R4 THE HONG KONG EXCHANGES CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP)

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Happy Valley (M62) - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

20:45 HK TIME

summary


The main chances in this event come from race 512 where DREAM COME TRUE (second) and CALIFORNIA ARGENT (third) were placed behind Speedy King. The former had to do a bit of work early from a middle draw and was only caught late in the race. He maps nicely tonight and should prove hard to run down. California Argent rattled home in some excellent closing sections then but through the middle stages was just a bit outpaced. The low draw might help his cause this time, but it will also aid his main danger. VERY RICH MAN comes up in grade, where he has failed twice before, but he might be in better form now. He is well-weighted here and could be dangerous with a light weight and settling on-pace. TELECOM PUMA drops back in trip but ran quite well on his second Hong Kong start and is probably open to more improvement than most. Dream Come True is the horse to beat, but his early price makes him unbackable. Very Rich Man might be worth the smallest speck as well, but use prices accordingly.

selections


5 DREAM COME TRUE

(rp – $2.90)

1st @ $2.00 & $1.10 ($2.15 best corporate)

2 CALIFORNIA ARGENT

(rp – $4.50)

6th

9 VERY RICH MAN

(rp – $12.00)

8th

1 TELECOM PUMA

(rp – $7.50)

3rd @ $1.45p

strategy


NO OUTLAY RECOMMENDED

use prices accordingly.

speed


DREAM COME TRUE can lead this race at a GOOD speed overall from VERY RICH MAN and TELECOM PUMA. It’s possible if the riders of these horses don’t relent that the pace might be quicker than good. VICTORY MACHINE and SPECIAL STARS can get good situations behind this trio of horses.