Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: November 17, 3:31 PM

November 20 2022

10:30 AM

Race 1: #5 Secret Vision, #6 Hit The Shot, #3 Precise Express, #11 Natural Storm

Race 2: #9 I Give, #5 Act Of Faith, #2 Super Sunny Sing, #1 Ice Legend

Race 3: #2 Running Glory, #3 Celestial Power, #6 Charity Go, #4 Rise Brethren

Race 4: #10 Peak To Peak, #9 Turbo Power, #7 Circuit Mighty, #11 Splendid Living 

Race 5: #8 Golden Express, #13 Island Golden, #10 Circuit Ten, #3 Lord Thunder

Race 6: #7 Courier Wonder, #1 Wellington, #11 Lucky Sweynesse, #2 Sky Field 

Race 7: #1 Golden Sixty, #3 California Spangle, #6 Turin Redsun, #2 Waikuku 

Race 8: #4 Tourbillon Diamond, #1 Romantic Warrior, #6 Senor Toba, #2 Russian Emperor 

Race 9: #5 Packing Victory, #3 Fantastic Way, #4 Ima Single Man, #2 Lucky With You

Race 10: #4 Rocket Spade, #1 Erimo, #6 Decrypt, #11 Seasons Bliss



Race 1: BOCHK Cross-Border Services Handicap

#5 Secret Vision is racing well and looks favoured by the rise in distance. He’s an unknown commodity over this trip but does appear to be doing everything correctly. Take a chance on him here. #6 Hit The Shot did well to nail a breakthrough win last start. Expect he can kick on with it here, especially from an ideal draw. #3 Precise Express mixes his form but does possess a powerful finish in his arsenal. He’s the value. #11 Natural Storm caught the eye late last start. Expect similar again.


Race 2: BOCHK SME In One Handicap

#9 I Give looks to have tremendous gate speed and just may well find the front. He’s done well in the lead-up to his debut with a set of impressive trials. He can win. #5 Act Of Faith also appears forward enough to figure first-up in Hong Kong. The wide gate makes things tricky, however, expect him to try and cross the field early. #2 Super Sunny Sing is chasing a second career-win. He should get the run of the race. #1 Ice Legend knows what it’s all about. Strong booking of Zac Purton ensures his chance.           


Race 3: BoC Life Handicap

#2 Running Glory went close last start and he can take another step forward here with victory. He gets all of the conditions to suit especially as Zac Purton jumps aboard. He’ll take beating. #3 Celestial Power is consistent and he should get another charmed run close to the speed. #6 Charity Go has claims. He’s got the ability and it wouldn’t surprise to see him bounce out of the ground here. #4 Rise Brethren won well first-up. He had a few favours that day and it is expected he’ll need them to fall his way once more.


Race 4: BOCHK Asset Management Handicap

#10 Peak To Peak won second-up last campaign and chances are he is out to do it again this weekend. He draws ideally here and his fitness should have improved sharply following a first-up sixth. #9 Turbo Power looks well suited over seven furlongs on turf. He’s worthy of an each way ticket. #7 Circuit Mighty has claims and is doing plenty right. He was without luck late last time out and his pairing with Zac Purton catches the eye. #11 Splendid Living has been handed an awful draw. Still he’s a solid chance.


Race 5: BOCHK Wealth Management Handicap

#8 Golden Express has been impressive ahead of his Hong Kong debut. He’s looked the part in all of his trials and a first-up win is looking very, very likely. Gate one suits, Zac Purton’s booking is key and this contest appears well within his grasp. #13 Island Golden burst onto the scene with an impressive debut win. He can make an impression again. #10 Circuit Ten is lightly raced but should improve getting up in trip. Handy 10lb claim has him favoured. #3 Lord Thunder returns from a lengthy stint away. He may need the run.


Race 6: G2 BOCHK Private Banking Jockey Club Sprint

#7 Courier Wonder returned for a rather inconclusive effort first-up last month. He was blocked for a run several times and it still remains unknown whether he can reprise his best which is very, very good. He’s still only a five-year-old and there was little separating him and #1 Wellington before his setback earlier this year. These two could well fight it out if Courier Wonder continues to remain sound. #11 Lucky Sweynesse is improving with each run. #2 Sky Field has class and will be running on late. 


Race 7: G2 BOCHK Private Wealth Jockey Club Mile

#1 Golden Sixty is Hong Kong’s best horse and none of these should be getting close to him. Expect he can return in fine fettle as he chases a third LONGINES Hong Kong Mile crown next month. #3 California Spangle should lead and look the winner at some stage. He’ll give this group something to catch but if Golden Sixty is within range then it is expected that he will be caught. #6 Turin Redsun is still a rather unknown commodity. He can figure. #2 Waikuku should run well but expect him to improve out of this effort.  


Race 8: G2 BOCHK Jockey Club Cup

Taking a chance on #4 Tourbillon Diamond to defeat his stablemate and likely race-favourite – #1 Romantic Warrior. Tourbillon Diamond ran well first-up and his consistency favours him, especially if Romantic Warrior is underdone as he returns first-up this week following a minor setback. Romantic Warrior will need to be sharp. #6 Senor Toba keeps improving and he can do that again. Each time he rises in trip he gets better and better. #2 Russian Emperor was sound first-up. Look for him running on late.


Race 9: BoC Credit Card Handicap

#5 Packing Victory did a fair bit of work up on the speed last time out. He faded to sixth that day and rightfully so. Expect he can bounce back following that effort, especially from gate five and under James McDonald. #3 Fantastic Way is chasing back-to-back wins. If anything, he should improve out of that second-up effort. #4 Ima Single Man doesn’t know how to run poorly. The inside draw favours him. #2 Lucky With You has consistency on his side. He has more ability than what we’ve seen so far.


Race 10: BOCHK BoC Pay Handicap

#4 Rocket Spade has done well at Conghua ahead of his return. He’s trialled nicely and his first-up run last season in Class 2 when finishing a fast-closing fourth over this course and distance bodes well for this weekend’s test. #1 Erimo has found his groove and chases a hat-trick of wins this weekend. His last win was full of merit, however, he’ll need to lug top weight this time. #6 Decrypt is racing well and has claims. #11 Seasons Bliss is a bolter and should be a huge price. Take an each way ticket on him.