R2 DAEGU HANDICAP

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Happy Valley (M66) - Wednesday, 24 April 2019

19:45 HK TIME

summary


The runner to beat in this event is BUNDLE OF ENERGY. His third to Chaparral Star over this course and distance two starts ago was sound and he had excuses on his last outing when his rider made an early move down the back straight running 23 seconds between the 1000m and 600m mark. Given that, he actually battled pretty well and a ‘softer’ run is likely this time from gate 1 which is positive. By my assessment the danger to Bundle Of Energy is MY FAMILY. This progressive son of Jimmy Choux steps up to a mile for the first time following a good effort over 1,200m in race 532. That event has worked out well as a form reference, with Precious Sweetie (fourth) and Beauty Energy (fifth) both winning since then, along with the first two past the post hitting the frame again. My Family has drawn to take closer order in the running and should get every chance to be competitive. ABOVE is also drawn to get a nice run and is competitively weighted, so based on his better form, he can figure in the finish. The quick back-up with PERFECT TO PLAY will help his cause, it’s an approach Caspar Fownes has used before with some success and the horse is a winner over the course and distance. If you’re considering exotics then Electric Lightning can also hit the frame. The main two I’m interested in here though are Bundle Of Energy and My Family.

selections


8 BUNDLE OF ENERGY

(rp – $3.40)

3rd @ $1.55p

6 MY FAMILY

(rp – $4.80)

1st @ $4.50 & $1.55 ($8.50 best corporate!)

9 ABOVE

(rp – $7.00)

8th

3 PERFECT TO PLAY

(rp – $7.50)

4th

strategy


8 BUNDLE OF ENERGY

WIN (4.5 units)

6 MY FAMILY

WIN (3 units)

speed


There isn’t a great deal of speed here, but with EPTIMUM and MISTER MONTE potentially working across from wide draws more pace than expected could be injected into the contest early on. ABOVE and ELECTRIC LIGHTNING can take close order from MY FAMILY and WICKER.