R3 YIN KONG HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M43) - Saturday, 2 February 2019

14:00 HK TIME

summary


This is a race that I won’t be outlaying into with six newcomers, many of whom have worked very well and it looks a tricky race to assess on that basis. Of the exposed runners, MERIDIAN GENIUS was excellent in defeat last week over the course and distance and on the back-up he should run well again – he has race experience on his side. IRON KING, LUCKY THOUGHT and SHINING ACE have all shown enough in their trials to suggest that they are capable of winning a C4 race on debut. BRILLIANT wasn’t really tested at any stage in his turf trial but he was a winner of a trial at Hawkesbury, Australia prior to arriving in Hong Kong. Shining Ace won a trial in Victoria, Australia prior to importation and he too looks a nice prospect that has more of a speed pedigree than Lucky Thought (Savabeel/Schooner). It is a complicated race and difficult to be confident of the levels of the debutants, however there’s enough with some promise that should contribute to this being a good form reference going forward.

selections


5 IRON KING

(rp – $7.50)

6th

7 SHINING ACE

(rp – $4.50)

9th

2 MERIDIAN GENIUS

(rp – $6.00)

4th

6 LUCKY THOUGHT

(rp – $7.00)

10th

strategy


NO OUTLAY RECOMMENDED

speed


Not an easy race to map given the six debutants, but an established runner should be one of the main pace influences, LOOK ERAS. MULTIMAX and LIGHTNING STEED are others with pace with SHINING ACE and LUCKY THOUGHT displaying the necessary speed in trials.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

MEETINGS - SEASONS END

2485

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+39.8

UNITS (1.6% PROFIT)