Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: March 29, 5:06 PM

March 30 2022

1:06 PM

Race 1: #2 Amazing Teens, #4 Mission Bravo, #6 Unite Spirit, #3 Pakistan Friend

Race 2: #2 Handsome Rebel, #7 Turf Brilliant, #10 Speed Force, #5 Crown Avenue

Race 3: #8 Coolceleb, #2 Flying Dragon, #4 Colourful Prince, #6 Moeraki

Race 4: #2 Wisdom Patch, #6 Fortune Happiness, #10 Masterwork, #3 Beauty Cheers

Race 5: #4 Majestic Star, #2 Duke Wai, #1 Kurpany, #3 Silver Fig  

Race 6: #8 Blissful Star, #3 Thunderstrike, #4 Fiery Diamond, #7 Happy Tango

Race 7: #8 Apache Pass, #3 Ultra Express, #12 Party Everyday, #9 Romantic Combo

Race 8: #8 Trader, #7 Lightning Bolt, #4 Metro Warrior, #11 Like That



Race 1: Cheung Sha Handicap 

#2 Amazing Teens shapes as the one to beat. He’s a two-time course and distance winner this term and his pairing with Zac Purton commands respect. He draws well and maps to get the run of the race. #4 Mission Bravo should find the front. He won well last start leading from the get-go and it’s expected he tries the same once more. #6 Unite Spirit has claims on the dirt. He pairs favourably with Blake Shinn. #3 Pakistan Friend is racing well. Expect he rolls forward and from there gets his chance to hang around at the finish.  

Race 2: Cafeteria Handicap 

#2 Handsome Rebel does his best racing on the dirt. He switches to his preferred surface for the first time in a while and from gate three, coupled with Vincent Ho – he shapes as the one to beat. #7 Turf Brilliant is also much preferred on the dirt. He only needs to offset the wide gate to be a factor. #10 Speed Force pairs with Joao Moreira. He’s in career-best form and another bold run is expected here, even from the wide barrier. #5 Crown Avenue has winning experience on the dirt on his side. Don’t discount the old boy here.  

Race 3: Hap Mun Bay Handicap 

#8 Coolceleb mixes his form, but the dirt is his go. He won well over the course and distance last term and after five runs on the turf he finally switches to preferred conditions. #2 Flying Dragon is a course and distance winner this term. He’s holding his condition and pairs favourably with Zac Purton from the inside gate. #4 Colourful Prince steps out on debut after leading throughout in a trial recently on the dirt. Expect a forward showing from the favourable draw. #6 Moeraki is next best. Keep safe, especially with Joao Moreira engaged.  

Race 4: Clear Water Bay Handicap 

#2 Wisdom Patch turned in a career-best third last time out over this course and distance. He draws favourably with Zac Purton up. Expect a powerful finish from the in-form son of Snitzel. #6 Fortune Happiness is a proven customer on the dirt. He’s a three-time winner on the dirt who is not without a chance of recapturing his best, albeit from a while ago. #10 Masterwork has found his feet in Hong Kong. He can improve off the back of a near career-best effort last start on the dirt. #3 Beauty Cheers is next best. He’s holding his condition.  

Race 5: Silvermine Bay Handicap 

#4 Majestic Star is an improving type who can claim several high-profile scalps here. He’s a horse on the up whose ascent looks far from over as he chases bigger riches than this contest. Good gate and good jockey should see him test this group. #2 Duke Wai has the class-edge here. The inside draw is favourable, and he meets a considerably weaker field here than what he is accustom to facing. #1 Kurpany should find the front under Alfred Chan. Don’t discount, even with the hefty impost. #3 Silver Fig is racing well. Next best.  

Race 6: Hap Mun Bay Handicap 

#8 Blissful Star did well last start to finish fourth. He’s bred to enjoy the dirt and it wouldn’t surprise to see him take another step forward here on a surface that he may well relish under race conditions. #3 Thunderstrike sees Douglas Whyte and Zac Purton combine. He’s in seriously good form and the only concern is the awkward gate from the six furlong start which, can be an issue at times. #4 Fiery Diamond is coming to hand. He also just needs to offset a tricky draw. #7 Happy Tango knows what the dirt is about. He’s next best.  

Race 7: Kiu Tsui Handicap 

#8 Apache Pass is a two-time winner from his last three starts – both times on the dirt. He’s racing well and switching back to the dirt here after racing on the turf last time out is a positive. He can win again. #3 Ultra Express is racing well. He’s well bred for the dirt and gate four holds him in good stead. #12 Party Everyday has a powerful finish on his day. He gets in light and pairs favourably with Joao Moreira who nabbed a double on the weekend. #9 Romantic Combo is next best in a tricky contest.  

Race 8: Pui O Handicap 

#8 Trader should find the front and run this field along. He could pinch this under Zac Purton, especially with no weight on his back from the inside gate. #7 Lightning Bolt scored impressively last time out. He only needs to offset the wide gate to be a factor once again. #4 Metro Warrior won well two starts ago. He’s holding his condition and is well weighted to perform here. #11 Like That is looking to transfer his heroics on the grass to the turf. He’s previously run well on the dirt and is expected to do so again.