SUN 16 FEB 2020 – SHA TIN

SUN 16 FEB 2020 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Group 1 Hong Kong Gold Cup over 2000m and the Group 1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup over 1400m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck 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.

2-13-3-8

Race 2 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 PING HAI BRAVO 2.90 75.0 AUS 3yo from the Size stable who has run on strongly for two course and distance placings from only two starts to date. One of the biggest horses in Hong Kong at 1300 lbs.
5 JADE PHOENIX 4.40 50.0 Per Incanto gelding who looked impressive when closing from 7th to finish ¾L 3rd behind Eight Trigrams over this course and distance on debut. Better drawn here in gate 4.
8 BRILLIANT 4.40 50.0 Broke through for victory last time out when finishing powerfully from 11th on the turn to overcome Juneau Park by 1¼L over the Sha Tin 1200m. Leung takes the reins again.
3 KA YING EXCELLENT 8.80 25.0 Has earned prizemoney at past 3 starts including a 1¾L 3rd placing behind Brilliant recently after travelling midfield most of the way. Trainer Cruz and jockey Teetan reunite here.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 5 24.0
4 – 8 24.0
4 – 3 15.0
5 – 8 17.0
5 – 3 10.0
8 – 3 10.0

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 CHEERFUL LEADER 3.10 71.0 Consistent Helmet gelding who has placed over the Sha Tin 1600m at each of past three starts including a neck 2nd behind Telecom Rocket. Moreira stays on board for this.
11 PARTY EVERYDAY 4.40 50.0 AUS 4yo from the Cruz stable who showed a glimpse of potential recently when finishing ¾L 3rd behind Starship over this course and distance after coming from last on the turn.
2 EVER LAUGH 5.10 43.0 Form mixed this season but takes an advantageous Class drop here and won consecutive course and distance races in this grade last season. Well drawn in gate 3 with Shinn to pilot.
3 RICH AND LUCKY 6.00 36.0 GB 4yo from the Ho stable who has found form quickly in Hong Kong with a win and two placings from only five starts. Two runs back beat King Dragon by ¾L over 1400m here.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 11 21.5
4 – 2 19.5
4 – 3 17.5
11 – 2 15.5
11 – 3 14.0
2 – 3 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 MIGHTY GIANT 2.40 92.0 Lightly raced NZ 4yo from the Yiu stable with a win and two placings from just four Hong Kong starts. Two runs back beat Fantastic Show over this course and distance. Purton steers.
6 GOLDEN FOUR 4.60 48.0 Won over the Sha Tin 1400m last time out beating Triple Triple by ½L after running on from 7th on the turn. Has also placed over the course and distance five times. Van Niekerk rides.
3 TRIPLE TRIPLE 6.30 35.0 Consistent Per Incanto gelding from the Lor stable with a win and two placings from only four starts. Two runs back was a course and distance victor over Fantastic Show.
1 HAPPY WARRIOR 8.60 25.0 Switches from Happy Valley to Sha Tin for the first time this season and steps up in distance after a first-up 1200m victory. Takes a Class drop here with winning jockey Callan on top.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
2 – 6 27.5
2 – 3 22.0
2 – 1 18.0
6 – 3 14.0
6 – 1 10.5
3 – 1 8.00

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Nil Priority

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

1-3-11-2

Race 6 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 MONGOLIAN KING 3.10 71.0 In good form lately with consecutive close-up placings over this course and distance. Last time out came from 12th on the turn when beaten a neck by My Ally. Purton to ride.
6 TAKE WHAT YOU NEED 4.90 45.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo from the Moore stable who has earned prizemoney at four of five starts. Two runs back ran ¾L 2nd behind the exceptional Farhh Above.
11 EVERYONE'S JOY 4.90 45.0 Redoute’s Choice gelding whose career started last season with consecutive victories. Two runs back finished ½L 3rd behind Falcon Turbo over the Sha Tin 1400m.
3 COOL TEAM 5.60 39.0 Was a convincing 2L course and distance winner first-up this season beating Lobo’s Legend after racing midfield. Has earned prizemoney on three occasions since then.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 6 20.5
1 – 11 20.5
1 – 3 18.5
6 – 11 14.5
6 – 3 13.0
11 – 3 13.0

*Suggested Units

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

1-3-2-4

Race 8 – Nil Priority

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

1-4-13-12

Race 9 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
14 WELLINGTON 2.30 96.0 AUS 3yo by All Too Hard from the Gibson stable who burst onto the scene first-up with a runaway 3L course and distance victory over Ping Hai Bravo. Badel to steer again.
2 BALLISTIC KING 5.30 41.0 Highly consistent Commands gelding who is yet to miss the prizemoney this season in six starts including a course and distance victory over Nordic Warrior. Well drawn in gate 1.
3 LOCKHEED 5.30 41.0 In good form recently with placings at past two starts including a nose 2nd behind Valiant Dream over the Sha Tin 1200m last time out. Champion Moreira rides again.
5 BE READY 9.90 22.0 Disregard last start when unsuited by the distance. Had previously placed over 1200m and also finished a close-up 1¼L 4th behind Beauty Applause. Purton is the new rider.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
14 – 2 26.0
14 – 3 26.0
14 – 5 16.5
2 – 3 14.5
2 – 5 8.50
3 – 5 8.50

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 HAPPY FUN 3.30 66.0 Darci Brahma gelding from the Shum stable who has earned prizemoney at all six starts this season including a 1½L course and distance victory. Moreira rides for the first time.
1 TORNADO TWIST 4.20 52.0 Disregard last run when checked at the start and again at the 300m. Had previously finished 1¾L 2nd behind Big Party after running on from 10th on the turn. Schofield rides this time.
11 STAR SHINE 4.60 48.0 Has the fitness benefit of two runs from a spell and is a Sha Tin 1400m winner. Ran on impressively in a recent trial with race jockey Ho on board. The biggest horse in the race at 1223 lbs.
8 JOYFUL UNION 6.50 34.0 Switches from Happy Valley to Sha Tin and steps up in distance after winning a 1200m event by ½L two starts back. In the prizemoney at all five starts this season. Shinn rides.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 1 28.5
4 – 11 25.5
4 – 8 20.5
1 – 11 10.5
1 – 8 8.00
11 – 8 7.00

*Suggested Units

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