Sunday's Hong Kong (Sha Tin) form analysis

Light weight suits Pikachu

Pikachu (in yellow blinkers) appeals with only 49.5kg on his back.
Pikachu (in yellow blinkers) appeals with only 49.5kg on his back.PHOTO: HKJC

RACE 1 (1,000M)

2 Super Model ran well enough over 1,200m on debut.

3 Quadruple Double has finished second twice to the current standout griffin Styling City.

7 Touchdown Striker and 6 Thanks Forever, both newcomers, can get into the placings.

RACE 2 (1,650M)

11 Jimson The Famous gets a significant jockey upgrade with bang-in-form jockey Zac Purton booked.

4 Happy Beauty is a course-and-distance winner.

6 Mi Blanco is a threat on the dirt.

7 The Invincible is a place chance over this distance on the dirt.

RACE 3 (1,400M)

1 Showing Character, now in Class 5, has run a good race over this course and trip in Class 3.

10 Otouto has run well in three starts for Tony Millard, all from wide gates. He is drawn well now.

3 Yourthewonforme has three wins from five starts in Class 5.

RACE 4 (1,800M)

8 Pikachu is carrying only 109 pounds (49.5kg) with the claim for Victor Wong and looks well-placed.

2 Rocketeer is in contention if he can find his best form.

4 Stimulation, who arrives in Hong Kong with good form, will improve for this run but is worth watching.

9 Rickfield could get into the placings with no weight on his back.

RACE 5 (1,200M)

11 Multimax looks a prime spot for him to win again.

6 Very Sweet Orange has shown promise in two of his three starts.

2 Little Bird gets Purton atop and is sure to have plenty of supporters.

10 Sunny Orient is in the mix if can jump away okay.

RACE 6 (1,800M)

1 Bullish Glory gets his chance to break through if he jumps okay.

6 You Have My Word has another win in him off his current mark.

3 Garlic Yeah mixes his form but should finish somewhere around.

2 Hay Run has been honest in recent starts without winning.

RACE 7 (1,650M)

12 Good Choice Ahead makes his dirt debut and his racing style looks well-suited to the track.

5 Chater Thunder finished only a half-length from the winner in a blanket finish last time out.

7 Imperial Concorde is honest and is a contender with the right run.

1 Best Reward is unbeaten twice on the surface.

RACE 8(1,200M)

7 Alcari is back to this course and distance which might help him return to the winners' circle.

3 Cruising is making his Hong Kong debut after winning two of his four starts in South Australia.

2 Lucky Hero is looking like he'd be suited with a step-up to 1,200m.

1 Prince Harmony is a chance.

RACE 9 (1,200M)

1 Handsome Bo Bo had won three starts in a row impressively before things went wrong last start.

10 Master Albert has run well without winning. From a good draw, he looks the main danger.

4 Tianchi Monster was a Listed winner over 2,100m in New Zealand and has trialled well.

2 Roundabout gets 10 pounds off and he's not without a hope.

RACE 10 (1,400M)

12 Lucky Master has run well enough over this course and trip.

4 Beauty Day looks well-placed in this spot.

6 Big Bully made a big step forward to run third last time out.

14 Top Ace has 104 pounds on his back and can break through.

RACE 11 (1,400M)

8 Diamond King's last trial was good. A chance from a good gate.

2 California Joy has finished second twice over this course and trip.

5 Volitation has been around the mark recently and now gets Purton on.

7 Villa Fionn is a contender with blinkers applied.

•Comments by Andrew Hawkins, courtesy of The Hong Kong Jockey Club

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline 'Light weight suits Pikachu'. Print Edition | Subscribe