Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: June 23, 2:48 PM

Sha Tin

June 25 2023

12:30 PM

Race 1: #4 Diamond Flare, #10 Darci Legend, #2 Compassion Spirit, #7 Karma 

Race 2: #1 Polymer Glorious, #8 Superb Daddy, #5 General Winner, #11 Medic Elite

Race 3: #2 Beauty Eternal, #4 Red Lion, #3 Healthy Happy, #6 Circuit Stellar 

Race 4: #6 Natural Gold, #7 Perfect Peach, #11 My Intelligent, #5 June Planet 

Race 5: #9 Super Hong Kong, #2 Ready Player One, #6 Sharpen Bright, #1 Kowloon Great 

Race 6: #2 Golden Express, #6 Lucky With You, #7 Adios, #5 Packing Treadmill 

Race 7: #3 Tourbillon Diamond, #5 Tuchel, #7 Packing Award, #6 Spirited Express 

Race 8: #11 Miraculous Honour, #1 Lucky Gor, #5 Greenwich, #6 Hells Bells 

Race 9: #2 Dragon’s Luck, #6 Helios Express, #10 Moduleconstruction, #7 Midori Beauty 

Race 10: #7 Taj Dragon, #4 Sixth Generation, #3 Wings Of War, #2 Solid Impact  

Race 1: Ruby Handicap (1st Section) 
#4 Diamond Flare draws ideally and has the scope to improve once more. He’s in the right vein of form and is suited in this grade under Brenton Avdulla. #10 Darci Legend is much better than his form suggests. He’s been competitive so far and any further development holds him in very good stead. #2 Compassion Spirit has an ideal draw for Zac Purton. His last run in Class 4 returned a win and he should prove competitive once more returning to the grade. #7 Karma is worth keeping safe. Comes from the right yard with Hugh Bowman up.  
Race 2: Spessartine Garnet Handicap  
#1 Polymer Glorious steps down to Class 5 and looks more than capable against this group. Expecting sharp improvement here from him with Luke Ferraris up from a suitable draw. #8 Superb Daddy knows what it’s all about. He pairs favourably with Karis Teetan for trainer Me Tsui. #5 General Winner draws ideally with Zac Purton engaged. He’s hit form of late and this should hold him in good stead this weekend. #11 Medic Elite has been racing well all season and can contend here with Vincent Ho engaged.  
Race 3: G3 Premier Cup Handicap  
Small field go to post here. #2 Beauty Eternal is a seriously classy horse and is open to more improvement. He can win again, even returning to seven furlongs with Zac Purton sticking aboard. #4 Red Lion continues to develop and his ceiling still remains unknown. Expecting him to contend strongly here once more after performing well all season. #3 Healthy Happy is the pace in the race and should be able to give them all something to run down. #6 Circuit Stellar gets his shot under a favourable impost.  
Race 4: Ruby Handicap (2nd Section) 
#6 Natural Gold is a nice horse and he steps away from a suitable draw here. Expecting him to lead here and he could get a nice break on this group at the turn for home, assuming he’s left alone under Brenton Avdulla. One to catch. #7 Perfect Peach has the right draw and jockey to be super competitive here. He can make his presence felt. #11 My Intelligent slots in light and is in with his chance under a light weight. #5 June Planet is better than his record suggests. He’s a winner in waiting and the booking of Vincent Ho catches the eye.  
Race 5: The Racing Club 15th Anniversary Cup Handicap  
#9 Super Hong Kong can mix his form but does love this trip. He’s in the right vein of form now and he can go one better following a strong effort last time out. Good booking of Karis Teetan. #2 Ready Player One has the ability but doesn’t always show it. Strong booking of Hugh Bowman suggests he’s ready to fire. #6 Sharpen Bright appears ready to take another step forward here, especially with Zac Purton aboard. #1 Kowloon Great gets a handy 10lb taken off his back. Keep safe.  
Race 6: Topaz Handicap  
#2 Golden Express is a serious talent and he’s one of a few strong chances for trainer John Size on Sunday. He’s in the right vein of form and can win for the fourth time in succession here. #6 Lucky With You mixes his form but has the ability. Expecting him to take the right step forward here under Karis Teetan. #7 Adios gets the right draw and he’s proven versatile, winning on the both turf and dirt this season. #5 Packing Treadmill can make his presence felt here in a deep Class 2 dash. He has the class to be very competitive.  
Race 7: G3 Premier Plate Handicap  
#3 Tourbillon Diamond has been competitive in the grades above this season and previously. He’s suited over this trip and has the class to be winning this contest, especially with Vincent Ho taking the ride. #5 Tuchel continues to raise the bar and he can do so again here with Zac Purton aboard. The inside gate should see him get the right run. #7 Packing Award is super classy when he’s on song. It wouldn’t shock to see him make his presence felt here. #6 Spirited Express slots in light and the lowly impost has him favoured.  
Race 8: Emerald Handicap  
#11 Miraculous Honour is taking all of the right steps towards winning soon enough. He gets in light here and Keith Yeung knows the horse well after the duo finished a close-up third last time out. Expect improvement. #1 Lucky Gor will have taken plenty of benefit from his last-start fourth. He has class and can prove a major threat here. #5 Greenwich just needs to offset the wide draw. He’s favoured under Zac Purton for Pierre Ng. #6 Hells Bells is worth keeping safe. Expecting he can advance going around a bend this weekend.  
Race 9: Lapis Lazuli Handicap  
#2 Dragon’s Luck returns following a setback. He’s trialled sound and his class can take him a long way here for Lyle Hewitson. One to catch if he manages to reprise something close to his best form earlier this season. #6 Helios Express is looking to go one better after finishing second first-up in Hong Kong. Zac Purton rides and the inside draw should afford him the right run. #10 Moduleconstruction is chasing back-to-back wins. He looks ready to string a few together now. #7 Midori Beauty is next in line. Keep safe.  
Race 10: Sapphire Handicap  
#7 Taj Dragon is a serious talent in his spot. He’s continued to race well of late and with luck he’s the one to beat, especially with Zac Purton electing to ride. #4 Sixth Generation is looking to take sparkling Happy Valley form to Sha Tin. He just needs to offset the wide ally to get his shot. #3 Wings Of War is classy and looks ready to win now. He pairs favourably with Karis Teetan. #2 Solid Impact gets a handy 10lb taken off with the apprentice engaged. He can surprise, especially after stringing several solid efforts together earlier this term.