Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: March 30, 3:56 PM

April 02 2023

8:56 AM

Race 1: #5 Simple Hedge, #3 Flamingo Trillion, #13 Easy Snip, #14 Fighting Star 

Race 2: #11 Heavenly Thought, #3 Inspiring City, #8 The Good Deal, #7 Encore 

Race 3: #8 Amazing Victory, #6 California Ten, #1 Turin Redsun, #3 All For St Paul’s 

Race 4: #9 Brilliant Life, #14 Speedy Fortune, #4 Equilibrium Turbo, #2 Victory Scholars 

Race 5: #1 Dream Pursuer, #2 Happy For All, #13 Speed Fay Fay, #10 Regent Glory 

Race 6: #13 Happy Won, #6 Super Hong Kong, #1 Incanto Prepared, #2 Flying Mojito 

Race 7: #5 June Planet, #3 D Star, #12 Speedstar, #7 Hero Icon

Race 8: #4 Chiu Chow Spirit, #3 Captain Win, #2 Not Usual Star, #11 Golden Artie 

Race 9: #10 Wonder Kit, #3 Super Fortune, #2 Good Buddy, #6 Bundle Of Charm 

Race 10: #11 Prince Alex, #2 Alacrity, #4 Escape Route, #9 Nicholson Returns



Race 1: Kam Tin River Handicap  
#5 Simple Hedge looks like he has the right potential with Zac Purton taking the ride first-up in Hong Kong. His latest trial was sound and the biggest challenge here appears to be the wide gate. #3 Flamingo Trillion caught the eye closing off from the tail of the field on debut in Hong Kong. He can take another step forward here, especially from an ideal gate for the in-form Frankie Lor. #13 Easy Snip is racing with plenty of merit. He doesn’t know how to run poorly at present. #14 Fighting Star should lead and give them something to run down.  
Race 2: Lam Tsuen River Handicap  
#11 Heavenly Thought has been knocking on the door for quite some time now. He’s currently racing off a very dangerous mark and can win this one under no weight. One to beat. #3 Inspiring City has shown his capabilities at times. He draws ideally for Zac Purton and should get the run of the race here. #8 The Good Deal is very slowly coming to hand in Hong Kong. He’s had the experience now and a in does appear to be on the way. #7 Encore is next in line, if he manages to find his best form.  
Race 3: Beas River Handicap  
#8 Amazing Victory is a sharp little talent who steps away favourably with only 117lb assigned. The inside gate is a plus and key to his chances is that he appears open to further improvement, enough so to suggest he can win this one. #6 California Ten has been consistent of late. He deserves a win and gets his chance under Zac Purton. #1 Turin Redsun can win again and that doesn’t appear too far away. He’ll relish the seven-pound claim with the apprentice engaged. #3 All For St Paul’s is the likely leader. He’ll take reeling in.  
Race 4: Nam Chung River Handicap  
#9 Brilliant Life does his best racing fresh and the break between runs should have done him a world of good. He pairs favourably with Vincent Ho and should get every opportunity from the middle draw. #14 Speedy Fortune draws a touch awkward but he did appear to turn his form around last time. He gets his chance. #4 Equilibrium Turbo is doing everything right except win. The wide gate will be a challenge this time. #2 Victory Scholars has consistency on his side. He continues to please and gets a handy seven pounds taken off.  
Race 5: Ng Tung River Handicap (1st Section)
#1 Dream Pursuer is in sound form and he can improve stepping down to Class 4. The hefty impost is the challenge as he appears to have more than enough ability to get on the board this weekend. #2 Happy For All won well on debut before finishing seventh at his latest run. Zac Purton hops up and he might be worth forgiving. #13 Speed Fay Fay gets the inside gate. He has been close to winning all season and should be able to test this lot. #10 Regent Glory could lead again here in a bid for back-to-back wins. Keep safe.  
Race 6: Sha Tau Kok River Handicap  
#13 Happy Won looks like he’ll relish getting out over this distance. Expect the step up to be a positive, especially under no weight in a grade that he’s proven his worth in. #6 Super Hong Kong is chasing back-to-back wins. He remains in the grade which is suitable and the break between runs will have ensured he’s fresh and ready to roll. #1 Incanto Prepared can figure back in Class 4. He’s racing well and gets a favourable draw for Zac Purton. #2 Flying Mojito is consistent and was a tidy winner two runs back. Keep safe.  
Race 7: Ng Tung River Handicap (2nd Section)
#5 June Planet has caught the eye in each of his Hong Kong starts, notably when he finished third at his latest outing. He has a sharp turn of foot and the ability to win very, very soon. #3 D Star mixes his form but has a touch of class when he’s at his best. Matthew Chadwick is in superb form and he can continue rolling here. #12 Speedstar slots in light and can surprise from an inside draw with five pounds coming off his back. #7 Hero Icon has claims and can be rewarded soon enough.  
Race 8: The Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup Handicap  
#4 Chiu Chow Spirit has shown that he’s a winner in waiting. He’s hit the ground since arriving in Hong Kong and he looks open to plenty more improvement. Strong booking of Zac Purton will ensure he gets his chance to take the next step. #3 Captain Win is always consistent, even if he doesn’t win out of turn. He’ll be finishing off under Vincent Ho. #2 Not Usual Star mixes his form but his best is very good. #11 Golden Artie slots in light and has an ideal draw for Silvestre de Sousa.  
Race 9: Shek Sheung River Handicap  
#10 Wonder Kit did well to finish second last time out. He comes out of a strong race behind Golden Express and does appear capable of going one better here. #3 Super Fortune has been consistent of late and is racing with plenty of merit each time he steps out. #2 Good Buddy should get a charmed run from the inside draw. On his day, he’s very classy. #6 Bundle Of Charm pairs favourably with Zac Purton. He should get the right run from barrier two against this group.  
Race 10: Tan Shan River Handicap  
#11 Prince Alex is doing plenty right and he should appreciate getting out over further. The middle draw should give Alexis Badel all of the options. #2 Alacrity continues to make steady improvement. He has a very, very difficult draw to overcome but should relish getting up to this distance. #4 Escape Route is in the right vein of form as he chases consecutive wins. #9 Nicholson Returns is holding is condition and looks well placed to grab another win after two in succession earlier this season. Next best.