SUN 31 MAR 2019 – SHA TIN

SUN 31 MAR 2019 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse featuring the Chinese University of Hong Kong Alumni Cup over 1400m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for this afternoon ....................

Race 1 – 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.

10-7-4-11

Race 2 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 YOUNG GLORY 2.60 85.0 Lightly raced NZ 4yo by Niagara from the Ferraris stable who put in a decent performance last start when running on for 3rd behind Management Star over this course and distance.
12 LITTLE FANTASY 4.90 45.0 A winner over the Sha Tin 1600m who has been highly consistent this season earning prizemoney at each of eight starts including a 1½L 4th over this trip. Teetan to ride.
4 INDIGENOUS STAR 5.70 39.0 Won over this course and distance last season beating Ever Laugh by 1¼L after racing on the speed. Consistent this season including 2nd over the Sha Tin 1600m mid-season.
1 GORGEOUS AGAIN 6.90 31.0 In mixed form this season and resumes after a let-up here. Given an easy trial at Conghua recently in preparation for this with trainer Shum and in-form jockey Ho combining.

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Combination Units*
3 – 12 24.0
3 – 4 21.5
3 – 1 19.0
12 – 4 13.5
12 – 1 12.0
4 – 1 10.0

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – 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.

4-2-5-1

Race 4 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 SONIC FIGHTER 2.40 92.0 NZ 5yo by Castledale from the O’Sullivan stable who won twice at this track last season and has the fitness benefit of four starts this season. Regular rider Leung takes the reins again.
3 BRAVE BABY 3.30 67.0 Won over this course and distance three starts back beating Happy Alumni by ½L after leading throughout. Disregard last start when unsuited by the Sha Tin All Weather Track.
5 GOLDEN SIXTY 5.40 41.0 AUS 3yo newcomer by Medaglia d’Oro from the Lui stable who is on debut here after running several trials including a recent 2nd behind Yee Cheong Baby. Drawn well in gate 2.

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Combination Units*
1 – 3 26.5
1 – 5 19.0
1 – 2 17.0
3 – 5 15.0
3 – 2 13.5
5 – 2 9.00

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Nil Priority

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

5-7-2-10

Race 6 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 PERFECT PAIR 2.80 79.0 Lightly raced NZ 4yo by Darci Brahma who won over this course and distance last run beating Fine With Me at only third race start. Has the 1 gate here and Moreira takes the reins again.
4 E STAR 3.80 58.0 NZ 3yo from the Man stable who won last start over the Sha Tin 1200m beating Craig’s Star by a neck after earning prizemoney at only other run in Hong Kong. Rispoli stays on board.
5 HAPPY ALUMNI 5.30 41.0 AUS 3yo by Starcraft from the Lui stable who has earned prizemoney at all three Hong Kong starts including a ½L 2nd behind Brave Baby. The biggest horse in the race at 1211 lbs.
13 MY WINNER 9.90 22.0 Highly consistent this season earning prizemoney at eight of nine starts for over $590K in stakes. Ran a 1¾L course and distance 3rd behind Fortunate Runner earlier this preparation.

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Combination Units*
2 – 4 28.0
2 – 5 23.0
2 – 13 13.0
4 – 5 18.5
4 – 13 10.0
5 – 13 7.50

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Race 7 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 CHAMPION'S WAY 2.70 82.0 Highly promising Hinchinbrook 3yo from the Size stable who has won all three starts in convincing fashion over this course and distance. Champion Moreira reunites for this.
11 SOLAR WAI WAI 3.90 56.0 Exciting AUS 3yo by Snitzel from the Lor stable who is yet to miss the placings in three starts including a course and distance victory over Lunar Zephyr. Purton steers again.
2 FAT TURTLE 5.50 40.0 Made debut last time out with a 1200m victory over Split Of A Second at Happy Valley after racing on the speed. Had won consecutive trials prior to that in impressive fashion.
5 ALCARI 9.90 22.0 Won over this course and distance last season beating Cruising and has earned prizemoney several times this season. Apprentice Poon claims 3lb allowance for this race.

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Combination Units*
1 – 11 28.0
1 – 2 23.0
1 – 5 13.0
11 – 2 18.5
11 – 5 10.0
2 – 5 7.50

*Suggested Units

Race 8 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 XIANG YIN 3.30 66.0 GB 4yo from the Lor stable who ran on strongly for 3rd last start finishing 1¼L behind Super Star over 1400m at only second Hong Kong start. A multiple winner in the UK.
10 YOUNG LEGEND 4.70 47.0 Consistent with prizemoney earnings at each of past five starts for over $1.1M in stakes. Three runs back beat Team Spirit by ½L. Change of gear with the hood being applied.
11 BETTER CHOICE 4.70 47.0 Impressive last start when running on from 12th on the turn to finish 1¾L 4th behind Kasi Farasi over this course and distance. Ran second at both starts prior to that. Ho rides this time.
13 CHAIRMAN LO 5.50 40.0 AUS 3yo from the Size stable who is seeking maiden Hong Kong victory after placing at five of six starts including four times over the Sha Tin 1400m. Well drawn in gate 1.

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Combination Units*
3 – 10 19.5
3 – 11 19.5
3 – 13 17.5
10 – 11 15.5
10 – 13 14.0
11 – 13 14.0

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
10 TORNADO TWIST 2.30 96.0 Won three consecutive races at this track and has earned prizemoney at both subsequent starts including a course and distance placing last time out. Ear plugs applied here.
1 ENCOURAGING 5.90 37.0 In fine form with three consecutive victories including last time out when an easy 2½L winner over Tornado Twist. Drawn well in gate 3 with Leung taking the mount again.
11 KING OPIE 5.90 37.0 In good form this season winning four times from eight starts including twice over the Sha Tin 1400m. Gear changes here with the cheek pieces off and blinkers on.
6 LEAN PERFECTION 7.30 30.0 AUS 4yo by Sebring from the Yip stable who won three consecutive races last season and has won and placed at past two runs. Up in distance here but racing well.

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Combination Units*
10 – 1 23.5
10 – 11 23.5
10 – 6 21.5
1 – 11 11.5
1 – 6 10.0
11 – 6 10.0

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Nil Priority

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

5-2-14-11

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