R1 FRIGATEBIRD HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M28) - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

19:15 HK TIME

summary


There’s not much pace in this event at all and it’s not easy to work out a leader. Added to this is the fact that there isn’t much between the ratings of a few and you have a tricky opening race. COME ON WONGCHOY makes a little more appeal than most on the back of a solid effort over the course and distance when finishing second, and has posted similar figures for his last two runs. Critically, he maps on pace and to receive a “cushy” run. The recent Happy Valley trial from the Jimmy Ting-trained DOCTORS DELIGHT was excellent and he might be one to keep safe on his seasonal return. However, whilst he is not easy to assess, the market is telling a story by having him early favourite. DASHING DART has a decent record in the grade and being second-up he will strip a fitter horse. Providing he doesn’t get too far out of his ground then he can figure in the finish, barrier 3 certainly aids his chances. GLORIAM and KWAICHUNG BROTHERS back-up from last week and both competed well in a race run at a solid tempo. The former could improve and should be peaking fitness-wise, while the latter is close to a win but the outside gate makes it difficult.

selections


9 COME ON WONGCHOY

(rp – $4.50)

2nd @ $1.60p (quinella with 5 @ $15.50)

2 DOCTORS DELIGHT

(rp – $5.50)

3rd @ $1.55p (trifecta/tierce with 5 & 9 @ $115.50)

1 DASHING DART

(rp – $6.50)

6th

5 KWAICHUNG BROTHERS

(rp – $7.50)

1st @ $6.40 & $2.35 ($8.00 best corporate)

3 GLORIAM

(rp – $8.50)

7th

strategy


9 COME ON WONGCHOY

WIN (small units)

2 DOCTORS DELIGHT

WIN (small units)

speed


There’s very little pace on paper here with COME ON WONGCHOY appearing to be the most likely leader. GOLDEN CANNON and AMBITIOUS SPEEDY could also go forward from WISH COME TRUE and MASSIVE POWER. It’s not easy to map and there could very conceivably be a mid-race move.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)