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Tuchel looks hard to beat

Race 1 (1,800m)
8 Skyey Supreme should find the front, as he often does. Under no weight, he could prove hard to get past.
5 Perfect Team caught the eye with a luckless effort on dirt last time. He appears to be coming to hand swiftly.
1 Erimo has the runs and form on the board, especially on dirt. He should receive a sweet run throughout from the good draw.
2 Tianchi Monster has claims, especially with the record-chasing Zac Purton astride.

Race 2 (1,000m)
3 Talents Supremo has mixed his form but has shown his capabilities. The return to this course and distance in this grade is a big plus.
1 Amazing Rocky gets a handy 10lb (4.54kg) taken off via apprentice Ellis Wong’s claim. He will lead and give them something to catch.
9 Strathpeffer can improve after turning his form around last time.
5 Beauty Destiny lacks experience but does have the class. Keep safe.

Race 3 (1,000m)
5 Dream Winner smashed his rivals last start by over five lengths on debut. He can do the same again despite being up in grade. Vincent Ho retains the ride.
8 Red Elegance has the ability and can improve from his latest effort. He gets a handy pull in weight with 117lb (53.1kg) assigned.
6 Super Axiom has speed – plenty of it. He will find the front and get every opportunity from there.
2 Pleasant Endeavor does his best racing over this course and distance. He looks competitive again.

Race 4 (1,400m)
2 Turtle Again steps down in grade. He should relish this dip and the inside gate should afford him every chance to get off the mark. The one to beat.
1 Winwin Thirtythree can score in this grade. He knows exactly how to do so and gets 10lb taken off with Wong aboard.
9 Apex Top should cross the field to offset the wide gate. He will take some reeling in.
6 Master Of Luck gets an ideal draw and is open to improvement.

Race 5 (1,800m)
12 Perfect Rock will be suited by the pace. He makes the switch to the dirt, which should prove to be a very good move. He also slots in light.
1 Amazing Teens should get the run of the race from the draw. He will be stating his case late.
2 Righteous Doctrine draws ideally and knows how to win in this grade over the course and distance.
9 Lucky Victor can lead and get his chance from an ideal draw.

Race 6 (1,200m)
11 Lady’s Choice has a bit of class and is well placed to break through. Any rain around – which is forecast – will not be a hindrance.
5 Marvel Dragon has the right draw and is the likely leader. He can take catching at times but chances are he needs a firm surface.
3 Horsesain Bolt is yet to win in Hong Kong. He draws well and Karis Teetan’s booking should see him go close.
2 E Brother is next in line.

Race 7 (1,400m)
12 Casa Legend is in the right vein of form to be winning. He is deserving of a first win, especially with no weight on his back.
3 Kasi Farasi mixes his form but, on his day, should be winning. He is holding his condition after placing in two out of his last three starts.
6 Dinosaur Boy can improve. He did well on a challenging surface last time to finish in midfield.
5 All Is Good can figure once more.

Race 8 (1,600m)
2 Beauty Fit has been running well this season. He has shown improvement since dipping to Class 3. His best form is good enough to see him take top honours.
5 Jumbo Fortune retains Purton. He caught the eye closing off at Happy Valley last time.
8 Secret Vision is rarely too far away. The strong booking of Ho catches the eye. Gate 1 is a bonus.
9 Cheery just needs to offset the wide draw.

Race 9 (1,200m)
10 Ready To Win does not win out of turn. Still, he draws an ideal barrier and this contest does not appear to have a standout performer. He should get a sweet run and have the last crack at this group.
6 Excellent Fighter is a superb talent who continues to improve with each run. He just needs to overcome the wide gate.
7 Lucky Encounter faces similar circumstances. He is talented and commands respect.
3 Invincible Sage has claims. Keep safe.

Race 10 (1,800m)
1 Tuchel has an enormous amount of ability and he gets the right draw (4) to showcase it once more. He is the clear top-rater and his best form should see him prove too good for this group.
12 The Best Peach slots in light and is riding atop a wave of very good form.
5 Turin Redsun is much better than his recent form suggests. The inside gate should see him get the opportunity to bounce back to his best.
4 Rise Brethren does his best racing over this trip. He was a creditable fourth last start over 1,650m.

Comments courtesy of The Hong Kong Jockey Club