R1 ASHLEY HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M25) - Sunday, 2 December 2018

13:00 HK TIME

summary


There’s not much pace at all in this event and that might play in to the hands of HOLY UNICORN who can gain an uncontested lead. He handles the surface okay without being a winner on it (placed one of five) and with the claim might be able to notch up one more win. PEARL FURU has only tried this surface once but he finished ahead of Holy Unicorn the last time they clashed after being checked on the turn so there was some merit to the run. TOP ACE had excuses on his last outing (blood in the trachea) but his form prior rated well enough for him to win this event and he handles the all-weather surface. SWEET BEAN is the only runner in this line up to have won on the dirt and with the Fownes/Purton combo striking at 16.7% he warrants respect, while MI BLANCO had the bias against him at his last start on this surface and he might be able to turn around a fair effort at Happy Valley last start.

selections


3 HOLY UNICORN

(rp – $4.00)

1st @ $3.80 & $1.50

1 PEARL FURU

(rp – $6.00)

8th

2 TOP ACE

(rp – $7.50)

9th

7 SWEET BEAN

(rp – $8.00)

5th

strategy


3 HOLY UNICORN

WIN

1 PEARL FURU

WIN (smaller units)

speed


There is not an abundance of speed on paper here and HOLY UNICORN appears the likely leader. PEARL FURU can take up a good spot from barrier 2 and LITTLE FANTASY is capable of positioning close to the lead as well.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)