R7 THE FWD CHAMPIONS MILE (G1)

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Sha Tin (M67) - Sunday, 28 April 2019

16:00 HK TIME

Runner-by-runner


1 BEAUTY GENERATION: He will start at prohibitive odds as he bids for his ninth consecutive victory. He has an International rating of 127 on home soil, he will lead and it looks his race to loose considering he has beaten his local rivals more than once this season and very convincingly at that.

2 CONTEThe John Size-trained galloper has won seven of 12 starts including running a gallant second to Beauty Generation in The Stewards’ Cup earlier this season. He can run second even after disappointing at his last start.

3 SEASONS BLOOM: Has been showing improvement on his last couple of starts, including a strong finish last start in The Chairman’s Trophy. Not the worst chance at his best and any rain will help.

4 SIMPLY BRILLIANTHe was well held over 2,000m in his only other Group1 tilt in The Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup. He needs to bring a career-best to figure to get close in the finish.

5 SINGAPORE SLINGHe was beaten two lengths behind Beauty Generation the last time they met so one can definitely make a case for him to hit the frame, but once again, it’s very hard to see him turning the tables.

6 RISE HIGHHe was beaten three lengths behind Beauty Generation in The Chairman’s Trophy so it’s hard to see him threatening, but his win prior rated very well and any rain would help his cause.

7 ROMANTIC TOUCHSimply doesn’t look good enough based on his overall profile this season.

summary


This is really another case case of sitting back and watching a quality animal as BEAUTY GENERATION, the Horse of The Year in Hong Kong bids to land another Group1 prize and realistically, he tips himself. It’s hard to mark him shorter than $1.20 even though he’ll probably start shorted. There’s no way I’m suggesting backing against him either. CONTE, SEASONS BLOOM and RISE HIGH are the main contenders to fight for second.

selections


1 BEAUTY GENERATION

(rp- $1.20)

1st @ $1.05 & $1.01 ($1.18 best corporate)

2 CONTE

(rp – $20.00)

7th

3 SEASONS BLOOM

(rp – $40.00)

4th

6 RISE HIGH

(rp – $50.00)

5th

strategy


NO OUTLAY RECOMMENDED

speed


BEAUTY GENERATION should lead at a GOOD speed overall with CONTE and SIMPLY BRILLIANT sitting off him and potentially giving SINGAPORE SLING nice cover in a one-off position.