Lor stable who has an impressive Hong Kong career record of 10-3-5-1 for over $5.7M in prizemoney. Champion Moreira reunites for this.
13 PERFECT MATCH 3.60 61.0 Course and distance specialist with four wins and a placing from five starts over the Sha Tin 1400m. Last time out scored by ¾L over Joyful Trinity after leading most of the way.
7 FAST MOST FURIOUS 5.00 44.0 Comfortable 1½L winner at this track last time out over Harmony Victory after coming from 9th on the turn. Has earned prizemoney at every start this season. Purton rides.
9 TORNADO TWIST 9.90 22.0 Won three consecutive races at this track last season and returns to Sha Tin after three runs at Happy Valley this season including last start when 1¾L 2nd behind Big Party.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 13 27.0
3 – 7 22.5
3 – 9 12.0
13 – 7 20.0
13 – 9 10.5
7 – 9 8.00

*Suggested Units

Race 11 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 LUCKY MORE 2.80 79.0 Lightly raced AUS 3yo by More Than Ready from the Shum stable who has won two of four Hong Kong starts and placed in one other. A course and distance victor last time out.
2 SUPER WEALTHY 3.30 67.0 Impressive Epaulette gelding from the Whyte stable with a course and distance victory and placing from only two Hong Kong starts. Also won only start in Australia. Badel stays on.
6 TAKE WHAT YOU NEED 7.50 29.0 Newcomer from the Moore stable who has placed at three of four starts including last run when ¾L 2nd behind the exciting Farhh Above. Won 2 of 3 in Australia before transferring.
4 ALL IN MIND 8.60 25.0 Finished ¾L 3rd behind Baltic Whisper on debut after coming from midfield. Yet to be unplaced with a win and a placing in Australia also. Jumps from gate 5 here with Moreira on top.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 2 30.0
1 – 6 18.0
1 – 4 15.5
2 – 6 15.5
2 – 4 14.0
6 – 4 7.00

*Suggested Unit

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