Preview and form for the meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday. Selections by Declan Schuster.
SHA TIN SELECTIONS
(Sunday, November 28, 2021)
Race 1: #3 Infinity Win, #13 Sparkling Dolphin, #8 Circuit Splendor, #2 Eight Trigrams
Race 2: #6 Super Elegance, #10 Darci Joy, #9 Light Of Wanshi, #1 Oscar Glory
Race 3: #6 This Is Guts, #8 Everyone’s Victory, #5 Packing Kingdom, #2 Whizz Kid
Race 4: #5 Little Player, #10 Victorious Leader, #4 King’s Trooper, #3 Golden Four
Race 5: #3 California Concord, #2 Five Elements, #5 Solid Impact, #4 High Rise Soldier
Race 6: #9 Happy Daily, #2 Boom Stitch, #3 Flying Sword, #4 Baebae Tsoi
Race 7: #6 Excellent Proposal, #4 Lucky Express, #9 The Rock, #1 Buddies
Race 8: #10 Perfect Maryknoll, #9 Xiang Yin, #1 Hit The Shot, #6 Super Ten
Race 9: #7 Northern Dragon, #1 When You Believe, #8 Elon, #5 Harmony Spirit
Race 10: #8 Blaze Warrior, #1 Master Montaro, #3 My Sugar, #6 Ima Single Man
Race 1: Chevalier Aluminum Engineering Handicap
#3 Infinity Win is racing well. Expect he flies the lids and plays catch me if you can in the opener. He’s done enough so far to fire himself into contention. #13 Sparkling Dolphin gets Zac Purton for the first time. He won first-up last prep and does appear nailed on to go close once more at his seasonal resumption. #8 Circuit Splendor has trialled trial and looks forward enough to figure on debut. #2 Eight Trigrams has done nothing wrong. Expect he gives it his all in a bid for back-to-back wins.
Race 2: Chevalier Car Dealership Handicap
#6 Super Elegance is better than his record suggests. He can contend in this grade and the inside gate affords him every opportunity to bounce back, especially at a decent price. #10 Darci Joy is after back-to-back wins. He remains in Class 4 which suits. #9 Light Of Wanshi gets the services of Zac Purton for the first time. He’s shown his capabilities and the inside draw gives him his chance. #1 Oscar Glory is racing in superb form with a win three starts ago to his name before his narrow defeat last time out.
Race 3: Chevalier Construction Handicap
#6 This Is Guts caught the eye in a recent trail when leading throughout to cross the line first. Expect he tries the same again from gate one under Blake Shinn. #8 Everyone’s Victory is doing everything right except win. He can make his presence felt once again here on his preferred surface. #5 Packing Kingdom has trialled well on the dirt previously. Expect improvement with Zac Purton hopping up. #2 Whizz Kid draws favourably. He can test this lot.
Race 4: Chevalier E & M Engineering Handicap
#5 Little Player is closing on in a first win. He made a stack of ground last time out, enough so to warrant consideration for this contest. #10 Victorious Leader won well first-up and since then has performed with plenty of merit. Zac Purton gets the leg-up and he has plenty of claims here. #4 King’s Trooper draws ideally. He hasn’t won for a while but he has shown glimpses of returning to that level for some time now. Don’t be surprised if he bounces out of the ground. #3 Golden Four is next best. Expect a fast-finish.
Race 5: Chevalier Environmental Engineering Handicap
#3 California Concord rarely runs a bad race. He draws well for this contest and a forward position in the run should ensure he is offered every chance. He has race experience over a number of these. #2 Five Elements looks a very sharp talent for leading trainer Frankie Lor. He’s had two runs and in each he has shown that a win is nearing. #5 Solid Impact has some ability. He’s progressing well and is open to further improvement. #4 High Rise Soldier can box on for prize money.
Race 6: Chevalier Healthcare Investment Handicap
#9 Happy Daily is in superb form at present. He was a touch unlucky last start and with the right run split at the right time he nearly wins that race. He’s worth taking a chance on here. #2 Boom Stitch is a lightly raced talent. It wouldn’t surprise to see him go one better here, especially over seven furlongs which he relished last time out. #3 Flying Sword is after back-to-back wins. He’s racing well and remains in this grade. #4 Baebae Tsoi finished a close-up third on debut. This looks a bit more difficult though.
Race 7: The Chevalier Cup Handicap
#6 Excellent Proposal will have taken plenty of benefit from his first-up run. Expect improvement here getting out to a mile too as a two-time course and distance winner. #4 Lucky Express is after back-to-back wins. He’s competitive over the mile and the retention of Zac Purton’s services bode well. #9 The Rock only needs to offset the wide gate to be a contender here. Expect he does that and settles close to the speed with the hope of expending minimal effort. #1 Buddies is the pacesetter. He’ll take catching.
Race 8: Chevalier Lifts & Escalators Handicap
#10 Perfect Maryknoll looks to have his fair share of ability. He was a high-class performer in Australia and the mile looks his go here. Expect improvement off the back of his fast-finishing effort last time out. #9 Xiang Yin is looking for a hat-trick of wins. He’s in sublime form and has shown that Class 3 is of no issue to him. #1 Hit The Shot steps out on debut. He’ll be on a Four-Year-Old Classic Series trail having placed in the G1 Victoria Derby prior to export. One to follow. #6 Super Ten can bounce back.
Race 9: Chevalier Property Development & Operations Handicap
#7 Northern Dragon showed a stack of potential two starts ago when rattling home for a narrow second over this course and distance. Expect he can bounce back to that level here and he is likely to be very good value to do so. #1 When You Believe has proven his capabilities. He’s first-up and the services of Zac Purton command respect. #8 Elon has claims switching back to the dirt, especially with a good gate here. #5 Harmony Spirit is next best.
Race 10: Chevalier Property Investment Handicap
#8 Blaze Warrior can bounce back from his first defeat last time out. He looks to have held his condition well and while difficult this contest is suitable. #1 Master Montaro has his fair share of class. He too can bounce back to form here. #3 My Sugar is looking to rack up his fourth consecutive win. Zac Purton sticks aboard and he looks capable once more, though he has had soundness issues in the past. #6 Ima Single Man sizzled over this course and distance last time out. He has claims if he can offset the wide gate.
Form for the Hong Kong Jockey Club's meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday.
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Golden Sixty and Vincent Ho winning at Sha Tin last Sunday, picture Hong Kong Jockey Club