SUN 02 MAY 2021 – SHA TIN

SUN 02 MAY 2021 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the $3.5M Group 3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup over 2400m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for the race meeting this afternoon.

                                                                                      

Race 1 – Nil Priority

This race is run under special conditions and Lucky 8 Racing cannot offer any meaningful ratings.

1-9-5-2

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.

1-3-6-13

Race 3 – Nil Priority

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

5-2-3-10

Race 4 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 RHAPSODY 2.30 96.0 Won over this course and distance earlier in the season beating My Sugar and a close-up ¾L 3rd here behind Gluck Racer last time out. Trainer Size and jockey Moreira unite.
2 JADE PHOENIX 5.40 41.0 Yet to miss the prizemoney in six starts this season including consecutive placings over the Sha Tin 1200m. Beaten a nose first-up here behind Diamond Pegasus. Teetan to steer.
12 SMART WONGCHOY 6.50 34.0 AUS 4yo by Smart Missile from the Whyte stable who was a course and distance 2nd last time out behind Gallant Express after racing on the speed. Badel maintains the ride here.
1 SHADOW RUNNER 7.40 29.0 Has found form lately earning prizemoney at past 3 starts including last run when only ¾L from the winner over this course and distance. Well drawn in gate 1 and Shinn rides.

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Combinations Units*
4 2 25.0
4 12 22.5
4 1 20.0
2 12 12.5
2 1 10.5
12 1 9.50

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 ULTRA EXPRESS 2.50 88.0 Consistent lately with placings at past four starts including last time out when running on strongly from 9th on the turn to finish a neck 2nd over this course and distance. Moreira rides.
1 DANDY YEARS 4.90 45.0 Lightly raced IRE 4yo by Dandy Man from the Shum stable who won at this track three starts back and has earned prizemoney at both subsequent starts. Poon claims 2lb here.
2 LEADING FORTUNE 4.90 45.0 Won over the Sha Tin 1600m mid-season when coming with a powerful run from 12th on the turn to beat Cheerful Days by a neck. Has earned prizemoney several times since that run.
7 HAPPY WIN WIN 9.90 22.0 Has won twice over this course and distance in 2020/21 including a ¾L victory over Shanghai Dragon earlier this season. Apprentice Chan claims 7lb allowance for this.

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Combinations Units*
3 1 26.0
3 2 26.0
3 7 14.0
1 2 16.0
1 7 9.00
2 7 9.00

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Race 6 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 MASTER HERO 3.30 67.0 Savabeel gelding from the Cruz stable who is in good form in debut season with a win and four placings from seven starts. Beat Charity Grace over the Sha Tin 1400m mid-season.
6 GRACYLOVE 4.10 54.0 Has found form lately with consecutive placings over this course and distance at past two runs including a neck 2nd behind Super Winner. Trainer Hall and jockey Purton unite.
7 GREEN ENVY 4.70 46.0 Bolted in by 4¾L over the Sha Tin 1400m mid-season and has earned prizemoney at all six starts since that run including last time out when ½L 2nd behind Everyone’s Delight over 1400m.
4 VUKAN 6.60 33.0 Disregard last start when unsuited by the distance. Had previously won and placed over the Sha Tin 1400m including a ½L victory over Charity Grace. Well drawn in gate 3.

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Combinations Units*
2 6 22.0
2 7 19.5
2 4 15.5
6 7 17.5
6 4 13.5
7 4 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

2-6-11-10

Race 8 – Nil Priority

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

4-7-3-1

Race 9 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 LOOKING GREAT 2.70 82.0 In good form lately with a win and two placings at past three starts. Last time out beat California Ten by 1¾L over this course and distance after travelling midfield. Moreira steers.
2 CALIFORNIA TEN 4.20 52.0 Has placed at both starts over the Sha Tin 1800m including last time out when 2nd behind Looking Great after running on from well back. Jumps from gate 3 here with Teetan to ride.
6 BEAUTY FIT 6.60 33.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo from the Size stable who placed on debut in Hong Kong after winning both starts in Australia. Steps up in distance here and Purton is the pilot this time.
7 ARROGANT 6.60 33.0 NZ 5yo by Ocean Park who has placed several times this season including 1¾L 3rd behind Beauty Angel over this course and distance. Trainer Fownes and jockey Ho combine.

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Combinations Units*
3 2 26.0
3 6 19.0
3 7 19.0
2 6 13.5
2 7 13.5
6 7 9.00

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Race 10 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 TRILLION WIN 2.00 110.0 Won on debut here over 1000m when leading all the way to beat Valiant Dream. Last start finished a ½L 2nd behind the unbeaten Courier Wonder over this course and distance.
9 PLEASANT ENDEAVOR 4.20 52.0 AUS 3yo by Redoute’s Choice from the Yiu stable who has won twice from three starts including last time out when a short head victor over the Sha Tin 1200m. Leung stays on.
5 JUNEAU PARK 5.80 38.0 Has won three times at this track and finished ½L 2nd over this distance behind Trust Me mid-season when powering home from 11th on the turn. Moreira takes the reins again.

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Combinations Units*
1 9 26.0
1 5 21.5
1 3 19.0
9 5 13.0
9 3 11.5
5 3 9.00

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Race 11 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 FANTASTIC TREASURE 2.30 95.0 AUS 3yo by Written Tycoon from the Hayes stable who is unbeaten in three starts including a course and distance victory over Perfect Pair last time out. Well drawn in gate 2
2 UNCLE STEVE 3.60 61.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at 6 of 7 starts including consecutive placings at past two runs over the Sha Tin 1400m. Gear change here with the cheek pieces back on.
9 KASI FARASI 5.00 44.0 Won over this course and distance earlier this season beating Telecom Rocket by ¾L and has found form recently with a short head 2nd over the Sha Tin 1400m last time out.

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Combinations Units*
1 2 25.0
1 9 20.5
1 6 18.0
2 9 14.0
2 6 12.5
9 6 10.0

*Suggested Units

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