Form analyst, JUSTIN DEVINE, previews Sunday’s meeting at Sha Tin, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 10 races on the card. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good
Rail Position: True, entire circuit
Sha Tin R1 – Class 4 1200m
An open race to start the day. SUPER KIN has raced well fresh in the past and has trialled well recently With Zac Purton on board he looks the one to beat. VIVA COUNCIL has drawn well and is a two-time track and distance winner. He looks the danger. WAR LORD can improve from the nice draw and fill the minor end of the prize at good odds.
Tip: SUPER KIN
Sha Tin R2 – Class 5 1400m
David Hall and Zac Purton team up with BUNDLE OF ENERGY in this race and the 6yo has the best-exposed form with three seconds from his last three runs. Having said that he is now a 24 start maiden! I think Zac can get him home from the nice draw. ROYAL RACER has shown enough at his trials to suggest he is ready to go while SMILING SUCCESS will appreciate the drop-down in class and the 4.5kg claim for Jerry Chau.
Tip: BUNDLE OF ENERGY
Sha Tin R3 – Class 4 1200m
FORTUNE HAPPINESS has three wins over the 1200m at Sha Tin and ran well for third last start from a wide draw. From gate 3 today he will get all the favours in the run and prove too strong for his rivals. SUPER ALLIANCES was racing well prior to the break and won’t be far away at the finish. EIGHT TRIGRAMS won well last start and carries the same weight this week with the 4.5kg claim. The winner should come from the top 3.
Tip: FORTUNE HAPPINESS
Sha Tin R4 – Class 4 1400m
SOCCER MASTER finished last season well with back to back wins and a repeat of that form will make him hard to beat. ADONIS continues to race consistently without winning and a solid showing is expected once again. DRAGON BOLT is the interesting runner in the race. He has no form to speak of but has put in two good trials and Zac Purton takes the ride. I expect him to improve sharply and make him the best each-way bet on the card.
Tip: DRAGON BOLT
Sha Tin R5 – Class 4 1600m
REGENCY MASTER was a dominant winner last start and from gate 1 with Zac to ride he ticks all the boxes. FAMILY LEADER finished two lengths off the winner last start and can run well with Moreira to steer. HAPPY WIN WIN has had no luck from wide gates of late and will appreciate the better draw today. He can hug the rail and finish strongly at a nice price.
Tip: REGENCY MASTER
Sha Tin R6 – Class 4 1400m
MIGHTY POWER wasn’t far off them last prep and has trialled well for the Hayes stable. He can improve sharply. SONIC FIGHTER has placed first-up before and any betting moves must be respected. KING’S RACE ran well for third last start and has won a trial since then. From gate 3 he can feature in the finish.
Tip: MIGHTY POWER
Sha Tin R7 – Class 3 1200m
WILL POWER has won three from seven and won at his only first-up run. ELITE PATCH narrowly missed last start and Purton rides for the first time. WILL POWER looks the value of the two. Ex Australian galloper CALIFORNIA CONCORD has shown plenty since moving to Hong Kong and looks a knockout chance.
Tip: WILL POWER
Sha Tin R8 – Class 3 1200m
SKY FIELD gave a taste of his capabilities with a 4 length win last start. Up in class and down in weight, he can go on with the job with the Magic Man onboard. The best bet of the day. INNER FLAME has drawn gate 1 and has won four from five. He is the obvious danger. TRUE LEGEND won well last start and steps up in class. He can add some value into exotics.
Tip: SKY FIELD
Sha Tin R9 – Class 2 1000m
The fast class race of the day promises to be a ripper. HONG KONG WIN has been a model of consistency with three wins and four minors from his last seven runs. With a good fresh record, he should be too good for his rivals. HIGHLY PROACTIVE and GOLD CHEST have both what is likely to be the best part of the track and can feature in the finish.
Tip: HONG KONG WIN
Sha Tin R10 – Class 3 1400m
This looks a match race between SO WE JOY and STAR OF YUEN LONG. The beautifully bred SO WE JOY steps up in class and gets a nice pull in the weights. STAR OF YUEN LONG should get a box seat run for Zac and looks ready to fire after a couple of nice trials. I think STAR OF YUEN LONG can make the most of the good run and get the prize. CIRCUIT GLORY has been less than two lengths off the winners at his last couple of runs and can capitalise if the favourite two don’t fire.