R5 MORETON HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M36) - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

21:15 HK TIME

summary


HAPPY WARRIOR is the best bet on the card tonight at Happy Valley. Simply put, he should have won his last outing easily and I like the booking of De Sousa this time. He maps well from barrier 3, is nicely weighted and with even luck should take a power of beating. UNIVERSAL GO GO had excuses in defeat at his last outing when the track pattern and tempo played completely against him. His two efforts over the course and distance prior would ensure that he can figure in the finish with a repeat performance. If connections decide to ride him positively from barrier 11 I think his chances will be enhanced. CHAPARRAL STAR has been a model of consistency this term and he has form lines alongside Happy Warrior so he might be able to fill a minor spot again. LITTLE ISLAND won a decent rating race (233) that hasn’t worked out that well since, but with a cheap run he shouldn’t be far away for featuring either. HAPPY WARRIOR is the horse to back to win though.

selections


9 HAPPY WARRIOR

(rp – $2.20)

2nd @ $1.20p (quinella with 4 @ $9.80)

4 UNIVERSAL GO GO

(rp – $6.50)

1st @ $10.10 & $2.75 (best corporate $16.00)

7 CHAPARRAL STAR

(rp – $7.50)

7th

5 LITTLE ISLAND

(rp – $10.00)

6th

strategy


9 HAPPY WARRIOR

WIN (9 units)

speed


SPARKLING SWORD and UNIVERSAL GO GO can sit on the speed here and it’s unlikely to be quick. HAPPY WARRIOR can get a good position with LITTLE ISLAND. JOLLY CONVERGENCE might go forward and could inject more pace into the race.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)