R1 STARLIT KNIGHT HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M14) - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

19:15 HK TIME

summary


MANAGEMENT STAR (SID) became a horse to follow following his first-up run this season when second to Le Pegase and the booking of Zac Purton for tonight is noteworthy. The barrier draw and where he maps is a slight issue but we can leave that in the hands of the Champion jockey. I expect that GLORY STAR will set a decent tempo and given he is now with “white hot” Jimmy Ting he is an interesting runner, even though his trial was lacklustre. However, Glory Star has a good fresh record 3 (1-1-0-1) and all three career wins have been in Class 5. NEVER BETTER drops to this class for the first time and although he has only won one race from 38 starts, he still looks better than most of this opposition. He might just improve with the outing being Paul O’Sullivan-trained. MONEY WINNER is the best of the rest with the form around Le Pegase, but is another with a poor winning strike rate… in fact he hasn’t won yet, so has a strike rate of zero. All things said, Management Star is a decent win bet to open the card with.

From Sweet In Defeat:

MANAGEMENT STAR

selections


1 MANAGEMENT STAR

(rp – $3.20)

5th

2 NEVER BETTER

(rp – $6.00)

6th

3 GLORY STAR

(rp – $6.00)

1st @ $5.10 & $2.00 ($7.00 best corporate)

4 MONEY WINNER

(rp – $9.50)

4th

strategy


1 MANAGEMENT STAR

WIN (4.5 units)

speed


There should be GOOD speed here with GLORY STAR setting things up in front and WONDERFUL TIGER coming across from barrier 11. TORNEY and TRIUMPHANT LIGHT can both hold positions from their draws which should ensure some tempo early.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)