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Sha Tin Horse Racing Selections from Hong Kong – Sun., June 2

(Sunday, June 2, 2024)

Race 1: #2 Turtle Again, #7 Happy Hero, #6 Go Go Go, #9 Arthur’s Kingdom
Race 2:
#1 Mr Ascendancy, #2 Wonder Kit, #3 Supreme Lucky, #5 Superb Boy
Race 3:
#13 Happihood, #3 Tactical Command, #10 Casa Legend, #12 General Winner
Race 4:
#5 Grand Nova, #10 Silver Destiny, #1 Awesome Treasure, #13 Super Bonus
Race 5:
#1 King Miles, #2 Leedox, #7 Currahee, #10 Fast As Rocket
Race 6:
#2 James Tak, #4 Stellar Express, #1 Hasten Delight, #10 Thriving Brothers
Race 7:
#5 Steps Ahead, #1 Lucy In The Sky, #3 Prince Of Porty, #2 Coming Patch
Race 8:
#4 Galaxy Patch, #1 Beauty Joy, #3 Taj Dragon, #8 Chancheng Glory
Race 9:
#9 Ka Ying Rising, #7 Mugen, #1 Victor The Winner, #2 Invincible Sage
Race 10:
#1 My Flying Angel, #3 Top Scorer, #2 Let’s Do It, #5 Handsome Bomb
Race 11:
#6 Second To None, #14 Lost Child, #4 Storm Rider, #10 Capital Legend

Sha Tin Horse Racing Selections from Hong Kong

Race 1: Sha Tin Hoi Handicap (1.00am PDT, 4.00am EDT)

#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 (1.30am PDT, 4.30am EDT)

#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 (2.00am PDT, 5.00am EDT)

#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) (2.30am PDT, 5.30am EDT)

#5 Grand Nova can improve after an inconclusive debut at Happy Valley. He’s since been trialling 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.

Race 5: Tolo Harbour Handicap (1st Section) (3.00am PDT, 6.00am EDT)

#1 King Miles continues to impress. He was a tidy winner two runs back and does appear to be holding his condition well. One they all must beat. #2 Leedox was unlucky last start and he can easily improve from that run. Hugh Bowman hops up and his biggest challenge will be navigating the wide gate. #7 Currahee closed into fourth last time out. He’s made swift progression and gets his chance this weekend. #10 Fast As Rocket is better than his record suggests. Expecting another forward showing on Sunday.

Race 6: Fo Tan Handicap (3.30am PDT, 6.30am EDT)

#2 James Tak has a super record with three wins from seven starts. He’s never finished worse than fourth and can improve out of sight back on dry ground. Clear top pick. #4 Stellar Express is lightly raced but has shown that he’s a winner in waiting. He goes about his racing well and receives another chance this weekend. #1 Hasten Delight can turn his form around after finishing down the track on rain affected ground. His win two starts ago was very good. #10 Thriving Brothers makes his debut. Next best.

Race 7: Shing Mun River Channel Handicap (1st Section) (4.05am PDT, 7.05am EDT)

#5 Steps Ahead caught the eye with a superb second on debut. He’ll improve after that effort and gate one affords him a great chance. Take beating. #1 Lucy In The Sky has held his condition after breaking through two starts ago. He has a few more rating points in hand. #3 Prince Of Porty is steadily returning to his best. He has the gate to overcome, although deep down he does have the class to defeat this group. #2 Coming Patch is after back-to-back wins. He’s an in-form horse with claims.

Race 8: G3 Lion Rock Trophy Handicap (4.35am PDT, 7.35am EDT)

#4 Galaxy Patch is a serious talent and he should be able to defeat this group. He’s placed at the top-level in the past and it appears as though we are still yet to see his very best. One to beat, as long it’s a dry track. #1 Beauty Joy is hard to catch, however, his win at Group 2 level recently was superb. #3 Taj Dragon is seeking back-to-back wins. He’s consistent and gets his chance here. #8 Chancheng Glory is favoured with no weight on his back. He can find the right spot from gate three under a familiar set of hands.

Race 9: G3 Sha Tin Vase Handicap (5.10am PDT, 8.10am EDT)

#9 Ka Ying Rising was super impressive in Class 2 last start. This is a decent step up, however, he comes into this race under the right circumstances with a featherweight against a string of classy opponents. Worth taking a chance on. #7 Mugen falls into a similar category with the light weight. He’s untapped and his ceiling hasn’t been reached. #1 Victor The Winner can fire forward and lead this group. He’s a Group 1 winner with a stack of class. #2 Invincible Sage has a hefty weight. He won at Group 1 level last start.

