R8 THE PANASONIC CUP (HANDICAP)

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Sha Tin (M19) - Saturday, 10 November 2018

16:35 HK TIME

summary


The feature event on the card is the Panasonic Cup and it looks like a very good edition of this race. A smart horse usually wins it and I’m sure this year will be no exception. LITTLE GIANT has looked the goods in a handful of starts in Hong Kong and his first-up win this season was excellent. He tackles stronger opposition here and it’s a race where there’ll be a fair bit of pressure, but this should suit him and he is a deserved early favourite. Whether he deserves to be shorter than 2/1 is questionable however? RATTAN has posted some very good figures this season but he has had two months between runs. First-up, he produced the best 400m (21.35) of the meeting and he should be powering home again. SIMPLY BRILLIANT should have won his last start when badly held-up at a critical stage, and he maps nicely to sit behind the speed today. WHAT ELSE BUT YOU ended last season like a galloper heading for the top grade and although he is returning from a decent break, he has trialed okay and warrants respect at what is quite a big price going of early markets. Although Little Giant is the horse to beat there’s a lot of value outside of him and I’m happy to speck runners at good odds.

selections


7 LITTLE GIANT

(rp – $3.30)

3rd @ $1.40p

8 RATTAN

(rp – $5.50)

1st @ $5.75 & $1.85

9 SIMPLY BRILLIANT

(rp – $6.00)

6th

4 WHAT ELSE BUT YOU

(rp – $8.00)

7th

strategy


8 RATTAN

WIN (small units)

9 SIMPLY BRILLIANT

WIN (small units)

4 WHAT ELSE BUT YOU

WIN (smallest units)

speed


This race should be run at a strong speed with CALIFORNIA WHIP, WAH MAY FRIEND and CONTE all horses that can contest the lead. NEW ASIA SUNRISE can get a good run behind the main speed with CALCULATION.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)