Sha Tin tips article for race meeting on 21st November 2021

Selections and Analysis for Sunday’s (21 Nov) 10-race fixture at Sha Tin.

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Race 1: #9 Running Glory, #1 Seasons Bliss, #10 Solar Partner, #12 E Brother
Race 2: #4 Good Buddy, #9 Peak To Peak, #3 Emerald Spur, #11 Compulsory
Race 3: #3 Ping Hai Bravo, #8 Nervous Witness, #4 Master Eight, #2 Valiant Dream
Race 4: #1 Circuit Stellar, #8 Copartner Ambition, #6 Captain Win, #9 Dragon Fortune
Race 5: #8 Precise Express, #10 Blastoise, #3 Enzemble, #5 Entrusted
Race 6: #3 Sky Field, #10 Naboo Attack, #9 Courier Wonder, #2 Wellington
Race 7: #1 Golden Sixty, #5 Sky Darci, #4 More Than This, #2 Waikuku
Race 8: #4 Glorious Dragon, #1 Panfield, #5 Russian Emperor, #6 Savvy Nine
Race 9: #8 Enjoying, #3 C P Brave, #5 Celestial Power, #6 Flying Quest
Race 10: #14 Nearly Fine, #9 Packing Lad, #6 California Spangle, #3 Speedy Mouse

Race 1: BOCHK Cross-Border Services Handicap

#9 Running Glory finds a suitable starting point his career here. He's trialled up well and looks a solid chance on debut to upstage more fancied rivals. One of those being #1 Seasons Bliss who kicked strongly to score a commanding win first-up. He looks a super talent who can take another step forward here. #10 Solar Partner grabbed third on debut. Expect another forward showing from him here. #12 E Brother turned his form around last start. He's open to improvement.

Race 2: BOCHK SME In One Handicap

#4 Good Buddy won well first-up, digging deep under hard-riding from Zac Purton to score narrowly. He only needs to offset the wide gate to be a winning chance once more. #9 Peak To Peak surprised at 45/1 last time out. He remains in contention here following that strong showing. #3 Emerald Spur definitely has ability but he is struggling to recapture his best. Strong booking of Joao Moreira does warrant consideration. #11 Compulsory closed off stoutly last start. He can do similar again.

Race 3: BOC Life Handicap

Tricky straight contest to dissect. #3 Ping Hai Bravo appeals to spoil the party here. He's fit with four runs under his belt, especially with his seriously impressive straight-course record - boasting four course and distance wins. #8 Nervous Witness can bounce back. Horses are entitled to lose at times and his natural ability can't be ignored. #4 Master Eight is looking to extend his unbeaten record to four. The only query regarding him is whether the mid-race pressure down the straight gets the better of him or not. #2 Valiant Dream is fast and shouldn't be discounted.

Race 4: BOCHK Asset Management Handicap

#1 Circuit Stellar looks set to make an impact on debut. Formerly trained by Joseph O'Brien, the three-year-old claimed a Listed Stakes event prior to export and since arriving in Hong Kong appears to have done extremely well. #8 Copartner Ambition scored with plenty in hand last start. He can take another step forward here. #6 Captain Win did well prior to export. He's trialled well in Hong Kong and remains a chance, especially with Zac Purton up. #9 Dragon Fortune is next best.

Race 5: BOCHK Wealth Management Handicap

#8 Precise Express looks ready for the step up to 10-furlongs. He'll the relish the added distance and this contest appears more than suitable. #10 Blastoise rarely runs a bad race. He's consistent and deserves another chance. #3 Enzemble should roll forward and get his chance. Zac Purton takes the reins and he should get an opportunity. #5 Entrusted can finish off with a bit of luck. Don't discount him in a tricky contest.

Race 6: The BOCHK Private Banking Jockey Club Sprint

#3 Sky Field is smart little talent who is capable of bouncing back here. He was ridden upside down last start and with a finish from the rear he can turn his form around here. His first-up run is the guide to base his form off. #10 Naboo Attack is the unknown quantity. He looks to have supreme talent and Zac Purton's booking bears close watching. #9 Courier Wonder has his fair share of class. He can make amends for a luckless fifth last start. #2 Wellington has fitness concerns. Still, he's a leading player.

Race 7: The BOCHK Private Wealth Jockey Club Mile

#1 Golden Sixty looks capable of registering his 15th consecutive win. He's looked well in the lead-up to his return and against an exposed field, he should be able to win. #5 Sky Darci is next best. He's got plenty of class and the mile is easily his best, albeit being a Hong Kong Derby winner over 10-furlongs. #4 More Than This mixes his form but does boast a close-up G1-placing to Golden Sixty last term. #2 Waikuku can contend here with his best.

Race 8: The BOCHK Jockey Club Cup

#4 Glorious Dragon has been luckless his past two starts. He can atone for those efforts here with a well-deserved win for Zac Purton and Francis Lui. Expect the added distance to suit him. #1 Panfield is searching for a third consecutive win. He scored handily over the mile first-up at G2 level and he should benefit from the added two furlongs here. #5 Russian Emperor is building towards a peak run. Expect the extra distance to bring more out of him here. #6 Savvy Nine can snag some prize money.

Race 9: BOC Credit Card Handicap

#8 Enjoying has race-fitness on his side now. Expect further improvement from him with that run under his belt. Strong booking of Alexis Badel signals intent. #3 C P Brave has done nothing wrong so far since his arrival in Hong Kong. He looks well placed to take another step forward here. #5 Celestial Power is chasing back-to-back wins. Frankie Lor's yard is firing at the moment and he's a leading player here. #6 Flying Quest gets Zac Purton's services. Expect a strong finish.

Race 10: BOCHK BoC Pay Handicap

#14 Nearly Fine has a bit of class and the light weight here affords him every chance. He performed well first-up and looks suited getting over to Sha Tin as opposed to Happy Valley. #9 Packing Lad has done everything right leading up to his debut. He gets his chance for Joao Moreira. #6 California Spangle was beaten by the poor gate last start and it seems as though he's going to be up against once more, this time from gate 13. #3 Speedy Mouse has talent and should be able to showcase it from barrier three.


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