3. Kings Shield
Sha Tin Race 4, 18:15 PM


10. Super Power Man
Sha Tin Race 6, 19:15 PM


3. Smiling City
Sha Tin Race 7, 19:45 PM

Race 1 – 1200m Shearwater Hcp (C4) 18:45pm
Selections : 7-8-11-2

Debutant Winning Brew impressed in a recent all weather trial and his work has suggested that he can land the spoils on his first race start. Little Thunder was a winner over the course and distance last time and has claims again. Coolceleb will appreciate coming back to this surface and the booking of Zac Purton is a positive. Dollar Reward is out of form but the apprentice’s claim might help.

Race 2 – 1800m Swan Hcp (C5) 19:15pm
Selections: 6-11-8-12

A low grade affair and hard to have much confidence in this one. Virtus Star has the blinkers applied and that might be key, although he is yet to compete on this surface. Curling Luxury is a proven performer on the all weather and will settle close to the pace. A couple of value runners in the race might be Old Havanna and Wicker. This is the second run down in this grade for Old Havanna who should appreciate the step up in class, while Wicker has shown patches of form that could see him competitive.

Race 3 – 1200m Shearwater Hcp (C4) 19:45pm
Selections: 7-11-4-3

Demons Rock took 25 starts to win his first race in HK but it came over the track and trip and although he is up in grade he has found a relatively weak event. He has each way claims. Thou Shall Sing has drawn awkwardly but his form on this surface has been solid and with luck in running he could win again. Stock Legend has more upside than most but tries this surface for the first time. Pearl Champion is resuming but his best form from last preparation is good enough to go close.

Race 4 – 1650m Egret Hcp (C2) 20:15pm
Selections: 3-1-4-5

Kings Shield is the best bet on the card and should be hard to beat. The Amercian-bred galloper is a specialist on this surface, will relish the move back to a mile and the booking of Zac Purton is another positive. Buddies has never missed the frame over the track and trip and arrives in good form. Mongolian King is holding his form well and should be thereabouts, along with Raging Blitzkrieg who beat him two runs back.

Race 5 – 1200m Shearwater Hcp (C4) 20:45pm
Selections: 2-7-8-10

Handsome Rebel is yet to win locally but went very close two runs back over the course and distance and with Purton booked to ride and the blinkers back on, he appeals. Skyey Supreme, Striking Mr C and Star Superior all come through the same form line and there wasn’t much between them last time. Skyey Supreme would be the pick of the trio based on that effort but he will need some luck from a wide alley.

Race 6 – 1200m Flamingo Hcp (C3) 21:15pm
Selections: 10-12-8-2

Super Power Man has won two of three career starts and although he comes up in grade the drop in weight will help his cause and he clearly has more to offer. Victory In Hand has been holding his form quite well but hasn’t competed on this surface. If he can make the most of a low draw, he will run well. Good For You is in an ageing galloper but in career best form. Refined Treasure strikes easier opposition and merits respect.

Race 7 – 1650m Spoonbill Hcp (C4) 21:45pm
Selections: 3-9-2-10

A good value play in this race with Smiling City. He worked very hard when third against key rivals last time and provided he doesn’t have to work too hard from a wide gate, then he might be able to land the spoils. Jade Fortune and Party Everyday finished alongside Smiling City last time and from good barriers and leading jockeys booked, they each have solid claims. Megatron looks the leader and he might take some reeling in.

Race 8 – 1200m Flamingo Hcp (C3) 22:15 PM
Selections: 5-2-12-10

The debut of California Concord at Happy Valley was very good and second up he might be able to post a win, although his ability to handle the surface is guesswork. Utopia Life gets the 4.5kg claim of Jerry Chau which will help his cause. Zero Hedge is well exposed and can hit the frame, while Hall Of Champ should be included in exotics.

Race 9 – 1650m Peacock Hcp (C3) 22:50 PM
Selections: 12-3-14-7

London Luckystar has had clear excuses on his last two starts and makes appeal on an each way basis. Ping Hai Treasure is fitter now and has a good record over the course and distance. He should get every chance from a nice draw. Unite Spirit showed improvement last time when placed behind Touch Of Luck and both can figure in the finish again.

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