R6 KOWLOON PARK HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M30) - Wednesday, 19 December 2018

21:50 HK TIME

summary


The two runners I am mainly interested in here are SKY MELODY and REMARKABLE. The former ran last week (sixth-placing) and couldn’t be fully tested when running out of room in the concluding stages. I like the fact he is backing-up7 days later and given some USA pedigree through the dam side, there is every reason to suggest he can handle the dirt surface on his first attempt on raceday. Remarkable was good on his run two starts back on the AWT and he simply doesn’t seem as competitive on the Sha Tin turf. With Moreira on board he should get a good run in the race from a low draw and I like the 1800m distance for him. GRAN MASTER takes a rise in grade and the last win from him rated well-enough to win in this higher grade, so he should have his share of admirers and he also comes in with 6kg less on his back to carry. RULE THEE went quite well in a recent trial and must be respected – he looks a big price in the early markets. Whilst the win of FLYING QUEST rated very well last time but I am not sure he will get the same tempo this time around. Off the early prices Gran Master looks worthy of a small each way play. I respect Sky Melody immensely though and he’s got plenty of upside.

selections


2 SKY MELODY

(rp – $4.00)

8th

12 REMARKABLE

(rp – $4.50)

6th

10 GRAN MASTER

(rp – $7.00)

12th

1 RULE THEE

(rp – $12.00)

5th

6 FLYING QUEST

(rp – $14.00)

7th

strategy


10 GRAN MASTER

WIN & PLACE (1 x 2)

speed


There isn’t a great deal of speed here with TRAVEL FIRST and MULTIGOGO the likely pacesetters. ZILONG and GRAN MASTER could take up close order with GOLDFIELD working forward from a wide draw.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)