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Sha Tin (M67) - Sunday, 28 April 2019

17:50 HK TIME

summary


It is not easy to oppose the likely short-priced favourite in FULL OF BEAUTY. He has won five of six career starts and didn’t really lose too many admirers in defeat on his latest outing. He maps to get a soft run in behind a strong speed and can bounce back to the winners enclosure, although, he might come up shorter than he should in the market. CALIFORNIA FORTUNE beat him last time but on weights and measures has a bit to find this time and this race has more pressure and speed in it. STYLING CITY and FLYING THUNDER might be capable of an upset at decent odds. The former has the blinkers re-applied and his best rating has him not far from Full Of Beauty. Flying Thunder gets a bit of weight from both rivals, and that could be critical. He has a little to find on his best figures but with the drop of 9kg, he is sure to sprint well and outside of the favourite, he is worth a play. It’s hard to be confident about the two Millard first starters, even though early betting says GRACEANDMERCY is well-credentialed and could perform at the first time of asking in Hong Kong. Back both Flying Thuder and Styling City, plus a quinella with Full Of Beauty.

selections


2 FULL OF BEAUTY

(rp – $3.00)

2nd @ $1.15p (quinella with 12 @ $5.65)

12 FLYING THUNDER

(rp – $6.50)

1st @ $5.50 & $2.40 ($11.00 best corporate!)

3 STYLING CITY

(rp – $5.50)

7th

strategy


12 FLYING THUNDER

WIN (2 units)

3 STYLING CITY

WIN (2.5 units)

2 with 3 & 12

QUINELLA (1 unit each, 2 units total)

speed


There’s plenty of speed here with CALIFORNIA FORTUNE, HANDSOME BO BO, LITTLE BIRD and TELECOM BROTHERS all capable of setting the speed up front. FULL OF BEAUTY can sit behind these runners in a good position from NEW ASIA SUNRISE.