Sha Tin Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: December 15, 6:36 PM

Sha Tin

December 17 2023

12:30 PM

Race 1: #12 Star Of Glory, #1 Baebae Tsoi, #10 All Is Ready, #2 Master Of Luck

Race 2: #12 Daily Trophy, #2 Magic Supreme, #8 Lean Master, #9 Smart Folks 

Race 3: #3 Multisuper, #11 Patch Of Theta, #10 Loyal Bo Bo, #2 Super Axiom 

Race 4: #9 Diamond Winner, #2 Turtle Again, #1 Classic Archi, #10 Joyful Champion

Race 5: #9 Amazing Duck, #3 Smokey Bear, #7 Toronado Phantom, #8 Sports Legend

Race 6: #11 High Percentage, #2 Jumbo Fortune, #14 Mach Ten, #9 Celtic Times 

Race 7: #1 Kurpany, #7 Invincible Sage, #9 Wonder Kit, #2 Ping Hai Galaxy 

Race 8: #4 Satirical Glory, #12 Super Wise Dragon, #1 Holy Lake, #2 Aestheticism 

Race 9: #6 Karma, #7 Beauty Fit, #3 Golden Artie, #4 Speed Dragon

Race 10: #7 Mugen, #11 Wunderbar, #8 Sakewin, #10 Ka Ying Victory 

Race 1: Lukfook Jewellery Hexicon Handicap

#12 Star Of Glory slots in light and is suited switching back to the turf. He should get a sweet run behind the leading pair, who should set a cracking tempo out in front. He can win with the right run. #1 Baebae Tsoi is one of those who should lead. He gets a handy 10 pounds taken off his back with the apprentice up. #10 All Is Ready is racing in superb form and is favoured under Zac Purton. #2 Master Of Luck can bounce back to his best. He should get a few favours from the draw.


Race 2: Lukfook Jewellery Wedding Collection Handicap

#12 Daily Trophy slots in light and has been improving steadily. He can put his best foot forward here from gate five, especially as Vincent Ho hops up for the first time. #2 Magic Supreme can find the front. He’s favoured with 10 pounds coming off his back, especially as has an awkward draw to overcome. #8 Lean Master tried to pinch last start from the front. Chances are he attempts the same here. #9 Smart Folks is a major threat over this course and distance. He’ll make his presence felt.


Race 3: Lukook Jewellery Diapure Handicap

#3 Multisuper can return to form with a switch from turf to dirt. He’s better suited here, especially as James McDonald retains the ride. One to catch. #11 Patch Of Theta makes his debut. He’s trialled well and looks to have plenty of ability. He’ll be able to make his presence felt. #10 Loyal Bo Bo was well supported first-up. He was only fair that day, however, is open to a stack of improvement here. #2 Super Axiom returns to Class 4 which is hugely ideal. He’ll fly forward to lead, which could see him take catching.


Race 4: Lukfook Jewellery Love Is Beauty Collection Handicap

#9 Diamond Winner caught the eye late last start. The penny appears to have finally dropped with him and his ascent can begin here. He’ll get his opportunity and might be worth taking a chance on, especially from the right stable. #2 Turtle Again won well last time out and can improve. He’ll just need to transfer his best form from Happy Valley to Sha Tin. #1 Classic Archi loves the distance and brings the right level of form. #10 Joyful Champion is in solid form. Take an each way ticket, dependent on his price.


Race 5: Lukfook Jewellery Goldstyle Handicap

#9 Amazing Duck draws well and can find a handy position on the speed. He’s got a bit of ability and his second run under race conditions on dirt should spark a stack of improvement. One to beat. #3 Smokey Bear loves the course and distance. He’ll be competitive here, especially from the suitable draw. #7 Toronado Phantom is versatile and does have his fair share of class. He’ll make his presence felt. #8 Sports Legend trialled well on the dirt and may be ready now to take a forward step.


Race 6: Lukfook Jewellery Dear Q Handicap

#11 High Percentage has been knocking on the door all season. He’s in superb form and this contest is well within his grasp. His recent form is on his side here, so is the rise in distance. #2 Jumbo Fortune charged into second last time out. He’s in the right vein of form and his fitness appears to be at its peak. #14 Mach Ten slots in light. He’s first-up and can progress. #9 Celtic Times is looking to snap consecutive runner-up efforts. He just needs a few breaks to fall his way to make an impact.


Race 7: Lukfook Jewellery Cup Handicap

#1 Kurpany might be value to pinch this contest from out in front. He’s got a stack of pace and an early lead can afford him his chance to do so, just as he did first-up this season. Take a chance on him. #7 Invincible Sage is the likely favourite and deservedly so. He’ll be coming late and fast. One they all have to beat. #9 Wonder Kit has solid form credentials and a clean passage plus light weight affords him his opportunity. #2 Ping Hai Galaxy is after back-to-back wins. He’ll roll forward and mount a challenge.


Race 8: Lukfook Jewellery Heirloom Fortune Collection Handicap

#4 Satirical Glory caught the eye with his latest trial at Conghua, stretching clear for an emphatic first-past-the-post effort. He should have acclimatised by now and can make an impact here. #12 Super Wise Dragon has his fair share of ability and pairs favourably here with James McDonald. He can improve sharply this weekend. #1 Holy Lake has a bit of ability and is chasing a third straight win. He remains in this grade, however, must overcome gate 12. #2 Aestheticism has strong claims.


Race 9: Lukfook Joaillerie Handicap

#6 Karma has loads of ability and he did very well to finish a narrow second last start. He overcame issues that day, such as getting lost on the turn for home. Expect he can take another forward step this weekend. One to beat. #7 Beauty Fit has been racing consistent of late. He’s so, so close to a drought-breaking win. #3 Golden Artie was a tidy winner two runs back and he’s held his condition since then. He just needs to overcome an awkward draw. #4 Speed Dragon can take a forward step. Don’t discount.


Race 10: Lukfook Jewellery Beloved Collection Handicap

#7 Mugen is classy and his last win was super impressive. That level of form should see him win again, especially as he remains in the same grade for another chance. One to beat. #11 Wunderbar is two-for-two so far. He goes around a bend now, however, he looks like a smart talent with plenty of capabilities. #8 Sakewin can lead as he has done previously. He’ll take some getting past and could be worth an each way ticket. #10 Ka Ying Victory rises in grade but has a stack of ability. Keep safe.