R11 THE HONG KONG RACEHORSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION TROPH

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Shatin (M88) - Sunday, 15 July 2018

21:50 HK TIME

summary


It would be no surprise to see Moreira and Purton fighting out the finish in the final race of the season and the market already reflects this likelihood with HEZTHEWONFORUS and SOLAR PATCH. However, there are also a couple of good value chances at big prices in this race that might surprise. Hezthewonforus should have won last time for Joao and I doubt he will make the same mistake again of not getting a run, not withstanding the fact he’ll jump from the widest draw! Even given that he is to me the horse to beat, although coming back to 1400m may not be ideal. Solar Patch is very short in betting, but John Moore has him running well and it’s no disgrace placing to Win Beauty Win. DRAGON GENERAL has been in excellent form and clearly can figure in the finish once again and the step up to 1400m might suit him. ATTENTION has flown under the radar a touch from two local starts and whilst he has a little to find on ratings, he could easily improve enough to put some value in to the exotics and might be worth a small win outlay at the odds. It’s race 807 and the final race of Hong Kong season 2017/18! The best of luck to all!

selections


9   HEZTHEWONFORUS

(rp – $3.00)

7   SOLAR PATCH

(rp – $6.00)

4   DRAGON GENERAL

(rp – $8.00)

14 ATTENTION

(rp – $11.00)

strategy


9   HEZTHEWONFORUS

WIN (e.g. 2 units)

4   DRAGON GENERAL

WIN (e.g. 0.5 unit)

14 ATTENTION

WIN (e.g. 0.5 unit)

speed


The lead should be available to DRAGON LIPS and I think Joao Moreira will take the opportunity to push forward aboard HEZTHEWONFORUS. KINGSFIELD and SOLAR PATCH can secure ideal runs behind the leaders if their riders execute with APOLLO’S CHOICE a chance to push forward also.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)