R3 BUKIT TIMAH HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M51) - Saturday, 2 March 2019

14:00 HK TIME

summary


The third is quite a competitive race. WIN WIN was a game second placing at his third career start when narrowly beaten by Splendour And Gold over the course and distance a month ago. He arguably has more upside than most, maps nicely, and even if he holds that form then he should go pretty close here. CARE FREE PRINCE comes through the same form line (race 399) and he is fit and racing well. If he’s not pressured in the lead, he will be there for a long way, although there are a couple of other horses that might inject some tempo into the race (see map). If that is the case, then it brings HURRICANE HUNTER in to the equation. He was luckless and should have won two starts back and the tempo went against him last time. From the outside draw, he needs a ride and pace to get back in the winner’s enclosure. ROYAL RACER might have been asked to sit a bit too close to the lead last time, but his last two runs have rated okay, and he shouldn’t be far off the leading chances again. COURAGEOUS DRAGON is another that is closely matched with his rivals and represents a pretty good price. It’s not an easy race and even though Win Win is the horse to beat the prices of Hurricane Hunter and Courageous Dragon make them appealing outlay, but I’m happy with an each way on Hurricane Hunter.

selections


2 WIN WIN

(rp – $3.80)

7th

12 HURRICANE HUNTER

(rp – $4.80)

8th

9 CARE FREE PRINCE

(rp – $7.00)

5th

5 COURAGEOUS DRAGON

(rp – $9.00)

12th

strategy


12 HURRICANE HUNTER

WIN & PLACE

speed


The pace looks like it will be quite strong here with CARE FREE PRINCE and DRAGON DANCE the most likely leaders from TRIUMPHANT LORD, POSITIVELY HIGH and GOLDEN MISSION.

SEASON 2018/19 FINAL TOTAL STATS UPDATE:


88

MEETINGS

2292.8

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+239.8

UNITS (10.46% PROFIT)