SAT 08 FEB 2020 – SHA TIN

SAT 08 FEB 2020 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse for a standard 10 race programme including the Class 2 Choi Hung Hcp over 1200m and the Class 2 Choi Wan Hcp over 1600m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck today.

 

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.

6-7-9-12

Race 2 – Nil Priority

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

5-1-7-3

Race 3 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 DOLLAR REWARD 2.10 104.0 Consistent over this course and distance with two wins and two placings from five starts this season on the All Weather Track (AWT). Purton takes the reins once again.
1 CONFUCIUS DAY 4.60 48.0 Has placed 6 of 7 starts this season and switches to the AWT here after consecutive 1200m placings at Happy Valley. Gear changes with the blinkers off and pacifier on.
9 WAYFOONG CHARMER 4.60 48.0 Ran 2nd behind Compassion Star over 1200m last time out and finished a head behind Fortune Happiness over the AWT 1200m earlier this season. Teetan retains the mount.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 1 25.5
3 – 9 25.5
3 – 8 21.0
1 – 9 11.0
1 – 8 8.50
9 – 8 8.50

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 KING'S RACE 3.70 60.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo by Foxwedge from the Ting stable who won over this course and distance three starts back beating Fun Times by 1L after leading throughout.
12 FANTASTIC SHOW 3.70 60.0 Highly consistent lately with placings in 4 consecutive races over the Sha Tin 1400m including a short head 2nd behind Mighty Giant two starts back. Blinkers on for the first time.
1 COMFORT LIFE 4.30 51.0 Form mixed this season but takes an advantageous Class drop here and is a winner over this course and distance. Well drawn in gate 2 with winning jockey Purton reuniting.
5 XPONENTIAL 7.40 29.0 AUS 4yo from the Whyte stable with just two race starts to date. Made debut with an impressive victory beating Fantasy over 1200m after coming from 12th on the turn.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 12 22.0
3 – 1 19.5
3 – 5 13.5
12 – 1 19.5
12 – 5 13.5
1 – 5 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
11 ENZEMBLE 3.70 60.0 Zoffany gelding who has found form lately with consecutive placings at past two runs including 1L 2nd behind Champion Supreme last time out. Jumps from gate 1 here.
13 BLASTOISE 4.20 52.0 In good form this season with a win and four placings from seven starts. Last run finished a short head 2nd behind King’s Man over this course and distance. Shadow roll applied.
3 CHAMPION SUPREME 5.00 44.0 AUS 4yo by Denman from the Moore stable who notched up a second course and distance victory last start beating Enzemble after travelling well back. Callan rides again.
4 WORLD FAMOUS 5.00 44.0 Disregard last run when unsuited by the distance. Had previously won over the Sha Tin 1800m beating dead-heaters Red Elysees and Super Elegance. Ho stays on board.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
11 – 13 20.0
11 – 3 17.5
11 – 4 17.5
13 – 3 15.5
13 – 4 15.5
3 – 4 14.0

*Suggested Units

Race 6 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 MEGA HEART 2.40 92.0 Has run 2nd at three consecutive starts over this course and distance and is a previous winner here with a ½L decision over Simply Big. Trainer Chang and jockey Moreira combine here.
6 AQUILA 4.10 54.0 Disregard last run when unsuited by the tempo of the race. Prior to that was a convincing 2¼L victor over Mega Heart on this surface. Well drawn in gate 1 with Schofield to steer.
5 WINNING METHOD 4.10 54.0 Switches to the All Weather Track here after a recent victory over this distance at Happy Valley beating Snap Fit by 1L after leading throughout. Winning jockey van Niekerk reunites.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 6 24.0
4 – 5 24.0
4 – 3 15.0
6 – 5 17.0
6 – 3 10.0
5 – 3 10.0

*Suggested Units

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

7-11-2-5

Race 8 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
11 CIRCUIT THREE 2.30 96.0 Savabeel gelding who is in good form this season with a win and a placing from two course and distance starts. Last time out came from 10th on the turn to beat Mighty Giant by ¾L.
1 STAR OF YUEN LONG 5.40 41.0 Lightly raced NZ 4yo from the Man stable who has won and placed over the Sha Tin 1400m in a brief 5 start career. Two runs back beat Monica by 1¼L after racing on the speed.
2 SHINING GEM 6.40 34.0 Steps up in distance here after winning two of last four over 1200m at this track including a convincing 2¼L victory over Baltic Success two starts back. Hewitson is the new rider.
12 HAPPY FORCE 7.40 29.0 Has the fitness benefit of several runs from a spell and looking to find same outstanding from last season when winning 3 and placing once in 4 consecutive races over 1400m at Sha Tin.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
11 – 1 25.0
11 – 2 22.5
11 – 12 20.0
1 – 2 12.5
1 – 12 10.5
2 – 12 9.50

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – Nil Priority

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

6-9-10-1

Race 10 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 FARHH ABOVE 2.10 105.0 Yet to miss a place in three starts including two victories. Steps up in distance here after finishing strongly from 13th to beat Take What You Need last time out. Ho to ride again.
11 BEAUTY LOYAL 6.60 33.0 Won over this course and distance late last season beating Vital Spring by 2½L after racing on the speed. Has earned prizemoney at 5 of 7 starts this season. Moreira to steer.
2 REGENCY BO BO 6.60 33.0 Course and distance specialist with 4 wins and 13 placings over the Sha Tin 1400m. In the prizemoney 4 of 5 starts this season and returns to the turf track after 2 runs on the AWT.
6 CHARIZARD 7.70 29.0 Finished off last season with a course and distance victory over Happy Fun and has placed several times this season. Change of gear with the blinkers applied for this.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 11 24.5
3 – 2 24.5
3 – 6 22.0
11 – 2 11.0
11 – 6 9.00
2 – 6 9.00

*Suggested Units

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