R9 WU KING HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M49) - Sunday, 24 February 2019

17:10 HK TIME

summary


FULL OF BEAUTY is going to be a short-priced favourite and is pretty hard to oppose. You just don’t see horses cover the ground he did (last time) around the circle over 1200m and win very often in Hong Kong. Ultimately he is undefeated from three starts and will be hard to beat again from a superior draw and a race that doesn’t appear to have as much speed in it. A case can be made for HONEST WAY who finished runner up to Full Of Beauty last time and meets that rival on better terms (4kg) for just over a length. Honest Way has been pretty consistent and should be thereabouts again, but he’s unlikely to be able to rely on the favourite getting a run anywhere near as tough as last time. Outside of those two runners, the race looks rather bleak. HAIR TRIGGER ran on well last time and while he is 0/6 over the course and distance, at least he has displayed some positive form. There is not much else to see. Full Of Beauty looks horribly short early on, so this requires discipline – don’t take a price too short and be happy sitting back and watching a good horse go.

selections


3 FULL OF BEAUTY

(rp – $1.60)

1st @ $1.20 & $1.01 ($1.45 best corporate)

9 HONEST WAY

(rp – $10.00)

2nd @ $1.75p (quinella with 3 @ $3.30)

5 HAIR TRIGGER

(rp – $16.00)

13th

strategy


3 FULL OF BEAUTY

WIN

speed


FULL OF BEAUTY can contest the lead here from LASTING FRIENDSHIP and ENDEARING. DIAMOND KING and CALIFORNIA TURNO also have speed but are both drawn out wide. FLYING TIGER HERO is drawn to get a soft run following the leaders.

SEASON 2018/19 FINAL TOTAL STATS UPDATE:


88

MEETINGS

2292.8

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+239.8

UNITS (10.46% PROFIT)