R1 TSIM SHA TSUI HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M64) - Wednesday, 17 April 2019

19:15 HK TIME

summary


The drop in grade and step up in trip are both significant for LETSGOFREE who has won twice (from five starts) in this grade and over the 1650m distances. He seems to be looking for this journey and although there isn’t much of him, he has carried a similar weight to win in the past. The form out of his last race is sound, with three subsequent winners coming out of it (Wah May Princess, The Show and Band Of Brothers) and he posted an 11.16 final-200m, which was the third best at the meeting. BONITO and BINGO HERO come through the same form race (507) as each other with the former faring better in terms of a finishing position, but each horse’s run had merit to it on that occasion. Bingo Hero missed the jump several lengths but ran on well. The issue for both of them this time is where they might land from wide draws, it won’t make their task easy. THE SYLPH isn’t out of this, but obviously he has been touted for some time as a non-winner. Based on recent efforts and where he maps, he has to go close again. JIN JIN KING might be a touch of overs. His last run at Happy Valley over this journey rated well enough to be considered against this field. I’m happy to primarily back Letsgofree however on a small, each way basis.

selections


2 LETSGOFREE

(rp – $4.50)

10th

4 THE SYLPH

(rp – $6.50)

5th

10 BONITO

(rp – $7.50)

1st @ $7.45 & $2.75 ($8.00 best corporate)

5 BINGO HERO

(rp – $8.00)

7th

1 JIN JIN KING

(rp – $9.00)

Late-scratched

strategy


2 LETSGOFREE

WIN & PLACE

speed


The pace looks like it will be genuine and GOOD here with MEGATRON leading, from others that have shown speed through out their careers, TRIUMPHANT LIGHT, JIN JIN KING and GOBI STORM.