SUN 22 MAR 2020 – SHA TIN

SUN 22 MAR 2020 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the $20 million Hong Kong Derby for 4 year olds over 2000m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for the race meeting this afternoon.

                                                                                      

Race 1 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
7 ALL BEST FRIENDS 2.80 79.0 Bolted in over this course and distance last start beating General Trump by 4L after racing on the speed. Has been in the prizemoney at 4 of past 5 starts. Well drawn in gate 3.
4 EVAN ALMIGHTY 4.40 50.0 AUS 3yo newcomer from the Whyte stable who ran 2¼L 4th over the Sha Tin 1200m on debut recently. Since then ran a neck 2nd behind Young Legend in a Happy Valley 1200m trial.
12 BREEZE OF SPRING 5.30 41.0 Disregard last start when left racing wide and without cover from the 1000m. Had placed at all previous course and distance starts this season. van Niekerk takes the reins again.
8 FIGHTER BOY 7.20 30.0 NZ 3yo from the Yiu stable who has earned prizemoney at both starts to date. Still learning but ran home strongly on debut from 12th mid-race over 1000m. Leung stays on board.

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Combination Units*
7 – 4 23.5
7 – 12 21.5
7 – 8 17.0
4 – 12 15.5
4 – 8 12.0
12 – 8 10.5

*Suggested Units

Race 2 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
11 PARTY EVERYDAY 2.30 95.0 Ran on powerfully from 12th on the turn last time out to finish 1½L behind Ever Laugh over this course and distance. Change of gear with the cheek pieces off and Purton to steer.
4 SUNNY POWER 4.70 47.0 Consistent recently earning prizemoney at each of past three starts including a victory over the Happy Valley 1650m two runs back with a ½L decision over Bulb Elite. Ho is on top.
10 MENAGGIO 7.60 29.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo by Written Tycoon from the leading Yiu stable who finished 1½L 3rd over this course and distance last start behind Ever Laugh. Pony sized at 936lbs but racing well.
1 GO BALLISTIC 7.60 29.0 Form has been mixed since arriving but won over this distance in South Africa and takes a highly advantageous Class drop here. Jumps from gate 4 with Callan reuniting.

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Combination Units*
11 – 4 27.0
11 – 10 20.0
11 – 1 20.0
4 – 10 12.5
4 – 1 12.5
10 – 1 8.00

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – Nil Priority

There is not enough current form in this race and therefore too much is unpredictable.

10-4-12-1

Race 4 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 HINYUEN SWIFTNESS 3.30 66.0 Has run into form with 2 course and distance placings at past 2 starts including last time out when a neck 2nd behind Best For You. The biggest horse in the race at 1233 lbs.
1 TRIPLE TRIPLE 4.70 47.0 Disregard last start when hard ridden early and unable to finish off. In good form prior to that including a course and distance victory over subsequent winner Fantastic Show.
11 HEZA BEAUTY 4.70 47.0 Lightly raced NZ 3yo by Darci Brahma from the Size stable who has earned prizemoney at both starts. Had also shown good form in extensive trials prior to racing. Moreira rides.
10 TUNG WAH GLORY 5.50 40.0 Newcomer by Hussonet who was a close-up ½L 5th behind Sunny Power recently after running on from 10th on the turn. Having first start at Sha Tin and drops back to 1400m.

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Quinella

Combination Units*
5 – 1 20.5
5 – 11 20.5
5 – 10 18.5
1 – 11 14.5
1 – 10 13.0
11 – 10 13.0

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Nil Priority

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

12-9-8-5

Race 6 – Nil Priority

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

2-11-5-8

Race 7 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 WELLINGTON 2.00 110.0 Impressive AUS 3yo by All Too Hard who has won two from two including a Class 3 last time out after finishing powerfully from 10th on the turn. Purton is the new rider.
11 ETERNAL HARVEST 4.50 49.0 Lightly raced Smart Missile gelding from the Yiu stable who was a convincing 2L victor over subsequent winner Beluga after leading all the way last start. Schofield pilots again.
2 VICTORIAM 5.30 41.0 Won back-to-back races over the Sha Tin 1200m last season and has earned prizemoney at 3 of 5 starts in 2019/20 including a recent 1½L 2nd over 1200m. Moreira rides.

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Combination Units*
5 – 11 27.5
5 – 2 24.5
5 – 8 17.5
11 – 2 13.5
11 – 8 9.00
2 – 8 8.00

*Suggested Units

Race 8 – Nil Priority

This race is not a true handicap, the horses are weighted under a set of special conditions and therefore Lucky 8 Racing cannot offer any meaningful ratings.

1-3-2-7

Race 9 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 GUY DRAGON 3.40 65.0 Has finished a neck 2nd over this course and distance at both most recent starts after closing off late. Also won twice over the Sha Tin 1400m last season. In form jockey Teetan rides.
10 GIFT OF LIFELINE 3.90 56.0 Pierro gelding who won over this course and distance mid-season and ran a neck 2nd over the Sha Tin 1400m last time out behind the promising Circuit Three. Well drawn in gate 3.
1 GENERAL'S DELIGHT 5.30 41.0 AUS 4yo newcomer by Fastnet Rock who began awkwardly on debut then bumped another runner and lost ground. Has since finished a head 2nd in a 1200m trial behind Kurpany.
14 JOYFUL HEART 5.80 38.0 Won back-to-back course and distance races recently before finishing 1¾L behind Top Score after running on powerfully from 11th on the turn when up in Class. van Niekerk rides.

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Combination Units*
4 – 10 23.0
4 – 1 18.5
4 – 14 16.5
10 – 1 16.5
10 – 14 14.5
1 – 14 11.0

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 HAPPY FUN 3.10 71.0 Highly consistent this season earning prizemoney at all seven starts including a 1½L course and distance victory over dead-heaters Cot Campbell and Mighty Maverick. Purton to steer.
10 SEATTLE CHOICE 4.10 53.0 Lightly raced SAF 4yo from the Millard stable who broke through for an easy 3½L victory last start over Take What You Need at only fourth Hong Kong run. Moreira stays on board.
8 STAR SHINE 5.80 38.0 A course and distance winner who has the benefit of three runs from a spell including last time out when a nose 3rd behind Dragon General over the Sha Tin 1400m. Ho is in the saddle.
12 CIRCUIT THREE 5.80 38.0 Highly impressive Savabeel gelding who has won three consecutive course and distance races while moving up through the Classes. Jumps from gate 2 here and Schofield rides again.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 10 22.5
4 – 8 18.5
4 – 12 18.5
10 – 8 14.5
10 – 12 14.5
8 – 12 11.5

*Suggested Unit

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