Sha Tin Track Spy, December 1

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Video Replay Stars

Race 7 Number 9 California Gungho

Last start’s sixth placing is better than it reads after he momentarily remained in his stall after the gates crashed back, losing crucial lengths over 1000m. Travelled strongly in behind the leaders from the 500m but was racing in restricted room, eventually finishing 1 ¾ lengths astern.

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Can improve on that performance and can be given another chance with Moreira remaining in the saddle

Race 10 Number 8 Everyone’s Joy

Races third-up after two encouraging runs into fourth at this track and distance. Last start, when starting to wind up late, encountered traffic over concluding stages and went to the line untested, arguably should have finishing third. Beaten 1 ¾ lengths and did not disgrace himself.

Has drawn nicely in barrier 3 for this week’s race and looks a great chance of being in the money with even luck.

 

Sectional Time Stars

Race 1 Number 1 Ka Ying Excellent

Drew barrier 10 on debut 14 days ago and was steadied early to find cover. Defied a slow early speed with a fast finishing seventh place, beaten three lengths. The 1400m looks ideal second-up but he has barrier 11 to overcome.

Race 6 Number 8 Breeze Of Spring

Last start suggested a win was near after an eye-catching first-up run when settling rearward but storming home the fastest into second. Has been back to the trials in between runs and impressed there and this appears a good race for him to break his duck in.