Sha Tin Day Preview Sunday 12th April

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Race 1 - 12:30pm

Griffin Plate (1000m)

A field of six first starters to line up in the first race on the 11-event program and the betting will be the best guide. Joao Moreira rides the Douglas Whyte trained Smiling Face who has trialled three times for a win, a fourth and a fifth and should be kept safe. Zac Purton takes the ride on Like That for John Moore and the gelding has trialled once for a third placing. Sea Monarch has been placed in three of his four trials and Sunny Star has the benefit of three barrier trials.

 No bet

Race 2 - 1:00pm

Class 5 Handicap (1000m)

Fairy Floss produced his best effort last start with a second over 1200m at Sha Tin and gets his chance to go one better here. Demons Rock had handy form t Happy Valley and heads back to Sha Tin on the back of second in a 1200m Class 5. Roam Odyssey has been racing well at Happy with a second and a win over 1000m at his last two starts and Joao Moreira rides Whistle Up.  

2 Units Fairy Floss

Race 3 - 1:30pm

Class 5 Handicap (1800m)

Amazing Agility has been placed at two of his last three starts and looks suited here. Victorious Seeker has finished third at his last three starts over a middle distance at Happy Valley and was second at Sha Tin the start before over 1800m and has claims. McMunigal hasn’t been far off the pace with a third and two fourths from his last three starts and was a winner over this course and distance four starts back and Sky Gem is one for the exotics.

2 Units Amazing Agility

Race 4 - 2:00pm

Class 4 Handicap (1200m)

Good View Clarico resumed for a win over 1000m at Sha Tin a month ago and is one of the main chances again. Noble Desire has been unplaced from four race starts but was only beaten 1.3 lengths last start over 1000m at Sha Tin and is on the improve. Shining On has fair Happy Valley form and Comfort Life showed some improvement last start over 1000m at Sha Tin.

2 Units Good View Clarico

Race 5 - 2:30pm

Class 4 Handicap (1400m)

Lortiz ran his best race for a while with a last start second over 1400m at Sha Tin and gets his chance to go one better. Circuit Hassler hasn’t been far off the pace of late and with a bit of luck could finish amongst the prizemoney again. Regency Master is slowly getting better with every run and Hinyuen Swiftness can do better than his disappointing last at his latest outing.

2 Units Lortiz

Race 6 - 3:00pm

Class 4 Handicap (1200m)

Breeze Of Spring is a last start winner over this course and distance and has claims again. President’s Choice also found the winner’s stall last start over the Sha Tin 1200m course and is among the main chances again. Colonel is not the worst coming off a second in a similar race at Sha Tin and first starter Universal Crown has Joao Moreira in the saddle.

2 Units Breeze Of Spring

Race 7 - 3:35pm

Class 4 Handicap (1400m)

Golden Four was a winner over this course and distance two starts back and gets his chance to find the winner’s stall again. Dream Warriors has been racing consistently with two third placings from his last two starts at Sha Tin on the course proper and the All Weather track and can be thereabouts again. Best For You was a winner over this course and distance two starts back and Jade Phoenix has fairly consistent overall form in this class and is stepping up to the 1400m forth first time with Zac Purton taking over the reins.

2 Units Golden Four

Race 8 - 4:05pm

Class 3 Handicap (1800m)

Blastoise was a last start winner at Happy Valley over 1800m and heads back to Sha Tin with a great chance to go two in a row. Enzemble can do better than his his latest seventh over 1600m at Sha Tin after being placed at his previous four starts. Naboo Star has good Happy Valley form with two wins and two placings from his last five starts and Unicornbaby was only beaten one length last start when sixth over 1400m.

 2 Units Blatoise

Race 9 - 4:35pm

Class 3 Handicap (1000m)

Trust Me loves the 1000m at Sha Tin with three wins over that trip and has a great chance of recording a hat trick after wins at his last two starts there. Valiant Dream has overall strong form with three placings from his last four starts and is one of the main chances again. Zero Hedge in up in class and down in weigh following his win in a 1000m Class 4 at Sha Tin and Kurpany is fitter for one run back from a long spell.

2 Units Trust Me

Race 10 - 5:10pm

Class 3 Handicap (1400m)

Fantastic Show is chasing a hat trick after two wins over this course and distance and looks hard to beat again with Joao Moreira in the saddle. Joyful Heart has two wins and a placing from his last four starts and has fair form over this distance. Picken is up in the weights following his win over this course and distance last start and Private Rocket has been consistent of late with placings at his last two starts.

2 Units Fantastic Show

Race 11 - 5:45pm

Class 2 Handicap (1400m)

Perfect Match is fitter for one run back from a spell and has a good second up record. Dragon General fond the winner’s stall last start over this course and distance and has to be considered again. General’s Delight is fitter for one run back from a spell and will appreciate the drop in weight and All In Mind also is well in with a light weight after a win in a 1400m Class 3 at Sha Tin.

2 Units Perfect Match

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