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June 8 Hong Kong (Sha Tin) form analysis

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Race 1 (1,400m)

1 My Intelligent is suited in this grade and his latest effort was solid. He can take a big step forward, especially with Zac Purton retaining the mount. One to beat.

7 Super Joy is in career-best form. He has been racing well on the dirt, although he does appear capable of transferring that form to the turf.

8 Beat Hollow has an awkward gate to contend with. He will press forward in a bid to offset this.

2 The Concentration is next best. He won well last weekend.

Race 2 (1,000m)

7 Fast Network makes his debut after a string of solid barrier trials. His latest effort was impressive at Conghua and he appears forward enough to win on debut.

3 Aurora Lady finished second on debut. He has the experience under his belt and gets his opportunity again, this time from gate 1 under Brenton Avdulla.

10 Grand Nova has been hard to get a gauge on. He has ability and is worth another chance.

6 Day Day Victory is next best. Do not discount.

Race 3 (1,000m)

2 Baby Crystal has the advantage with 7lb (3.2kg) coming off his back, thanks to the apprentice’s claim. He loves the course and distance, especially as a three-time winner already this campaign.

1 We Are Hero returns to Class 3. He has raced against tough opposition of late and does have a significant class edge over this group.

5 Flying High has consistency on his side and it is surprising to see him without a win this season.

7 Ka Ying Victory was an impressive winner last start. He gets another opportunity.

Race 4 (1,200m)

1 The Winnabe won well on debut. Hugh Bowman retains the ride and the inside draw is incredibly ideal. He will take some catching.

8 Vantastic Choice is expected to cross early in a bid to offset the tricky gate. He can be hard to get past at times.

4 Super Highway will benefit from any rain.

2 Scotch Tycoon has regained some form and should get his chance from the inside gate.

Race 5 (1,400m)

13 Great Achiever should arguably already have a win under his belt. He has strung together a few good runs this season and the best of those holds him in very good stead.

10 Master Of All is after a hat-trick of wins. He is in the right vein of form and should still prove competitive up in grade.

11 Strathpeffer is seeking back-to-back wins. He has figured it out now, although he does have to contend with another wide gate.

7 Enjoy Golf is improving.

Race 6 (1,200m)

4 Super Infinity did well to grab second on debut behind a smart horse. He can improve from that run and does appear to be quite progressive. He will take some beating with Purton atop.

11 Gluck Racer returns from a setback. He is a tidy horse on his day and the pairing with Karis Teetan catches the eye.

2 Lo Pan Spirit was impressive on debut before being beaten last time. He is in the right vein of form and should be able to maintain his progression.

5 Harold Win can take another forward step.

Race 7 (1,200m)

7 Copartner Prance is chasing a fifth straight win. He is a serious talent and his ascent appears far from over. Purton retains the ride and, even in this grade, he should take a power of beating.

4 Tomodachi Kokoroe has continued to exceed expectations all season. Admittedly, he has performed better at Happy Valley, although this race does look suitable.

2 Whizz Kid can mix his form but is a Group 3 winner. The class is there for him.

1 Nervous Witness can roll forward and give them something to catch.

Race 8 (1,800m)

5 Flamingo Trillion is in the form of his life as he aims for a hat-trick of wins. He will benefit from the rain, although even still, his past two successes have been nothing short of superb.

1 Stunning Peach turned his form around last start. There is a fair bit of hype around this colt and he appears well placed to improve again.

6 Universal Horizon can surprise. Even if there is rain, he should be able to charge through it.

7 Star Mac is worth consideration. Next in line.

Race 9 (1,600m)

8 Lucky Touch is an improving galloper, who appears to have plenty of rating points in hand. Purton retains the ride and he was a touch unlucky last start as he tried to come home between runners.

9 Super Unicorn is progressing well and his latest effort for third was sound. He has a suitable gate.

2 The Absolute can mix his form but he does have of ability. The wide draw is a slight hindrance.

3 Ariel is a consistent sort. He is favoured with the 7lb relief.

Race 10 (1,400m)

2 Eighty Light Years has the apprentice up and is expected to roll forward and lead. He will take some getting past.

1 Chiu Chow Spirit is a winner in the grade and he looks to have several rating points in hand. He is racing well and gets his chance.

9 Super Goldi can mix his form but is a two-time winner already across six starts.

3 Beauty Crescent has loads of ability but is struggling to piece it together. Each-way hope.

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