R6 THE KOREA RACING AUTHORITY TROPHY (HANDICAP)

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Happy Valley (M66) - Wednesday, 24 April 2019

21:45 HK TIME

summary


PLANET STAR presents as a potential play at good value in race 6. I like him sticking to 1,200m and being drawn wide will allow him time to roll across and into a prominent position. Hopefully they try to lead with him and run along at a decent clip. If he and FAT TURTLE can control this race from the front, each has a solid chance. Both LADY FIRST and SPLIT OF A SECOND look the obvious dangers. They both competed in the race (459) won by Water Diviner, which was run at a quick tempo. Lady First was taken back from the gate and was arguably the run of the race with a race-best final-400m (22.79) but only finishing fifth. He can settle closer this time and can win. Split Of A Second ran well there and put in a sound effort when second to Fat Turtle earlier this season. All the form ties in well, but I’m hoping Planet Star can pinch this one at nice odds. There‚Äôs also some value in taking a quinella place/duet with him and the other runners in my selections.

selections


9 PLANET STAR

(rp – $6.50)

1st @ $7.30 & $2.30 ($16.00 best corporate)

2 FAT TURTLE

(rp – $5.50)

2nd @ $1.35p (quinella with 9 @ $9.85, quinella place / duet with 9 @ $3.95)

11 LADY FIRST

(rp – $5.00)

9th

12 SPLIT OF A SECOND

(rp – $8.00)

4th

strategy


9 PLANET STAR

WIN & PLACE (small units, e.g. 0.5 x 1)

9 with 2, 11 & 12

QUINELLA PLACE / DUET (small part unit each, e.g. 0.5)

speed


PLANET STAR and FAT TURTLE can lead this race at a GOOD speed overall. DIAMOND RHYME can sit close by with CASA DE FORCA.