R2 BATTERY PATH HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M22) - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

19:45 HK TIME

summary


This is quite an even race but the early favourite is the 10-year-old OCEAN ROAR for Jimmy Ting. The freshman trainer appears to have persevered with this galloper for the drop in grade that presents tonight. Ocean Roar is one from one in Class 5 and has some appeal with the move back to Happy Valley on the “C+3” course, but there are others that will be overs given this obvious plan. EXPONENTS and SHOW MISSION might be able to cause an upset. The former is holding his form well, maps nicely and is definitely capable. Show Mission seems most effective over this course and distance (3:1-2-0) and even though he can take a little time to get going early in his races, barrier 5 should mean he doesn’t settle far from the leaders. PADDINGTON is another that can win and his last run in defeat rated better than most others here. ACTUARIAT will get a soft run on the back of the speed, but he has proven a little weak at the business end of his races.

selections


8 EXPONENTS Late-Scratched

(rp – $5.50)

9 PADDINGTON

(rp – $6.00)(rp – $4.80)

8th

3 OCEAN ROAR

(rp – $6.50)(rp – $5.20)

1st @ $5.00 & $1.85

6 SHOW MISSION

(rp – $7.00)(rp – $5.60)

9th

strategy


8 EXPONENTS Late-Scratched

WIN

9 PADDINGTON

WIN

speed


There should be GOOD speed here with OCEAN ROAR and FIRST BEAUT contesting the lead early. ACTUARIAT, EXPONENTS and GREAT SON should be amongst the first line of “chasers”.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)