Sha Tin Tips Article for Race Meeting on 13th June 2021

Selections and analysis for Sunday’s (13/06/21) 11-race fixture at Sha Tin.

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Race 1: #1 Cordyceps Six, #5 Determined, #6 Miracle Victory, #2 Big Big Win
Race 2: #10 Telecom Missile, #1 Dollar Reward, #12 For Fun's Sake, #7 Focus
Race 3: #1 Demons Rock, #3 Regency Gem, #10 Ka Ying Brilliance, #2 Jungle Blaze
Race 4: #1 Harmony Win Win, #9 Fire Ball, #2 Vukan, #6 This Is Guts
Race 5: #11 Steel Win, #2 Glorious Lover, #12 The Best Hero, #10 Holyshowcasing
Race 6: #12 Golden Four, #9 Plikclone, #13 Viva Popcorn, #7 Super Mission
Race 7: #7 Inno Legend, #1 Loyal Baby, #4 Gracylove, #10 Charizard
Race 8: #9 Master Eight, #1 Regency Bo Bo, #4 Super Dobbin, #7 The Golden Scenery
Race 9: #5 Run Run Cool, #2 Man Star, #9 Seven Heavens, #11 Resolute
Race 10: #8 Highly Proactive, #3 Handsome Bo Bo, #4 Harmony And Rich, #2 Will Power
Race 11: #14 Ultra Express, #3 All For St Paul's, #4 Serious Liaison, #2 Beauty Fit

Race 1: Tung Wan Plate

#1 Cordyceps Six is looking for back-to-back wins. He won well last start when surprising at 107/1 and this time, with the added benefit of Jerry Chau's apprentice claim, he is the one to beat. #5 Determined steps out on debut for trainer John Size. Size's record with first-up winners commands respect and the booking of Joao Moreira suggests he's ready to fire. #6 Miracle Victory is better than his last-start sixth suggests. #2 Big Big Win is next best off the back of a sound trial effort at Happy Valley.

Race 2: Ting Kau Handicap (2nd Section)

#10 Telecom Missile has his second start for new trainer Caspar Fownes. He led and won well in a trial on the dirt recently and he could take plenty of catching from the good gate under Chad Schofield. #1 Dollar Reward steps down to Class 5. He'll relish racing in the weaker grade, especially with Zac Purton engaged from a good gate. #12 For Fun's Sake is racing well but is struggling to get his nose in front. Still, he gets a good draw and a low weight. #7 Focus is next best.

Race 3: Ting Kau Handicap (1st Section)

#1 Demons Rock steps down in grade. He draws well for this contest with Zac Purton engaged, which should, give him every opportunity. #3 Regency Gem soared to an impressive win two starts ago. He's held his condition and is expected to perform again. #10 Ka Ying Brilliance slots in light and is racing well. He'll roll forward and take running down. #2 Jungle Blaze shouldn't be too far away. Suspect he can turn his form around on the dirt with apprentice Jerry Chau engaged.

Race 4: Lido Handicap

#1 Harmony Win Win can roll forward and take plenty of catching from the good gate. Suspect he's found his mark in this grade. #9 Fire Ball is racing well and is favoured by gate one. Zac Purton takes the reins and it wouldn't surprise to see him bounce back into the winners arch. #2 Vukan mixes his form but has shown a spark of quality on his day. He will need to offset gate 12 but does get the in-form Karis Teetan aboard who rode a four-timer at the midweek fixture. #6 This Is Guts has ability and he'll have taken plenty of experience from his debut outing. Suspect he can turn it around here.  

Race 5: Pui O Handicap

#11 Steel Win looks capable of improving sharply on the dirt. The draw is ideal and from the front he could take catching, much like he did in a recent barrier trial. #2 Glorious Lover draws well. He rarely runs a bad race and the booking of Joao Moreira commands respect. #12 The Best Hero slots in light and gets his chance. Don't discount. #10 Holyshowcasing is showing steady improvement. He draws well and rates to put his best foot forward here under Tony Piccone.

Race 6: Silverstrand Handicap (1st Section)

#12 Golden Four's best could win this and as long as he isn't caught too far back with too much work to do, then he should get his chance to showcase what he's capable of, which is a very powerful finish. #9 Plikclone is aided by the booking of Zac Purton. He draws a good gate which enhances his claims. #13 Viva Popcorn closed off well two starts ago and with a race run to suit, he's capable of doing the same again. #7 Super Mission draws well and has claims.

Race 7: Silverstrand Handicap (2nd Section)

#7 Inno Legend is racing with plenty of merit. He's gone close a number of times this season and he does appear to have held his condition well. Suspect with the right run from gate four he can finally put his best foot forward for connections. #1 Loyal Baby makes the step down in grade off the back of a stylish trial effort. Zac Purton hops up now and he looks ready to fire. #4 Gracylove is looking for back-to-back wins. He looks well placed to take another step forward. #10 Charizard closed off nicely last time out and he's open to further improvement.

Race 8: Hap Mun Bay Handicap

#9 Master Eight scored an effortless win on debut and he looks well placed to back that effort up with another success here. He rises in grade but does appear to have more than enough class to offset that here. #1 Regency Bo Bo is a two-time winner from his last three starts. He can figure. #4 Super Dobbin is steadily improving as a lightly raced talent. He can take another step forward here. #7 The Golden Scenery makes his debut. He's worth including off the back of a number of tidy trials.

Race 9: Hoi Mei Wan Handicap

#5 Run Run Cool caught the eye with an impressive all-the-way trial effort recently on the dirt. Suspect he can translate that form to race day and prove difficult to catch here from the good gate with Alexis Badel engaged. #2 Man Star is looking for back-to-back wins. He's on the up and appears to have plenty of ratings points still left in hand. #9 Seven Heavens is on the seven-day back-up. He's raced well on the dirt before and he remains a threat as a winner last Sunday. #11 Resolute is next best with no weight.

Race 10: Cheung Sha Handicap

#8 Highly Proactive has clocked a number of good runs on the dirt and his inclusion here with Karis Teetan commands respect. He's racing well and this contest appears suitable off a short break. #3 Handsome Bo Bo is looking for back-to-back wins. He's in sublime form and he commands plenty of respect. #4 Harmony And Rich is on the quick back-up after prevailing at the midweek fixture. He's done well on the dirt previously and the inside gate should see him receive few favours. #2 Will Power is a course and distance specialist. He's next best.

Race 11: Kiu Tsui Handicap

#14 Ultra Express is looking for back-to-back wins. He's a lightly raced talent with a bright future who appears more than capable of making the successful leap to Class 3. #3 All For St Paul's is the likely leader. He draws well for Matthew Poon and the pair should make all of the running. #4 Serious Liaison is looking for his third win from the last four starts. He's racing in sublime form and once again he commands plenty of respect. #2 Beauty Fit should improve back at Sha Tin. He can bounce back.


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