R4 KINGFISHER HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M65) - Monday, 22 April 2019

14:30 HK TIME

summary


I like the look of STAR LUCK and the performance level he brings to this event. The lightly-raced son of Star Witness has drawn wide, but also possesses great gate speed, so as long as he doesn’t get in a battle for the lead, and possibly settles outside or just behind the leader, then he should take some beating. FLYING LOVER quite convincingly beat him on his debut (race 523), but he had to work far too hard on that occasion and I’m hopeful that won’t be the case here. COOLCELEB was $32 when winning at his first attempt on this dirt surface (AWT) over this distance when beating VIVA COUNCIL who himself was enormous in defeat. That race rated well and Coolceleb might be able to stalk the speed and get a similar run. This is a very competitive race, but Star Luck might be a good option at the price with some quinellas. Don’t bet too heavily though as it’s never easy overcoming barrier 11 on the dirt over 1200m.

selections


2 STAR LUCK

(rp – $3.50)

10th

4 FLYING LOVER

(rp – $5.50)

1st @ $3.40 & $1.60

6 VIVA COUNCIL

(rp – $6.50)

2nd @ $2.00p (quinella with 4 @ $12.10)

8 COOLCELEB

(rp – $8.00)

3rd @ $1.80p (trifecta/tierce with 4 & 6 @ $65.40)

strategy


2 STAR LUCK

WIN (small units)

2 with 4, 6 & 8

QUINELLA (small units)

speed


LUNAR ZEPHYR can lead this race from ELITE BOY and STAR LUCK going forward. NICE FANDANGO can also position close to the speed from COOLCELEB. FLYING LOVER is drawn barrier 1 and should be able to secure an ideal run tracking the leaders.