Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: May 25, 2:17 PM

Sha Tin

May 28 2023

3:24 AM

Race 1: #1 Chancheng Glory, #3 Great Days, #10 Gallant Valour, #5 Holy Lake 

Race 2: 
#2 Packing Hurricane, #4 Serangoon, #7 S J Tourbillon, #8 Total Power 

Race 3: 
#4 Fingers Crossed, #7 The Good Deal, #9 Day Day Rich, #3 Sunshine Legendary 

Race 4: 
#5 We Are Hero, #1 Nervous Witness, #3 Whizz Kid, #2 Ping Hai Galaxy 

Race 5: 
#5 Champion Instinct, #1 Moduleconstruction, #3 Regency Bo Bo, #9 Multidarling 

Race 6: 
#4 Singapore Sunshine, #1 Circuit Mighty, #9 Dragon Star, #5 Watch Buddy

Race 7: 
#4 Simple Hedge, #3 Blue Marlin, #13 Chiu Chow Brother, #5 Lost Child 

Race 8: 
#1 Romantic Warrior, #5 Panfield, #6 Straight Arron, #7 Columbus County 

Race 9: 
#6 Flagship Warrior, #8 Erimo, #1 Red Lion, #4 Atullibigeal 

Race 10: 
#5 Dancing Code, #1 Supreme Lucky, #7 Eighty Light Years, #11 Shining Fortune  
Race 11: #10 Podium, #3 Helene Feeling, #1 Ching, #8 Run Run Buddy 
Race 1: Pakistan Star Plate  
#1 Chancheng Glory is chasing back-to-back wins. He’s in sound form and with even luck looks well placed to bag another victory and remain unbeaten. #3 Great Days was sound on debut and he can improve again here. He’s got his fair share of talent and is capable of showing it this weekend. #10 Gallant Valour finished second on debut. He has the scope to improve after that first-up effort. #5 Holy Lake has two runs under his belt. He’s not without his opportunity. 

Race 2: Viva Pataca Handicap  
#2 Packing Hurricane is chasing a hat-trick of wins. He’s in the right vein of form and his recent runs should see him prove hard to beat. #4 Serangoon has mixed his form so far but does appear to have the potential. He’s from the right stable and improvement is expected. #7 S J Tourbillon has claims. He’s got his fair share of ability and remains a threat under this weight. #8 Total Power gets a handy 5lb pound claim and is racing well. He’s next in line. 

Race 3: Helene Super Star Handicap  
#4 Fingers Crossed has mixed his form so far but is showing glimpses of ability. Zac Purton hops up now and he can continue to improve in this grade. He just needs to offset the awkward draw. #7 The Good Deal is in the right vein of form. He was a tidy winner two runs back. #9 Day Day Rich has the speed to offset the wide gate. Expect he tries that here under Karis Teetan. #3 Sunshine Legendary can continue to improve. He won well two starts ago and that level of form holds him in good stead. 

Race 4: River Verdon Handicap  
#5 We Are Hero is chasing a third straight win. He’s in superb form and looks well placed to continue his sparkling rise here. This is his race to lose, especially over his preferred course and distance. #1 Nervous Witness is steadily returning to form. He has the class on his day to really put this group away. #3 Whizz Kid has speed and should contest the early lead. He knows how to win over this course and distance. #2 Ping Hai Galaxy is consistent and commands respect. Next in line.  

Race 5: Makarpura Star Handicap  
#5 Champion Instinct has done well so far. He looks set to continue his ascendance here, especially from an ideal draw under Michael Dee. #1 Moduleconstruction is nothing short of consistent. He’s so, so close to a breakthrough success which could easily come here. #3 Regency Bo Bo knows what it’s all about. He gets a handy little claim for Matthew Poon who knows the horse well. #9 Multidarling is a winner in waiting. This is a difficult contest but he’s in with an opportunity. 

Race 6: California Memory Handicap  
#4 Singapore Sunshine can continue to improve. He turned his form around last time out and does appear open to taking another step forward here. Strong booking of Michael Dee catches the eye. #1 Circuit Mighty is racing well and can improve under Zac Purton. #9 Dragon Star continues to take steps forward. He just needs to offset a tricky gate. #5 Watch Buddy gets an ideal draw. He is showing plenty already and should prove competitive here. 

Race 7: Exultant Handicap 
#4 Simple Hedge is chasing back-to-back wins. Zac Purton hops up and the inside draw should afford him every chance. He’s ready to ascend the grades now. #3 Blue Marlin has the class but will need to overcome a wide gate. He has a number of rating points still up his sleeve. #13 Chiu Chow Brother slots in light and has shown capabilities so far. The inside gate should see him do next to no work early doors. #5 Lost Child has the class and gets the right jockey. Next in line. 

Race 8: G1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup  
#1 Romantic Warrior is the class runner of the field and he should be winning here. The distance remains a query, but his recent runs suggest that it is well within his grasp. #5 Panfield has won this race previously and should return to form with the prospects of a dry track. #6 Straight Arron continues to raise the bar and his ceiling is yet to be reached. He remains the wildcard. #7 Columbus County can stay all day. He’ll be there fighting out the finish. 

Race 9: Vengeance Of Rain Handicap  
#6 Flagship Warrior has shown his ability in the past. The prospects of an inside draw should see him improve drastically after an inconclusive effort in the BMW Hong Kong Derby. #8 Erimo gets a handy weight relief and an ideal draw. #1 Red Lion knows how to win and is chasing his fourth win from his last five starts. He has plenty of points still up his sleeve, it’s just a matter of overcoming the draw. #4 Atullibigeal mixes his form but this distance is one of his best. Keep safe. 

Race 10: Oriental Express Handicap  
#5 Dancing Code can improve after a gallant second on debut. He gets an ideal draw here and does appear open to drastic improvement. #1 Supreme Lucky continues to impress and just needs to overcome the awkward barrier. He does get Zac Purton in his corner which is a big bonus. #7 Eighty Light Years grabbed fourth on debut. The inside gate is a plus and he can continue to take forward steps here. #11 Shining Fortune slots in light and commands respect.  
Race 11: Indigenous Handicap  
#10 Podium did well to make ground from the tail of the field last time out. The wide gate will prove difficult to overcome, however, he is worth taking a chance on here for the right trainer/jockey combination. #3 Helene Feeling has built an already imposing record. He can continue to make strides forward. #1 Ching is a two-time winner from his past three starts. He has the scope to make his presence felt even under the big weight. #8 Run Run Buddy is the pace in the race. He’ll take running down.