SUN 26 APR 2020 – SHA TIN

SUN 26 APR 2020 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse for Champions Day featuring three Group 1 races worth a total of $63M in prizemoney. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for this afternoon.

                                                                                      

Race 1 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 SPRINT FORWARD 3.60 61.0 Has won and placed several times over this course and distance during the 2019/20 season including a ½L victory three starts back over subsequent winner Mighty Giant.
1 CHAIRMAN LO 4.30 51.0 Second-up last start finished 3rd behind Ka Ying Excellent over the Sha Tin 1400m. The biggest horse in the race at 1205 lbs with trainer Size and jockey Moreira combining once again.
3 CHARGE ON 4.30 51.0 NZ 3yo from the Hall stable who flew home from 11th on the turn last start for a course and distance victory over Incanto Prepared after only 3 previous runs. Winning jockey Leung stays on.
6 TELECOM ROCKET 6.00 37.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at 8 of 10 starts for over $1.3M in stakes. Won at this track mid-season and ran a ½L 2nd over this distance behind Juneau Park recently.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 1 19.5
4 – 3 19.5
4 – 6 15.5
1 – 3 17.5
1 – 6 14.0
3 – 6 14.0

*Suggested Units

Race 2 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
6 WAR OF COURAGE 3.90 56.0 Exciting AUS 3yo from the Man stable who is yet to miss the placings in five starts including two victories. Last time out beat Valiant Dream over 1000m after racing on the speed.
1 KA YING LEGEND 3.90 56.0 Broke through for victory last start when an easy 3¾L course and distance winner over Eligere after leading for most of the way. Winning jockey Borges takes the reins once more.
9 BRIGHT VISION 3.90 56.0 NZ 4yo by O’Reilly who placed at three of three including a 1200m victory before transferring to Hong Kong. Second-up last start placed over this course and distance. Leung rides.
11 CALIFORNIA TURBO 7.10 32.0 Won over this distance at Happy Valley earlier this season and last start finished 1½L 3rd behind Victoriam over the Sha Tin 1200m. Jumps from gate 2 here. Moreira rides this time.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
6 – 1 20.5
6 – 9 20.5
6 – 11 13.0
1 – 9 20.5
1 – 11 13.0
9 – 11 13.0

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 GOOD LUCK FRIEND 2.20 100.0 NZ 3yo by Swiss Ace from the Yiu stable with just two starts to date including a 1L course and distance victory last time out over Yee Cheong Pegasus. Winning rider Purton steers again.
4 CASA DE FORCA 5.70 39.0 Has earned prizemoney at all of past six starts including last run when finishing ¾L 2nd behind the highly promising Good View Clarico after travelling on the speed. Schofield rides.
10 TRUE LEGEND 6.60 33.0 Finished 1¾L 3rd behind Beluga on debut. Disregard last start when caught wide and without cover for the majority of the race. Change of gear with the cheek pieces applied.
11 STOCK LEGEND 7.80 28.0 Lightly raced AUS 3yo from the Ting stable who found form last start when a close-up 1¼L 4th over this course and distance behind Grade One after powering home from 13th on the turn.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 4 26.0
1 – 10 23.5
1 – 11 21.0
4 – 10 11.0
4 – 11 10.0
10 – 11 8.50

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Nil Priority

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

13-10-2-3

Race 5 – Nil Priority

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

1-11-7-2

Race 6 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 WELLINGTON 2.20 100.0 Exciting All Too Hard gelding from the Gibson stable who is unbeaten in 3 starts to date. Last time out beat Larson by 1L at this track. Steps up to 1400m here with Purton on top.
10 FANTASTIC SHOW 5.10 43.0 Form excellent this season including three consecutive course and distance victories with a step up in Class and a neck victory over Beauty Smile last time out. Moreira rides.
3 BEAUTY SMILE 7.20 30.0 IRE 3yo from the Cruz stable who finished a neck 2nd on debut recently behind Fantastic Show. Had a decent record in Ireland of 5-2-1-1 before transferring. Teetan to ride.
6 TOYCOON 8.10 27.0 Lightly raced AUS 4yo who has improved with each run including last time out when a short head 2nd behind Picken over this course and distance. Callan stays on board.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 10 27.5
1 – 3 22.0
1 – 6 20.0
10 – 3 12.0
10 – 6 10.5
3 – 6 8.00

*Suggested Units

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

1-2-3-6

Race 8 – Nil Priority

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

1-2-3-6

Race 9 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 COMPUTER PATCH 2.80 79.0 Impressive AUS 3yo by Exceed And Excel from the Moore stable who is yet to miss the prizemoney in six starts. Jumps from gate 1 here with Moreira to ride this time.
7 GOLD CHEST 3.90 56.0 Won over this course and distance two starts back when powering home from last to beat Duke Wai. Also rocketed home last run from 13th early to finish a neck 4th.
12 TRANSCENDENT 6.30 35.0 ITY 4yo from the Cruz stable who won on debut two starts back beating Fantasy over this course and distance then ran 3rd over the Sha Tin 1200m behind Shining Ace.
6 SHINING ACE 7.40 30.0 A 1200m specialist who has 5 victories and 8 placings across both tracks in Hong Kong including a 2¼L winning margin last start. Trainer Size and jockey Teetan reunite.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 7 26.5
4 – 12 19.0
4 – 6 17.0
7 – 12 15.0
7 – 6 13.5
12 – 6 9.00

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 PRECIOUSSHIP 3.20 69.0 Highly consistent Iffraaj gelding who has earned prizemoney at 6 of 7 starts this season for over $4.6M in stakes including three course and distance victories.
3 BUTTERFIELD 3.20 69.0 Dropping back in distance here after a recent neck 2nd behind Helene Leadingstar over 2000m. Three starts back won over 1800m at this track. Moreira takes the ride.
4 HEZTHEWONFORUS 6.00 36.0 Three starts back finished ¾L 4th behind Preciousship over this course and distance after racing on the pace. Two runs back placed 2nd over the Happy Valley mile.
6 BAND OF BROTHERS 8.50 26.0 Beat Right Choice over this course and distance last start when coming from midfield. Also placed over a mile at both tracks this season. Well drawn in gate 2.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 3 32.5
1 – 4 17.5
1 – 6 13.5
3 – 4 17.5
3 – 6 13.5
4 – 6 5.50

*Suggested Units

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