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Andrew Hawkins' Hong Kong selections and analysis for Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

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SHA TIN SELECTIONS

(Sunday, September 3, 2017)

 

RACE 1: #5 Multigogo, #1 Lucky Lucky, #7 Peace Combination, #9 Winfull Patrol

RACE 2: #2 Je Pense, #4 Best Tango, #12 My Folks, #11 Supernatural

RACE 3: #3 Fabulous One, #1 Blizzard, #4 Seasons Bloom, #7 Southern Legend

RACE 4: #1 Harbour Nova, #6 Household King, #10 Sight Seeing, #4 Contribution

RACE 5: #8 Yourthewonforme, #11 Telecom Boom, #10 King’s Steed, #1 Victory Music

RACE 6: #3 Happy And Healthy, #1 Experto Crede, #7 Diamond Mysterious, #8 Savannah Wind

RACE 7: #5 Fairy Twins, #12 Money Boy, #2 Saul’s Special, #3 Beauty Master

RACE 8: #9 Baba Mama, #6 Solar Hei Hei, #1 California Whip, #5 Encounter

RACE 9: #14 Travel Emperor, #6 Fifty Fifty, #2 Chung Wah Spirit, #11 Travel Datuk

RACE 10: #3 Regency Bo Bo, #1 Calculation, #11 Rattan, #13 G-One Lover

 

RACE 1: HARCOURT HANDICAP

#5 Multigogo showed hints of talent last season, but he clearly wasn’t the full package. Blinkers sharpened him up in a recent trial and he can return a winner. #1 Lucky Lucky has trialled well, once last term, the other last Saturday. He looms as a major player on debut. #7 Peace Combination doesn’t win out of turn but he rarely runs a bad race over this course and distance. He gets in well with Matthew Poon aboard. #9 Winfull Patrol is at a mark where he should be able to do some damage.

 

RACE 2: TIM WA HANDICAP

#2 Je Pense ran some bold races towards the end of last season. Fresh might be the time for him to strike, even if he a mile is too short. #4 Best Tango ran home strongly at his first Class 5 attempt. He will be around the mark again here. #12 My Folks might find this too sharp but with only 113 pounds on his back, he is one worth watching. #11 Supernatural has produced his best runs over this course and distance. Dylan Mo’s seven-pound claim sees him get in with only 107 pounds and he can figure.

 

RACE 3: THE HKSAR CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S CUP

#3 Fabulous One is the likely leader. His trial was strong and with only 110 pounds on his back for Matthew Poon, this could be tailor-made for him. #1 Blizzard has to shoulder 133 pounds, but his trial last Saturday was ideal and he should be suited by a solid tempo. Expect a bold run before he heads to Japan. #4 Seasons Bloom may need the run but he looks well-suited at the weights. The 1200m is the query. #7 Southern Legend is 10 pounds out of the handicap but he should take his rating into triple figures quickly.

 

RACE 4: LUNG WUI HANDICAP

#1 Harbour Nova hasn’t put it together yet but has run well on a number of occasions. He strikes a winnable race at his second Class 4 run, and he is drawn to take advantage. #6 Household King was the HK$10 million top lot at March’s Hong Kong International Sale. He has been primed for this but he may be worth opposing at short odds. #10 Sight Seeing mixes his form, but he is at a career-low rating and can figure. #4 Contribution disappointed in four starts after winning over the Happy Valley mile. He creates interest back to 1200m.

 

RACE 5: TIM MEI HANDICAP

#8 Yourthewonforme is the first runner for new trainer Frankie Lor. With Joao Moreira booked to ride, the consistent galloper can finally break through here. #11 Telecom Boom needs things to fall his way but fresh over the 1200m might prove the catalyst for him to find the extra length he requires. #10 King’s Steed has also had a trainer change. He is worth watching. #1 Victory Music was terrible in a barrier trial on Tuesday without blinkers, but he looked OK in a gallop with blinkers. He is worth inclusion underneath.

 

RACE 6: TAMAR HANDICAP

#3 Happy And Healthy won over this course and distance in April. He ran well off the higher mark after that, so he can figure once again. #1 Experto Crede found form with the class drop, but he couldn’t quite break through last term. The summer should have done wonders for him. #7 Diamond Mysterious has not won since May 2015 but he should be able to win off a rating of 51. #8 Savannah Wind is still a work in progress but the step up in trip should suit and he is one to watch this season.

 

RACE 7: COTTON TREE HANDICAP

#5 Fairy Twins has won twice in Hong Kong, both fresh. He looks capable of heading higher and can defy his awkward gate over the straight 1000m to score first-up. #12 Money Boy has talent but still looked physically weak last term. If he’s strengthened up during the summer, he will continue his progression through the grades. #2 Saul’s Special was woeful in July over 1400m. The switch back to 1000m looks shrewd and he caught the eye in his trial last week. #3 Beauty Master appears to be on his mark but can figure over this course and distance.

 

RACE 8: ALBERT HANDICAP

#9 Baba Mama has run well enough to suggest that he has a win in Class 2 in him. Fresh over 1400m might be the time for him to snare that elusive victory in the grade. #6 Solar Hei Hei won the season’s last race in July. He mixes his form but he still gets in well and can figure again. #1 California Whip is headed for better races, but gate 12 makes it tough for him here. #5 Encounter has had injury problems but has looked good in his work. Expect a bold performance.

 

RACE 9: DRAKE HANDICAP

#14 Travel Emperor was green but he won with something in hand on debut over the straight 1000m. He tackles a bend now, but his trial last Saturday suggests he’s returned well and he should be hard to beat. #6 Fifty Fifty ran very well at his Hong Kong debut behind Ivictory. A repeat of that effort will see him go close. #2 Chung Wah Spirit is still raw but he’s got talent and he is some chance. #11 Travel Datuk is overdue a win. He might find his ownermate too good but he’s worth including in exotics.

 

RACE 10: GARDEN ROAD HANDICAP

#3 Regency Bo Bo was a horse worth opposing at the end of last season. However, now might be the time to jump aboard again off a short break. #1 Calculation did what most can’t when he won first time out in Hong Kong. He looked to have plenty in hand and he shapes as the toughest to beat. #11 Rattan is still improving but proved very consistent last preparation. He will be around the mark. #13 G-One Lover should jump into a prominent position. He’s a threat with only 107 pounds to carry.