R8 HO MAN TIN HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M64) - Wednesday, 17 April 2019

22:50 HK TIME

summary


LAST KINGDOM will likely be the market favourite in the final event and that is understandable. He was super brave when second over the Valley mile to Racing Luck, that race rated well off the back of a very solid speed, and he should get a charmed run from a low gate in this event tonight. That said, he doesn’t appear to have a real turn of foot so a steadier tempo here could leave him vulnerable. ZHAN JIANG ROCKS and AMAZING SATCHMO were both better the last time they clashed with Last Kingdom over the track and trip on March 20. In fact, Zhan Jiang Rocks probably should have won that race. He is a strong chance to atone, but he will need a bit to go his way given he gets back in the running. We have been with CINQUANTE CINQ for his last couple and the rise in grade should be no issue. He is progressive, has an excellent burst of speed and can win again. Even though the tempo probably won’t be quick overall, with a “track” into the finish Cinquante Cinq can sprint strongly with a light weight. He looks a really nice each way outlay at his early price.

selections


12 CINQUANTE CINQ

(rp – $4.00)

2nd @ $1.75p ($6.00 & $2.25 best corporate)

9 ZHAN JIANG ROCKS

(rp – $6.00)

5th

6 LAST KINGDOM

(rp – $4.80)

4th

5 AMAZING SATCHMO

(rp – $8.00)

8th

strategy


12 CINQUANTE CINQ

WIN & PLACE (3 x 5)

speed


There isn’t much speed in this race with LAST KINGDOM the likely leader without too much pressure placed on him. MARZOUQ can work forward from ROMAN IMPERO and LET’S TAKE IT EASY.