R5 THE PO LEUNG KUK 140TH ANNIVERSARY CUP (HCP)

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Sha Tin (M37) - Saturday, 12 January 2019

15:00 HK TIME

summary


CHAIRMAN LO was very impressive on his debut when narrowly defeated over 1,200m after a ground-saving ride. He will strip fitter, be better for the experience and the real key will be the move up to 1,400m. The Size/Moreira combination will again be hard to beat with this horse, but what price should you take to be on? QUADRUPLE DOUBLE’S figures when runner-up to Perfect Match read very well. He is still a maiden, but suffice to say he is knocking on the door for a win. His early speed might help him overcome being drawn out in barrier 11 with there not being too much speed inside of him. BEAUTY ENERGY is another that comes from a decent race won by Happy Force (race 276). The wide gate could be an issue as he over-raced a touch last time and Matthew Poon will need deliver a good ride. HINYUEN SWIFTNESS is the galloper that could provide some value in the exotics. He maps well and ran okay when going too hard in the lead behind Pearl Champion last start, but that run is good enough for him to go close here with a repeat performance. COMPASSION STAR catches the eye especially given Purton is teaming up with Yip once more this season (their record so far is 11:4-1-0). Both of the horse’s wins have been over 1,400m and he caught the eye over 1000m last start with an excellent final-furlong of 11.53. Purton is the only rider to have won aboard this galloper. Chairman Lo will be very hard to beat, if you can get more than $2.20 then back him, however also have a small each way on Quadruple Double with an emphasis being on the place amount.

selections


4 CHAIRMAN LO

(rp – $2.20)

2nd @ $1.05p (quinella with $8.80)

5 QUADRUPLE DOUBLE

(rp – $7.50)

6th

6 COMPASSION STAR

(rp – $9.00)

8th

2 BEAUTY ENERGY

(rp – $12.00)

3rd @ $3.00p (trifecta/tierce with 11 & 4 @ $273.50)

11 HINYUEN SWIFTNESS

(rp – $18.00)

1st @ $7.85 & $2.10 (best corporate $21.00!!)

strategy


5 QUADRUPLE DOUBLE

WIN & PLACE (e.g. 0.5 x 1.5 units)

speed


HINYUEN SWIFTNESS can help set up a GOOD speed here with QUADRUPLE DOUBLE working across from his wide draw and DRAGON REGIMENT holding position from barrier 4. CHAIRMAN LO appears as though he’ll position-up ideally with BEAUTY ENERGY a chance to sit 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)