SUN 16 JAN 2022 – SHA TIN

SUN 16 JAN 2022 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse for a ten race programme with total prizemoney of $13.62 million on offer and featuring the Class 2 Chak On Handicap over 1200m worth $2.4 million. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration.

 

                                                                                      

Race 1 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
7 RUN DES RUN 2.50 89.0 Won over this course and distance last start beating Speed Force by 1¼L in 1:38.93 when closing off from midfield. One of the biggest horses in Hong Kong at 1427lbs with Purton to ride.
6 EL VALIENTE 4.60 48.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at four of six starts including last time out when 1½L 3rd behind Run Des Run on the Sha Tin 1650m All Weather Track surface. Moreira steers.
11 SPEED FORCE 6.30 34.0 Impressive 1¾L victor beating Crown Avenue two starts back over this course and distance in 1:38.69 after contesting the lead most of the way. Trainer Chang and jockey Poon combine.
3 RUN RUN GOOD 7.50 29.0 Steps up in distance here after finishing 2nd at three consecutive starts over 1200m on the Sha Tin All Weather Track including a tight short head margin behind The Elites.

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Quinella

Combinations Units*
7 6 26.0
7 11 21.5
7 3 19.0
6 11 13.0
6 3 11.5
11 3 9.00

*Suggested Units

Race 2 – 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.

1-7-8-2

Race 3 – Nil Priority

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

2-1-4-8

Race 4 – 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.

2-10-8-5

Race 5 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 EN POINTE 2.60 85.0 AUS 4yo from the Lor stable with only two HK starts to date earning prizemoney on both occasions including 1¼L 3rd behind Seasons Bliss. The biggest horse in the race at 1252lbs.
3 FLYING SWORD 4.20 53.0 Won over this course and distance first-up this season beating Boom Stitch by ½L in 1:21.80. Has also placed over the Sha Tin 1400m since. Well drawn in gate 2 with Hamelin on board.
1 SNOWALOT 7.00 31.0 NZ 4yo from the O’Sullivan stable who won on debut three starts back over 1200m at this track beating Good Runner by ¾L in 1:09.13. Local champion Ho takes the mount this time.
2 WIN WIN 7.00 31.0 Has the fitness benefit of three runs from a spell and is a course and distance winner beating Lobo’s Legend 1½L in 1:22.83 after racing on the speed. Poon takes the reins here.

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Combinations Units*
4 3 26.0
4 1 19.0
4 2 19.0
3 1 13.5
3 2 13.5
1 2 9.00

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Race 6 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
10 LEADING FORTUNE 2.70 82.0 In good form recently with consecutive placings over the Sha Tin 1600m including last time out when finishing powerfully from 11th on the turn for ½L 2nd behind Nimble Nimbus.
4 BOOM STITCH 4.60 48.0 Artie Schiller gelding from the So stable who has the fitness benefit of three runs this season and a recent 1600m trial at this track when blocked for clear running. Ho stays on board.
9 TURQUOISE ALPHA 5.00 44.0 Showed improvement last start when running on strongly from 9th on the turn to finish 1L 3rd behind Nimble Nimbus over this course and distance. Jumps from gate 1 here.
3 NEW FUTURE 8.20 26.0 Won at this track last season and has the fitness benefit of three runs from a spell then made up good ground late in a recent trial here behind Lucky Gor. Teetan takes the reins.

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Combinations Units*
10 4 25.0
10 9 22.5
10 3 16.0
4 9 16.0
4 3 11.0
9 3 9.50

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Race 7 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
6 CROSSFORD 2.60 85.0 IRE 4yo by Dawn Approach from the Size stable who broke through for victory last start beating Turin Redsun by 1¼L over 1600m. Had a decent record in the UK of: 5-2-1-2
2 ALL FOR ST PAUL'S 4.20 52.0 Genuine performer who had a victory over this course and distance last season beating Elite Patch by 1L in 1:47.96 after contesting the lead for most of the way. Poon rides.
3 CHANCHENG PRINCE 5.60 39.0 Recent efforts moderate but drops in weight and more suited in this Class. Put together convincing back-to-back victories earlier in the season on the All Weather Track.
7 EXCEPTIONAL NICE 9.00 24.0 Highly consistent earning prizemoney at each of past nine starts including last time out when ¾L 2nd behind Above at Happy Valley. Well drawn in gate 1 with Ho on board.

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Combinations Units*
6 2 27.0
6 3 22.5
6 7 16.0
2 3 16.0
2 7 10.5
3 7 8.00

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Race 8 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
9 SIGHT SPIRIT 3.00 74.0 AUS 4yo from the Size stable who is progressing through the distances with two consecutive victories over 1400m at past two starts including an easy 3L victory last time out.
3 CAPTAIN WIN 3.60 62.0 Finished powerfully last start from 12th on the turn to get within 2L of the winner over this course and distance. The biggest horse in the race at 1229lbs with Purton to pilot here.
1 SOULMATE 6.70 32.0 In good form recently with back-to-back victories over the Sha Tin 1600m. Last time out beat Golden Link by 1½L in 1:35.36 after leading all the way. Apprentice Chan claims 5lbs.
4 RISE BRETHREN 6.70 32.0 FR 4yo by Lope de Vega from the Shum stable who has earned prizemoney at both HK starts including a course and distance placing. Jumps from gate 2 here with Badel in the saddle.

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Combinations Units*
9 3 26.0
9 1 17.0
9 4 17.0
3 1 15.5
3 4 15.5
1 4 9.00

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – Nil Priority

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

4-3-1-7

Race 10 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 ROMANTIC WARRIOR 2.20 100.0 Remains unbeaten after three starts including last time out when closing off from 8th on the turn to beat Armour Eagle by 1¾L. Well drawn in gate 3 with Moreira to steer again.
2 LUCKY WITH YOU 4.00 55.0 Yet to miss the prizemoney in four starts including back-to-back victories this season. Last time out led all the way to beat Gallant Express by 1½L over 1200m. Teetan stays on.
7 ALL BEAUTY 9.50 23.0 Won over this course and distance last start beating Perfect Pair by ¾L in 1:22.44 after improving from a slow start. Trainer Lor and jockey Ho combine once again.
3 MR ASCENDENCY 9.90 22.0 IRE 4yo from the Yiu stable who is on debut after several trials when running on impressively each time. Had a decent record in the UK of: 7-2-2-1 prior to export.

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Combinations Units*
4 2 35.0
4 7 21.0
4 3 16.5
2 7 13.0
2 3 9.50
7 3 5.00

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