R7 THE SINGAPORE TURF CLUB TROPHY HANDICAP

-


Sha Tin (M51) - Saturday, 2 March 2019

16:05 HK TIME

summary


There is not much depth to this race and I’m quite keen on the chances of THRILLED. He was brave on his Hong Kong debut when finishing fourth over 1,200m. The son of Exceed And Excel never had much peace on the lead that day and no doubt will strip fitter this time around. I like the fact he has put on bodyweight (1104 to 1121lbs) since his debut, so he has clearly taken the run well and he has enough gate speed to offset a middle draw. FLYING THUNDER is having his third local start and has shown enough potential to warrant respect. He has the cross-over noseband going on and drops back in trip. AEROHAPPINESS worked too hard last time but with a cushy run from a low draw, he might turn it around. However, he has been a beaten favourite on several occasions and has had his fair share of chances. He’s still learning and developing though so it is obviously possible for him to find a new level once things click. FIRST RESPONDER is a contender given the manner he closed last start. He should be fitter again but will need a touch of luck from the wide alley.

selections


3 THRILLED

(rp – $3.00)

12th (bled)

11 AEROHAPPINESS

(rp – $4.50)

3rd @ $1.35p

1 FLYING THUNDER

(rp – $10.00)

2nd @ $1.95p

10 FIRST RESPONDER

(rp – $7.50)

6th

strategy


3 THRILLED

WIN (4.5 units)

speed


MY ALLY can lead this event from TEAM SPIRIT and overall the tempo looks like it should be GOOD. I expect AEROHAPPINESS to hold a forward spot from barrier 3 from HEALTHY LUCK and THRILLED not far behind him.

SEASON 2018/19 FINAL TOTAL STATS UPDATE:


88

MEETINGS

2292.8

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+239.8

UNITS (10.46% PROFIT)