SUN 10 JAN 2021 – SHA TIN

SUN 10 JAN 2021 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the $2.2M Class 2 Choi Hung Handicap 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.

1-4-10-8

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.

1-5-2-7

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.

4-5-1-6

Race 4 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 SPEED FAY FAY 3.30 67.0 Yet to miss the prizemoney in four starts this season including a course and distance victory after running down Mercurial. The biggest horse in the race at 1291 lbs with Schofield to pilot.
13 GREEN ENVY 3.90 56.0 Last start broke through for maiden Hong Kong victory when finishing a convincing 4¾L clear of Destin over the Sha Tin 1400m. Trainer Fownes and jockey Moreira combine once more.
1 JOYFUL HEART 5.30 42.0 Won back-to-back races over this course and distance last season including a 1¼L decision over Casimiro. Will be fully fit after four runs from a spell and Soumillon steers this time.
2 GOLDEN FOUR 6.20 35.0 Has a good record over the Sha Tin 1400m with two victories and nine placings here including two placings since resuming this season. Gear change with the blinkers back on. Chau rides.

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Combinations Units*
3 13 23.0
3 1 18.5
3 2 16.5
13 1 16.5
13 2 14.5
1 2 11.0

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Race 5 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 LIKE THAT 3.00 73.0 AUS 3yo who beat Smiling Face by ½L over this course and distance last season. Has earned prizemoney 3 of 4 starts this season. Gear changes here with the blinkers off and visor on.
4 UNITED WE STAND 3.30 67.0 Disregard last start when unsuited by the Happy Valley track. Had previously placed at five consecutive starts over the Sha Tin straight 1000m including a victory to end last season.
5 AMAZING ROCKY 6.70 33.0 Lightly raced Bel Esprit gelding from the Yung stable with only three starts to date including two placings over this course and distance. Last time out finished 2L behind Super Axiom.
14 NOBLE DESIRE 7.90 27.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at four of five starts including last time out when ½L 2nd over the Sha Tin straight 1000m after running on strongly from 9th mid-race.

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Combinations Units*
1 4 27.5
1 5 18.0
1 14 16.0
4 5 16.0
4 14 14.0
5 14 8.50

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Race 6 –Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 ALL FOR ST PAUL'S 2.80 79.0 Won over this course and distance two starts back beating Leading Fortune by 1¾L after leading all the way then ran 2nd behind Casimiro also over the Sha Tin 1600m. Leung rides.
4 CHEERFUL DAYS 4.50 49.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo who is yet to miss the prizemoney in 4 starts. Ran on from 9th on the turn last start when 4th over this course and distance. Gear change with the blinkers applied.
3 LEADING FORTUNE 6.00 36.0 Disregard last start when steadied away from heels on the turn then unable to obtain clear running over the final 150m and not fully tested. Had placed at previous two starts here.
6 PAKISTAN FRIEND 6.00 36.0 Had veterinary issues in 2020 but has a decent record over this course and distance with 2 wins and 2 placings from 7 attempts. Has the fitness benefit of three runs from a spell.

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Combinations Units*
1 4 24.0
1 3 19.5
1 6 19.5
4 3 13.5
4 6 13.5
3 6 10.0

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Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

11-3-4-2

Race 8 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
6 SUPER ALLIANCES 2.50 88.0 Course and distance specialist with 3 wins and 2 placings over 1200m on the Sha Tin All Weather Track including two starts back when too good for Star Superior. Moreira rides.
1 SILVER FIG 3.90 56.0 Disregard last run when severely checked and blundering out of contention. Finished a short head 2nd over this course and distance at start prior to that. Teetan takes the reins here.
2 HARMONY AND RICH 3.90 56.0 Highly consistent I Am Invincible 4yo from the Tsui stable who is yet to miss the prizemoney in seven starts. Attempting the All Weather surface for the first time here.

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Combinations Units*
6 1 19.5
6 2 19.5
6 3 19.5
1 2 14.0
1 3 14.0
2 3 14.0

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Race 9 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
6 CHEVALIER PRINCE 2.90 76.0 Won over this course and distance two starts back beating Uncle Steve. Multiple gear changes with cheek pieces off and blinkers and tongue tie on with Moreira in the saddle.
5 SUPER FOOTBALL 3.70 60.0 Lightly raced NZ 4yo from the Ting stable who steps up in distance here after running on from midfield last time out to finish 1¼L 2nd behind Lucky Patch over 1400m. Purton rides.
7 SAVAQUIN 5.30 41.0 Won 2 of 4 prior to export from Australia and has been in the prizemoney 3 of 4 in Hong Kong. Tends to run on strongly from well back so the bigger Sha Tin track will suit.
2 KYRUS UNICORN 9.50 23.0 Found form last start when running on from midfield to finish 1¼L 2nd behind Celestial Power over this course and distance. Well drawn in gate 4 with Shinn reuniting for this ride.

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Combinations Units*
6 5 27.5
6 7 22.5
6 2 14.0
5 7 17.5
5 2 10.5
7 2 8.00

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Race 10 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 EXCELLENT PROPOSAL 3.70 59.0 Highly impressive AUS 4yo by Exceed And Excel from the Size stable who is unbeaten in three starts this season including a course and distance win over Star Performance.
5 ENRICH DELIGHT 3.70 59.0 Had a decent record of 5-1-1-1 prior to export from Australia and beat Ballistic King over the Sha Tin 1400m at only start in Hong Kong to date. Jumps from gate 2 here.
11 LUCKY PATCH 5.00 45.0 NZ 4yo who has placed at 3 of 3 starts in Hong Kong after arriving with a 2-2-0-0 record from Australia. Last run beat Super Football by 1¼L over this course and distance.
1 BAND OF BROTHERS 5.90 37.0 Has a good record over the Sha Tin 1400m with 4 wins and 2 placings from 8 starts including last time out when a short head 2nd. Gear change with the blinkers off. Purton to ride.

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Combinations Units*
2 5 22.0
2 11 17.5
2 1 15.5
5 11 17.5
5 1 15.5
11 1 12.0

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