best selections and strategies

Shatin (M88) - Sunday, 15 July 2018

15 units strategy

best outlay



WIN (6 units)

HAVE FUN TOGETHER (rp – $2.20) has run three excellent races recently and if he can find the level of the last two performances he should win the fifth event. He doesn’t possess much early speed, but is drawn where Joao Moreira can position him just in front of midfield and from there he’ll be hard to beat.




WIN (3.5 units)


WIN (2.5 units)

In race 10 there are two excellent chances that have come up at nice prices early, SUPERICH (rp – $3.50) and NOBLE STEED ($4.50). The former, although drawn wide should be able to find cover in the back half of the field, with NOBLE STEED drawn closer to be able to slot in a pair closer to the leaders. I’ve been impressed with how Superich has hit the line in his starts down the straight, even though he’s been doing things wrong early.

each way outlays



WIN (0.5 unit) PLACE (1 unit)


WIN (0.5 unit) PLACE (1 unit)

There are two solid each way outlays in the sixth, SHINING ON (rp – $6.50) and SUNSHINE HOLIDAY (rp – $6.00). Both horses competed in Race 763 where they hit the line in a way that suggested they were in the right form to win at short notice. The tempo should be sufficient for them to sit off the leaders before sprinting late into the finish.

Overall result for 21 unit strategy

+23.3 UNITS  (5% PROFIT)

The heavy rain during the Sha Tin program really influenced the track, it was a huge advantage to be racing close to the rail and on the speed.

Have Fun Together ran an enormous race all things considered. He missed the kick by a couple of lengths before getting held up at the top of the straight, and made huge ground late and wide on the track.

Superich was brilliant and he looks a galloper with a lot of promise. He maintained a wide run and was powerful through the line. Noble Steed also did a good job to finish second, he’s got points in hand for the new season.

Shining On and Sunshine Holiday never really got into the race given how the track played.

So that brings to an end season 2017/18. Congratulations to John Size, Champion Trainer and Zac Purton, Champion Jockey for their achievements through out the term. It will certainly be a different landscape with Joao Moreira leaving to Japan and I look forward to unlocking plenty of winners factoring-in next season’s crop of jockeys!

Thanks for following Hutchi’s Honkers through out Hong Kong season 2017/18! It was satisfying to turn a seasonal profit, that was the goal and even though it wasn’t large, for bigger players who are able to earn rebates via their respective agencies, it’s been significant.



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