Sha Tin Track Spy, January 19

Video Replay Stars


Debuted in late November with a fast finishing effort into third and trialled nicely before his second-up run in late December. Was well in the market that day but never found cover and raced three-wide throughout.

Granted the slow speed meant he was still able to finish 1 ¼ lengths into sixth, and his mid-race exertion was second highest in the race, so there was plenty to like about the run. Purton takes the ride this week and a big run can be expected in a winnable race.

Race 10 – 14 BELLAGIO

Has had no luck at his last two starts after he stood in the barriers first-up in early October but made up a stack of ground to check home 2 ¼ lengths into fifth, before racing wide throughout close to a hot speed over the mile second-up, holding his ground for a solid 3 ¼ lengths sixth place.

Races first-up off a 77-day break but has trialled three times for his return and looked well in each. Contests a strong race but boasts good each-way claims.


Sectional Time Stars

Race 1 – 4 LONDON HALL

Got too far back after jumping from a wide draw over 1800m 14 days ago but returned big mid-race exertion while producing the fastest final two furlongs in the event for a solid fourth. Looks ready for 2000m and Moreira sticks with.


Jumped from barrier 14 on debut over 1200m 21 days ago and was steadied to the rear of the field. Defied a slow early speed by unleashing with the fastest last sectional in the race to make up six lengths in the straight for an impressive fifth place.