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.