Form analyst, JUSTIN DEVINE, previews Saturday’s meeting at Sha Tin, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 11 races on the card. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Turf – Good
Rail Position: True, entire circuit
Sha Tin R1 – Class 5 1650m AWT
KEEP WINNING put in a much-improved run last time and Joao Moreira jumps aboard. He looks the one to beat. GREAT SMART was an impressive last start 1800m winner and drops back to 1650m here. He is has a poor gate but has the ability to feature with luck in running. TURF BRILLIANT has done little on the race track but has been kept safe in the market first up. Monitor any betting moves on him.
Tip: KEEP WINNING
Sha Tin R2 – Class 4 1200m
The top two BRIGHT KID and GLENEALY GENERALS should battle this out. BRIGHT KID has a second and a win from his last two and with Zac to ride he gets the nod. GLENEALY GENERALS hasn’t been far away at his last couple and this isn’t overly strong. WOOD ON FIRE has a nice draw and should enjoy a nice run throughout. He is one to include in exotics.
Tip: BRIGHT KID
Sha Tin R3 – Class 4 1200m
MIGHTY VALOR was a dominant winner first up and if he can overcome the wide gate he is the winner. GALLANT LEGACY was poor last time, but his previous form was good enough to be competitive here while REWARDING TOGETHER showed enough when second on debut to suggest a win is not far away. The winner should come from these three.
Tip: MIGHTY VALOR
Sha Tin R4 – Class 3 1200m
EX New Zealand galloper TOTAL EXCESS was solid when running 6th on Hong Kong debut and Zac Purton retains the ride. He can improve and get the money. HARDLY SWEARS has a nice draw and is a two time 1200m winner and FLYING BONUS must be included with the 4.5kg claim. A competitive race with plenty of chances.
Tip: TOTAL EXCESS
Sha Tin R5 – Class 4 1650m AWT
PARTY EVERYDAY broke through for a much-deserved win last start after a frustrating run of placings and he can go on with the job here. JADE FORTUNE continues to disappoint despite being well supported in betting and he will once again be in the market. HIDDEN SPIRIT has won his last three and must be respected up in class.
Tip: PARTY EVERYDAY
Sha Tin R6 – Class 4 1400m
Happy to give HEZA BEAUTY one more chance today. He has been close up recently and he won’t get a better chance to break through than today. ARMOR STAR won well last time and has trialled well since. He looks the danger. APEX TOP steps out for the third time and he looks capable of improvement.
Tip: HEZA BEAUTY
Sha Tin R7 – Class 3 2000m
CHARITY GO is race fit and has been racing consistently. From the nice draw he can get the money under Purton. BEAUTY HAPPY has won his last two and there is no reason why he wont be fighting out the finish and MORE THAN A HORSE cannot be left out with 49kgs after the claim for Jerry Chau. He is a bolters chance.
Tip: CHARITY GO
Sha Tin R8 – Class 3 1650m AWT
LONDON LUCKSTAR finished fourth last time and drops 1.5kgs today. He gets in beautifully and is ready to peak. CALIFORNIA ARGENT was close up when third at his last run and is another well-weighted, while CLEAR CHOICE has trialled well and must be respected with Karis Teetan to steer.
Tip: LONDON LUCKSTAR
Sha Tin R9 – Class 3 1400m
BEAUTY SPIRIT looks the best each-way bet on the card. He has two wins and three minors at the track and distance and should get a nice run in the race for the strong Neil Callan. He will be fighting out the finish. CRAIG’S STAR has narrowly missed last time and can definitely go one better. KASI FARASI hasn’t won for well over a year and has done very little of late. The market suggests an improved run from him. Respect any more market moves with him.
Tip: BEAUTY SPIRIT
Sha Tin R10 – Class 2 1400m
The fast class race of the day is a tough one. HAPPY FUN has had a nice trial and can send punters home winners in the last. CIRCUIT THREE has trialled well and has placed at his only two first-up runs. He is one to include. DAN CONTROL has improved at both runs so far this prep and looks ready to peak.