R2 NG TUNG RIVER HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M43) - Saturday, 2 February 2019

13:30 HK TIME

summary


Joao Moreira rides the favourite in this race too with LUCKY SHINY DAY and it looks very hard to beat. It was an excellent run in defeat when he was third to The Joy Of Giving, who has won since. Lucky Shiny Day handles the surface well, in fact, his last run on turf is also a good form reference when he finished fourth to Travel First (Bring It On and Good Fit have won since) and in doing so posted a race-best final-200m (11.70). He will be hard to beat. MASTER BERNINI has moved nicely in a barrier trial leading in to his first-up run for a few months and although there was some market support, it was just a fair effort. However, the switch in surface will help his cause. MI BLANCO finally won a race two starts back, but had all favours. Nonetheless, he can figure in the finish. CORRE RAPIDO and LITTLE FANTASY have form around Mi Blanco and both handle the surface, and are worth consideration for the minors.

selections


3 LUCKY SHINY DAY

(rp – $2.50)

8th

5 MASTER BERNINI

(rp – $10.00)

13th

9 MI BLANCO

(rp – $10.00)

9th

13 LITTLE FANTASY

(rp – $14.00)

4th

11 CORRE RAPIDO

(rp – $18.00)

10th

strategy


3 LUCKY SHINY DAY

WIN

speed


There’s not a great deal of speed expected here with JIN JIN KING the likely leader. I believe PENZANCE could be ridden handy to the front with MASTER BERNINI and DRAGON WARRIOR.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

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2485

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+39.8

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