Preview and form for Sha Tin
Preview and form for the meeting at Sha Tin on Saturday. Selections by Andrew Hawkins.
SHA TIN SELECTIONS
(Saturday November 11, 2017)
RACE 1: #7 Actuariat, #9 Gold Talent, #13 Happy Century, #3 Real Deal
RACE 2: #5 Gouten Of Garo, #11 Hot Hot Pepper, #13 Tourbillon King, #9 Cheerfuljet
RACE 3: #6 Hit A Home Run, #3 Ever Laugh, #14 Indigenous Star, #10 Master Bernini
RACE 4: #9 Numero Uno, #1 Right Honourable, #3 Beauty Day, #2 Sun Touch
RACE 5: #1 Lucky Time, #5 Eighty Eighty, #9 Sparkling Dragon, #4 Clear Choice
RACE 6: #3 Super Hoppy, #6 California Fortune, #8 Young Legend, #2 Turf Sprint
RACE 7: #7 Limitless, #1 Booming Delight, #4 New Asia Sunrise, #6 Simply Invincible
RACE 8: #3 Bravo Watchman, #12 Winning Faith, #10 Golden Sun, #5 Everbrave
RACE 9: #7 Daring Fit, #3 Fast Most Furious, #8 Imperial Gallantry, #14 General Dino
RACE 10: #8 Volitation, #1 Regency Bo Bo, #2 Chung Wah Spirit, #5 Ping Hai Star
RACE 1: PANASONIC IT STICK TYPE VACUUM CLEANER HANDICAP
#7 Actuariat was a stakes-placed three-year-old in Australia but is still a Hong Kong maiden from 21 starts. He has been racing well enough of late and appears to be nearing a first victory. #9 Gold Talent is older now but appears to have one last win left in him. He should enjoy a nice run from gate three. He’s a threat. #13 Happy Century carries only 109 pounds with Dylan Mo’s allowance so he has claims. #3 Real Deal should be improved for his first Class 5 run.
RACE 2: PANASONIC HEAT-PUMP AIR CONDITIONER HANDICAP
#5 Gouten Of Garo is the first horse to race in the famous Vengeance Of Rain colours in five years. He has looked a promising horse from the trials, ever since his first hit-out, and can win on debut. #11 Hot Hot Pepper is not the strongest conveyance, but he should get every chance from gate 14 and a win may finally be coming his way soon. #13 Tourbillon King is inconsistent but has run some nice races over this course and distance. He’s drawn to take advantage. #9 Cheerfuljet will be around the mark.
RACE 3: PANASONIC NEW STARS FOR KITCHEN HANDICAP
#6 Hit A Home Run is probably on his mark these days but he still gets in well with Matthew Poon’s claim and he has drawn well. He deserves another chance in an even race. #3 Ever Laugh made good ground fresh. He is unlikely to get as far back this time, and if he can capitalise, then he will be hard to beat. #14 Indigenous Star should take improvement for his first 1600m run. He has no weight and a good gate so he is likely to have plenty of support. #10 Master Bernini is heading the right way.
RACE 4: PANASONIC NANOE HAIR DRYER HANDICAP
#9 Numero Uno hasn’t raced over 1400m for a couple of seasons. He is looking like the added trip should suit him and he is drawn to get a good run midfield. #1 Right Honourable drops down to Class 4. One of his better runs came over this course and distance in July, so expect him to be competitive. #3 Beauty Day debuts here and, like many of Tony Cruz’s gallopers, he hasn’t been missed on the training track. He looks to have a solid foundation underneath him. #2 Sun Touch has been plagued by issues but should win shortly.
RACE 5: PANASONIC 4K OLED TV HANDICAP
#1 Lucky Time was very good fresh over the straight 1000m, especially from the dreaded inside gate. He has drawn wide with the step up to 1200m, but he gets Matthew Poon aboard to offset the rise in weight. He should be hard to beat here. #5 Eighty Eighty has caught the eye in his trials. He has also drawn wide but should be around the mark. #9 Sparkling Dragon is another debutant who has impressed, but gate 14 makes it very tough. #4 Clear Choice rattled home at Happy Valley and should be suited at Sha Tin.
RACE 6: PANASONIC MOMI MOMI MASSAGE LOUNGER HANDICAP
#3 Super Hoppy made up nice ground at his first Hong Kong run. If he’s taken improvement from that, the former Brisbane galloper will be hard to beat. #6 California Fortune looks primed for his debut by Tony Cruz, having caught the eye in a number of his trials. #8 Young Legend should take improvement from this run but he looks progressive from his trials, although still acclimatising. #2 Turf Sprint has an awkward gate but should be hitting the line hard.
RACE 7: THE PANASONIC CUP
#7 Limitless is a quirky galloper but he has plenty of talent. Fresh may be best for him at this stage and he deserves consideration. #1 Booming Delight almost won the Sha Tin Trophy last start. The drop back to 1400m may not be ideal, but expect a bold run as he heads towards the Hong Kong Mile. #4 New Asia Sunrise was simply outclassed in the Celebration Cup fresh. He may be on his mark but he is always dangerous if he is allowed a soft lead, which he may get here. #6 Simply Invincible will be finishing strongly.
RACE 8: PANASONIC IH WARM JAR HANDICAP
#3 Bravo Watchman’s unbeaten streak came to an end at the hands of Jing Jing Win, but he was not disgraced after a tough run. He should enjoy a softer trip here and this race doesn’t look anywhere near as strong. #12 Winning Faith has produced a number of good runs recently. He’s another who maps well from gate two and he should be around the mark. #10 Golden Sun’s best form was on dirt last term. Still, he may be capable of going to another level on turf now. #5 Everbrave deserves consideration on debut.
RACE 9: PANASONIC FRONT LOADING WASHING MACHINE HANDICAP
#7 Daring Fit steps up to a mile for the first time. If he can bounce out and find the lead, he has every chance of seeing it out strongly with no weight. #3 Fast Most Furious has run well in two Hong Kong starts. He desperately looks in need of 1600m. #8 Imperial Gallantry is not the most straightforward horse but he is racing in great heart currently. He is capable of getting into the finish. #14 General Dino has drawn wide at each of his Hong Kong starts. Now, with a gate, maybe he can snag a placing.
RACE 10: PANASONIC MINI ICE HANDICAP
#8 Volitation has his first start for high-flying freshman Frankie Lor. He was struggling at the end of last season but he was good early, so fresh might be the time to strike with him. #1 Regency Bo Bo had proved frustrating until he broke through last start. The top of Class 3 is a tough spot, but maybe with confidence on his side, he can go back-to-back. #2 Chung Wah Spirit’s last run should be forgotten and better should be expected. Debutant #5 Ping Hai Star has claims but gate 14 makes it tough.
Form for the Hong Kong Jockey Club's meeting at Sha Tin on Saturday.|
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