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Sha Tin (M67) - Sunday, 28 April 2019

30 units Strategy

best outlay


13 WIN WIN (rp – $5.00)

WIN (4 units) 

9 SUPER STAR (rp – $3.80) 

WIN (5 units)

The best plays of the day come in race 9 with WIN WIN and SUPER STAR. Win Win can be right in this finish with a light weight and the way he hit the line last start was excellent. Super Star continues to deliver strong finishes and can do so again with Hugh Bowman riding being a positive. Uncle Steve will run well, but Win Win and Super Star are at early prices one needs to take.

Results: 11th (-4 units) + 3rd (-5 units) -> (-9 units)



12 FLYING THUNDER (rp – $6.50)

WIN (2 units) 

3 STYLING CITY (rp – $5.50)

WIN (2.5 units) 

2 with 3 & 12 

QUINELLA (1 unit each, 2 units total)

Full Of Beauty is a quality animal that deserves top-billing, however FLYING THUNDER gets a race shape that could allow him to cause an upset. STYLING CITY wasn’t far off FULL OF BEAUTY last time, gets a small weight-swing and can certainly run well again.

Results: 1st @ $11.00 best corporate (+20 units) + 7th (-2.5 units) + Quinella with 2 @ $5.65 (+3.65 units) -> (+21.15 units)


13 GOLDEN SIXTY (rp -$4.00)

WIN (4 units) 

10 SMART LEADER (rp – $7.00) 

WIN (2.5 units)

As will be the case through out the day, some of the strong favourites looks a tad short for my liking so there are opportunities to paly outside them. Here I’m confident that GOLDEN SIXTY can make a successful step up into Class 3 following an outstanding debut in March. Whilst he’s drawn wide he has a light weight which will help if he can find cover three-wide. SMART LEADER conversely can sit on pace and is capable of running well after a luckless and good last start performance.

Results: 1st @ $4.60 best corporate (+14.4 units) + 3rd (-3 units) -> (+11.4 units)

best each way


14 GUY DRAGON (rp – $6.50) 

WIN (3 units) PLACE (5 units)

GUY DRAGON probably should have won his last start and will get a chance to atone today. He doesn’t have a great racing pattern, but there should be enough speed here for him to work into the finish before unleashing a strong sprint late.

Result: 7th (-3 units)(-5 units) -> (-8 units)

Overall result for 30 units strategy

+15.55 UNITS  (52% PROFIT)

The heavy rain during the Sha Tin program really influenced the track, it was a huge advantage to be racing close to the rail and on the speed.

Have Fun Together ran an enormous race all things considered. He missed the kick by a couple of lengths before getting held up at the top of the straight, and made huge ground late and wide on the track.

Superich was brilliant and he looks a galloper with a lot of promise. He maintained a wide run and was powerful through the line. Noble Steed also did a good job to finish second, he’s got points in hand for the new season.

Shining On and Sunshine Holiday never really got into the race given how the track played.

So that brings to an end season 2017/18. Congratulations to John Size, Champion Trainer and Zac Purton, Champion Jockey for their achievements through out the term. It will certainly be a different landscape with Joao Moreira leaving to Japan and I look forward to unlocking plenty of winners factoring-in next season’s crop of jockeys!

Thanks for following Hutchi’s Honkers through out Hong Kong season 2017/18! It was satisfying to turn a seasonal profit, that was the goal and even though it wasn’t large, for bigger players who are able to earn rebates via their respective agencies, it’s been significant.