R6 CHEVALIER HEALTHCARE INVESTMENT HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M23) - Sunday, 25 November 2018

15:40 HK TIME

summary


This is an interesting race with NOBLE DE LOVE coming up the most likely winner on his best figures from last preparation. He has however had plenty of issues, but his recent trial suggested he is in fine fettle and he might be a good play for this race. He maps to get a “rails run” behind the main pacesetting horses, in a race that I think will be truly run. HIGH REV has drawn awkwardly and might go back from his gate, but there looks ample speed in this event and his work in blinkers (which will be on today) was sharp. He can win as well with natural improvement from his first career start. CORDYCEPS is another that will wear the blinkers for the first time and his recent dirt trial was okay. His overall form is solid enough and he’s one of the better chances. HAPPY FORCE has some ability and might be able to figure in the finish. He should be ready to run as well as he can being third-up for Benno Yung and is yet another runner being fitted with blinkers for the race. This is an event where being nimble with the market is key. Noble De Love is the top win outlay, however I can make a case for each of my top-four so don’t hesitate to back them at the right price.

selections


6 NOBLE DE LOVE

(rp – $4.50)

5th

5 HIGH REV

(rp – $5.00)

9th

1 CORDYCEPS

(rp – $6.00)

3rd @ $1.85p

10 HAPPY FORCE

(rp – $8.00)

1st @ $11.35 & $3.15 ($13.00 best corporate)

strategy


6 NOBLE DE LOVE

WIN (small units)

speed


I expect that the pace here will be at least GOOD (and faster than many might anticipate). ENERGETIC CLASS is drawn barrier 11 but can press forward with HAPPY FORCE and CORDYCEPS likely to be asked to go forward inside him as well. DISTRICT EXPRESS has the speed to take a position from his draw with PEARL CHAMPION and VICTORIOUS LEADER not far behind the leaders also.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)