R2 UNITED KINGDOM HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M26) - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

19:00 HK TIME

summary


This is not a race to get overly enthusiastic about, but the drop in to this class might be a key for SUPER EURO STAR who has managed a win and placing from two attempts in this grade. He is drawn to get a good run and this looks a winnable race for him. The reality is that there are only a couple of lengths separating a number of these horses and luck in the running will play a huge role. THE SHOW is holding his form well and the apprentice’s claim gives him a chance to figure in the finish once again. Incidentally he’ll carry the same weight as when he dead-heated for first in a Class 5 in early October. RAICHU can be competitive on this rating and the gate helps him with Zac Purton on board – he’s the only jockey to have won aboard him. ROYAL CHOCOLATE might strip fitter for the one run back this term and with the cheek-pieces going back on, he merits inclusion but once again, but will need a good ride from a wide alley. Overall it’s a tricky race but a small each way outlay on Super Euro Star is one way to play.

selections


4 SUPER EURO STAR

(rp – $5.50)

1st @ $9.60 & $3.25

5 THE SHOW

(rp – $6.00)

3rd @ $1.85p (trifecta/tierce with 4 & 3 @ $305.00)

2 RAICHU

(rp – $8.00)

4th (first-four/quartet with 4, 3, 5 @ $1,176.70)

3 ROYAL CHOCOLATE

(rp – $9.00)

2nd @ $2.60p (quinella with 3 @ $37.30)

strategy


4 SUPER EURO STAR

WIN & PLACE

speed


FIRST BEAUT can set the speed here from barrier 4 from two well-drawn horses SUPER EURO STAR and THE SHOW. RICHCITY FORTUNE and ROYAL CHOCOLATE are other horses that have tactical speed that might be asked to push forward from wider draws.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)