WED 01 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

WED 01 JAN 2020 – SHA TIN

Welcome to Hong Kong racing at Sha Tin Racecourse for New Years Day featuring the G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup over 1400m and the Class 2 Cherry Handicap over 1000m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected 6 priority races for your consideration. Good luck today.

 

Race 1 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 DUBLIN STAR 3.30 67.0 NZ 3yo by Savabeel from the Man stable who is on debut here after running several trials including a recent 1¼L victory over the more experienced Winning Ways. Moreira takes the reins.
6 IRON BOY 3.30 67.0 Has won three times and placed three times over the Sha Tin 1200m and is racing consistently since transferring to the Whyte stable including last time out when ¾L 2nd behind Powermax.
4 COLONEL 3.30 67.0 NZ 3yo from the Yiu stable who ran third on debut behind Valiant Dream. Prior to that beat the well performed Look Eras in a 1000m trial. Well drawn in gate 2 with Piccone to steer.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
5 – 6 19.5
5 – 4 19.5
5 – 8 14.0
6 – 4 19.5
6 – 8 14.0
4 – 8 14.0

*Suggested Units

Race 2 – Nil Priority

Class 5 races are the lowest class of race. Occasionally they provide good betting value but not in this particular case.

3-12-4-1

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.

6-1-9-8

Race 4 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 LEAP OF FAITH 3.00 73.0 Promising Sebring gelding from the Size stable who has run on for prizemoney at both starts in Hong Kong including a recent ½L 2nd behind Sam’s Love. Jumps from gate 2 here.
4 VILLA FIONN 3.00 73.0 Won over this course and distance last start beating Joy Master by ¾L after coming from 10th on the turn. Also ran on from 13th at previous start to finish a neck 3rd behind Such A Happiness.
9 JOY MASTER 7.50 29.0 Has won or placed three times from four starts over a mile this season including a 1¼L victory over Le Panache coming from beyond midfield. Apprentice Chan claims 10lb allowance.
6 WOOD ON FIRE 9.00 25.0 Newcomer by Per Incanto from the Ho stable who steps up in distance here after running on to finish 2nd over 1200m behind Quadruple Double at first start three runs back. Moreira rides.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 4 31.0
3 – 9 16.5
3 – 6 14.5
4 – 9 16.5
4 – 6 14.5
9 – 6 7.00

*Suggested Units

Race 5 – Nil Priority

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

1-11-4-13

Race 6 – Priority 6

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 WATER DIVINER 3.30 66.0 A winner over this course and distance and racing consistently this season with a win and two placings from four starts for over $1.9M in stakes. Trainer Lui and jockey Ho combine here.
3 YEE CHEONG BABY 4.70 47.0 AUS 4yo by Sebring who has an impressive short career record of 5-2-0-2 including a win and a placing over this distance. The biggest horse in the race at 1214 lbs. Purton stays on board.
6 VOYAGE WARRIOR 4.70 47.0 Disregard last start when very awkwardly placed from the 250m onwards. A 3 time course and distance winner. Gear change with the crossed nose band off and Moreira on top.
4 STYLING CITY 5.50 40.0 Resuming from a let-up here and ran a decent trial recently finishing ¾L 2nd behind Unique Treasure. Won three consecutive races over this course and distance last season.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
5 – 3 19.5
5 – 6 19.5
5 – 4 17.5
3 – 6 15.5
3 – 4 14.0
6 – 4 14.0

*Suggested Units

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

8-5-1-4

Race 8 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 QUADRUPLE DOUBLE 2.10 105.0 Has outstanding form this season with three course and distance victories and a placing from four starts over the Sha Tin 1200m. Last time out beat Computer Patch by 2¼L.
8 LUCKY MORE 3.50 63.0 Lightly raced AUS 3yo by More Than Ready from the Shum stable who has a win and a placing from three Hong Kong starts. Well drawn in gate 4 with Purton to ride once more.
9 CALIFORNIA TURBO 6.80 32.0 Showed improvement last start when winning over this distance by a neck from Red Desert after closing from midfield. Trainer Cruz and jockey Teetan combine again.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
2 – 8 31.0
2 – 9 20.5
2 – 3 16.5
8 – 9 14.5
8 – 3 11.0
9 – 3 6.50

*Suggested Units

Race 9 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 FOLLOW ME 2.90 76.0 Has won three times and placed three times over the Sha Tin 1400m including a victory over Ultimate Glory two starts back. Jumps from gate 1 here with Moreira to ride again.
7 SEATTLE CHOICE 4.60 48.0 SAF 4yo newcomer from the Millard stable who picked up prizemoney on debut at only start to date. Had several trials prior to that including a ½L victory over Copartner Rapport.
4 ASSIMILATE 5.20 42.0 Only 1¾L from the winner Follow Me last time out over this course and distance and placed earlier this season behind More Than This. Looking for maiden Hong Kong victory here.
3 REEL BIZZY 6.40 34.0 Lightly raced IRE 4yo by Kodiac from the Shum stable who has the fitness benefit of two runs from a spell. Had three trials in stronger company prior to that. van Niekerk rides.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 7 23.0
1 – 4 20.5
1 – 3 18.5
7 – 4 14.5
7 – 3 12.5
4 – 3 11.0

*Suggested Units

Race 10 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 PACKING WARRIOR 3.40 65.0 Has earned prizemoney at all three course and distance starts this season coming from well back each time including 1¼L 4th behind Preciousship. Well drawn in gate 3.
4 VINCY 4.00 55.0 Placed several times over this course and distance including a ½L 2nd behind Beauty Day earlier this season after closing from midfield. Trainer Lor and jockey Moreira combine here.
9 SMART PATCH 4.00 55.0 Disregard last start when striking heels in the home straight becoming badly unbalanced and not tested over the final stages. Had placed over the Sha Tin 1600m prior to that.
1 DUCKETT'S GROVE 8.50 25.0 USA 4yo by Point Of Entry from the Size stable who is on debut here after winning three of five starts in the UK including a victory over this distance. Poon claims 2lb here.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
2 – 4 22.5
2 – 9 22.5
2 – 1 12.5
4 – 9 20.5
4 – 1 11.0
9 – 1 11.0

*Suggested Units

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