Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: November 20, 5:22 PM

Sha Tin

November 11 2023

12:30 PM

Race 1: #9 The Absolute, #8 Panda, #2 Super Legends, #3 Rubylot 

Race 2: #1 Copartner Fionn, #10 Happy Hero, #3 Fiery Flying, #14 Smart Beauty 

Race 3: #10 Super Commander, #1 Invincible Sage, #6 Sports Legend, #5 Golden Darci

Race 4: #9 Happy Angel, #4 Billionaire Secret, #12 Dazzling Fellow, #2 Darci Joy 

Race 5: #4 Powerful Wings, #8 Beauty Fit, #9 Master Of Fortune, #2 Silver King 

Race 6: #2 War Of Courage, #10 Tactical Command, #1 Noble Pursuit, #12 Gluck Racer 

Race 7: #5 Sauvestre, #3 Red Lion, #2 Circuit Stellar, #6 Atullibigeal

Race 8: #10 Northern Beast, #8 Aestheticism, #6 Mister Dapper, #4 Celtic Times 

Race 9: #9 Mugen, #12 Champion Method, #4 Moduleconstruction, #2 Viva Chaleur 

Race 10: #14 Ka Ying Cheer, #4 Capital Legend, #3 Joyful Hunter, #11 Super Winner

Race 1: Panashop Handicap

Tricky opener to the fixture. #9 The Absolute might be worth taking a chance on following his latest barrier trial. He caught the eye that day and showed that he clearly has some ability. #8 The Panda has been trialling well and appears to have his fair share of talent. He has a suitable draw and should be able to position himself in the right spot. #2 Super Legends won well on debut and is open to further improvement. He has the right jockey in Hugh Bowman up. #3 Rubylot is progressing nicely. He’s next in line.


Race 2: Panasonic Ziaino Air Treatment Handicap

#1 Copartner Fionn has dipped to a seriously dangerous mark. He’s much, much better than a 38-rater, especially based on his early form in Hong Kong when he was racing in Class 3. He’s the one to beat. #10 Happy Hero continues to progress nicely. The step up in trip looks ideal and he raced without clear room late last start. Zac Purton takes the reins. #3 Fiery Flying has placed in each his last three races. He continues to race well and can do so again here. #14 Smart Beauty has a light weight. Keep safe. 


Race 3: Panasonic 4KTV Handicap

#10 Super Commander has the featherweight and chances are he rolls forward in a bid to pinch this contest. This race is not short of opposition, however, his speed and ability may prove difficult for rivals to overcome. #1 Invincible Sage will be at the tail of the field. He’ll be finishing off late, just as he did last start when winning impressively. #6 Sports Legend got a little bit lost at Happy Valley but he can improve here down the Sha Tin straight. #5 Golden Darci makes his first start in Hong Kong. He can be competitive.


Race 4: Panasonic Japan Made System Kitchen Handicap

#9 Happy Angel can set the pace here. He has an ideal draw and chances are he rolls forward to lead. He’s from the right stable and has proven difficult to get by in the past. #4 Billionaire Secret comes from the same in-form Pierre Ng yard. He’ll get his chance under Zac Purton and he’s suited with the switch back to the turf course here. #12 Dazzling Fellow slots in light and continues to race well. #2 Darci Joy has a handy five pounds come off his back with the apprentice engaged. Next in line.


Race 5: Panasonic Lighting Handicap

#4 Powerful Wings can improve here. The apprentice takes five pounds off and his best form holds him in very, very good stead. He can reverse his form with a clean run and space unlike in his latest outing. #8 Beauty Fit returns after his narrow miss last weekend. He has a suitable draw and should find the right spot throughout. #9 Master Of Fortune should see his fitness improve with two runs under his belt. He can take the right step forward here. #2 Silver King debuts. He’s a Group 2 winner in New Zealand. 


Race 6: Panasonic IH Warm Jar

#2 War Of Courage raced well last start and can improve following that effort. He’s a sharp talent on his day and this grade is suitable, especially with the five pounds coming off through the apprentice’s claim. #10 Tactical Command continues to make forward strides. He’s the value runner here as there is clearly much more to come from him. #1 Noble Pursuit is chasing back-to-back wins. He has the scope to do exactly this on the weekend. #12 Gluck Racer makes the rise in grade. Don’t discount. 


Race 7: The Panasonic Cup Handicap

#5 Sauvestre can figure strongly here with his positive racing pattern. Expecting he crosses for the rail and gives this group something to run down. #3 Red Lion is first-up but has been trialling very well ahead of his return. He has a stack of class and is open to plenty more improvement. Huge Threat. #2 Circuit Stellar is consistent and deserves a feature race win. Zac Purton hops up and he’ll be making his presence felt. #6 Atullibigeal roared to victory last start. He has a lowly impost and red-hot form.


Race 8: Panasonic Speed Oven Handicap

#10 Northern Beast has a stack of class and he hasn’t even begun his march up the handicap. This looks set to begin here, especially following the manner in which he closed off last start as he rises in distance this weekend. One to beat. #8 Aestheticism narrowly missed last time out and he can perform at that level again here. Zac Purton retains the ride. #6 Mister Dapper rolled into fourth place on debut. He can step up again. #4 Celtic Times mixes his form but is not without his chance from gate one.


Race 9: Panasonic Thermo Ventilator Handicap

#9 Mugen has a stack of class and his latest trials at Conghua have been nothing short of impressive. He’s the clear top pick here, especially from suitable a draw with Karis Teetan up. One to beat. #12 Champion Method chases a hat-trick of wins. He’s yet to lose and continues to raise the bar, although he will need to do this again on the weekend. #4 Moduleconstruction is consistent and doesn’t know how to run a poor race. He’ll get his chance. #2 Viva Chaleur is next in line. He can improve this season.


Race 10: Panasonic IH Cooker Handicap

#14 Ka Ying Cheer slots in light and finds a suitable draw. He maps to get the dream run throughout here, which could easily prove enough to get him over the line in first position. #4 Capital Legend can improve following his game effort for fourth last time out on rain affected ground. #3 Joyful Hunter is racing well and can add to his two wins from four starts. He’s lightly raced and has plenty of scope to improve. #11 Super Winner is the likely leader. Expecting he sets the pace and proves tough to catch.