R8 GARDEN ROAD HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M1) - Sunday, 2 September 2018

20:35 HK TIME

summary


The best bet of the day presents here, NOBLE STEED. His form from last season was excellent and his all-weather barrier trial was satisfactory. Chad Schofield can take a closer settling position in this event than his main rival, VILLA FIONN, and that might make all the difference at the business end of the race. Noble Steed has good upside and has coped okay with rain-affected footing. Villa Fionn has the ability to clock a very good final sectional and he warrants plenty of respect with Purton booked. The pre-season trial of GOD OF DRAGON was encouraging and he might have come back in better shape after the seasonal break – that’s certainly how it looks given his work. FLASH FAMOUS won a race at the end of last term but might find it a touch harder back up in this class. Noble Steed is a good bet today and it’s worth taking small unit quinellas with Villa Fionn and God Of Dragon.

selections


9 NOBLE STEED

(rp – $3.00)

6th

4 VILLA FIONN

(rp – $4.00)

8th

2 GOD OF DRAGON

(rp – $8.00)

7th

8 FLASH FAMOUS

(rp – $9.00)

4th

strategy


9 NOBLE STEED

WIN (5.5 units)

9 with 4

QUINELLA (1 unit)

9 with 2

QUINELLA (0.5 unit)

speed


NOBLE STEED can control this race on the lead and be rated by Chad Schofield at a tempo that suits. GREEN CARD can sit closest of the other runners with VILLA FIONN positioned around the middle of this small field.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)