Sha Tin Tips Article for Race Meeting on 22nd March 2020

Selections and Analysis for Sunday’s (22/03/20) race meeting at Sha Tin

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Race 1: #4 Evan Almighty, #5 Sky Show, #12 Breeze Of Spring, #2 Harrier Jet
Race 2: #11 Party Everyday, #10 Menaggio, #7 Full Power, #4 Sunny Power
Race 3: #4 Good Luck Friend, #5 Sweetly Baby, #8 Spicy Grill, #3 Galactic
Race 4: #14 Courageous Dragon, #5 Hinyuen Swiftness, #10 Tung Wah Glory, #1 Triple Triple
Race 5: #5 Hall Of Champ, #6 Baltic Success, #8 Glenealy Generals, #9 Happy Alumni
Race 6: #2 Enrichment, #11 More Than A Horse, #5 Winning Delight, #7 Tashidelek
Race 7: #11 Eternal Harvest, #5 Wellington, #2 Victoriam, #4 Namjong Sings
Race 8: #3 More Than This, #1 Golden Sixty, #8 Super Oasis, #5 Private Secretary
Race 9: #4 Guy Dragon, #11 Great Treasure, #1 General's Delight, #5 Precise Express
Race 10: #2 Morethanlucky, #12 Circuit Three, #4 Happy Fun, #10 Seattle Choice

Race 1: Fay Fay Handicap

#4 Evan Almighty grabbed fourth on debut. He raced a touch greenly that day but with further improvement he can go on with things here. Although he's drawn a touch awkwardly he profiles as the one to beat. #5 Sky Show steps out on debut following an impressive trial. Zac Purton takes the reins and he commands respect first-up. #12 Breeze Of Spring has gone close on a number of occasions this term. Still, he's racing well and has proven his worth in Class 4. #2 Harrier Jet is next best with race-experience on his side.

Race 2: Helene Mascot Handicap

#11 Party Everyday appears suited by the mile, which he remains at. He's mixed his form but with a race run to suit he can get off the mark, especially against this bunch. #10 Menaggio has steadily improved with each outing. He stepped up to the mile last start which he clearly enjoyed and with further improvement off that performance, he can figure. #7 Full Of Power appears to be down to a competitive mark now. He won't be too far away. #4 Sunny Power steps out for the in-form Francis Lui and Vincent Ho. He won well two starts ago and rates as a chance with a course and distance win under his belt.

Race 3: Super Satin Handicap

#4 Good Luck Friend ran a blinder on debut to finish fourth. It's no surprise now to see Zac Purton on and he rates as the leading player, especially from the good gate. #5 Sweetly Baby wasn't too far away on debut. He's lightly raced and if he can overcome the awkward draw, he's the main danger. #8 Spicy Grill is lightly raced and although he hasn't shown a great deal, he's still battling gamely and with a bit more fight, he can feature in the finish. #3 Galactic has trialled impressively and is expected to go close on debut, especially with Joao Moreira up. 

Race 4: Ping Hai Star Handicap

#14 Courageous Dragon is winless and although this is the case, he's shown marked improvement with each run this campaign and with only 118lb on his back, he gets a nice pull in the weight on those rated up to the top. #5 Hinyuen Swiftness narrowly missed last start by a neck over this course and distance. Victor Wong's five pound claim helps and it wouldn't shock to see him go one better here. #10 Tung Wah Glory nearly should have won last start. Still, he's only getting better with every start and this race appears well within his grasp, especially as Zac Purton now takes over. #1 Triple Triple sits at the top oc Class 4. Suspect he still has a few more ratings points in hand. 

Race 5: Designs On Rome Handicap

#5 Hall Of Champ is lightly raced and he could be ready piece it all together based on his latest trial. This isn't an overly strong contest and he's going to get his chance amongst these. #6 Baltic Success narrowly missed last start. He can atone for that run here if he puts his best foot forward. #8 Glenealy Generals mixes his form but will relish the step back to 1200m here. He'll be competitive. #9 Happy Alumni won well two starts ago. He has the form on the board to grab some prize money.

Race 6: Akeed Mofeed Handicap

#2 Enrichment turned his form around to grab second last start. He's well-weighted here and getting out to 2000m could now be exactly what he needs after that performance. #11 More Than A Horse rattled home for second over 2200m last start. He can figure stepping back to 2000m, especially with that fitness under his belt and the booking of Joao Moreira against a relatively strong field. #5 Winning Delight won well two starts ago. He struggled up in grade last time but a return to this level should spark sharp improvement. #7 Tashidelek has placed in his last three outings. He's drawn a touch awkward but he has race experience on his side and this is suitable.

Race 7: Luger Handicap

#11 Eternal Harvest gets in light with only 115lb on his back. He faces a stiff rise in grade but he appears to have a number of ratings points in hand still. He can roll forward for Chad Schofield and prove difficult to reel in from there. #5 Wellington is looking for his third unbeaten win. He profiles as an exciting talent and if he can overcome the awkward gate he's going to be in the finish. #2 Victoriam is an exciting talent but he mixes his form a bit too much. Still, his best is up to this and he's capable of producing it against a relatively inexperienced field. #4 Namjong Sings is next best.

Race 8: BMW Hong Kong Derby 2020

#3 More Than This has yearned for a rise in distance since he first stepped foot in Hong Kong and now out getting out to 2000m, could see him pick up where he left off before the Four-Year-Old Classic Series commenced two starts ago. He won four on the trot before then and now although this is tougher, he gets that added furlong which could see him turn the tables on #1 Golden Sixty. That horse, is looking to become the second horse in Hong Kong history to sweep the Four-Year-Old Classic Series since Rapper Dragon completed the feat in 2017. He's a serious talent and although he profiles as the best chance, there are distance queries which could see his stablemate exploit. #8 Super Oasis is a dual New Zealand G2 winner. There are no distance queries surrounding this horse as he's placed at G1 level over 2400m in Australia though, he has looked a touched one-paced since his arrival to Hong Kong. #5 Private Secretary cannot be discounted although his latest two appearances have been relatively poor. His best is up to this, especially his British form and if he manages to recapture it, he's going to go very close.

Race 9: Collection Handicap

#4 Guy Dragon is looking to end a string of two runner-up efforts. This is a more than suitable race for him and although he's narrowly missed by a neck in each of his last two outings, he only has to replicate either of those to be a winning chance. #11 Great Treasure gets in light. He's a winner already this term and if he gets a race run to suit, he's a chance to finish over the top of them. #1 General's Delight struggled on debut after trialling impressively. He's since been back to the trials and if he can bring that form to the races, he'll go close. #5 Precise Express warrants respect now with Zac Purton up after a fairly mediocre debut. He's open to improvement though.

Race 10: Rapper Dragon Handicap

#2 Morethanlucky isn't the worst blow-out chance in the finale on his best form and although he appeared to struggle last start, he did do a stack of work early to get on the pace and with a quieter run this time, he can turn that form around. #12 Circuit Three is looking for his fourth win in a row. Chad Schofield has this galloper going in really good form and he appears capable of taking another step forward here. #4 Happy Fun has placed in his last two. Zac Purton takes the reins and the inside gate should afford him every opportunity. #10 Seattle Choice demolished his rival's last start. He rates as a leading player again in what is, a rather strong contest.


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