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Preview and form for Sha Tin

Preview and form for the meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday. Selections by Declan Schuster.

(Sunday, January 23, 2022) 

Race 1: #14 Give Way Please, #2 Turbo Power, #8 Splendid Star, #7 Lucky Gor
Race 2:
#3 Hinchinlove, #2 Highland Fortune, #8 The Golden Scenery, #4 Circuit Three
Race 3:
#7 Super Wealthy, #2 Wellington, #3 Courier Wonder, #8 Master Eight
Race 4:
#4 Millennium Falcon, #5 Beauty Live, #6 Dandy Years, #2 Lifeline Vision
Race 5:
#7 Rock Ya Heart, #3 Team Spirit, #6 Excellent Daddy, #1 Jumbo Fortune
Race 6:
#3 Pakistan Friend, #8 Shanghai Dragon, #9 Super Elegance, #1 Darci Joy
Race 7:
#1 Golden Sixty, #6 Healthy Happy, #2 More Than This, #5 Sky Darci 
Race 8:
#9 Baebae Tsoi, #4 Leslie, #1 Classic Moon, #3 Marvel Dragon
Race 9:
#14 Natural Storm, #1 Charity Go, #3 Winning Dragon, #5 Enzemble
Race 10:
#13 Star Brite, #10 Seasons Bliss, #1 Circuit Stellar, #6 Navas Two 

Race 1: D B Pin Handicap 

#14 Give Way Please has potential. He’s shown his touch of class at times and with one season under his belt and a roaring condition rectified – he can win. #2 Turbo Power gets back to his preferred course and distance. He should be able to shine here under Alexis Badel. #8 Splendid Star has more ability than his record suggests. He should be a price here and looks a strong blowout chance. #7 Lucky Gor steps out off the back of several solid trials. Strong booking with Joao Moreira up for his debut.  

Race 2: Able Friend Handicap 

#3 Hinchinlove is nothing short of consistent. Suspect he rolls forward here for Derek Leung and from there plays catch me if you can. Expect a big run – he could well pinch this. #2 Highland Fortune is in solid form. He draws favourably which should ensure he’s got plenty in the tank for a big finish. #8 The Golden Scenery will benefit from a hot tempo. He owns a powerful finish but he may need a few favours here. #4 Circuit Three is a chance at odds. Good gate suits.  

Race 3: G1 Centenary Sprint Cup  

Difficult contest with several hopes but #7 Super Wealthy appeals. He’s coming to hand nicely and if they run along here – which they may – he’s the one who can rapidly steam over the top of them. This is a step up in class, but he looks capable and more importantly – ready. #2 Wellington’s best would see him over the line. Concerns are how he’s come into the race but even not at full strength, he should be in the thick of things. #3 Courier Wonder is consistent. Expect another big run but there are concerns with how good he really is – especially as he tends to shy from the whip and race waywardly in the straight. #8 Master Eight is looking to extend his unbeaten sequence to six. He did just enough last start – while tough – this is a big, big step up again for him to make.  

Race 4: Helene Paragon Handicap 

#4 Millennium Falcon has hit his straps and looks capable of a return to winning ways. Zac Purton hops up and from gate seven he should be presented with every opportunity. #5 Beauty Live was nothing short of impressive on debut. He closed strongly – like a very nice horse with a stack of upside. #6 Dandy Years can figure. The wide gate is tricky but he has claims here. #2 Lifeline Vision closed nicely last time out. Don’t discount here – especially in this grade.  

Race 5: Aerovelocity Handicap 

#7 Rock Ya Heart returns to Sha Tin – which looks ideal. He’s come through a number of strong races and with even luck this contest appears more than suitable. Expect a big effort and a sharp return to form. #3 Team Spirit won well last time out. He’s well placed to do the same again here as long he crosses without too much fuss from the wide barrier. #6 Excellent Daddy steps out for the in-form Benno Yung. He’s coming to hand nicely. #1 Jumbo Fortune steps out on debut. He’s looked like a mixed bag in trials but his Australian form suggests he’s quite talented. Keep safe.  

Race 6: Giant Treasure Handicap 

#3 Pakistan Friend appeals here at a price. He was held up at crucial stages last start and when he did get out he was caught a touch flat-footed, quickening up before being caught without momentum. He can make a run for it here from gate three. #8 Shanghai Dragon is consistent. He’ll roll forward and get his chance. #9 Super Elegance found form last time out. He’ll be coming hard from the rear. Strong win and place chance at a price. #1 Darci Joy is the class runner. Remaining in Class 4 is suitable.  

Race 7: G1 Stewards’ Cup 

#1 Golden Sixty is Hong Kong’s superstar and he can further stamp those claims this weekend with his 17th consecutive win. He’ll be a short price to win and rightly so. He’s a champion. #6 Healthy Happy scored well first-up last start from the front and he’s expected to make the running again here. He can stick on. #2 More Than This filled second spot behind Golden Sixty last start. He’ll be there once more. #5 Sky Darci is next best. He has claims.  

Race 8: Peniaphobia Handicap 

#9 Baebae Tsoi has a bit of talent. He did well first-up and his latest trial was sound. Expect he can make a run for things here for leading trainer Frankie Lor. Inside draw suits. #4 Leslie did well for second on debut behind a smart winner. Zac Purton hops up now and a win looks close – if not here. #1 Classic Moon scored a barnstorming win on debut. Expect he settles back for a strong finish. #3 Marvel Dragon is a winner in the grade above. He’s a solid chance here, especially on a place line.  

Race 9: Seasons Bloom Handicap 

#14 Natural Storm is better than his record suggests. He should be a price here, especially after a lacklustre first-up effort over an unsuitable distance. Quick back-up suits and he’s won second-up previously. #1 Charity Grace is the class runner of the field. Expect he’s favourite here and if so, that might be a price worth taking on, especially with top weight assigned. #3 Winning Dragon is coming to hand. He has form at the top-level prior to import and third-up, from a gate good should allow him to showcase his best. #5 Enzemble is a threat over this course and distance.  

Race 10: Beat The Clock Handicap 

#13 Star Brite raced without room in the straight last time out. Still, he’s progressing well and third-up into this contest looks suitable. He slots in light and with a clean run he can make his presence felt. He should be decent price too. #10 Seasons Bliss is a serious talent. He bungled the start last time out but even still, he should be able to test this group if he manages to jump with them. #1 Circuit Stellar is progressing. Expect another improved effort. #6 Navas Two Boasts a pair of solid wins. This is difficult again but he’s in very, very good form.  

Form for the Hong Kong Jockey Club's meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday.

The 10 race broadcast commences at 4.00pm AEST, 1.00pm HKT, on Sky Racing2, from 4.30pm AEST on Sky Racing1, from 5.00pm AEST on Sky Racing2, from 6.00pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and from 6.35pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central.

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Master Eight races in the Group 1 Centenary Sprint, picture Hong Kong Jockey Club