R3 THE QUEEN MOTHER MEMORIAL CUP HANDICAP (G3)

Group Three - 2400m


Sha Tin (M67) - Sunday, 3 May 2020

13:30 HK TIME

summary


A field of five horses will compete for the feature event, the Queen Mother Memorial Cup over 2400m, with all of them lining up over 2000m behind HELENE LEADINGSTAR in Race 549 a month ago. Helene Leadingstar, formerly known as Leicester in Australia and the winner of The South Australian Derby, will be hardest to beat under the handicap conditions of the race. He arrives in good form having won his last two starts and if anything is better suited here over 2400m. EAGLE WAY will probably attract some market support on the back-up from last week when he ran 3rdat G1 level to Exultant in the QEII Cup. In addition, Zac Purton has ridden him once for a win. HELENE CHARISMA can run well although he doesn’t win out of turn. Last year in this race on a Good to Yielding track he failed when Helene Leadingstar lead the field up before weakening into 3rd. Overall for today however, with the potential of a muddling tempo, I don’t want to get seriously involved here even though Helene Leadingstar to me is clearly the horse to beat.

selections


2 HELENE LEADINGSTAR

(rp – $2.20)

4th

1 EAGLE WAY

(rp – $4.50)

5th

3 HELENE CHARISMA

(rp – $8.00)

3rd

strategy


CHECK PRICES AND OUTLAY ACCORDINGLY

speed


There’s zero pressure on paper here with HELENE LEADINGSTAR the natural leader. Single-file formation is position as per the graphical order, with a mid-race, or early move likely.

SEASON 2018/19 FINAL TOTAL STATS UPDATE:


88

MEETINGS

2292.8

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+239.8

UNITS (10.46% PROFIT)