R2 AMETHYST HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M63) - Sunday, 14 April 2019

13:00 HK TIME

summary


This is a typically open Class 5 event. There looks good speed in the race, which might suit LAUGH OUT LOUD who has the blinkers re-applied for this outing. He is an ageing galloper who has rated okay in his last couple of starts and has often come right and into form at this stage of the season. LUCKY STORM might be able to map just behind the main pace and he too has the blinkers put back on, which should help his cause, although the drop back to 1,200m might not be ideal. ADONIS will land in a good position and with the booking of Zac Purton will have his share of admirers. He is probably better-suited coming back to this trip and is more than capable of winning this given some of his past performances. There was little separating STARLOT and OTOUTO when they last met over this track and trip and that effort would put each of those horses in the mix to win what is a competitive race. I’m happy to have small outlays on Laugh Out Loud and Lucky Storm.

selections


11 LAUGH OUT LOUD

(rp – $7.00)

1st @ $5.90 & $2.10 ($15.00 best corporate!)

10 LUCKY STORM

(rp – $5.50)

3rd @ $2.70p

3 ADONIS

(rp – $4.80)

5th

8 STARLOT

(rp – $8.00)

4th

4 OTOUTO

(rp – $7.00)

8th

strategy


11 LAUGH OUT LOUD

WIN (small units)

10 LUCKY STORM

WIN (small units)

speed


There looks to be GOOD speed in this race with RICHCITY FORTUNE going forward with LEISURED FEET and ADONIS and NASHASHUK unlikely to settle far away also. LUCKY STORM with the blinkers on maps to get a perfect run following the speed.