R5 WYNDHAM HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650m


Happy Valley (M76) - Wednesday, 3 June 2020

20:45 HK TIME

summary


This is another race where there doesn’t look like there’ll be a lot of pace and if LIGHTNING STEED can cross and control the tempo then I think he can win again. He was well rated to win last time when Joao Moreira rode him, but there is no reason why Vincent Ho can’t attempt similar tactics this time to score. A number of his efforts over the course and distance have rated well enough and although he has more weight, he looks like he’ll be at very appealing “each-way” odds. Moreira rides COURAGEOUS DRAGON tonight and after the horse was heavily backed last time he kept on well enough to finish 3rd. He is likely to get an economical trip from a low draw this time and no doubt the public will favour him. INCANTO PREPARED hit the line quite well over the Valley mile at his last start and I think merits respect. He’s drawn to sit in the first half of the field from where he can launch his challenge to win. HUMBLE STEED is bidding for three-wins-in-a-row and is clearly in good form at present. I’m not convinced about where he’ll find himself from barrier 12 however and I don’t think the race shape will suit him tonight.

selections


4 LIGHTNING STEED

(rp – $4.50)

1st @ $5.50 & $1.90 ($8.50 BC)

10 COURAGEOUS DRAGON

(rp – $3.50)

5th

9 INCANTO PREPARED

(rp – $12.00)

3rd @ $4.50p

11 HUMBLE STEED

(rp – $15.00)

8th

strategy


4 LIGHTNING STEED

WIN & PLACE (3 x 5)

speed


LIGHTNING STEED can work forward towards the lead from barrier 11 with COURAGEOUS DRAGON holding a position close or just behind him. BIG BANG BONG is likely to push forward from BLOOMING SPIRIT and LASTING FRIENDHSHIP from out wider.

SEASON 2018/19 FINAL TOTAL STATS UPDATE:


88

MEETINGS

2292.8

TOTAL OUTLAY OF UNITS

+239.8

UNITS (10.46% PROFIT)