SUN 17 FEB 2019 – SHA TIN

SUN 17 FEB 2019 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, the Hong Kong Gold Cup and the Hong Kong Classic Cup. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune today ..........

Race 1 – Nil Priority

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

3-1-8-7

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.

11-5-2-9

Race 3 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 SAM'S LOVE 3.30 67.0 AUS 5yo by Smart Missile from the Yip stable who has earned prizemoney at four of six starts this season and has placed over this course and distance 4 of 6. Purton to steer again.
1 GREEN CARD 4.10 53.0 Won over the Sha Tin 1400m last season when closing late to beat Imperial Gallantry with today’s visiting jockey Berry in the saddle. Fit after winning a recent 1200m trial at Conghua.
6 GOLDEN FOUR 5.50 40.0 Highly consistent this season earning prizemoney at all six starts including last run when beating Royal Racer over this course and distance. Winning jockey Rispoli stays on board.
4 HIGH REV 5.50 40.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo from the Hall stable who finished ¾L 3rd behind Smiling Pride over this course and distance when first-up. Change of jockey here with Schofield taking the reins.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 1 22.0
3 – 6 17.5
3 – 4 17.5
1 – 6 15.5
1 – 4 15.5
6 – 4 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 HARD PROMISE 3.80 58.0 Has improved since transferring to the Yung stable this season with placings at past three runs including a course and distance victory two starts back over Bingo.
6 LUCKY HERO 3.80 58.0 Lightly raced Northern Meteor gelding who was only ¾L from the winner first-up over the Sha Tin 1200m and has put in two creditable runs since then. Purton rides.
11 AEROHAPPINESS 3.80 58.0 Highly promising NZ 4yo who has placed at four of five starts including a victory over this course and distance last season beating Little Bird. Moreira to steer again.
2 WINSTON'S LAD 8.40 26.0 Won over the Sha Tin 1200m first-up beating Daring Fit by 1L after closing from midfield. A course and distance specialist with 4 wins and 3 placings here.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
5 – 6 21.5
5 – 11 21.5
5 – 2 12.0
6 – 11 21.5
6 – 2 12.0
11 – 2 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Nil Priority

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

3-1-8-4

Race 6 – Nil Priority

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

1-2-5-8

Race 7 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 EXULTANT 2.00 110.0 Exceptional galloper who has won back-to-back races at most recent starts including last time out when too good for Dinozzo and Romantic Touch. Purton is on top again.
4 GLORIOUS FOREVER 4.60 48.0 Disregard last start when unsuited by the tempo of the race. Prior to that had beaten Deirdre over this course and distance in the G1 Hong Kong Cup. de Sousa stays on here.
6 EAGLE WAY 5.20 42.0 Disregard last run when crowded for room for soon after the start and then racing three wide most of the journey. A winner over the Sha Tin 2000m three starts back.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 4 26.0
1 – 6 23.5
1 – 10 19.0
4 – 6 13.0
4 – 10 10.0
6 – 10 8.50

*Suggested Units

Race 8 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 NOBLE STEED 3.10 71.0 AUS 5yo by Street Cry from the Lui stable who has been consistent this season earning prizemoney at 4 of 5 starts including a course and distance victory over Nicconi Express.
14 HAPPY FORCE 3.10 71.0 Lightly raced Pierro gelding who won back-to-back races over the Sha Tin 1400m recently then last start finished 1¾L 3rd behind the impressive Right Choice. Drawn well in gate 1.
1 BEAUTY SPIRIT 7.50 29.0 Has improved at past two starts when racing in more suitable 1400m Class 3 races. Last time out finished 1¼L 2nd behind Picken. The biggest horse in the race at 1250 lbs.
4 COMFORT LIFE 7.50 29.0 Disregard last start when racing over an unsuitable distance. Prior to that had run 2½L 3rd behind the progressive Waikuku over this course and distance. Bowman rides here.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
5 – 14 29.5
5 – 1 16.0
5 – 4 16.0
14 – 1 16.0
14 – 4 16.0
1 – 4 6.50

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 DARK DREAM 2.30 96.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo from the Lor stable who was an impressive winner over 2000m two starts back beating Giant Turtle by 4½L. Won the Queensland Derby prior to transfer.
2 FURORE 4.70 47.0 Convincing winner last start beating stablemate Mission Tycoon by 2½L at this track. Won four of six starts in Australia prior to transfer. Bowman stays on board for this.
10 HO HO KHAN 6.20 35.0 Highly consistent Makfi 4yo from the Hall stable who has won three consecutive course and distance races including last time out with a ¾L decision over Helene Leadingstar.
3 RED WARRIOR 9.90 22.0 IRE 4yo by Holy Roman Emperor who has been in excellent form this season with three wins and three placings from seven starts for over $4.9M in prizemoney. Moreira rides.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 2 28.5
1 – 10 23.0
1 – 3 16.5
2 – 10 14.5
2 – 3 10.0
10 - 3 7.50

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
10 PICKEN 3.10 71.0 In outstanding form with three wins and a placing from past four course and distance starts. Last run beat Beauty Spirit by 1¼L after racing on the speed. Moreira steers again.
6 RACING FIGHTER 3.70 59.0 Consistent lately with a win and a placing from past two starts. Last run finished ¾L 2nd over this course and distance behind the impressive Right Choice. Purton stays on board.
1 FLYING THUNDER 5.10 43.0 GB 4yo from the Lor stable who finished 2¾L behind Grade One at only Hong Kong start. A winner and placegetter over 1400m in the UK. Well drawn in gate 2 with Teetan on top.
2 MONSTER KAKA 8.20 27.0 NZ 4yo by Makfi with only one Hong Kong start to date. Won two of three in New Zealand prior to transfer and has trialled in very strong company here. Poon claims 3lb here.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
10 – 6 25.0
10 – 1 20.5
10 – 2 14.5
6 – 1 18.0
6 – 2 12.5
1 - 2 9.50

*Suggested Units

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