R1 JIANGUOMEN HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M62) - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

19:15 HK TIME

summary


There might be play in this event with GREAT SON. This maiden put in a career-best performance at his last start when second to Richcity Fortune over 1,200m at Sha Tin and his effort prior behind SHOW MISSION over the minimum trip at Happy Valley was also very good. If he can jump on terms and lead and/or settle handy, in a race where there isn’t much speed on paper, then he should take some beating. Show Mission might appreciate the smaller field and drop back to 1,000m given he generally likes to leave a run for late in the race and he possesses the best turn of foot. WHISTLE UP in interesting, as he is still a maiden also from 16 starts, but when we have seen him, he has performed well this term. From just two starts this season, he has placed on both times and most recently at Sha Tin down the straight he ran on strongly. He missed the start on that occasion though and can’t afford to do that here. Anyway, these seem the main three chances in a small field. I’m happy to back Great Son and take a small quinella with him, Show Mission and Whistle Up.

selections


6 GREAT SON

(rp – $3.50)

1st @ $4.15 & $1.70 ($7.00 & $2.10 best corporate)

2 SHOW MISSION

(rp – $4.50)

4th

5 WHISTLE UP

(rp – $6.00)

5th

strategy


6 GREAT SON

WIN & PLACE (2 x 4)

speed


For a 1000m race there doesn’t appear to be much pace and speed on paper here with KEEP GOING and TRIUMPHANT LORD the early speed influences. GREAT SON can get the ideal run behind them from possibly SHOW MISSION.