R5 FLAME TREE HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M9) - Sunday, 7 October 2018

15:00 HK TIME

summary


There is not much speed on paper here with VITAL SPRING and SHANGHAI DRAGON the two runners that arguably are going to map nicely. Each of those runners though has had a run this season and neither was overly inspiring. Perhaps they needed the outing, but at the end of the day they have won one race between them. RED HORSE has had one run back this preparation and ran well. Interestingly on New Year’s Day earlier this year, he and EMPIRE STAR clashed over the course and distance (race 310) and there was little in it. Empire Star is a perennial placegetter, but this is probably as good a chance as he will get to win one. And then there is WITNESS HUNTER who had excuses first up this season but he actually performed quite well when wide and not given much peace. He looks suited with the step-up to 1400m, definitely has more upside and fewer convictions than his rivals.

selections


6 WITNESS HUNTER

(rp – $5.00)

1st @ $6.10 & $2.40 ($7.00 & $2.40 best corporate)

5 RED HORSE

(rp – $4.50)

5th

3 EMPIRE STAR

(rp – $5.50)

3rd @ $2.00p

4 VITAL SPRING

(rp – $8.00)

6th

strategy


6 WITNESS HUNTER

WIN & PLACE (2 x 4)

speed


SUPER FUN could find the front here at run along at a tempo on the SLOW side of GOOD. SHANGHAI DRAGON and RED HORSE can follow close with VITAL SPRING.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)