SUN 14 APR 2019 – SHA TIN

SUN 14 APR 2019 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Class Four 18 Districts Cup over 1400m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for this afternoon ...................................

Race 1 – Nil Priority

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

5-4-7-1

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.

4-3-8-6

Race 3 – 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.

10-3-4-12

Race 4 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 VOYAGE STAR 2.40 92.0 Won over 1200m at this track two starts back then ran 4th over this course and distance. Ran on comfortably in a recent trial. Change of gear with the tongue tie applied.
1 SONIC FIGHTER 5.50 40.0 Form mixed this season but won twice over this course and distance in 2017/18 including a ½L decision over Vital Spring after travelling midfield. Change of rider with Callan on top.
6 BEAUTY ENERGY 6.40 34.0 GB 5yo by Delegator from the Moore stable who has finished 3rd over this course and distance twice this season and looking to break through for maiden Hong Kong win here.
12 DIAMOND LEGEND 6.40 34.0 Won over the Sha Tin 1400m mid-season beating Daring Heart by ½L after coming from 9th on the turn. Not far away last start when 1¼L behind Band Of Brothers. Teetan rides.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 1 24.0
3 – 6 21.5
3 – 12 21.5
1 – 6 11.5
1 – 12 11.5
6 – 12 10.0

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Nil Priority

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

3-9-10-2

Race 6 – Nil Priority

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

7-2-4-5

Race 7 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 WINNING CONTROLLER 2.60 84.0 Won first-up at this track and has placed twice since including a course and distance 3rd behind Splendour And Gold. Change of rider here with Purton taking the reins.
6 DOR DOR 4.20 52.0 Lightly raced NZ 3yo from the Size stable who finished 1¼L 3rd behind Band Of Brothers after coming with a strong run from 10th on the turn. Extra distance should suit.
14 DASHING DART 6.90 32.0 Highly consistent this season earning prizemoney at five of six starts for over $670K in stakes. Has run 2nd at past two starts over this course and distance. Teetan reunites here.
12 SMART ROCKET 6.90 32.0 AUS 3yo by Smart Missile from the Moore stable who won at this track four starts back and has placed at past two starts. Handy draw here coming from gate 3.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 6 26.0
3 – 14 19.0
3 – 12 19.0
6 – 14 13.5
6 – 12 13.5
14 – 12 9.00

*Suggested Units

Race 8 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 TEAM SPIRIT 2.20 100.0 Won over this course and distance last start beating Flying Thunder by ¾L after leading all the way. The biggest horse in the race at 1196 lbs with Schofield taking the reins once more.
3 LUCKY HERO 3.30 66.0 Last start beat Green Card over the Sha Tin 1200m after coming from beyond midfield for maiden Hong Kong victory. Drawn in gate 3 again. Trainer Shum and jockey Ho combine.
4 HARD PROMISE 6.50 34.0 Disregard last start when used up early in running in a battle for the lead. Ran 1st or 2nd over this course and distance at all four starts prior to that including a 2L victory over Biingo.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
5 – 3 28.5
5 – 4 19.0
5 – 10 19.0
3 – 4 13.0
3 – 10 13.0
4 – 10 7.50

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 BIG PARTY 2.30 96.0 Promising AUS 3yo by Exceed And Excel from the Lor stable who resumes here after a recent trial. Won two course and distance races in convincing style prior to the let-up.
5 HONEST WAY 3.90 56.0 Consistent lately with two course and distance placings then a victory last start over Flying Thunder after coming from 8th on the turn. Trainer Ferraris and jockey Rispoli combine again.
12 MR CROISSANT 4.60 48.0 Lightly raced NZ 3yo by Darci Brahma who ran 2nd first-up then beat Chicken Dance by 1½L over this course and distance after travelling midfield. Drawn gate 1 here with Bayliss on top.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 5 23.0
4 – 12 20.5
4 – 3 18.5
5 – 12 14.5
5 – 3 12.5
12 – 3 11.0

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
10 DEFINING MOMENT 3.00 73.0 Last start finished a head 2nd over this course and distance behind Not Usual Talent in best performance since transferring from Australia. Blinkers go back on for this.
5 UNICRON JEWELLERY 4.50 49.0 Highly consistent this season earning prizemoney at 8 of 9 starts for over $1.4M in stakes. Two starts back beat Not Unusual Talent over this course and distance. Moreira rides.
4 SOUTHERN SUPERSTAR 5.60 39.0 SAF 5yo from the Millard stable who finished ¾L 3rd behind Bigwood over the Sha Tin 1600m at only Hong Kong start. Won 2 of 5 starts in South Africa prior to transfer.
9 EARTH TRILOGY 5.60 39.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo from the Moore stable who finished ½L 3rd behind Unicron Jewellery over this course and distance two starts back. Champion jockey Purton steers.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
10 – 5 23.0
10 – 4 18.5
10 – 9 18.5
5 – 4 14.5
5 – 9 14.5
4 – 9 11.0

*Suggested Units

Race 11 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 CHAMPION'S WAY 2.60 85.0 AUS 3yo by Hinchinbrook from the Size stable who is unbeaten in four starts including last time out when finishing 1¾L clear of Fat Turtle. Moreira is on board again.
3 SUPERICH 3.30 67.0 Resumes from a let-up here after a recent trial. Had good early season form with a win first-up followed by placings at next three starts. Cheek pieces off and shadow roll back on.
2 WORLD RECORD 8.30 26.0 A course and distance specialist with 6 wins and 9 placings over the Sha Tin 1400m including two victories this season. First-up beat recent G2 winner Rattan. van Niekerk rides.
8 BEAUTY SPIRIT 9.90 22.0 Won over this course and distance last start beating High Volatility after racing on pace. That was best performance in ten Hong Kong starts. A three time winner in Australia.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 3 32.0
4 – 2 17.5
4 – 8 15.5
3 – 2 15.5
3 – 8 13.5
2 – 8 6.00

*Suggested Units

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