Sha Tin Day Preview Sunday 29th March

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Race 1 - 12:45pm

Class 5 Handicap (1400m)

Hurricane Hunter shown some improvement last start a third over 1600m at Sha Tin on March 1 and with Joao Moreira in the saddle gets his chance to find the winner’s stall again. Golden Cannon is fitter for one run from a spell and is coming off a first up sixth over 1400m at Sha Tin on March 8 and expect some improvement. Blake Shinn rides Big Bully who was a last start third over this course and distance and Liverbird Star is dropping back in distance after a first up fifth over 1600m.

2 Units Hurricane Hunter

Race 2 - 1:15pm

Class 4 Handicap (2000m)

Above is nearing a win with a fourth and a second from his last two starts in similar company over the same course and distance as this week’s contest and has that man Joao Moreira on top. Defining Moment has been struggling at the moment but might show some improvement with Zac Purton taking over the reins. Cheerful Star hasn’t been far off the pace of late and was a winner at Sha Tin four runs back and Happy Rocky was a last start third over this track and distance.

4 Units Above

Race 3 - 1:45pm

Class 3 Handicap (1200m)

Fantasy has very consistent form this class and distance with a fourth and a second at his last two starts and is one of the main chances again. Good Beauty was a winner this class and distance two starts back before last start sixth in a similar race and can be thereabouts again. Handsome Bo Bo is resuming with Zac Purton in the saddle and Monster Kaka could sneak into the placings but watch for later on over more ground.

4 Units Fantasy

Race 4 - 2:15pm

Class 4 Handicap (1400m)

Incanto Prepared has been knocking on the door with a second and a third from his last two starts at Sha Tin over 1200m and 1400m and gets his chance to break through for win here. Smart Charade’s best recent run was last start third in a similar race over 1200m and has won over the 1400m. Iron King is on the improve with a last start second over this course and distance and Rule Thee has a slight freshen up and dropping back to the 1400m.  

3 Units Incanto Prepared

Race 5 - 3:05pm

Class 4 Handicap (1200m)

Jade Phoenix is yet to win a race but has been placed at his only three starts over the 1200m at Sha Tin and is another good chance for the Magic Man, Joao Moreira. Grade One is dropping back in class and has each way claims for Zac Purton. Xpotential was back among the money last start and is facing similar opposition here and Victory Mastery is yet to win from six starts but runner up two starts back at Happy Valley.

2 Units Jade Phoenix

Race 6 - 3:40pm

Class 4 Handicap (1400m)

Juneau Park was a last start winner this class and distance and even though he is up slightly in the weights, is still the one to beat. Sam’s Love has had a freshen up since running second over this course and distance and has a handy fresh record. Destin has dropped slightly in the weights and could run into the minor money and Regency Gem is up in class but way down in the weights and could make his presence felt.

2 Units Juneau Park

Race 7 - 4:10pm

Class 3 Handicap (1000m)

War Of Courage looks suited to the 1000m with all his four race starts over that distance and includes a win two starts back before a second on March 1 and is one of the main chances again. Allied Agility is up sharply in the weights following his win over this course and distance last start and is a three times winner over the 1000m. Valiant Dram is dropping back in distance following his seventh over 1200m and at Sha Tin and the betting will be the guide for Corrienthes who is making his Hong Kong debut after winning at his only start in Ireland.

2 Units War Of Courage

Race 8 - 4:40pm

Class 3 Handicap (1400m)

Picken has been around the minor money of late and it could be his turn to find the winner’s stall this weekend. Beauty Icon is on the improve with a last start third over this course and distance and facing similar opposition here. Superich has to carry the topweight but has Zac Purton to help his chances and Hardly Swears is fitter for two runs from a break.  

2 Units Picken

Race 9 - 5:15pm

Class 3 Handicap (1600m)

Enzemble has been placed at his last four starts this class over similar distances and new jockey Joao Moreira has been called on to work his magic. Monica also has very consistent form with one win and four seconds from his last five starts and has strong clams again. Band Of Brothers will appreciate a drop in class and Thunder Stomp heads back to Sha Tin after some handy form at Happy Valley.  

4 Units Enzemble

Race 10 - 5:50pm

Class 2 Handicap (1200m)

Perfect Match was given a freshen up after back to back wins at Sha Tin in December and January and has a good fresh record and looks one of the main chances. Duke Wai worked his way up through the grades with four wins on the trot before finishing second over 1200m on February 8 before running third over 1000m last start and can figure in the money again. Transcendent Scored a nice first up win in Hong Kong after a long lay off and has to be considered again and Shining Ace can do better than his last start tenth.   

2 Units Perfect Match

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