Sha Tin Selections

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: August 10, 7:17 PM

Sha Tin

November 23 2019

9:35 AM

Race 1: #3 Good Shot, #8 No Regrets At All, #12 Nice Fandango, #10 Best For You
Race 2:
#1 General Trump, #2 Mr Magellan, #9 Victorious Leader, #8 Never Better  
Race 3:
#4 Lucky More, #5 Here Comes Ted, #6 Moon Peaks, #9 Aurora Steed
Race 4:
#4 Winning Endeavour, #6 Sunny Power, #11 Savvy Seven, #13 Telecom Rocket
Race 5:
#1 Mr Wealth, #6 Star Luck, #9 Momentum Galaxy, #5 Team Fortune
Race 6:
#5 Destin, #8 Fun Times, #2 Simple Elegant, #7 Joyful Heart
Race 7:
#6 Nothingilikemore, #1 Encouraging, #11 Fast Most Furious, #3 Good Standing
Race 8:
#9 Aquila, #2 Just Not Listening, #7 Utopia Life, #6 Unite Spirit
Race 9:
#13 Looking Good, #2 Packing Warrior, #6 Flying Quest, #8 Guy Dragon
Race 10:
#1 Golden Sixty, #4 Superich, #11 Lobo’s Legend, #7 Happy Fun

Race 1: Chevalier Aluminium Engineering Handicap

#3 Good Shot has trialled impressively in the lead-up to his debut and with even luck from the wide gate, he can break through. The strong booking of Zac Purton signals intent from trainer David Hall. #8 No Regrets At All has shown significant improvement across his two outings in Hong Kong. He’s open to further improvement. #12 Nice Fandango is capable of running them along here with no weight on his back from the inside draw. #10 Best For You is capable of a win soon. His first-up effort was sound and this isn’t an overly strong affair.

Race 2: Chevalier Car Dealership Handicap

#1 General Trump steps down to Class 5. He can makes his presence felt in the lower grade and from the inside gate, he should get every chance. #2 Mr Magellan is racing consistently without winning. He has a good draw this time and if he doesn’t find himself too far back in the field, he’ll be capable of winning. #9 Victorious Leader narrowly missed first-up by a neck. Still, he’s at his mark and if he’s come on, he’s going to be in the finish. #8 Never Better is next best.

Race 3: Chevalier Construction Handicap

#4 Lucky More was well fancied on debut however he was run down by the fast-finishing Duke Wai. He can atone for that defeat if’s come on with experience and added fitness. #5 Here Comes Ted debuted behind Lucky More. He ran well and off that performance he rates highly to do similar again. #6 Moon Peaks is another out of the same race. Alexis Badel now hops on the galloper which suggests that further improvement is expected. #9 Aurora Steed is next best.

Race 4: Chevalier E & M Engineering Handicap

#4 Winning Endeavour appears to have turned a corner since joining the Douglas Whyte stable and off his last outing he appears ready to race over 1600m at Sha Tin. Alberto Sanna has done a lot of work with him and takes the reins here, which also suits. #6 Sunny Power hasn’t won for over a year. Still, he’s returned well this campaign and he just might find himself in the right spot. #11 Savvy Seven is winless. He’s shown his consistency this season and with five runs under his belt, he might just be ready to go on with things. #13 Telecom Rocket gets down in the weights however, against him is the wide alley. 

Race 5: Chevalier Environmental Engineering Handicap

#1 Mr Wealth won well last start and he remains in the same class as he bids to get the job done again. #6 Star Luck was run off his feet last start. He’s much better ridden on the speed and if that’s he can be from gate 3, he’s going to be in the finish. #9 Momentum Galaxy is an Australian import who has shown steady improvement. He can figure if he brings his last run. #5 Team Fortune struggled first-up, the same as last season, however he’s shown that he can peak second-up and he’s worth keeping safe.

Race 6: Chevalier Healthcare Investment Handicap

Paul O’Sullivan and Zac Purton have been on fire together this season and they combine here with #5 Destin, who hasn’t finished outside of the top three in his last six outings - including one win. #8 Fun Times got off the mark first-up this season before racing competitively in his most recent two outings. This is well within his grasp on current form. #2 Simple Elegant could run a cheeky race out in front. He faded last time after trying to make all but he was excellent the start prior when winning and if he was to bounce back - he could pinch this. #7 Joyful Heart has shown steady improvement this season. He can figure with a quiet ride off the pace.

Race 7: The Chevalier Cup (Handicap)

#6 Nothingilikemore is racing well this season and he caught the eye posting a fast-finishing fifth at his latest. He’s had three runs so far this campaign and his progression can continue here with his first win since his 2018 Hong Kong Classic Mile success. #1 Encouraging is in career-best form having lowered Beauty Generation’s 1400m course record last start in the Panasonic Cup. He’s the likely leader of this and although he’ll need to shoulder more weight, he should still give himself every chance. #11 Fast Most Furious closed impressively for third last behind Encouraging. He’s more than capable in this grade, especially in his second attempt with Purton sticking aboard. #3 Good Standing is racing well. He’ll be in the finish.

Race 8: Chevalier Lifts & Escalators Handicap

#9 Aquila is a talent on the rise and his narrow defeat last start rates highly for this. He’s having his third run this campaign and with those outings under his belt, he can win. In his favour is that Chad Schofield hops off Utopia Life to partner him. #2 Just Not Listening has two runs under his belt. Zac Purton hops back on this time which suits and from the gate he maps to get a lovely run on the speed. #7 Utopia Life is looking to end a run of three runner-up efforts. He’s racing well and Alfred Chan’s 10lb claim ensures he gets in very well at the weights for horse who is more than likely not, going to try and make all. #6 Unite Spirit caught the eye in a trial. He can make his presence felt on debut under Lyle Hewitson.

Race 9: Chevalier Property Development & Operations Handicap

#13 Looking Good narrowly missed by half a length last start. He can progress further here returning to Sha Tin and in his favour is the retention of Grant van Niekerk taking the reins again. #2 Packing Warrior flashed home last start. He gets the services of Zac Purton now and he’s capable of testing this bunch. #6 Flying Quest won well last start. He has the wide gate to overcome but this isn’t out of his reach. #8 Guy Dragon is racing well. He won’t be too far away.

Race 10: Chevalier Property Investment Handicap

#1 Golden Sixty has won an astonishing five from six across his short career. He’s undefeated this season and if he continues to race as well as he is, he’s going to be hard to beat. #4 Superich has twice won first-up in Hong Kong and he’s capable of tallying a third here. He’s trialled well leading into this and appears to be the leading challenger to Golden Sixty. #11 Lobo’s Legend has gone close on a number of occasions this season. He’s shown that he’s capable of a win and his continued acclimatisation suggests that it’s nearing. #7 Happy Fun is next best.