SAT 11 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

SAT 11 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Class 3 Lok Sin Tong 140th Anniversary Cup over 1650m on the All Weather Track. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for the meeting.

 

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.

9-2-10-6

Race 2 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 SAVVY SEVEN 3.30 67.0 Dropping to more suitable Class here and has placed 3 times over the Sha Tin 1600m this season including 3rd behind Joy Master in Class 5. Well drawn in gate 3 with Hewitson on top.
3 LITTLE GENERAL 3.30 67.0 Lightly raced NZ 4yo from the Shum stable who has earned prizemoney five times from six starts over this course and distance including a recent 1¾L 4th behind Blastoise.
4 DIAMOND LEGEND 6.20 35.0 Switches back to Sha Tin after several moderate runs at Happy Valley. Showed good form in this Class last season with a victory and two placings from five starts. Piccone rides.
7 BIG BULLY 7.00 31.0 AUS 5yo by Magic Albert from the Hall stable who has earned prizemoney at three of four starts this season including a neck 2nd behind Vital Spring. Champion Moreira stays on board.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 3 26.5
1 – 4 17.0
1 – 7 15.0
3 – 4 17.0
3 – 7 15.0
4 – 7 9.50

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – 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.

1-7-4-3

Race 4 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 BEST ALLIANCE 2.60 85.0 Lightly raced IRE 5yo by Dark Angel from the Whyte stable who ran a short head 2nd behind Clear Choice over this course and distance last start after running on from well back.
12 FOODIE PRINCESS 3.70 59.0 Has placed at past two starts both on the All Weather Track including last time out when 1¾L 3rd over this distance. The biggest horse in the race at 1247 lbs with Moreira to ride.
2 ROMAN IMPERO 7.00 31.0 Has the fitness benefit of two starts from a spell and is a winner over this course and distance. Jumps from gate 2 here with trainer Yip and jockey Lai combining once again.
11 THIS ONE'S FOR YOU 8.80 25.0 Has earned prizemoney at four of five starts on the All Weather Track this season including ¾L 2nd over this distance behind Enfolding after coming from 8th on the turn.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 12 30.0
1 – 2 20.0
1 – 11 15.5
12 – 2 15.5
12 – 11 12.0
2 – 11 7.00

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 TAKE WHAT YOU NEED 3.30 67.0 AUS 4yo newcomer from the Moore stable who has placed twice from three Hong Kong starts to date. Last time out finished only 1L behind the talented Duke Wai at this track.
7 FARHH ABOVE 3.30 67.0 Resuming here after a convincing 3¼L course and distance victory last season over Judy’s Star. Multiple gear changes with the hood and tongue tie off and crossed nose band on.
5 BALTIC SUCCESS 5.40 40.0 Ran a course and distance 2nd last time out behind Shining Gem at only second Hong Kong race start. Had a good record in Australia of 5-1-2-2. Change of gear with the hood applied.
10 HONEST WAY 8.50 26.0 Course and distance specialist with three wins and three placings over the Sha Tin 1200m. Well drawn in gate 3 with Irish champion Callan to ride for the first time.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 7 26.0
3 – 5 19.0
3 – 10 13.5
7 – 5 19.0
7 – 10 13.5
5 – 10 9.00

*Suggested Units

Race 6 – Nil Priority

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

2-5-1-3

Race 7 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 XPONENTIAL 2.80 79.0 AUS 4yo from the Whyte stable who impressed on debut last time out with a head victory over Fantasy powering home from 12th on the turn. Change of rider with Teetan on board.
4 TRIPLE TRIPLE 3.90 56.0 Lightly raced Per Incanto gelding from the Lor stable who surged home for a course and distance victory last time out at only third Hong Kong start. Moreira stays on board.
13 GOLDEN FOUR 6.20 35.0 Has earned prizemoney at four of five starts this season over this course and distance including a short head 2nd behind Relentless Me. Better drawn this time in gate 4.
1 KING'S TROOPER 7.40 30.0 Improver this season with a win and a placing from 3 starts including a 1½L victory over Gift Of Lifeline first-up. Steps up to 1400 here with trainer Yiu and jockey Leung combining.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
5 – 4 26.0
5 – 13 19.0
5 – 1 17.0
4 – 13 15.0
4 – 1 13.5
13 – 1 9.50

*Suggested Units

Race 8 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 BEAR SLAM 2.60 85.0 In good form this season with a course and distance victory last start and in the prizemoney at both other 1650m starts on the All Weather Track. Winning rider Moreira stays on.
6 HOLY HEART 4.10 54.0 IRE 5yo newcomer from the Lui stable who ran a head 2nd two starts back over this course and distance coming from well back. Gear change here with cheek pieces applied.
9 RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE 6.40 34.0 Improved performance last time out when a neck 3rd behind Last Kingdom over this course and distance after running on strongly from 11th on the turn. Well drawn in gate 2.
3 COBY OPPA 8.00 27.0 A three time winner on the All Weather Track with the fitness benefit of three runs from a spell. Gear changes with cheek pieces off and blinkers on. Teetan to steer.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
2 – 6 27.5
2 – 9 20.0
2 – 3 18.0
6 – 9 14.0
6 – 3 12.5
9 – 3 8.00

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – 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.

1-4-9-6

Race 10 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 PRIVATE SECRETARY 3.40 65.0 GB 4yo Derby hopeful by Kingman from the Cruz stable who won at only Hong Kong start to date beating Happy Dragon by 1L over 1650m at Happy Valley. Piccone rides.
6 PRECIOUSSHIP 3.40 65.0 In good form this season with two wins and a placing from four starts including a course and distance victory two runs back. Jumps from gate 1 here with Ho on top again.
10 BAND OF BROTHERS 4.80 45.0 Has an impressive record of 9-4-2-1 including a recent ¾L 2nd over this course and distance behind Preciousship. Beat Packing Warrior over the Sha Tin 1600m last season.
13 COLUMBUS COUNTY 8.80 25.0 NZ 4yo newcomer from the Fownes stable with only one Hong Kong start to date. Had a good short career record in NZ of 3-1-1-1 including a victory over this distance.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
2 – 6 25.0
2 – 10 20.5
2 – 13 12.5
6 – 10 20.0
6 – 13 12.5
10 – 13 9.50

*Suggested Units

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