Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: October 05, 8:31 PM

Sha Tin

October 08 2023

12:30 PM

Race 1: #2 Fiery Diamond, #3 Adefill, #8 Nordic Star, #4 Viva Hunter 

Race 2: #2 Bear Slam, #3 Fast Buck, #5 Mission Bravo, #7 Boom Alliance 

Race 3: #1 Billionaire Secret, #4 Pakistan Friend, #8 Dazzling Fellow, #5 Reach Goal 

Race 4: #2 Master Of Luck, #10 Apex Top, #11 Noble Boyz, #8 Gluck Racer 

Race 5: #5 Double Win, #8 I Give, #7 Prince Chiswick, #10 Dragon Delight

Race 6: #4 Podium, #6 Brave Witness, #1 Flying Dragon, #11 Red Desert 

Race 7: #7 Goko Win, #9 Super Win Dragon, #1 Majestic Star, #4 True Legend 

Race 8: #6 Find My Love, #9 Supreme Lucky, #2 The Golden Scenery, #8 Dancing Code  
Race 9: #1 Happy Together, #9 Big Red, #5 Snaffles, #2 Superb Boy 

Race 10: #8 Global Harmony, #4 Excellent Fighter, #6 Happy Daily, #5 Golden Empire  
Race 1: Ho Pui Handicap  
 
#2 Fiery Diamond can improve following his first-up effort. He does his best racing on the dirt and this contest is more than suitable. He has an ideal draw and is the one to beat. #3 Adefill knows how to win on the dirt. He draws well and should get a sweet run throughout. He’s performed well over this distance and will save considerable ground on the rail. #8 Nordic Star can improve this term. Big watch. #4 Viva Hunter can take the lead and run this group along for Hugh Bowman. He’s in the right vein of form to be ultra-competitive.  
 
Race 2: Hoi Pa Handicap  
 
#2 Bear Slam is chasing back-to-back wins. He’s in superb form and can hold that level of racing here, especially from gate two with Andrea Atzeni up again. He remains in the grade and is capable of winning. #3 Fast Buck has to overcome the wide draw but is proving competitive on the dirt. Expecting he makes his own luck close to the speed. #5 Mission Bravo can find the front and run this group along. He’ll look the winner at some stage. #7 Boom Alliance is not without claims. He can take another step forward second-up.  
 
Race 3: Kwok Shui Handicap  
 
#1 Billionaire Secret performed well first-up and can take another step forward here with added fitness. Vincent Ho knows the horse and from gate two he should get every shot. One to beat. #4 Pakistan Friend is in superb form and chasing a hat-trick of wins. He’ll get his chance again from gate one under Jerry Chau. #8 Dazzling Fellow was impressive when winning last start. He rises in grade here, so he will need to be at his best. #5 Reach Goal mixes his form and has proven better than his record suggests. Keep safe.  
 
Race 4: Sha Tsui Handicap  
 
#2 Master Of Luck was a tidy winner two runs back and has since looked well in all of his trackwork. He has an ideal draw and a jockey who knows him well. #10 Apex Top is expected to cross from the wide draw in a bid to offset gate 12 out of 14. He’s in the right grade and racing over the right distance. #11 Noble Boyz draws gate two and has shown glimpses of ability in the past. Expecting improvement from him here second-up. #8 Gluck Racer is an unknown commodity at times. He does have the ability, though.  
 
Race 5: Tai Ho Handicap  
 
#5 Double Win makes his debut. He’s been trialling well and is worth taking a chance on here. Expecting he finds himself a prominent position on the speed and, from there, proves a nuisance for his opposition. #8 I Give is the likely leader. He’s after a hat-trick of wins and his positive racing pattern will see him go close. #7 Prince Chiswick was sound on debut last season and he’s since trialled very, very well. Hugh Bowman’s booking is worth keeping an eye on. #10 Dragon Delight is consistent and has claims.   
 
Race 6: Tak Wah Handicap  
#4 Podium can improve following his first-up run. He makes his first start on dirt in Hong Kong, but he has trialled well on the surface in the past and he does have more ability than what his form records are letting on in Hong Kong. #6 Brave Witness debuts following a string of eye-catching trials. He can make his presence felt first-up. #1 Flying Dragon knows what it’s all about and pairs favourably with leading rider Hugh Bowman. #11 Red Desert slots in light and has found his mark in the handicap. He’ll win again soon enough.  
 
Race 7: Tsuen Fu Handicap  
 
#7 Goko Win has his fair share of ability. He’s raced well on dirt previously and should get his opportunity here to record another win. He has the ability and potential to climb the handicap even further. #9 Super Win Dragon loves the dirt and slots in with no weight on his back. He’ll mount a big assault at this group. #1 Majestic Star loves the course and distance, and he gets a super chance with Zac Purton electing to ride. #4 True Legend can find the front with the 10-pound claiming apprentice up. He’ll look the winner at some stage.  
 
Race 8: The Yan Chai Trophy Handicap  
 
#6 Find My Love is a classy talent and he can continue his ascent here. He’s in the right vein of form, gets an ideal weight in the handicap and has an ideal draw for Keith Yeung to navigate the race from. One to beat. #9 Supreme Lucky is another hot young talent. He’ll give them something to run down with Zac Purton up. #2 The Golden Scenery performed well against Group 3 company last time out. He can transcend that effort into a competitive performance this weekend. #8 Dancing Code has the talent and will threaten this lot.  
 
Race 9: Tsuen Lok Handicap  
#1 Happy Together is a serious horse and he can win again here. He has a stack of rating points up his sleeve and this contest is suitable, even with top-weight assigned. #9 Big Red has been knocking on the door for quite some time. He’ll roll forward and get his opportunity, even from an awkward barrier. #5 Snaffles is consistent and has found a competitive thread of form. He’ll be right there challenging this lot. #2 Superb Boy is after a hat-trick of wins. Don’t discount, even as he gets up in trip.  
 
Race 10: Yeung Uk Handicap  
#8 Global Harmony should have come on across the summer and he can win this one with that added improvement. He placed three times in his last four runs and either of those efforts holds him in good stead here, especially with Zac Purton up this time. #4 Excellent Fighter is seriously talented and he should improve with that first summer under his belt between seasons. #6 Happy Daily gets a handy seven-pound claim with the apprentice engaged. He needs to offset an awful barrier. #5 Golden Empire is in superb form. Keep safe.