R2 JOHNSTON HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M52) - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

19:45 HK TIME

summary


DOLLAR REWARD looks like he gets his chance tonight to win a race in Hong Kong. He maps to get the ideal right run on the back of the speed and his last effort when third to Wah May Princess (who subsequently won again) rated well enough. Whilst he gives the hint of being a non-winner, he should have no excuses from the draw and off his mark here. VERY RICH MAN made the running in that race (417) won by Wah May Princess and probably fought on relatively well given he had to do some early work. He will have to absorb some pressure here, but should be in the fight for a fair way. SUPER LUCKY was beaten by the draw last time when he was never factor after settling well back in the field. He still clocked some solid closing sectionals (11.76 eighth-best final-200m) at the meeting and he might be able to settle closer this time. HERO TIME has won two of five in the grade and is capable on his best form, but he certainly needs to turn around some rather moderate performances at his last couple of starts after a brief ‘freshen up’. While ALL BEST FRIENDS can figure providing he doesn’t get caught ‘out on a limb’ from barrier 12 – it certainly isn’t an ideal draw, but he has some tactical speed for De Sousa to use.

selections


9 DOLLAR REWARD

(rp – $3.50)

2nd @ $1.15p (quinella with 4 @ $6.25)

2 SUPER LUCKY

(rp – $5.00)

4th

4 VERY RICH MAN

(rp – $7.00)

1st @ $6.35 & $1.85p ($6.50 best corporate)

3 ALL BEST FRIENDS

(rp – $14.00)

11th

strategy


9 DOLLAR REWARD

WIN

9 with 2 & 4

QUINELLA

speed


I expect the overall speed to be on the FAST side of GOOD here with VERY RICH MAN, SUPER EURO STAR and LUNAR ZEPHYR contesting for the lead and rail. DOLLAR REWARD maps to track these with ALL BEST FRIENDS and SUPER LUCKY not far away either.

SEASON 2018/19 FINAL TOTAL STATS UPDATE:


88

MEETINGS

2292.8

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+239.8

UNITS (10.46% PROFIT)