R6 THE LOK SIN TONG CUP (HANDICAP)

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Sha Tin (M35) - Sunday, 6 January 2019

15:35 HK TIME

summary


There are two horses in this event that stand out to me and it might be worthwhile outlaying a small quinella with them. THE CREATETH clearly appreciated the move to Sha Tin at his last outing over 1,200m and the manner in which he hit the line following a checkered run, suggested 1,400m this time looks ideal. There should be good speed here and he just needs a bit of luck from a tricky draw. His 1400m failures came when not racing as well for different trainers and he looks on top of his game now. The main danger is HURRICANE HUNTER who visually coasted home last start and on the back of a fast pace, it performance rated quite highly for the grade (Class 5). He might map a touch closer here and has obvious claims, especially considering he carries 5kg less here – he deserves to be favourite. TOUCH OF LUCK (awkwardly drawn) and FLASH FAMOUS both ran with merit behind Monica over the track and trip but the sedate tempo meant the race didn’t rate that well overall. That said, the shape probably didn’t suit either of them and allow them to run to their best – there should be a bit more speed here today and that could allow them to step up. The blinkers going on might help Touch Of Luck. I’m happy to have a small quinella with clearly the two best chances here though, Hurricane Hunter and The Createth.

selections


3 THE CREATETH

(rp – $4.00)

5th

12 HURRICANE HUNTER

(rp – $3.50)

8th DH

5 TOUCH OF LUCK

(rp – $7.00)

12th

1 FLASH FAMOUS

(rp – $10.00)

8th DH

strategy


3 & 12

QUINELLA

speed


I expect a genuinely run race here with SUPREME WITNESS, CASHIN MINISTER and MEGATRON the main speed early on. LEISURED FEET is drawn wide, but can work forward and THE CREATETH can find a spot in the first half of the field.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)