Full of excitement in last Sunday as Blake Shinn and Douglas Whyte scored their first goal in the opener. Meanwhile, Joao Moreira a.k.a. The Magic was disappeared and he hopes a turn around this meeting.

Race 1 Bonham Handicap (Class 5,1200M, Dirt)
#1 Corre Rapido is classy in class 5, forget about class 4 as he can’t do well for sure, trial well, top pick. #2 Fortune Happiness already found himself over the same distance in class 5, with Joao on board and blinkers on, he can be a different horse this season. #3 Supreme Witness is too good in class 5 but not on this track. #6 Exponents ran OKAY in barrier trial but he is so inconsistent. #10 Run Mocchi always did well in trackwork, adding visor maybe a boost.

Selections: #1 Corre Rapido, #2 Fortune Happiness, #6 Exponents, #10 Run Mocchi



#1 Corre Rapido (Banker) with #2 Fortune Happiness, #6 Exponents, #10 Run Mocchi

Race 2: Caine Handicap (Class 4, 1600M, Turf)

#1 New Elegance has not won a race since December 2017, the first time dropped to class 4 with Zac on board, place chance. #2 Such A Happiness is a better horse with a smaller field. #3 Sunny Power is a tricky horse, but he needs blinkers on. #4 Amazing Agility a horse to watch, did extremely well in a barrier trial, distance is not an issue as he won this two years ago. #9 California Legend has improved so much from day 1 to now, good speed from trials recently, 1600m is more suitable.

Selections: #1 New Elegance, #2 Such A Happiness, #9 California Legend, #4 Amazing Agility


Each Way

#9 California Legend

Race 3: Hollywood Handicap (Class 5, 1400M, Turf)

#1 Blazing Partners has shown a huge improvement in the offseason, if he shows calmly during the parade, he can be a horse to beat. #2 Flying Noble is fit under Benno Yung, huge chance. #5 Joy Master is another horse to watch, already proved himself in last 2 starts with some decent turn of foot, Joao knew it for sure. #12 Big Bully is in a good form but not easy to win.

Selections: #5 Joy Master, #1 Blazing Partners, #2 Flying Noble, #12 Big Bully



#5 Joy Master

Race 4: The Tung Wah Group Of Hospitals Challenge Cup (Class 4, 1200M, Turf)

#1 Momentum Happy cost $3.7 million in the Hong Kong International Sale, he will be proven his ability although a gate 12, he showed a quick gate speed from recent trials. #2 Shousan is improving but not this time. #3 Big Fortune is a good pacemaker, with gate 2, he can perform better. #5 Supreme Plus dropped back to 1200m will be a better horse. #7 Mischievous Sundae is improving during trackwork, Joao Moreira kept training him in the offseason, first timer at Sha Tin maybe a surprise one.

Selections: #1 Momentum Happy, #7 Mischievous Sundae, #3 Big Fortune, #5 Supreme Plus


#1 Momentum Happy, #7 Mischievous Sundae


Race 5: New Street Handicap (Class 4, 1200M, Dirt)

#1 Touch Of Luck did not show any improvement this offseason, that’s why changing gear may be useful. #3 Sky Treasure did well from the trials, but gate 12 is not easy to handle. #4 Generous Heart always did well on dirt track, place chance. #5 Gunnar gained some weight during the off-season to show he is getting muscular, ran extremely well from trials, pedigree OKAY for dirt, most Hinchinbrook’s son will be a flyer in 4 years old campaign, top chance. #6 Grand Harbour with gate 1 is a horse to watch. #7 Turf Brillant is a dirt specialist but he is not yet ready.

Selections: #5 Gunnar, #1 Touch Of Luck, #6 Grand Harbour, #4 Generous Heart


#5 Gunnar

Race 6: Po Hing Handicap (Class 4, 1400M, Turf)

#1 Witness Hunter is classy in this class but he is not in the top form. #4 My Power can be a threat with gate 1 and lead in the front. #5 City Legend showed well from barrier trial, horse to beat. #10 Diamond Legend will be a better horse over a mile. #11 This One’s For You is a horse to watch, huge improvement in the morning. #14 Savvy Seven finally dropped back to 1400 meters, good draw a boost too.

Selections: #14 Savvy Seven, #1 Witness Hunter, #4 My Power, #5 City Legend


Each way

#14 Savvy Seven


Race 7: Po Yee Handicap (Class 3, 1200M, Turf)

#2 Cruising is not the same horse anymore, don’t overestimate. #4 Endearing did well in trackwork, carrying 127 lbs will be a good sign. #5 Solar Wai Wai dropped back to 1200 meters is a good move with a weaker field. #6 Victoriam didn’t show enough progress during offseason, maybe need a run. #8 Invincible Missile has shown the reason why Chris So is not good enough, not really progress during offseason.

Selections: #5 Solar Wai Wai, #4 Endearing, #6 Victoriam, #8 Invincible Missile



Race 8: Po Yan Handicap (Class 2, 1200M, Dirt)

#1 Dragon General still can provide a massive turn of foot with the top weights, ran well last two races in group 3, did well in the trials. #2 Yee Cheong Baby had a huge run in the barrier trial, unbeaten in two races. #3 Elusive State is the best dirt specialist in Hong Kong, not heading to Korea but instead staying in Hong Kong for this race. #5 Speedy King has a good form but Alfie Chan cannot handle it. #11 Sunny Boy is getting mature and switching jockey is a good move.

Selections: #3 Elusive State, #2 Yee Cheong Baby, #11 Sunny Boy, #1 Dragon General


Each way

#3 Elusive State


Race 9: Seymour Handicap (Class 3, 1200M, Dirt)

#2 Coby Oppa is getting in shape, cutting 30 lbs this offseason, did extremely well in the trial. #3 Young Legend’s pedigree showed he is capable to run on this surface, gate 12 not a matter as his gate speed is fast. #5 Alcari showed he is fit, the only concern is the ratings, maybe a place chance. #6 Mega Heart is recovering thanks to Michael Cheng, showed well in trackwork. #8 Silver Fig is full of potential, but not easy to win. #10 Joyful Moments with an apprentice is definitely a horse to watch.

Selections: #2 Coby Oppa, #3 Young Legend, #6 Mega Heart, #10 Joyful Moments


#2 Coby Oppa

Race 10: Tai Ping Shan Handicap (Class 3, 1400M, Turf)

#3 Coby Boy did well in the morning but there is a doubt he can back to top form. #4 Huangshan will make his debut in Hong Kong, he should be a group horse if he was not suffering injuries. #6 Gold Win is one to watch, finally settled the environment here. #10 Comfort Life with gate 1 can be a horse to beat. #11 Craig’s Star with blinkers on for the first time will make him a better horse. #12 I Do dropping to 1400 meters is not really a good move.

Selections: #11 Craig’s Star, #10 Comfort Life, #6 Gold Win, #4 Huangshan


#11 Craig’s Star


Best Bet:

R5 #5 Gunnar

Next Best:

R9 #2 Coby Oppa