Race 10: Tolo Harbour Handicap (2nd Section) (5.45am PDT, 8.45am EDT)

#1 My Flying Angel has the wide draw to overcome, although his form prior to last start was very good. He’s clearly got ability and does get a super chance this weekend, especially back on dry ground. #3 Top Scorer is consistent without winning. He’s finished second four times from five starts in Hong Kong. #2 Let’s Do It has a powerful finish and will be chasing hard. Gets his chance in a suitable grade. #5 Handsome Bomb is lightly raced. He’s talented and deserves respect.

Race 11: Kau To Shan Handicap (6.20am PDT, 9.20am EDT)

#6 Second To None is yet to disappoint with two wins from six starts. He’s swiftly climbing the handicap and this contest is suitable. He’s the in-form horse who is more than capable of recording another win. #14 Lost Child slots in light and comes into this test following a pair of placings. The inside gate is a plus. #4 Storm Rider needs to recapture his best. He’s slipped a touch, although his latest trial was sound. #10 Capital Legend is in the right vein of form. He’ll make his presence felt.

FREE Saturday Horse Racing Play – Sat., June 1

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In this new segment we provide a free horse racing play on Saturday, which includes our expert analysis and a handicapping lesson.

Race 7 at Monmouth Park, June 1st, post time 3:41pm ET

Pace Scenario:Moderate to honest pace with On Moonlight Bay the expected pacesetter for Todd Pletcher.

Free AGOS Selection: # 11 TIMELESS ELEGANCE (3/1) – this 4yo War Front filly moves back to the turf, her preferred surface. Two starts back at Keeneland, she closed with a strong run to narrowly miss and run 2nd in a full field of 12 maiden special weights runners. Anything close to that performance today makes this filly the one to beat despite her wide draw. Has the services of one of the all-time greats in Frankie Dettori. She will take some beating.

Wagering strategy: Play # 11 to Win.  Exacta partwheel with 1, 7, 8. Reverse for half. Small exacta over 3, 5.

This analysis is for educational purposes. ALWAYS WAGER WITHIN YOUR BUDGET AND COMFORT LEVEL

LAST PLAY RESULT: Ran 3rd at Belmont

Profitable Ky Oaks / Ky Derby!

Rich Nilsen gave out the 4-1 Kentucky Oaks winner and his third selection (and first longshot), Mystik Dan, won the Kentucky Derby at odds of 16-1! Nilsen only offers paid analysis 4-5 times per year. Here were his write-ups:

Kentucky Oaks:

Top Selection: # 5 THORPEDO ANNA (5/1) – Trainer Kenny McPeek, one of the best Kentucky horsemen over the past decades in the Bluegrass State, enters the best filly he has ever trained. This brilliant daughter of Fast Anna scored first time out going 7 furlongs last fall at Keeneland and destroyed the field by 8 ½ lengths after closing from way back. You just rarely see a first time starter win like this, especially going 7 furlongs and at Keeneland. She proved that was no fluke by returning to beat allowance company by 9 lengths and running a monster triple-digit BRIS Late Pace Figure. After running second in the G2 Golden Rod, she was put on the shelf for her three-year-old season. Anna returned at Oaklawn Park and despite breaking from the 10 hole and facing a quality field, she proved her dominance once again, drawing off by 4 lengths. The G2 Fantasy winner has been training well since that start and comes into this race in prime form. She drew well and is clearly the horse to beat.

Kentucky Derby 150:

3rd Selection: # 3 Mystik Dan (20/1) – This colt was an impressive maiden winner at Churchill going only 5 ½ furlongs. He was a speed horse as a two year old, but trainer Kenny McPeek retooled this horse and developed him into a runner that can come from off the pace. And did he ever in the G3 Southwest Stakes, finishing powerfully in the mud to win by 8. I didn’t like him in the G1 Arkansas Derby, with his only big number on a wet track, but the colt ran very well with sneaky trouble. Going around the first turn, the horse to his inside bolted and slammed into Dan. That cost the colt several lengths but he did not give up. He put in a sustained run and ran a sneaky good third. He can move forward off that race, and we know he loves the track. Nice price for the exotics.