R9 PEONY HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M45) - Sunday, 10 February 2019

17:15 HK TIME

summary


The manner in which NOBLE DE LOVE demolished his rivals over this course and distance at his first attempt on the all-weather suggests he looks well placed again to land back-to-back wins. He should find a prominent position early right on the speed and will take some catching. That said, SHIMMER AND SHINE will be fitter for his one run back this preparation and although he has only had a handful of starts, he has shown enough ability to be competitive here and the wide draw might not be the worst thing. Last season he overcame a wide trip to win nicely enough, it just depends on how the AWT is playing on the day. GOLDIE FLANKER will need the race run to suit but the all-weather specialist will be powering home and won’t be far away again. PHANTOM FALCON might be an over at a massive price. He’s drawn widest of all, but his pace will have him travelling on the speed and with a light weight again he might surprise a few. Noble De Love is the horse to beat, but the bet is an each way outlay on Shimmer And Shine. Whyte’s ride ELITE PATCH is a Japanese dirt sprinter who has shown speed in trials without finishing them off very strongly to the eye.

selections


8 NOBLE DE LOVE

(rp – $3.30)

1st @ $1.85 & $1.15 ($2.80 best corporate)

10 SHIMMER AND SHINE

(rp – $4.80)

2nd @ $1.85p (quinella with 8 @ $5.65)

9 GOLDIE FLANKER

(rp – $6.00)

5th

12 PHANTOM FALCON

(rp – $20.00)

3rd @ $7.35p (trifecta/tierce with 8 & 10 @ $137.90)

strategy


10 SHIMMER AND SHINE

WIN & PLACE

speed


Strong speed expected here with HARBOUR ALERT and AMAZING STAR mixing it up early from PHANTOM FALCON. ELITE PATCH can hold a trail from NOBLE DE LOVE. SHIMMER AND SHINE should be able to secure cover in the three-wide position following PHANTOM FALCON.

SEASON 2017/18 TOTAL STATS:


88

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2485

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+39.8

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