SUN 10 APR 2022 – SHA TIN

SUN 10 APR 2022 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin racecourse featuring the $2.4 million Class 2 Chek Lap Kok Handicap over 1000m and the $2.4 million Class 2 Mui Wo Handicap over 1400m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected six 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.

5-9-6-12

Race 2 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 TOWARDS SUCCESS 3.00 74.0 Best run this season was a 1½L course and distance 3rd behind Good Beauty coming from 8th on the turn. Gear change with the crossed nose band off and Purton on top.
9 ZACIAN 3.50 63.0 Drops back to 1200m after showing mixed form recently. Has placed twice over this distance in 2021/22 including 3rd behind Iron King. Jockey Ho and trainer Shum unite.
11 ONE STEP AHEAD 3.50 63.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at 7 of 8 starts including a 1200m victory over General Trump in 1:10.08 after closing from 7th on the turn. Teetan takes the ride.

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Combinations Units*
3 9 18.5
3 11 18.5
3 2 16.5
9 11 16.5
9 2 15.0
11 2 15.0

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Race 3 – Nil Priority

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

4-7-3-8

Race 4 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 DAILY CHARM 3.20 69.0 Ran a close 2nd over this course and distance behind Mister Monte earlier this season when beaten a neck after running on from 8th on the turn. In form Chadwick takes the reins.
3 GO GO SIXTEEN 3.20 69.0 Finished powerfully last start coming from 12th on the turn to beat Daily Charm in 1:35.84 at this track in best performance this season. Trainer Lui and jockey Shinn combine once more.
2 FLYING MIGHTY 6.40 34.0 In the prizemoney recently and last season finished a neck 3rd behind Charity Go over this course and distance coming from last on the turn. Senior rider Purton deployed here.
6 JOLLY FOREVER 7.60 28.0 In good form lately with a win and a placing from past three starts and has earned prizemoney on three other occasions this season including a ½L course and distance third.

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Combinations Units*
1 3 27.0
1 2 17.0
1 6 15.0
3 2 17.0
3 6 15.0
2 6 9.00

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Race 5 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
7 CHEERY 2.50 88.0 AUS 3yo by Artie Schiller from the Yiu stable who finished 1¼L 3rd behind Country Boy over this course and distance last start when running on strongly from 10th on the turn.
4 AMAZING VICTORY 4.40 50.0 Lightly raced Sizzling gelding who ran into form last start when finishing a short head 2nd behind Country Boy over the Sha Tin 1400m after contesting the lead throughout.
10 JOYFUL GENIUS 5.50 40.0 Consistent with prizemoney earnings at 8 of 11 starts but still looking to breakthrough for maiden victory. Best run to date was ¾L 2nd behind Loriz over 1200m. Purton reunites.
8 CITY LEGEND 9.90 22.0 Course and distance specialist with 11 placings over the Sha Tin 1400m and three victories including a 2½L decision over Gracylove in 1:21.16 last season. Chau claims 3lb here.

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Combinations Units*
7 4 27.0
7 10 25.0
7 8 15.5
4 10 15.5
4 8 9.00
10 8 8.00

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Race 6 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 ERIMO 2.70 81.0 USA 4yo by Street Boss from the Size stable who steps up to 1400m here after a 1200m debut run when a short head 2nd behind Eternal Bloom. Had also won a trial prior to that.
1 OSCAR GLORY 3.70 59.0 Consistent without winning this season and has missed the prizemoney only once in eight starts. Finished ½L 2nd behind Navas Two over this course and distance earlier this season.
5 STAR CONTACT 7.40 30.0 Lightly raced Star Turn gelding from the Hayes stable who has earned prizemoney at three of four starts including 1½L 3rd behind En Pointe over the Sha Tin 1400m. Shinn stays on.
12 APEX TOP 7.40 30.0 Won over this course and distance last season beating Golden Four in 1:21.90 after racing midfield. Has also placed at both starts this season over the Sha Tin 1400m.

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Combinations Units*
3 1 27.5
3 5 18.0
3 12 18.0
1 5 14.0
1 12 14.0
5 12 8.50

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Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

1-2-4-5

Race 8 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 RUNNING GLORY 3.00 74.0 Impressive Kermadec gelding from the Size stable who has worked through the distances and steps up to 1800m here after a last start victory over 1600m at this track.
5 COPARTNER ELITES 3.60 62.0 GB 4yo from the Shum stable who has earned prizemoney at both Hong Kong starts including last time out when a shorth head 2nd behind Rise Brethren.
2 CHAMPION DRAGON 6.70 32.0 Disregard last start when unsuited by the distance. Won over this course and distance at previous start beating Boom Alliance in 1:49.15 after leading most of the way.
3 CROSSFORD 6.70 32.0 Outclassed in the Derby last run but has won twice at this track in 2021/22 including a 1¼L victory over Turin Redsun. Well drawn in gate 2 with Borges in the saddle.

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Combinations Units*
4 5 26.0
4 2 17.0
4 3 17.0
5 2 15.5
5 3 15.5
2 3 9.00

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Race 9 – Nil Priority

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

1-5-6-9

Race 10 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
12 CAPTAIN WIN 3.40 65.0 Won over this course and distance earlier in the season and has not missed the prizemoney in five subsequent starts. Gear change with blinkers off. Badel rides this time.
4 THE GOLDEN SCENERY 4.30 51.0 AUS 4yo by Deep Field from the Cruz stable who was a convincing 2½L course and distance winner over Setanta in 1:21.52 two runs back. Jumps from gate 2 here.
2 WINNING METHOD 5.00 44.0 In good form lately with 2 wins in past 3 starts including a ½L course and distance decision over Captain Win when closing off from 13th on the turn. Chadwick rides again.
9 GOOD LUCK FRIEND 5.50 40.0 Has found some form again recently finishing 1L 3rd behind Winning Method over the Sha Tin 1400m. Change of gear with the tongue tie applied and champion Moreira on top.

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Combinations Units*
12 4 21.0
12 2 18.5
12 9 16.5
4 2 16.5
4 9 14.5
2 9 13.0

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