Hong Kong: Selections for Sha Tin June 2

May 31st, 2024

Racing at Sha Tin begins at 4 a.m. ET. Selections and analysis by Declan Schuster of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Race 1: Sha Tin Hoi Handicap

#2 Turtle Again is much, much better in the bottom grade. Expecting big things this weekend from him with Hugh Bowman engaged, even from the wide draw. One to beat. #7 Happy Hero is suited over these distances. His recent form has been sound and the inside gate should see him save a stack of ground throughout. Gets his chance. #6 Go Go Go is closing in on a first win. He's aiming to snap consecutive runner-up efforts. #9 Arthur's Kingdom recorded an overdue first win in Hong Kong last time out. Next best.

Race 2: Penfold Park Handicap

#1 Mr Ascendancy has the class edge over rivals this weekend. He meets a small field, although he is a winner in the grade above. He's won twice this term and can easily do so again. #2 Wonder Kit has been nothing short of consistent all season, even though he's only recorded the one win this term. He deserves another here. #3 Supreme Lucky has more improvement to come. His last two starts have been superb and he's a major threat. #5 Superb Boy is next in line. He can bounce back.

Race 3: Ma Liu Shui Handicap

#13 Happihood slots in light and he's making steady improvement. His most recent effort was very good when second at Happy Valley. He's worth taking a chance on. #3 Tactical Command is racing well and gets another shot here. He should get a sweet run throughout from barrier one. #10 Casa Legend tends to mix his form, although his most recent effort was one of his better performances. #12 General Winner is in solid form and his latest two outings were strong. He'll make his presence felt this weekend.

Race 4: Shing Mun River Channel Handicap (2nd Section)

#5 Grand Nova can improve after an inconclusive debut at Happy Valley. He's since been trialing well and Hugh Bowman's retention is worth keeping a close watch on. One to beat, especially from the right stable. #10 Silver Destiny has been disappointing of late, although his form prior was strong. He only needs to recapture that level of racing to be a factor this weekend. #1 Awesome Treasure is after back-to-back wins. He remains in Class 4. #13 Super Bonus draws well and may roll forward to lead. Next best.