R7 DONGCHENG DISTRICT HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M62) - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

22:15 HK TIME

summary


This is a tough race in many respects as I struggle with the best level rating of SPEED VISION. Firstly, it is pretty hard to knock the form of SPEEDY KING, the last start winner who has been model of consistency. The step up to 1,200m poses no issues and he maps to get the right run, carrying 0.5kg less than he did when winning in this grade three weeks ago. There are quite a few that could make a race of it though, with SEVEN HEAVENS a genuine contender. He should have won down the straight on his last outing and he can win based on that effort, although Purton will need to be at his best from barrier 9. INFINITY ENDEAVOUR goes well fresh, might get the pace to suit and the drop in grade is very significant. Speaking of dropping back, this factor also helps FANTASTIC FEELING who is a six-time winner over the course and distance. So to SPEED VISION; He was awesome when winning here two starts back, but it is hard to be confident that he can repeat that, in my opinion, as it was so superior to anything hinted at before. He has won a trial subsequent to his last start failure where he simply couldn’t get into the race from a wide draw. He maps to lead this time, which will certainly help him out. I can’t price this race with confidence, so I’ll be sitting it out. Speedy King for those who want to play is worth a small each way, with a watch on the prices of Seven Heavens and Infinity Endeavour. Tough race.

selections


6 SPEEDY KING

(rp – $5.50)

2nd @ $4.10p ($17.00 best, quinella with 7 @ $22.85)

5 SEVEN HEAVENS

(rp – $5.00)

5th

4 INFINITY ENDEAVOUR

(rp – $8.00)

4th (first-four/quartet with 7, 6 & 3 @ $1153.80)

3 FANTASTIC FEELING

(rp – $9.00)

3rd @ $2.30p (trifecta/tierce with 7 & 6 @ $149.40)

7 SPEED VISION

(rp – $7.50)

1st @ $2.55 & $1.25 ($3.60 best corporate)

strategy


6 SPEEDY KING

WIN & PLACE (small units)

speed


SPEED VISION can lead here at a speed that’s at least GOOD. CASA DE FORCA and SPEEDY KING can sit close up from KA YING LEGEND. POWERMAX might go forward from a wide draw and FANTASTIC FEELING can position behind the main pacesetters.