R5 JARDINE HANDICAP

-


Happy Valley (M54) - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

21:15 HK TIME

summary


There are a couple of nice outlays here with one being CINQUANTE CINQ. He was excellent on his Hong Kong debut and there were clear excuses on his last outing when he was stuck in traffic and even hit the rail on the point of the home turn and losing all momentum. With a clean trip today he can finish over the top of them, although connections will be hoping for an evenly run race, which might be questionable? UNIVERSAL GO GO comes through the same race and finished ahead of Cinquante Cinq after travelling three-wide without cover the entire journey. It was a very good run and with a better trip this time he can win, especially if he crosses easily to settle outside the leader. Whilst I have him three-wide on the map, I believe he can push past a horse like PLAY TO WIN and be right on pace. CROWN AVENUE wasn’t disgraced from the same race (439) as Universal Go Go so must be considered. CLEAR CHOICE has had two weeks between runs as opposed to the identical prep he had leading in to the back-to-back wins and with more weight, it could be a harder for him here. MY WINNER seemed to have his chance on that tempo so he looks too short in early betting, even though he might receive a soft time on the lead.

selections


6 CINQUANTE CINQ

(rp – $3.50)

1st @ $5.05 & $1.85

2 UNIVERSAL GO GO

(rp – $5.00)

6th

1 CLEAR CHOICE

(rp – $8.00)

4th

5 CROWN AVENUE

(rp – $12.00)

7th

strategy


6 CINQUANTE CINQ

WIN (4 units)

2 UNIVERSAL GO GO

WIN (2 units)

speed


MY WINNER can lead this race at a speed that could be on the SLOW side of GOOD. PLAY TO WIN and UNIVERSAL GO GO can go forward also with SUPERIOR BOY and CLEAR CHOICE likely to secure good positions behind the main speed.