SAT 21 DEC 2019 – SHA TIN

SAT 21 DEC 2019 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Class 3 Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup over 1200m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for this afternoon .........................

 

Race 1 – Nil Priority

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

1-3-5-8

Race 2 – 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.

12-2-11-6

Race 3 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
11 LEISURED FEET 3.80 58.0 Has earned prizemoney at all four starts this season including last time out when a course and distance victor over King Mortar. Trainer So and jockey Schofield combine this time.
12 FIRE AND GOLD 3.80 58.0 AUS 6yo by Charge Forward from the Yip stable who ran home strongly last start from 11th on the turn to finish 1½L 4th behind I’m The Conquist over this distance. Moreira rides.
5 KWAI CHUNG ELITE 4.50 49.0 Consistent recently with placings at past two starts including 1½L 3rd behind Leisured Feet over this course and distance. Jumps from gate 4 with Badel in the saddle once again.
1 STRIKING MR C 6.20 35.0 Bolted in over this distance when first-up last start beating Run Moochie by 5¾L after leading throughout. The biggest horse in the race at 1255 lbs with Leung taking the reins.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
11 – 12 21.0
11 – 5 18.0
11 – 1 15.0
12 – 5 18.0
12 – 1 15.0
5 – 1 13.0

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 SUNSHINE WARRIOR 3.10 71.0 Disregard last start when unsuited by the distance. Had previously placed at three of four starts over the Sha Tin 1400m including a first-up victory over Casimiro.
8 LEAP OF FAITH 3.50 63.0 AUS 3yo by Sebring from the Size stable who finished 1¾L 4th on debut after closing from 8th on the turn. Had won a trial comfortably prior to that. Moreira takes the reins once more.
9 SAM'S LOVE 5.70 38.0 Has the fitness benefit of three runs from a spell and placed over this course and distance several times last season. Gear change here with the tongue tie reapplied. Purton is on top.
5 MY WINNER 7.90 28.0 Disregard last start when unsuited by the course and distance. Had won over the Sha Tin 1400m prior to that with a first-up ½L victory over Sprint Forward. Badel steers this time.

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Combination Units*
1 – 8 29.5
1 – 9 22.0
1 – 5 17.5
8 – 9 13.5
8 – 5 10.5
9 – 5 7.00

*Suggested Units

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.

1-2-3-8

Race 6 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 BLASTOISE 3.00 74.0 Consistent lately with placings at all of past four starts including a 1¼L victory over Savvy Seven two runs back when racing on the speed. Purton reunites for this race.
11 DIONYSUS COLLIN 4.00 55.0 Has found form recently with placings at past two starts including a neck 2nd behind Bullish Glory over this distance at Happy Valley. Trainer Lui and jockey Moreira combine again.
6 ABOVE 5.60 39.0 Highly consistent this season with placings at all four starts including back-to-back victories at past two runs. Also won comfortably over this course and distance last season.
4 LONDON HALL 6.80 32.0 Won consecutive races over this course and distance last season and has the fitness benefit of three runs from a spell. Well drawn in gate 3 and apprentice Poon claims 2lb.

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Combination Units*
1 – 11 24.0
1 – 6 19.5
1 – 4 17.0
11 – 6 15.5
11 – 4 13.5
6 – 4 10.5

*Suggested Units

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

3-1-12-14

Race 8 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
10 LUCKY MORE 2.90 76.0 AUS 3yo by More Than Ready from the Shum stable who was an easy 4¼L course and distance winner over Trust Me last time out when leading all the way. Purton rides again.
4 DUKE WAI 3.30 66.0 Has an impressive short career record of 7-3-1-1 including back-to-back course and distance victories at past two starts coming from well back on both occasions. Teetan stays on.
6 CLASSIC UNICORN 7.60 29.0 Has won twice over this course and distance from three starts including a convincing 2¾L victory over Gunnar last season. Will be fitter after finishing out of the mix first-up.
7 TAKE WHAT YOU NEED 7.60 29.0 Has the fitness benefit of two runs since transferring to Hong Kong including a ½L 3rd behind Super Junior first-up over this course and distance. Won 2 of 3 in Australia. Shinn to ride.

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Combination Units*
10 – 4 28.5
10 – 6 17.0
10 – 7 17.0
4 – 6 15.0
4 – 7 15.0
6 – 7 7.50

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
11 CHEFANO 2.70 81.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at all four starts including last time out when ½L 2nd behind Nicconi Express after closing from last on the turn. Moreira rides.
5 HELENE LEADINGSTAR 4.60 48.0 Had a good record in Australia of 9-4-1-1 and has run into form this season finishing ¾L 3rd last time out at this track. Jumps from gate 3 here with Teetan to steer this time.
1 INSAYSHABLE 5.30 41.0 Has the fitness benefit of three runs from a spell under new trainer Tsui and won at this track last season beating Tigre Du Terre after racing in midfield. Wong claims 3lb.
7 RIGHT CHOICE 7.40 30.0 In mixed form this season but was outstanding in previous preparation winning five of eight starts and placing on two other occasions. Apprentice Chan claims 10lb allowance.

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Combination Units*
11 – 5 24.0
11 – 1 21.5
11 – 7 17.0
5 – 1 15.0
5 – 7 12.0
1 – 7 10.5

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
7 ULTIMATE GLORY 3.70 60.0 Racing well lately with a 2½L course and distance victory over Sunshine Universe two runs back then a neck 2nd over the Sha Tin 1400m last start. Purton reunites for this race.
2 FOLLOW ME 4.20 52.0 AUS 4yo by Lope de Vega from the Size stable who scored a third victory over this course and distance last start beating Ultimate Glory by a neck after racing on the speed.
8 SIMPLE ELEGANT 4.20 52.0 Lightly raced Pierro gelding who is in good form this season with two course and distance victories from three starts including last time out when too strong for Golden Four.
5 MORE THAN A HORSE 6.00 36.0 AUS 4yo who is on debut here after winning two of five in Australia both over this distance. Has trialled extensively since arrival including a recent ½L 2nd behind Will Power.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
7 – 2 19.5
7 – 8 19.5
7 – 5 15.5
2 – 8 17.5
2 – 5 14.0
8 – 5 14.0

*Suggested Units

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