SUN 05 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

SUN 05 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Class 3 Po Leung Kuk Cup over 1400m. 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

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.

8-5-4-9

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.

4-1-2-9

Race 3 – Nil Priority

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

10-3-8-1

Race 4 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 THE FULL BLOOM 3.00 73.0 Has a good record over this course and distance with four wins and a placing including victory over Triumphant Light last season. Well weighted here on that performance.
3 WINWIN THIRTYTHREE 3.50 63.0 Disregard past two starts when racing over unsuitable distances. Had previously finished 2nd over the Sha Tin 1400m when running on strongly. Well drawn in gate 2.
7 SUPREME WITNESS 6.50 34.0 Has the fitness benefit of three runs from a spell and won twice over this course and distance last season including a 1¼L decision over Natural Flare after leading all the way.
9 GOLDEN CANNON 7.30 30.0 Has earned prizemoney at three of four starts this season and is a winner over the Sha Tin 1400m. Pony sized at 969 lbs but racing consistently and newcomer Piccone rides.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
2 – 3 32.5
2 – 7 21.5
2 – 9 19.0
3 – 7 11.5
3 – 9 10.0
7 – 9 5.50

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 WILL POWER 2.00 110.0 NZ 4yo by Power from the Whyte stable who was an impressive 1¼L winner over this course and distance at only start to date. Winning jockey Teetan stays on board.
2 DOLLAR REWARD 4.50 49.0 Scored back-to-back victories over the All Weather Track 1200m to open the season and also finished 2nd here behind Will Power last start. Premier rider Purton is on top again.
3 FORTUNE HAPPINESS 5.30 41.0 Form is outstanding this season with 3 consecutive course and distance victories from 3 starts including last time out when prevailing over Star Superior. Jumps from gate 1 here.

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Combination Units*
1 – 2 25.0
1 – 3 22.5
1 – 9 20.0
2 – 3 12.5
2 – 9 10.5
3 – 9 9.50

*Suggested Units

Race 6 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 LONDON HALL 3.30 67.0 Has recorded two wins and a placing over the Sha Tin 1800m including back-to-back victories last season. Ran into form last start when a neck 2nd here behind King’s Man. Moreira rides.
2 GOD OF DRAGON 4.20 52.0 Good performance last start when running on from midfield to finish a short head 2nd behind King’s Man over this course and distance. Well drawn in gate 1 with Ho to ride this time.
12 CHEERFUL STAR 4.20 52.0 Highly consistent this season earning prizemoney at all five starts including four times over this distance. Last time out finished 1¼L 3rd behind Magnetism at Happy Valley.
8 MISTER MONTE 7.50 29.0 Was an easy 2L victor over this distance on the All Weather Track last start after leading all the way. Also won first-up when leading from the start. Champion de Sousa rides again.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 2 21.5
3 – 12 21.5
3 – 8 15.5
2 – 12 17.5
2 – 8 12.0
12 – 8 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 7 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 ELITE PATCH 2.60 85.0 Highly promising JPN 5yo by Hard Spun from the Lui stable who has won back-to-back course and distance races at past two starts including a convincing 4L victory over Fantastic Feeling.
1 SUNNY BOY 3.50 63.0 Lightly raced Star Witness gelding who has the fitness benefit of two runs from a spell including a first-up course and distance 3rd behind Big Time Baby after sitting on the speed. Purton rides.
9 AQUILA 4.20 52.0 Has an impressive short career record of 6-2-2-0 and is yet to miss the prizemoney with over $1.9M in total stakes. Last time out beat Mega Heart by 2¼L over this course and distance.

* Suggested Prices & Units

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Combination Units*
4 – 1 21.5
4 – 9 19.5
4 – 6 17.5
1 – 9 15.5
1 – 6 14.0
9 – 6 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 8 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 STAR OF YUEN LONG 3.80 58.0 NZ 4yo newcomer by Makfi who broke through for maiden Hong Kong victory last time out at only fourth start here beating Monica by 1¼L over this course and distance.
3 SIMPLE ELEGANT 3.80 58.0 In top form with three wins over the Sha Tin 1400m from four starts including a 1¼L decision over Beauty Loyal last time out. Trainer Yiu and jockey van Niekerk combine again.
6 MONICA 3.80 58.0 Consistent performer from the Moore stable who has earned prizemoney at each of past six starts including last time out when 2nd behind Star Of Yuen Long. Moreira rides.
4 LAKESHORE EAGLE 8.30 26.0 Disregard last start when held up for clear running from the 150m and not able to be properly tested over the concluding stages. A 1400m winner here at run prior to that.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 3 21.5
1 – 6 21.5
1 – 4 12.0
3 – 6 21.5
3 – 4 12.0
6 – 4 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
14 RELIABLE TEAM 3.20 69.0 Highly impressive NZ 4yo from the Lor stable who is yet to miss the prizemoney in 6 starts including 4 victories. Beat Super Elegance last time out over 1600m here.
3 CHEFANO 3.40 65.0 Has placed at both most recent course and distance starts including a ½L 2nd behind Nicconi Express after coming from last on the turn. Well drawn in gate 1.
4 STAR PERFORMANCE 6.60 33.0 Disregard last run when beginning awkwardly and not able to be ridden out due to tightening in the latter part of the race. Ran a 1L 3rd over the Sha Tin 1800m three starts back.
12 AMAZING BEATS 6.60 33.0 AUS 4yo newcomer by Epaulette from the O’Sullivan stable with only one Hong Kong start to date. Had an impressive 9-3-2-2 record in Australia. Teetan to ride.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
14 – 3 26.0
14 – 4 17.0
14 – 12 17.0
3 – 4 15.5
3 – 12 15.5
4 – 12 9.00

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – 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.

1-10-6-3

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