Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: September 28, 2:07 PM

Sha Tin

October 01 2023

12:30 PM

Race 1: #5 Owners’ Star, #7 Splendid Star, #2 Superb Daddy, #1 Loyal Ambition 

Race 2: #9 Diamond Flare, #3 Ruby Sailing, #1 Savvy Delight, #7 Sparkling Dolphin 

Race 3: #5 Call Me Dandy, #3 Sakewin, #1 Beauty Crescent, #6 Naboo Legend

Race 4: #2 Sight Hero, #4 Pins Prince, #1 Lady’s Choice, #7 Ka Ying Cheer 

Race 5: #7 Fast Victory, #1 Dragon’s Luck, #8 Moduleconstruction, #9 Super Winner 

Race 6: #2 Precise Express, #9 Lucky Eternity, #13 President’s Choice, #14 Prosecco 

Race 7: #8 The Best Peach, #1 Super Sunny Sing, #2 Spirited Express, #7 All For St Paul’s  

Race 8: #4 Adios, #1 Sight Success, #2 Stoltz, #5 Rewarding Together 

Race 9: #12 Lucky Planet, #2 Beato, #14 Baebae Tsoi, #3 Perfetto 

Race 10: #6 Golden Artie, #4 Outgate, #2 Hyper Dragon Ball, #1 Majestic Colour

Race 1: Shenyang Handicap

#5 Owners’ Star loves the course and distance and appears to be doing everything right ahead of his return run this season. He’s the one to catch here. #7 Splendid Star pairs favourably with Zac Purton. He’s been in superb form of late, finishing second twice and winning three runs ago. #2 Superb Daddy can stay all day and will be right there in the pointy end of this contest. The inside draw should see him do no work early. #1 Loyal Ambition will be firing for this contest with Hugh Bowman engaged. Keep safe.


Race 2: Chongqing Handicap

#9 Diamond Flare makes his return this season. He’s trialled well and stepping back to five furlongs looks like a plus, especially from the outside draw. Expecting he hugs the outside rail in the lead, which could prove too much for this lot. #3 Ruby Sailing is consistent and has done well across three starts so far. Zac Purton’s booking ensures him every chance, though he might be very well found in the market. #1 Savvy Delight can make his presence felt. #7 Sparkling Dolphin has claims. Don’t discount.


Race 3: Shanghai Handicap (1st Section)

#5 Call Me Dandy is racing well and can take another step forward second-up this season. He draws ideally, will be fitter, and finds a suitable contest with Vincent Ho engaged. #3 Sakewin can lead and run this group along. He’ll take a bit of reeling in, especially with the seven-pound claim from Angus Chung in use. #1 Beauty Crescent has the class edge and did very, very well first-up. He’ll go close here. #6 Naboo Legend can turn his fortunes around this season. Zac Purton’s booking is worth noting.


Race 4: Chengdu Handicap

#2 Sight Hero has his fair share of ability and the inside draw affords him every chance. He should get a sweet run just behind the pace, and from there prove too much for this field. #4 Pins Prince ran well first-up and he will improve here. Hugh Bowman’s booking is worth keeping an eye on. #1 Lady’s Choice is chasing a hat-trick of wins. He’ll need to overcome gate 12, which will be a big challenge against this lot. #7 Ka Ying Cheer should roll forward and give a very good sight. He’s one for the multiples.     


Race 5: Shanghai Handicap (2nd Section)

#7 Fast Victory is doing plenty right ahead of his Hong Kong debut. He appears to have his fair share of ability and this contest, while difficult, does look suitable. He’ll take some catching if he’s at his best. #1 Dragon’s Luck draws ideally and was sound first-up. He can improve and most likely needed that run after a setback at the end of his last prep. #8 Moduleconstruction is classy and is also ready to further ascend the handicap. #9 Super Winner is in very good form and will take running down. 


Race 6: Nanning Handicap

#2 Precise Express found trouble last start, but nevertheless he should improve down in Class 4. He has a suitable draw and the ability to win here, even as he gets on in age. #9 Lucky Eternity is a winner in waiting. He performed well first-up and improvement is sure to come this weekend. He’ll be right there. #13 President’s Choice slots in light and draws suitably. He caught the eye when resuming in mid-September. #14 Prosecco is next in line. He’s yet to win, however, has gone awfully close at times.


Race 7: Beijing Handicap

#8 The Best Peach is going well and his most recent trial at Conghua was very good. He’s Group 3-placed and looks set to improve out of sight this season. One to beat here, and to keep following as the season progresses. #1 Super Sunny Sing is classy and will relish the added furlong this weekend. He’s returned in sweet order this campaign. #2 Spirited Express is a nice horse, and one who knows how to win in this grade. #7 All For St Paul’s can prove tough to get past at times. He gets his shot here.


Race 8: G3 National Day Cup Handicap

#4 Adios brings the right form to this contest, having placed behind Victor The Winner and Lucky Sweynesse last start. A replication of that effort has him winning here, especially with no weight on his back. #1 Sight Success has the class but has been assigned top-weight. This is a challenge, but he does race well over this trip. #2 Stoltz actually looks to have more improvement still to come. He can make his presence felt here. #5 Rewarding Together mixes his form but can figure. 


Race 9: Jinan Handicap

#12 Lucky Planet slots in first-up following a tidy trial on the dirt at Sha Tin. He has his fair share of class and should have taken the right steps forward between seasons. One to catch. #2 Beato looks like he’s on the up. He’s making the right improvements as he continues to progress and can figure here if he manages to overcome the wide draw. #14 Baebae Tsoi slots in light and is the likely leader. He’s had setbacks, however, he’ll be a decent price and is worth an each way ticket to pinch this. #3 Perfetto is next best.


Race 10: Tianjin Handicap

#6 Golden Artie has received an ideal draw and he should be able to make good use of this. He is a winner in this grade and his latest trial was sound. He still has further improvement to come. One to catch. #4 Outgate is doing plenty right and he could be ready to put his best foot forward. #2 Hyper Dragon Ball has a bit of class and he’ll need every bit of it to defy barrier 12 of 12. He does, however, have Zac Purton on his side. #1 Majestic Colour can make his presence felt. He has claims.