Sha Tin Preview & Best Bets – Sunday September 11

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Sha Tin Tips 11/09/2022

Our form expert provides Sha Tin tips for today’s horse racing at Sha Tin Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 4:  No.9  LUCKY SWEYNESSE  ($2.30 with bet365)

Manfred Man saddles-up LUCKY SWEYNESSE here who has won five of his seven starts to date and even up in class today, he looks the best investment on the card. Last start, the Sweynesse gelding ended last season on a high when he easily accounted for a Class 2 field, here over 1200m. He ran a new personal best that day, covering the trip, 11.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best of these gallopers. He crossed the line, 1.5 lengths ahead of the 12-strong field and clocked a slick 1:08.3 for the run as well. Drawn nicely in gate six, he maps to be two or three pairs back (with cover) and with a big weight advantage here (carrying 52kgs), he can give this a real shake today.



Race 9:  No.5  SAUVESTRE  ($3.90 with Ladbrokes)

Frankie Lor and Zac Purton team-up here with SAUVESTRE who ticks enough boxes to be worthy of serious thought in this contest. Last start, the Hinchinbrook gelding lined-up here in a Class 3 Hcp over 1400m. Lumping 60.5kgs, he still proved too good for them, taking out the event by a length on the line. He ran the trip out, 9.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up and set himself a new personal best as well. He’s had ten starts here for two wins and five minor placings with Purton steering him to six podium finishes from his seven previous rides. Already a first-up winner and a two-time winner at the track and distance, he will take beating here again.



Race 7:  No.2  POWER KOEPP  ($5.50 with Neds)

He draws a bad gate today but the John Size-trained POWER KOEPP has the form on the board to give this contest a real crack and figure in the finish. Last start, the four-year-old gelding ended last season by beating all but one home in a Class 3, here over 1200m. He ran the final 600m, 8.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. His ten starts here have resulted in two wins and three minor placings so he knows his way around the track. Jumping from gate 11 today, Alex Badel will need to cross and settle him early from out there. He is certainly up to this challenge and looks great value in this event.