R8 SPOONBILL HANDICAP

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Sha Tin (M65) - Monday, 22 April 2019

16:35 HK TIME

summary


PING HAI TREASURE was very impressive when winning his last start and he returns to the same course and back to 1650m only having to carry 1kg more. The outside gate isn’t ideal at all, but he possesses some gate speed which might allow Moreira to find a reasonable position ‘one-off’ during the running and importantly the ratings he posted for his last win were good for this. There is quite a bit of pressure in this race, which won’t make it easy for Ping Hai Treasure though. BEAR SLAM finished a distant third to him, but could bridge the margin with a better run throughout. GAMEPLAYER EMPEROR deserves some respect considering he acquitted himself well behind Chung Wah Spirit over the course and distance and now gets a 4.5kg claimer on board. PEOPLE’S KNIGHT has a good record over the track and trip (11:3-1-2) and might get the right run in the race to feature in the finish. A small outlay on Ping Hai Treasure is the way I’m leaning here and potentially having something on Gameplayer Emperor.

selections


9 PING HAI TREASURE

(rp – $3.20)

2nd @ $1.70p

7 GAMEPLAYER EMPEROR

(rp – $7.00)

12th

2 PEOPLE’S KNIGHT

(rp – $8.00)

8th

5 BEAR SLAM

(rp – $9.00)

4th

strategy


9 PING HAI TREASURE

WIN (4.5 units)

speed


MAGNIFICENT can be ridden forward here with THUNDER STOMP, GAMEPLAYER EMPEROR and LUCKY TIME. The overall speed should be GOOD and maybe on the FAST side of GOOD. PEOPLE’S KNIGHT can ‘camp’ behind the main speed with Moreira on PING HAI TREASURE likely to look to do the same.