R4 HIBISCUS HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M12) - Thursday, 18 October 2018

20:45 HK TIME

summary


HOLY UNICORN should take some beating in this event based on his first-up win this season for Jimmy Ting. He led from start to finish, running at a steady tempo, but he clearly looked an improved galloper. That race (29) rated quite well for a Class 5 event. PENZANCE took a while to win a race last season but eventually got there and considering he remains in this grade, he can definitely figure in the finish once again. His recent 1200m trial at Happy Valley suggests that he’s in good order and prepped to be ready to again. TOP ACE produced an excellent finish (22.21 third-best at meeting) when he won 11 days ago, although prior to that he went 32 starts without success in Hong Kong. Can he be trusted? JOLLY AMBER has the blinkers back on for tonight’s assignment and he will also strip a fitter horse following a fresh-up effort for the term where he looked to “peak” somewhat on his run.

selections


8 HOLY UNICORN

(rp – $2.70)

1st @ $2.10 & $1.25 ($2.25 best corporate)

1 PENZANCE

(rp – $4.50)

6th

2 TOP ACE

(rp – $6.50)

3rd @ $2.05p (quinella place/duet with 8 @ $3.40)

6 JOLLY AMBER

(rp – $9.00)

11th

strategy


8 with 1 & 2

QUINELLA & QUINELLA PLACE/DUET (small units)

speed


There doesn’t look to be great deals of pace in this event with HOLY UNICORN and MEGA TREASURE the likely leaders. PENZANCE should be able to sit close from barrier three with MASSIVE POWER a good chance to work forward from a wide draw.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)