Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: May 12, 1:36 PM

Sha Tin

May 13 2023

3:24 AM

Race 1: #3 Over The Moon, #11 Ring Bells, #8 Superb Daddy, #9 Lucky Missile

Race 2: #10 Timestorm, #9 Racing Fighter, #11 My Intelligent, #6 Super Highway 

Race 3: #3 Lucky Quality, #1 Pulsar Strider, #4 Multisuper, #7 Rattan World 

Race 4: #3 Innoconstruction, #7 Midas Touch, #2 Healthy Healthy, #8 Sterling Wongchoy 

Race 5: #2 Charmander, #12 Strongest Boy, #5 Northern Beast, #10 Win Win 

Race 6: #12 Casa Legend, #2 Golden Samurai, #9 Hero Icon, #1 Ariel 

Race 7: #2 Beauty Eternal, #7 Fantastic Treasure, #3 Circuit Stellar, #5 The Irishman 

Race 8: #4 Excellent Fighter, #2 Winner Method, #1 Flying Ace, #9 Happy Golf 

Race 9: #10 Euro Rocks, #2 California Voce, #8 Golden Artie, #14 Roman Turbo 

Race 10: #12 Universal Horizon, #1 The Best Peach, #9 Celtic Times, #3 Happy Together

Race 1: Guia Hill Handicap

#3 Over The Moon is unlucky not to already be a winner in Hong Kong. He’s shown a sharp closing speed when asked and the step up in trip this week is an added plus. #11 Ring Bells can park up on the speed. He returned in fine order last start and any improvement following that effort holds him in good stead. #8 Superb Daddy draws ideally and is in the right vein of form. Any luck and he’s in the finish. #9 Lucky Missile returns to Sha Tin for the first time since last term. He’s favoured from gate four.


Race 2: Macau-Taipa Bridge Handicap (1st Section)

#10 Timestorm has been racing well all season. He was without luck last start and showed that day there was plenty more on offer from him. Expect he showcases his best here, which could easily see him return a first win. #9 Racing Fighter is the veteran of the field. He’s been in sound form all season and he should be testing this group late on. #11 My Intelligent should cross to lead in a bid to offset the wide draw. Keep safe. #6 Super Highway is in the right vein of form. Barrier three is a big assistance.


Race 3: Macau-Taipa Bridge Handicap (2nd Section)

#3 Lucky Quality is dangerous off this mark, especially with the 10lb apprentice claim from Ellis Wong in use. He’s better than his recent form suggests and the inside draw will ensure his chance. One to catch. #1 Pulsar Strider steps down to Class 4. He’s a classy operator and the drop down in grade is suitable. Zac Purton’s booking draws attention. #4 Multisuper has done everything right so far. He’s closing in on a first win and he’ll get his opportunity here. #7 Rattan World can improve. Keep safe.


Race 4: Sai Van Bridge Handicap

#3 Innoconstruction continues to race well across his short career. He’s in the right vein of form and the outside draw, over the straight course, is a big positive. Expect he rolls forward and makes his own luck. #7 Midas Touch makes his debut following a string of eye-catching trials. Strong booking with Zac Purton hopping up. #2 Healthy Healthy is taking the necessary steps forward. He can continue to raise the bar. #8 Sterling Wongchoy makes his debut. He can make his presence felt. 


Race 5: Friendship Bridge Handicap (2nd Section)

#2 Charmander had no other option but to slip back to the tail of the field last start from the wide draw. He has options from gate one this time and chances are he’s continued to improve, especially with Vincent Ho hopping up. He’s ready to win. #12 Strongest Boy continues to race well without catching the eye. He should be value, however, he may need luck as chances are this group gets a decent head start on him. #5 Northern Beast makes his debut. He appears to have his fair share of ability. #10 Win Win is next in line.


Race 6: Friendship Bridge Handicap (1st Section)

#12 Casa Legend is doing everything right as he chases a first win. He slots in light here and his best efforts hold him in very good stead. One to run down. #2 Golden Samurai is after back-to-back wins. He once again draws ideally which should see him receive every opportunity. #9 Hero Icon is lightly raced but appears to have his fair share of ability. He’s in the right vein of form. #1 Ariel has narrowly missed in this grade and over this course and distance twice previously. Expect a strong showing under Zac Purton.


Race 7: Hong Kong Macau Trophy Handicap

#2 Beauty Eternal is one of Hong Kong’s most impressive talents. He can win again here, especially after enduring a difficult run in transit last start when scoring in this grade over this course and distance. One to beat. #7 Fantastic Treasure is going really, really well at the minute, however, he can’t seem to draw a gate. Still, take a chance on him outperforming barrier 12. #3 Circuit Stellar has the draw and racing pattern to contend once more. #5 The Irishman is next best. He’ll be running on late for Vincent Ho.


Race 8: Macau Handicap

#4 Excellent Fighter continues to rise and another win here is well within his grasp. He has the wide gate to offset, however, his latest success in the grade was impressive. He can overcome this hindrance. #2 Winner Method gets the favourable draw. He mixes his form but does have the class. He can save ground and mount a challenge. #1 Flying Ace returns from a setback. He’s had the necessary time and is worth keeping safe. #9 Happy Golf is in superb form. He gets Zac Purton on top as he steps up in grade.


Race 9: Taipa Handicap

#10 Euro Rocks has caught the eye with a pair of smart efforts. He looks open to further improvement and the inside gate for Vincent Ho is more than suitable. One to beat. #2 California Voce finished a solid fourth first-up in Hong Kong. He can take another step forward following that effort. Slight concern on how far back in the run this horse is. #8 Golden Artie can take up a forward position. He’s a threat off the back of an impressive win last time out. #14 Roman Turbo can outperform his odds. Keep safe.


Race 10: Coloane Handicap

#12 Universal Horizon continues to impress and the light weight is suitable here. He does look to have more in the tank, especially with Vincent Ho sticking aboard. #1 The Best Peach has found his feet. His last two starts have been impressive. Expect he can maintain his upward trajectory. #9 Celtic Times turned his form around last start. He can make his presence felt once more. #3 Happy Together has a powerful closing speed. He gets his chance here under Zac Purton.