R3 HOUSTON HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M5) - Saturday, 22 September 2018

14:00 HK TIME

summary


This appears to be a race to wager. The newcomer from the John Size yard Follow Me would not have to be anything special to prove highly competitive. The Australian-import was sound in two trials in Sydney before coming to Hong Kong and his recent Happy Valley trial was encouraging. He does leave the impression he will appreciate a touch further, but he is worth backing today. EMERALD SPUR competed in the same Happy Valley trial and hit the line stylishly. He has posted some good closing sectionals in races that have rated fairly due to steady tempos. BURST AWAY and REGENCY DARLING clashed at the end of last season (race 800) and might have been a touch flattered by the track pattern that day, although they have some residual fitness, which is beneficial. LOOKING GOOD is the early favourite and he won first-up in his only preparation where he displayed some potential. He has some upside.

selections


7 FOLLOW ME

(rp – $4.20)

6th

10 EMERALD SPUR

(rp – $5.50)

9th

3 LOOKING GOOD

(rp – $5.00)

12th

11 REGENCY DARLING

(rp – $8.50)

1st @ $8.65 & $2.55 ($15.00 best corporate!)

strategy


7 FOLLOW ME

WIN (4 units)

10 EMERALD SPUR

WIN (2.5 units)

speed


REGENCY DARLING can lead this event with BURST AWAY a good chance to work across from a middle draw. MONEYMORE can take close order, with FOLLOW ME drawn to sit close by also.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)