R3 THE SPRINT CUP (G2)

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Sha Tin (M61) - Sunday, 7 April 2019

14:00 HK TIME

summary


This doesn’t really look like a race to invest into, with MR STUNNING and BEAT THE CLOCK clearly most likely to fight out the finish. Mr Stunning has had a freshen-up since being defeated by Beat The Clock 77 days ago and usually he is better after having had a run following a break. That may be the case again considering his main target will be the Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize in three weeks. Beat The Clock is better suited over 1,200m and he was far from disgraced when defeated by Beauty Generation over 1,400m at his last outing. The tactics employed by Purton and Moreira will be most interesting here and there simply isn’t much between their mounts, although I have Beat The Clock having a slight edge over Mr Stunning on this occasion.

selections


2 BEAT THE CLOCK

(rp – $2.25)

2nd @ $1.20p

1 MR STUNNING

(rp – $2.40)

3rd

strategy


NO OUTLAY RECOMMENDED

speed


There isn’t likely to be a great deal of speed through the middle stages of this race and HANDSOME BO BO might be allowed to lead. The tactics of Moreira on BEAT THE CLOCK will be interesting as he’s drawn wide but might choose to bounce his horse out to control the pace outside of the likely leader. MR STUNNING and Purton might not allow this however and the map could look quite different to what’s put forward.