R6 DONGZHIMEN HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M62) - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

21:45 HK TIME

summary


There are a couple of horses that I’m keen to play here and RULETHEROOST is one of those. The lack of tempo really went against him last start and he still ran very well in defeat. Hopefully from a low draw he will get a soft run again, this time on a slightly better tempo and he should be hard to beat. SALTO OLIMPICO comes through the same form reference and he too was very good after positioning poorly in that race. He normally leads, and if he does that here then he will take some catching. He deserves respect and is worth a smaller play too. LUCKY SHINY DAY has been running well in defeat for some time but his lack of early speed means he needs quite a few things to go his way in terms of pace and luck in running. ENJOY LIFE steps up to this trip for the first time and he went for home too soon last time. A more conservative approach could see a better result, although the pace factor is ‘niggly’. SANGRIA should be included in quaddies if for some reason the leaders overdo things in front. Overall though I’m happy to be backing both Ruletheroost and Salto Olimpico here.

selections


2 RULETHEROOST

(rp – $4.00)

1st @ $3.70 & $1.65 ($3.80 best corporate)

4 SALTO OLIMPICO

(rp – $4.80)

3rd @ $1.80p

8 ENJOY LIFE

(rp – $7.00)

4th

12 LUCKY SHINY DAY

(rp – $8.00)

10th

strategy


2 RULETHEROOST

WIN (3.5 units)

4 SALTO OLIMPICO

WIN (3 units)

speed


SALTO OLIMPICO should be able to lead with GARLIC YEAH, with the overall tempo being largely reliant on the intent of Dylan Mo. RULETHEROOST can secure a trail ahead of LITTLE ISLAND and MANAGEMENT STAR.