Next Meeting - Happy Valley (night) Oct 26th
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Lucky Bubbles Bursts through to win the Premier Bowl
Lucky Bubbles showed that he is a horse on the rise with a dominant victory in the Premier Bowl at Sha Tin on October 23rd. The Wizradofoz had excuses with blood in the trachea and lamenness issues. Not suited under the handicap conditions, some of the veteran sprinters recorded excellent pipe openers.
Of all the racecourses in all the world...
Pakistan Star's devastating was again on display at Sha Tin on October 16th. Unfortunately the equine rocket's jets could only get him into second place behind the promising Mr Bogart. Our figures suggested that Pakistan Star would most likely have too much to do in the last 200 metres of the race in order to catch Mr Bogart. Mr Bogart had two key race factors in his favour. The first being that he mapped perfectly to make his run when ever the pilot chose to do so. Secondly Pakistan Star would have to run an impossible last 400 metre split to catch Mr Bogart if all their maps went to script. In the end the 2.5 length margin was testimony to the talent of both horses. Pakistan Star got closer than most horses would under the circumstances and Mr Bogart stamped himself as a classy animal. Neither horse lost any admirers on the day.
Pakistan Star, another amazing win!
Pakistan Star does it again with another come from the clouds win. In his second race start. Pakistan Star again missed the kick and was a conspicuous three lengths last until he tacked on turning into the straight. Jockey Matthew Chadwick hit the go button at the 600m and Pakistan Star turned on the jets, reeling off his last 400m in a slick 21.44 seconds. Full Replay courtesy HKJC
As exciting as Pakistan Star is, he can ill afford to give better class horses a head start of the magnitude he has afforded recent rivals. Sooner or later a poor off will cost him a race. Jing Jing Win also coasted to an easy victory and looks a horse of great promise.
Ten rated races, 5 winners rated on top and yet I had an average day on the punt. Mighty Wongchoy in the first rated $3.50 and saluted with $10 fixed available.I made a decision to avoid the All Weather races and it cost me two wins.
On Saturday we said:
"There's a lot of hype surrounding Jing Jing Win and Pakistan Star at the Sha Tin meeting on Sunday. Both have undeniable chances, but their odds could be prohibitive. Pakistan Star exhibited astonishing late speed at his only run. That said, he beat nothing and his overall speed figure was nothing to write home about. Watch Pakistan Star's amazing first up win here." Video
The season is well under way with a few blowout results that have set tongues wagging. The one that hurt my hip pocket was the win of Twin Delight at 250-1 over the highly fancied Joyful Trinity. Joao Moreira left Joyful Trinity with too much to do from the 4oo metres. Joyful Trinity rocketed to the line running the best final section of the day. All to no avail. The other big blowout was Super Form at 99-1 at Happy Valley on Wednesday 7th of September. I gave neither horse any chance, that's the way it goes early in the year. The figures have been performing well and we will kick into gear when we have some 30 and 60 day form to add to our key performance indicators. Four winners rated on top on Wednesday Sept 7th at Happy Valley and we have a few good results all ready.
Videos courtesy HKJC.