R3 THE PURVES QUAICH (HANDICAP)

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Sha Tin (M69) - Sunday, 5 May 2019

13:30 HK TIME

summary


There’s plenty of pace in this event, but that shouldn’t worry SUNNY BOY who impressed on his local debut, in fact it should suit him. He comes from a high rating race won by exciting sprinter Voyage Warrior when he closed with a final-400m of 22.10 down the straight course. The cheek-pieces go on, he can stalk the speed, will strip fitter for the run and I expect him to be better suited over 1,200m. Sunny Boy is the horse to beat. FAIRY TWINS has run well in defeat on his last two starts and lately has been giving the indication he is looking for 1,200m. Interestingly, his record is very good at the course and distance (4:1-2-0). He’s drawn out, but settles off the speed anyway and there looks to be plenty of pressure in front, which could allow him to finish into the race late. HARD PROMISE has had excuses for not finishing closer to the front of the pack at his last two starts and he can bounce back. AMBITIOUS HEART might get the race run to suit and is drawn to advantage, so isn’t completely out of it either. Sunny Boy and Fairy Twins are clearly the two most like the chances of here.

selections


2 SUNNY BOY

(rp – $3.30)

1st @ $1.85 & $1.25 ($2.70 best corporate)

3 FAIRY TWINS

(rp – $4.80)

7th

1 HARD PROMISE

(rp – $7.00)

6th

8 AMBITIOUS HEART

(rp – $8.00)

2nd @ $1.50p (quinella with 2 @ $4.15)

strategy


2 SUNNY BOY

WIN

3 FAIRY TWINS

WIN (smaller units)

speed


There’s a lot of speed here with MAGNIFICENT likely to hold a forward position from barrier 1 and HARD PROMISE going forward with WINNING SUPREME. AMBITIOUS HEART can camp just off these horses with FORZA ANGEL and PRINCE HARMONY might be asked to press forward from his wide draw.