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Selections and analysis for Saturday’s (25 June) 10-race fixture at Sha Tin.
Race 1: #2 Iron King, #6 Ernest Feeling, #3 Melbourne Hall, #13 Golden Mission
Race 2: #5 Happy Forever, #2 Untold Riches, #3 Bundle Of Charm, #6 Soaring Tower
Race 3: #2 Blotting Paper, #5 Sun Of Makfi, #8 Chiron, #10 Good Beauty
Race 4: #9 Voyage Star, #2 Ezra, #13 King Of The Court, #1 Oscar Glory
Race 5: #3 Cheery, #5 Right As Rain, #14 Cordyceps Two, #13 Chater Pins
Race 6: #5 Fiery Diamond, #8 Indigenous Realm, #4 Gang Of Brothers, #3 Good News
Race 7: #1 Copartner Elites, #5 Intrepid Winner, #2 Superbella, #9 Total Power
Race 8: #1 Apache Pass, #4 So We Joy, #10 Amazing Teens, #12 Handsome Twelve
Race 9: #5 Master Delight, #9 Buzzinga, #6 Navas Two, #8 Beauty Live
Race 10: #11 Voyage Bubble, #4 Private Rocket, #3 Running Ahead, #6 Ready To Win
Race 1: Chai Wan Road Handicap
#2 Iron King is back in Class 5 where he collected his last win when first-up this season. He'll be favoured here and rightly so with Zac Purton hopping up once more. He can win again in this grade. #6 Ernest Feeling has done well across his career in town without winning. He gets his chance again and is capable of figuring with the right run. #3 Melbourne Hall has the ability but he just needs to put it all together. The dip to Class 5 is a big plus. #13 Golden Mission has claims in this grade. Solid chance.
Race 2: Ho Sheung Heung Road Handicap
#5 Happy Forever has the ability and can figure here with the right run. He's raced well across just four starts and with even luck he's capable of getting off the mark here. #2 Untold Riches should find the front. He'll take catching here with Alfred Chan taking five pounds off his back. #3 Bundle Of Charm won well on debut before tasting a first defeat last time out. Expect a bounce back to form with Zac Purton engaged. #6 Soaring Tower will need luck but is better than his form suggests. Next best.
Race 3: Tuen Mun Public Riding School Handicap
#2 Blotting Paper draws to find the front here which is exactly where he should be from the get-go. Strong booking of Zac Purton holds him in good stead as he chases yet another course and distance win. #5 Sun Of Makfi is after back-to-back wins. He's holding his condition and deserves respect. #8 Chiron is looking to snap consecutive runner-up efforts. He'll need luck from the tail of the field. #10 Good Beauty has claims. Next best.
Race 4: Pok Fu Lam Public Riding School Handicap
#9 Voyage Star is nothing short of consistent. He maps to get a dream run from gate two and he can win this one with a few favours. #2 Ezra is a much, much better prospect in Class 4. He can turn his form around here against this group. #13 King Of The Court slots in light and has much more ability than his record suggests. He can figure with the right run and a little bit of luck. #1 Oscar Glory has the class edge over this group. Expect he's better out to a mile but should still feature prominently here.
Race 5: Lei Yue Mun Public Riding School Handicap
#3 Cheery can bounce back following an awkward run in transit last start. He won well two starts back and if he recaptures that form here then he can win. The distance and class suits. #5 Right As Rain is knocking on the door. He's come close a number of times now but is refusing to get over the line in first. Still, Zac Purton's giving him another shot. #14 Cordyceps Two can return to form from an inside draw. He gets his chance under no weight. #13 Chater Pins mixes his form but should be around the mark again.
Race 6: The Hong Kong Riding For The Disabled Association Cup Handicap
#5 Fiery Diamond is racing well. He's closing on a first win and even a little bit of luck has him favoured. He narrowly missed over the course and distance last time out and a tiny bit of improvement has him in the thick of things here. #8 Indigenous Realm is floating under the radar but on the steady improve. He logged a career-best effort in Hong Kong last start and he has claims. He might be better on dirt but keep him safe. #4 Gang Of Brothers is after back-to-back wins. Hard to knock. #3 Good News is next best.
Race 7: Lei Yue Mun Park Handicap
#1 Copartner Elites should already be a winner in Hong Kong. He's a serious talent on the improve and it's surprising that he's not yet on the board in town. Still, he gets a few favours here and this is one of his better chances. #5 Intrepid Winner has claims and a very, very powerful finish when required. He's not without his chance. #2 Superbella steps away from the powerful Frankie Lor yard. Gate one gives him every opportunity. #9 Total Power mixes his form but can figure. Don't discount.
Race 8: Lung Mun Road Handicap
#1 Apache Pass returns to his preferred surface here. He's a serious performer on the dirt and this is his contest to lose for Derek Leung and Paul O'Sullivan. #4 So We Joy knows what it's all about on this surface. He's holding his condition and another big effort is expected. #10 Amazing Teens won well two starts back. He should get a nice run from gate three. #12 Handsome Twelve bolted in last start. The dirt clearly works for him and he gets his chance with a light weight.
Race 9: Pok Fu Lam Country Park Handicap
#5 Master Delight did well last start following a lengthy break. His fitness gave way late but with that effort under his belt he is expected to improve here. He should get a charmed run from gate two. #9 Buzzinga has hit the ground running in Hong Kong with two wins from four runs. He's a threat from gate three. #6 Navas Two is chasing a lucrative bonus for connections. He's holding his condition and remains a chance. #8 Beauty Life knows what it takes to win. He only needs to handle the rise in class.
Race 10: Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road Handicap
#11 Voyage Bubble has hit the ground running in Hong Kong with one win from four starts. He clearly has his fair share of ability and is expected to bounce back after struggling last start. #4 Private Rocket is nothing short of consistent. He's in solid form and the inside gate has him favoured. #3 Running Ahead gets blinkers for the first time in Hong Kong. These may sharpen him up and if so, then he's going to be fighting out the finish. #6 Ready To Win is consistent and will get his opportunity under Zac Purton.