R4 GREEN LANE HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M56) - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

20:45 HK TIME

summary


There might be some value in this event with HINYUEN SWIFTNESS. This gelding has recorded both his Hong Kong wins over 1400m at Sha Tin, so there might be a few that query his stamina over the Valley mile, but ultimately he doesn’t need to improve too much to be winning this event. The apprentice’s claim should offset a little rise in the handicap and he shapes as a sound each way option, particularly if he receives a soft sectional racing in the lead. HAPPY WARRIOR will be a popular option with the public given Zac Purton teams up with John Moore again (they have 12 wins from 26 rides when combining – Beauty Generation accounts for six of those) and he does look destined to go higher in the handicap. NITRO EXPRESS should improve with the move back to the city circuit and a couple of his early season efforts are easily good enough to win this, but he needs to bounce back from some ordinary returns. SPARKLING SWORD will be handy in the run and shouldn’t be far away in the finish. He’s a genuine enough horse, even though very well-exposed.

selections


5 HINYUEN SWIFTNESS

(rp – $5.50)

9th

4 HAPPY WARRIOR

(rp – $4.00)

2nd @ $1.20p

1 NITRO EXPRESS

(rp – $6.50)

3rd @ $1.50p

3 SPARKLING SWORD

(rp – $9.00)

5th

strategy


5 HINYUEN SWIFTNESS

WIN & PLACE

speed


HINYUEN SWIFTNESS can lead this event at a moderate speed from SPARKLING SWORD. COMPASSION STAR is drawn wide and might be asked to work across to the front and HAPPY WARRIOR might be ridden forward too.