R4 ON TING HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M49) - Sunday, 24 February 2019

14:30 HK TIME

summary


The blinkers go on PLANET STAR for the first time today and combined with him taking a drop in grade in a race where he can dictate the pace collectively means he shapes as a decent each way play. Planet Star is a winner over the course and distance and has been tested over further in recent times. CHAIRMAN LO will map well and he too will have the blinkers going on for the first time so could be an improver. At his last start he ‘raced tight’ with Hurricane Hunter that that appeared to ‘put him off his game’. PEARL CHAMPION has figures that can win this event if one is willing to forgive his last run. I expect that connections will probably revert to wanting him ridden more patiently this time and that could bring about an improved effort. CIRCUIT THREE ran well on debut behind Prince Of Gems and although there is little doubt this son of Savabeel will be better over further, he should also be improved for having had the experience. Planet Star is the each way outlay here however.

selections


1 PLANET STAR

(rp – $5.50)

1st @ $4.80 & $1.70 ($8.50 & $2.40 best corporate)

3 CHAIRMAN LO

(rp – $4.50)

3rd @ $1.55p

4 PEARL CHAMPION

(rp – $7.00)

14th

7 CIRCUIT THREE

(rp – $7.50)

11th

strategy


1 PLANET STAR

WIN & PLACE

speed


There isn’t an abundance of early speed here and I believe it will be up to PLANET STAR and HINYUEN SWIFTNESS to fight for the lead positions. COOLCELEB might work across from barrier 11 with INTREPIC inside him. CHAIRMAN LO could sit close if he responds positively to wearing blinkers for the first time in a race.

SEASON 2018/19 FINAL TOTAL STATS UPDATE:


88

MEETINGS

2292.8

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+239.8

UNITS (10.46% PROFIT)