SUN 19 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

SUN 19 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Group 1 Stewards’ Cup and the Group 1 Centenary Sprint Cup. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for the race meeting today ..........

 

Race 1 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 LONDON HALL 2.70 81.0 NZ gelding from the Hall stable who won consecutive races at this track last season and has worked into form recently including a neck 4th behind King’s Man. Moreira stays on board.
6 ABOVE 3.00 73.0 Impressive this season with two wins and two placings from five starts including a course and distance victory three runs back when finishing 1¼L clear of C P Power. Jumps from gate 3 here.
5 VILLA FIONN 4.80 46.0 Steps up to 2000m here after earning prizemoney at all six starts this season including victory over the Sha Tin 1600m recently. Tends to run on strongly and should be suited here.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 6 23.5
4 – 5 17.5
4 – 1 17.5
6 – 5 15.5
6 – 1 15.5
5 – 1 10.5

*Suggested Units

Race 2 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 POWER KING 3.60 61.0 AUS 4yo by Written Tycoon with only three Hong Kong starts to date and in the prizemoney twice over this course and distance. First-up beaten a short head by Fantasy.
8 MOON PEAKS 3.60 61.0 Lightly raced Choisir gelding who ran into form last start at first attempt over this course and distance placing 2nd behind Inner Flame. Trainer Man and jockey Lai combine.
4 SPARKLING STAR 4.10 54.0 NZ 4yo newcomer by Jimmy Choux from the So stable who ran 3rd over the Sha Tin 1200m on debut then backed up with a close 1¼L 6th behind Fortune Brilliant. Purton rides.
6 UNDEFEATED 9.00 24.0 Shamus Award 4yo with just one Hong Kong start to date. Trialled since and ran on fairly behind top liner Ho Ho Khan over 1600m. Change of gear with the blinkers applied.

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Combination Units*
3 – 8 24.0
3 – 4 21.5
3 – 6 11.5
8 – 4 21.5
8 – 6 11.5
4 – 6 10.0

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 CHEERFUL LEADER 2.80 79.0 Lightly raced Helmet gelding who has run right into form recently including last time out when a neck 2nd behind Telecom Rocket over this course and distance. Moreira rides.
1 LEAP OF FAITH 3.60 61.0 AUS 3yo by Sebring who has run 2nd in consecutive recent races including last time out when ½L behind Starship over the Sha Tin 1600m after closing from beyond midfield.
6 TELECOM ROCKET 5.70 38.0 Has earned prizemoney at 5 of past 6 starts and broke through for victory last run with a neck decision over Cheerful Leader after sitting on the pace. Well drawn in gate 2.
7 JOY MASTER 9.90 22.0 Won over this course and distance earlier this season beating Le Panache by 1¼L after closing strongly from 7th on the turn. Has since placed several times over the Sha Tin 1600m.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 1 28.5
3 – 6 21.0
3 – 7 13.0
1 – 6 18.5
1 – 7 11.5
6 – 7 7.50

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 CIRCUIT THREE 2.50 88.0 Impressive first-up last run when a short head 2nd behind Joyful Heart after finishing powerfully from 12th on the turn over 1400m. Change of jockey here with Teetan on board.
12 FANTASTIC SHOW 4.00 55.0 Highly consistent this season with three course and distance placings from four starts. Last time out came from 10th on the turn to finish a short head 2nd behind Mighty Giant.
2 MIGHTY GIANT 6.60 33.0 Lightly raced NZ 4yo from the Yiu stable who sat on the speed for a Sha Tin 1400m victory last start. Had also placed over the course and distance prior to that. Lai steers again.
4 DAILY BEAUTY 9.00 24.0 AUS 4yo from the Fownes stable who finished a close up 1¼L 5th behind Fortune Brilliant on debut after coming from 13th on the turn. Fitter for that run and jumps from gate 2 here.

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Combination Units*
1 – 12 28.5
1 – 2 21.0
1 – 4 16.5
12 – 2 15.0
12 – 4 11.5
2 – 4 7.50

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Nil Priority

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

3-1-5-7

Race 6 – Nil Priority

The rating patterns in this race are far too erratic to make any accurate assessments.

2-4-13-8

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

1-2-4-3

Race 8 – Nil Priority

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

2-6-11-7

Race 9 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
8 BEAUTY APPLAUSE 2.90 76.0 Consistent this season with back-to-back course and distance victories followed up with a short head 2nd behind Computer Patch over the Sha Tin 1200m. Moreira stays on board.
10 COMPUTER PATCH 4.00 55.0 AUS 3yo by Exceed And Excel who placed over this course and distance first-up then beat Beauty Applause last start. Well drawn in gate 1 with de Sousa taking the reins.
11 DUKE WAI 4.70 47.0 Highly impressive Per Incanto gelding who has won past three consecutive 1000m starts. Also won over the Sha Tin 1200m last season beating Super Eighteen. Teetan steers.
13 STRONGER 9.90 22.0 AUS 3yo from the Moore stable who ran 2nd on debut at Sha Tin behind Duke Wai. Disregard last run when unsuited by the tempo of the race and the Happy Valley circuit.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
8 – 10 26.0
8 – 11 23.5
8 – 13 13.0
10 – 11 19.0
10 – 13 10.0
11 – 13 8.50

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 SMART PATCH 2.30 95.0 Was a convincing 2L winner over this course and distance first-up and finished a head 2nd over the Sha Tin 1600m last time out behind Charity Go. Purton takes the reins again.
7 EVERYONE'S JOY 6.00 37.0 AUS 4yo by Redoute’s Choice who won back-to-back races last season to commence Hong Kong career. Has earned prizemoney at 3 of 4 starts this season. Moreira rides.
14 BELLAGIO 6.00 37.0 Has the fitness benefit of two runs from a spell and has since contested three trials including a recent 2nd behind Ka Ying Legend after dashing home strongly. van Niekerk rides.
4 CHAMPION SUPREME 7.10 31.0 Last two runs moderate but has since won a 1200m trial overcoming Waldorf to score by 1½L. A winner over this course and distance last season. Jumps from gate 4 here.

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Combination Units*
2 – 7 23.5
2 – 14 23.5
2 – 4 21.5
7 – 14 11.5
7 – 4 10.0
14 – 4 10.0

*Suggested Units

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