R5 THE POK OI CUP HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M41) - Sunday, 27 January 2019

15:00 HK TIME

summary


They race on the all-weather (AWT) for this event and there might be a play with DEAL MAKER. This galloper is having his third start of the season and caught the eye at his last outing. Then, he missed the start badly, I’m not sure if by design or not, before being held-up and storming home late to finish third to Winning Supreme. Providing he can jump better here and hold a position from barrier 1, he looks very interesting. Obviously, NOBLE DE LOVE has been in excellent form but he has never tried the surface on raceday. That said, most of the Commands progeny seem to go well on the dirt here. MICKEY RICH comes through the same form line as Deal Maker (Race 318) and the manner in which he hit the line suggested he could go close again. NICE KICK is seemingly always in the market and based on his overall form, with the right run, should be thereabouts again. In terms of his price, well I won’t recommend taking anything shorter than $6.00 for him. Deal Maker is the runner I’m happy to back though.

selections


11 DEAL MAKER

(rp – $3.50)

2nd @ $2.20p (quinella with 3 @ $15.65)

3 NOBLE DE LOVE

(rp – $4.50)

1st @ $2.95 & 1.35 ($4.60 best corporate)

10 NICE KICK

(rp – $6.00)

5th

2 MICKEY RICH

(rp – $8.50)

3rd @ $4.25p (trifecta/tierce with 3 & 11 @ $147.30)

strategy


11 DEAL MAKER

WIN

speed


The pace should be GOOD here with DASHING GAINER contesting for the lead from STARTLING POWER and potentially DEAL MAKER if he can jump and muster some speed early. HAPPY HAPPY STAR maps to follow these horses and sit in a great position.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)