With what is a mouth-watering weekend of horse racing action from Sha Tin, Sunday promises to offer a string of star-studded meetings, including Champions Day live from Hong Kong.
On that note, for those of you who are looking to put on a weekend flutter, we have searched far and wide to find you a couple of noteworthy tips that are certainly worth keeping an eye out for on Sunday morning.
07:50 AM – Sha Tin – Race 5
For our first Tip of the Weekend, we turn our attention to The Chairman’s Sprint (1200m) and we are once again sticking with trainer John Moore’s stable.
Looking to repeat his winning effort in the Group 2 Jockey Club Sprint over this course and distance in November, Aethero really has a golden chance to extend on an eye-catching purple patch.
Once again set to be ridden by the talented Zac Purton at Sha Tin, the three-year-old also won in conceiving fashion in Hong Kong over 1050m in an open trail earlier in the month.
Holding a win percentage of over 62% and holding a stellar record at Sha Tin, there is no doubt that Aethero is a superstar in the making.
Once again heavily praised by both Moore and Purton, he lines up in what is a comfortable field this weekend.
While John Size’s Hot King Prawn (also 13/5 with William Hill) might be attracting some early interest, we’re backing Aethero and John Moore to lift the top prize on Sunday morning.
09:40 AM – Sha Tin – Race 7
For our second Tip of the Weekend, we make our way to the famed Champions Mile (1600m) and one seven-year-old superstar who will have all eyes on him at Sha Tin.
Securing victory at this very course over an identical distance in the Chairman’s Trophy earlier in the month, world-class miler Beauty Generation rightfully stands as the favourite to reclaim his crown this weekend.
Handed a favoured draw in what would be an iconic third Champions Mile victory for trainer John Moore’s gelding, he also saw his prized runner romp to victory in this very race as a 20/1 underdog last year.
Securing Group 1 and Group 2 victories on his last two starts, Moore has gone as far as to compare Beauty Generation to famed Olympian Usain Bolt.
In conditions and on a track that will undoubtedly favour the seven-year-old, it is hard to see anyone stopping the defending champion on Sunday morning at Sha Tin.