R3 VILLAGE HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M46) - Wednesday, 13 February 2019

19:45 HK TIME

summary


Predominantly, this looks a race between VERY RICH MAN and GRACIOUS RYDER. The former might have to do a little work to find the lead with WAH MAY PRINCESS likely to “kick up” on his inside and considering Very Rich Man is rather one-dimensional, that could be a slight concern. Nonetheless, he fought well when second to Champions Way last time and can figure again. Gracious Ryder will get a soft run from a low gate and Zac Purton is sticking with him. In a thin race, he does look the right horse and his overall form this term suggests he is close to a win. The drop in class is significant for ALL BEST FRIENDS who has been remarkably consistent this term and with a touch of luck from a middle draw he shouldn’t be far away. The map is an issue though for De Sousa to overcome. Conversely DOLLAR REWARD maps a bit better but he has had every chance on a couple of occasions, is yet to win in Hong Kong from 24 starts and has been very costly for win–backers. I’m happy that Gracious Ryder is the main outlay here and it’s worth taking a small quinella with Very Rich Man.

selections


10 GRACIOUS RYDER

(rp – $3.20)

2nd @ $1.30p

3 VERY RICH MAN

(rp – $7.00)

6th

1 ALL BEST FRIENDS

(rp – $7.50)

4th

7 DOLLAR REWARD

(rp – $7.50)

3rd @ $1.95p

strategy


10 GRACIOUS RYDER

WIN (5 units)

10 with 3

QUINELLA (0.5 unit)

speed


WAH MAY PRINCESS will go forward from his inside draw with VERY RICH MAN working across to lead. FLYING MONKEY has early speed to use and JIMSON THE DRAGON might be asked to hold a forward spot from his draw. GRACIOUS RYDER shouldn’t be far from the leaders on the rail.

SEASON 2018/19 FINAL TOTAL STATS UPDATE:


88

MEETINGS

2292.8

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+239.8

UNITS (10.46% PROFIT)