Sha Tin Tips Friday July 1

Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – 14/04/2024

Sha Tin Tips 01/07/2022

Our form expert previews Friday’s meeting at Sha Tin Racecourse and gives his best bets.

 

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 9:  No. 5  TUCHEL  ($1.70 with Unibet)

The John Size-trained TUCHEL has shown plenty of promise recently and looks well placed here to bring up the hat-trick today. Last start, the Redwood gelding made it two-straight when he clobbered his rivals in a Class 4 over 1400m. Carrying 60.5kgs, he put more than two lengths on them over line, running the trip, 5.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best and running the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals as well. He steps un grade today, but with Zac Purton sticking with him and getting the gun-run from gate one here, he should manage the transition and looks the best of the day.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 6:  No. 8  STUNNING IMPACT  ($3.50 with BlueBet)

The Paul O’Sullivan-trained STUNNING IMPACT is in hot form of late and ticks all the boxes here to suggest he is a winning chance today. Last start, the Zoustar gelding was shooting for back-to-back wins here when he beat all but one to the line in a Class 4 over 1400m. Coming from mid-field, he ran home strongly but failed by half a length to reel in the leader. Joao Moreira sticks with him today and ideally drawn in gate three, he gets his chance to make amends here.

 

BEST VALUE 💰

Race 7:  No. 3  NERVOUS WITNESS  ($3.50 with Unibet)

Former Australian trainer David Hayes saddles-up STUNNING IMPACT here who is yet to miss a podium finish in six career starts and looks poised to keep that record intact today. Last start, the Star Witness gelding contested his first Group 3 contest and impressed by finishing runner-up behind the smart Cordyceps Six in the Sha Tin Vase (1200m). He ran the trip out in a new personal best, 12.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 2 lengths. This is a little easier today and already a three-time winner at the track, he looks a genuine winning chance at odds here.