SUN 02 JUNE 2019 – SHA TIN

SUN 02 JUNE 2019 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Class 3 Hong Kong University Alumni Association Challenge Cup and the Group 3 Lion Rock Trophy. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck this afternoon.

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.

6-3-2-7

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.

1-2-4-10

Race 3 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 BUDDIES 2.50 88.0 Lightly raced AUS 3yo by So You Think from the Moore stable who broke through for maiden victory last start beating Association Fans by 2½L after leading all the way. Purton rides.
4 INTREPIC 4.80 46.0 Was an easy 3L course and distance winner over Care Free Prince last start when never headed. Also picked up prizemoney over the Sha Tin 1400m four runs back. Moreira to ride again.
2 AMAZING 6.60 33.0 Has earned prizemoney over this course and distance at past three starts and showed a similar pattern last season but still looking for maiden Hong Kong victory. Teetan stays on board.
3 BIG FORTUNE 6.60 33.0 AUS 4yo from the Ho stable who has placed at two of past three course and distance starts including last time out when 1½L 3rd behind Monica after racing on the speed. Chan claims 10lb.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 4 24.5
1 – 2 20.5
1 – 3 20.5
4 – 2 12.5
4 – 3 12.5
2 – 3 9.50

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Nil Priority

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

8-1-7-9

Race 5 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 THE CREATETH 3.30 67.0 Ran on from 10th on the turn last start to finish 1¾L 2nd behind Gracious Ryder over this course and distance. A recent winner at Conghua with trainer Moore and jockey Purton combining.
10 DESTIN 4.00 55.0 AUS 5yo by Duporth from the O’Sullivan stable who ran a neck 2nd over this course and distance last start behind Bellagio. Also placed over the Sha Tin 1400m at start prior to that.
2 VIVA COUNCIL 5.60 39.0 Has won twice and placed twice over this course and distance including a victory to finish off last season. Returns to the turf track here after placing at two of three on the dirt course.
1 CHAIRMAN LO 5.60 39.0 Has earned prizemoney at six of nine starts but yet to break through for maiden Hong Kong victory. Takes an advantageous Class drop here with champion Moreira to steer again.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 10 22.0
3 – 2 17.5
3 – 1 17.5
10 – 2 15.5
10 – 1 15.5
2 – 1 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 6 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 BEAUTY APPLAUSE 2.70 82.0 Lightly raced AUS 3yo by Stratum from the Size stable who won over this course and distance at only its second race start beating Speedy Dragon after leading all the way.
3 MERIDIAN GENIUS 4.30 51.0 AUS 3yo grey gelding from the Millard stable has earned prizemoney at four of five Hong Kong starts including a short head 2nd over this course and distance two runs back.
6 SPEEDY DRAGON 5.90 37.0 Won back-to-back course and distance races mid-season including a head decision over Solar Wai Wai after closing from midfield. In form jockey Ho takes the reins again.
2 JOYFUL HEART 7.30 30.0 AUS 3yo by Smart Missile from the Lor stable who won at this track first-up beating Nice Fandango by 1¼L and has earned prizemoney twice since. Teetan is in the saddle once more.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 3 25.0
1 – 6 20.5
1 – 2 18.0
3 – 6 14.5
3 – 2 12.5
6 – 2 9.50

*Suggested Units

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

2-1-4-5

Race 8 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
7 BAND OF BROTHERS 2.20 100.0 Highly promising NZ 4yo from the O’Sullivan stable who has already won twice from four starts and finished runner-up last start by a neck behind Guy Dragon. Purton stays on.
8 EARTH TRILOGY 5.00 44.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo from the Moore stable who ran ½L 3rd over this course and distance three starts back after closing from beyond midfield. Leung is the new rider for this race.
11 JENERATOR 6.60 33.0 NZ 4yo newcomer from the Fownes stable who has had just four starts in Hong Kong. Last time out finished 3rd behind Win Win over the Happy Valley 1650m. Bayliss to steer.
3 MARZOUQ 9.70 23.0 Form moderate lately but is a course and distance winner who drops back to 1600m here and returns to this track after three starts at Happy Valley. Moreira takes the reins.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
7 – 8 28.5
7 – 11 23.0
7 – 3 18.5
8 – 11 12.5
8 – 3 9.50
11 – 3 8.00

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – Nil Priority

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

9-7-1-10

Race 10 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
7 SOLAR WAI WAI 2.70 82.0 Highly promising AUS 3yo by Snitzel from the Lor stable who is yet to miss the prizemoney in five starts including a course and distance victory last time out over Craig’s Star.
9 PICKEN 3.30 66.0 A course and distance specialist with 3 wins and 3 placings over the Sha Tin 1400m including back-to-back victories this season. Trainer Size and jockey Moreira combine again.
11 CHARIZARD 7.40 30.0 Highly consistent performer who has earned prizemoney at eight of ten starts including two victories at this track. Last time out ran a ½L 2nd behind Team Spirit. Teetan rides again.
12 CASA DE FORCA 9.90 22.0 FR 4yo from the Cruz stable who has picked up prizemoney at two of four Hong Kong starts after winning three times in Europe including a victory over this distance. Chadwick rides.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
7 – 9 32.0
7 – 11 19.5
7 – 12 13.5
9 – 11 17.0
9 -12 12.0
11 – 12 6.00

*Suggested Units

Race 11 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 FLYING THUNDER 2.90 76.0 GB 4yo by Archipenko who broke through for maiden Hong Kong victory last start beating Full Of Beauty by a ½L after running on from 10th on the turn. van Niekerk rides again.
3 RAGING STORM 3.90 56.0 Disregard last start when unsuited by the distance. Had previously won back-to-back course and distance races including a victory over Hinchinlove after racing on the speed.
6 WATER DIVINER 6.50 34.0 Disregard last start when hampered in running several times. Won over this distance three starts back at Happy Valley and was ¾L 2nd over this course and distance two runs back.
7 RACING FIGHTER 6.50 34.0 NZ 4yo by Mastercraftsman from the Yip stable who won over this distance last start beating Buoyant Boy by 1L after racing on the speed. Also won over the Sha Tin 1200m mid-season.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
5 – 3 24.5
5 – 6 18.5
5 – 7 18.5
3 – 6 14.5
3 – 7 14.5
6 – 7 9.50

*Suggested Units

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