SUN 07 APR 2019 – SHA TIN

SUN 07 APR 2019 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the 1200m G2 Sprint Cup and the 1600m G2 Chairman’s Trophy. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for this afternoon ....................

Race 1 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
8 GOKO 2.20 100.0 Course and distance specialist with 3 wins and 3 placings down the Sha Tin straight 1000m. The biggest horse in the race at 1295 lbs with Moreira reuniting for this race.
3 BEAUTY CHARISMA 4.10 54.0 AUS 3yo by Statue Of Liberty from the Moore stable who is on debut here after winning 2 from 2 in Australia over this distance. Led all the way to beat Gunnison in a recent trial.
4 CHAMPION PRIDE 4.80 46.0 First-up here after charging home from 12th mid-race to finish 3rd over this course and distance last season. Beat Perfect Match in a recent trial with race jockey Chan on top.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
8 – 3 26.0
8 – 4 23.5
8 – 1 16.5
3 – 4 15.0
3 – 1 10.0
4 – 1 9.00

*Suggested Units

Race 2 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 WIN WIN 2.40 92.0 Last start finished ¾L 2nd over this course and distance behind Band Of Brothers and also placed over the Sha Tin 1400m on two other occasions. Change of gear with the blinkers applied.
7 EZRA 3.90 56.0 SAF 3yo by Oratorio from the Millard stable who has been in the prizemoney at two of three Hong Kong starts including last time out when a neck 2nd behind Dragon Dance. Bayliss rides.
9 SUPREME PLUS 7.40 30.0 Nicconi gelding from the Lor stable with just one start in Hong Kong to date. Had several trials prior to that and gets a change of gear with the tongue tie going on. Well drawn in gate 2.
14 FLYING NOBLE 9.90 22.0 Won over this course and distance two starts back beating Never Better by 1¼L then finished 2nd over the Sha Tin 1400m behind Ruminare. Apprentice Poon claims 3lb for this.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 7 31.0
4 – 9 20.5
4 – 14 16.5
7 – 9 14.5
7 – 14 11.0
9 – 14 6.50

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – Nil Priority

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

1-2-3-4

Race 4 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 GRADE ONE 2.30 95.0 In good form and yet to miss the prizemoney this season in six starts. Last time out ran 3rd behind Kingsfield and was a course and distance winner prior to that beating Aerohappiness.
6 SMART LEADER 3.60 61.0 Last start finished 1¾L 3rd behind Honest Way over this course and distance after racing on the speed. Looking for maiden Hong Kong victory with trainer Cruz and jockey Moreira combining.
8 GREEN CARD 5.00 44.0 Ran a head 2nd behind Lucky Hero over this distance at Conghua last start and won on this track at previous run beating Golden Four. Better drawn here in gate 1 with Rispoli on top this time.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 6 25.0
4 – 8 20.5
4 – 11 18.0
6 – 8 14.0
6 – 11 12.5
8 – 11 10.0

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 GUY DRAGON 2.90 76.0 Lightly raced GB 4yo by Dark Angel from the So stable who won over this course and distance last time out at only fourth Hong Kong race start beating Super Leader by 1¼L. Teetan to ride.
2 PLAY WISE 4.10 54.0 Consistent recently with placings at past two starts and comes back to Sha Tin this time after placing over the course and distance last season. Trainer Yip and jockey Purton combine.
4 GOLDEN FOUR 4.60 48.0 Won over this course and distance three starts back beating Royal Racer after coming with a sustained run from 10th on the turn. Drawn well in gate 3 with Rispoli to steer once again.
12 FUN TIMES 9.90 22.0 Has earned prizemoney at four of six starts this season and looking to break through for maiden Hong Kong victory. Ran 2nd behind the handy Picken three starts back. Bayliss to steer.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 2 26.0
1 – 4 23.5
1 – 12 13.0
2 – 4 19.0
2 – 12 10.0
4 – 12 8.50

*Suggested Units

Race 6 – 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.

3-9-4-14

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

1-3-9-8

Race 8 – Nil Priority

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

5-7-3-4

Race 9 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 WAIKUKU 2.60 85.0 IRE 4yo by Harbour Watch from the Size stable who won four consecutive races before finishing 1¼L 2nd behind Furore in the Hong Kong Derby last start. Moreira partners once more.
4 DARK DREAM 3.60 61.0 Yet to miss the prizemoney in five Hong Kong starts after winning four times in Australia including the Queensland Derby. Trainer Lor and champion jockey Purton combine.
6 HO HO KHAN 6.80 32.0 NZ 4yo by Makfi from the Hall stable who ran on from 11th to finish 5th in the Hong Kong Derby last start after winning three consecutive races earlier this season. Ho to ride here.
3 INSAYSHABLE 9.90 22.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at eight of nine starts for over $4.4M in stakes. Last time out ran 3rd behind Citron Spirit. Drawn gate 1 here with Rispoli taking the reins.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
2 – 4 31.0
2 – 6 20.5
2 – 3 14.5
4 – 6 16.5
4 – 3 11.0
6 – 3 6.50

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
11 INVINCIBLE MISSILE 3.00 73.0 Lightly raced AUS 3yo by Smart Missile who was an easy first-up winner at this track beating Tom’s Dragon by 3¾L and has placed at both recent course and distance starts.
1 NOBLE STEED 3.40 65.0 Consistent recently with course and distance placings at past two starts and won over the Sha Tin 1400m earlier this season beating Nicconi Express. Better drawn here in gate 5.
5 PAKISTAN FRIEND 6.80 32.0 Above average Not A Single Doubt gelding who has recently transferred to the O’Sullivan stable. Has 2 wins and 3 placings from 6 starts this season. Schofield rides this time.
7 UNCLE STEVE 7.40 30.0 Promising FR 4yo from the Moore stable who has earned prizemoney at two of three Hong Kong starts after winning in Europe. Last time out finished 1¼L behind Super Star.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
11 – 1 27.5
11 – 5 18.0
11 – 7 16.0
1 – 5 16.0
1 – 7 14.0
5 – 7 8.50

*Suggested Units

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