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Sha Tin (M79) - Sunday, 14 June 2020

26 units Strategy

best outlay


1 FABULOUS EIGHT (rp – $1.70)

WIN (8.5 units)

FABULOUS EIGHT has been in terrific form down the Sha Tin straight and his numbers stand out for this event. He’s drawn the right side of the track to receive an ideal run, and following two excellent runs where he’s won and placed second, he shapes as a clear best bet on the card.

Result: 2nd (-8.5 units)



2 GUNNISON (rp – $2.50)

WIN (5 units)

5 RED DESERT (rp – $5.50)

WIN (2 units)

2 with 5 

QUINELLA (1 unit)

John Size has a very strong hand in the Class 2 dirt sprint. GUNNISON is the horse to beat and his recent AWT efforts have him sit clear of this field on numbers. He’s drawn ideally and gets one of the runs of the race. The other horse that commands respect is RED DESERT. His best figures have come over this track and trip and is drawn to advantage also.

Results: 3rd (-5 units) + 1st @ $7.00 BC (+12 units) (-1 unit) -> (+6 units)


7 PRESIDENT’S CHOICE (rp – $3.50)

WIN (3.5 units)

2 BE READY (rp – $6.00) 

WIN (1.5 units)

In the last event PRESIDENT’S CHOICE brings very solid form and I believe he can go on with it today. With Moreira and Purton-ridden horses carrying plenty of early support, BE READY’S early price appeals also. He’s been running okay and if he brings his best he looks to map well-enough to be a main player.

Results: 5th (-3.5 units) + 6th (-1.5 units) -> (-5 units)


4 SHANGHAI DRAGON (rp – $4.00) 

WIN (2 units)

SHANGHAI DRAGON is a horse that drops into Class 5 and hasn’t been running too badly in a couple of his last four starts. Yes, inconsistency is his issue, but off his best numbers he’s worth a small outlay to win a rather “thin” race.

Result: 3rd (-2 units)


5 RIGHT CHOICE (rp – $4.50) 

WIN (1.5 units)

7 MONICA (rp – $7.00) 

WIN (1 unit)

In the feature of the afternoon RIGHT CHOICE seems underrated by the market early on and holds plenty of appeal with Purton riding again from a far better draw than last time. MONICA is a horse that can turn a couple of recent poor performances around. He is a funny type, that seems uncomfortable inside other runners, so being drawn out a bit might not be as disadvantageous as it looks.

Results: 5th (-1.5 units) + 7th (-1 unit) -> (-2.5 units)

Overall result for 26 units strategy

-12 UNITS  (46% LOSS)

Red Desert was the highlight of the strategy and there was some decent undercard value that many subscribers latched onto – I always appreciate the messages from followers!

Overall though it was a frustrating afternoon of racing due largely to race 3 and the upset of Fabulous Eight by Sparkling Knight.

I’ll be spending the week reviewing a fair few races and Hong Kong racing returns in a week. With the HKJC hosting the “world tote pool” for Royal Ascot, there will be no midweek meeting. A short sharp opportunity to refresh and before hitting the line hard with 8 meetings left in the HK season.

Thanks for joining in today, catch you in a week.


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