Preview and form for the meeting at Sha Tin on Friday. Selections by Declan Schuster.
SHA TIN SELECTIONS
(Friday, July 01, 2022)
Race 1: #11 M M Johnny, #3 Strive For Glory, #6 G One Excellent, #1 The Multiplier
Race 2: #6 Over The Moon, #10 E Brother, #8 Super Sunny Sing, #3 Adefill
Race 3: #2 California Ten, #5 Running Glory, #9 Sight Spirit, #3 Beluga
Race 4: #1 Brave Power, #2 Mission Smart, #9 Victory More, #13 Ruby Stars
Race 5: #13 Jack Win, #11 Happy Trio, #6 Lucky Gor, #9 Sparkling Dolphin
Race 6: #6 All Is Good, #1 Light Of Wanshi, #3 Nicholson Returns, #2 Win Win
Race 7: #1 Lucky Express, #6 Campione, #3 Nervous Witness, #8 Winning Dreamer
Race 8: #1 Beauty Tycoon, #12 Smart Folks, #6 Spartan Missile, #3 Amazing Innovator
Race 9: #5 Tuchel, #3 Kasa Papa, #2 S J Tourbillon, #10 Nearly Fine
Race 10: #9 Midori Beauty, #4 Sakewin, #3 Star Brite, #1 Ace One
Race 1: Racing Goes On 1200m Handicap
#11 M M Johnny has been sparingly raced this term but he’s showing signs that a first win is nearing. He’s with his third trainer now but the closing speed he displayed last start indicates that he is very, very close to getting on the board. #3 Strive For Glory has claims and just needs to offset the wide gate. The dip to Class 5 suits, especially with Zac Purton up. #6 G One Excellent mixes his form but did well to finish fourth last start. The inside gate should see him use up very little petrol in the run. #1 The Multiplier has found his groove. Next best.
Race 2: World-Class Leadership 1200m Handicap
#6 Over The Moon caught the eye at the rear of the field last time out. He rattled home that day from an impossible position and any improvement out of that effort holds him in good stead. Strong booking with Alexis Badel aboard for Caspar Fownes. #10 E Brother is nothing short of consistent. His recent form suggests he’ll be in the finish. #8 Super Sunny Sing has more ability than his debut outing lets on. Expect he displays sharp improvement. #3 Adefill closed well for fifth on debut. He can take another step forward.
Race 3: Uncompromising Integrity 1800m Handicap
#2 California Ten steps away from gate two. He can turn his form around after a poor showing last start, especially as his form does tend to be quite hit and miss. Karis Teetan knows the horse well and this favours him. #5 Running Glory is racing well and still does appear destined for bigger and betting things. #9 Sight Spirit gets a handy pull in the handicap. It wouldn’t surprise to see him fight out the finish. #3 Beluga has claims. He’s racing well and knows what it’s all about. Any rain around should enhance his chances.
Race 4: Serving The Community 1400m Handicap
#1 Brave Power has a powerful finish when required. He just needs a bit of clean air in the straight to display his best asset and if he gets that here then look out. #2 Mission Smart is after back-to-back wins. He draws favourably and gets his chance again, especially with Zac Purton engaged. #9 Victory More is better than his record suggests. It wouldn’t surprise to see him turn it around here. #13 Ruby Stars slots in light and remains a threat for Alexis Badel and Manfred Man.
Race 5: Continuous Development 1000m Handicap
#13 Jack Win shapes as an interesting proposition in a difficult contest. His last two runs have been poor but his sole showing down the straight caught the eye on rain affected ground. He’s worth taking a chance on here at a price. #11 Happy Trio is a threat. He does his best racing over this course and distance. He should be fighting out the finish. #6 Lucky Gor mixes his form but has claims. Next best for Joao Moreira and Caspar Fownes. #9 Sparkling Dolphin is looking to reverse his form. Keep safe, especially down the straight.
Race 6: The Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup Handicap
#6 All Is Good is tracking towards a first win. He turned his form around last start to finish fourth and another strong showing is expected, especially with any form of improvement. #1 Light Of Wanshi has the class-edge. He draws well and should find himself in the right spot throughout. #3 Nicholson Returns is holding his condition. He just needs to offset the wide draw to be a factor once more. #2 Win Win also draws poorly. Still, he has a powerful finish and with a race run to suit he can challenge this group.
Race 7: 25th Anniversary Hong Kong Reunification Cup Handicap
#1 Lucky Express has done very, very well this term. He’s holding his condition and with any ounce of luck he can win this one. The step back in trip is of no concern and the inside gate should give him every opportunity to collect a well-deserved win. #6 Campione is a serious horse on the rise. He’s getting better and better with each outing. He’s a force to be reckoned with and may start a deserved favourite for this one. #3 Nervous Witness has a stack of ability that still appears untapped. Don’t discount. #8 Winning Dreamer is after back-to-back wins. He’s returned to his best and has claims.Race 8: Riding High Together 1200m Handicap
#1 Beauty Tycoon has a stack of ability and this is his race to lose. He has plenty on this group and he should be able to despatch of them with ease. Strong booking of Zac Purton ensures he gets every chance. #12 Smart Folks slots in light and it wouldn’t surprise to see him turn his form around. #6 Spartan Missile is finding form and looks to be on an upward trajectory. #3 Amazing Innovator closed well for fifth on debut. He’s open to improvement following that first-up effort.
Race 9: Sportsmanship 1600m Handicap
#5 Tuchel is chasing a hat-trick of wins. He’s an improving talent who demolished a handy little bunch last start with ease. Expect the rise in distance to prove no concern. #3 Kasa Papa has more ability than his record lets on. He’s worth taking a chance on here as the rise in distance shapes as a positive. #2 S J Tourbillon makes the stable switch and has his first run for Douglas Whyte. He’s got the potential and a bit of luck should give him his opportunity. #10 Nearly Fine is nothing short of consistent. He’s next best.
Race 10: Better Future 1200m Handicap
#9 Midori Beauty had a torrid run throughout on debut. He’s on a relatively quick back-up but does have a heap more ability than his first-up effort showed. Strong booking of Zac Purton holds him in good stead. #4 Sakewin will probably be sent around as a deserved favourite. Expect he finds the front and takes a stack of catching under Joao Moreira. #3 Star Brite mixes his form but does have a touch of class. Next best. #1 Ace One is chasing a hat-trick of wins. He just needs to offset the stick gate to be a factor.
Form for the Hong Kong Jockey Club's meeting at Sha Tin on Friday.
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Winning double for Karis Teetan at Happy Valley on Tuesday night, picture Hong Kong Jockey Club