Happy new year to all. The pipe opener for 2016 at Sha Tin shaped as a good meeting and it proved to be a frustrating tease. A roller coaster day of near misses and long shot winners.Hong Kong Speed King ratings continue to find value winners.
OUT: 28.02 IN: 25.07 -2.95 units
We backed the top two raters. The 3rd, 4th and 5th raters run 1,2,3. Dragon Glory missed the start. Holy Star is no good.
Top rater was Forest Colours unders. We went hard at the 2-11 quinella and Sweet Bean spoiled the party at the death. 1st and 3rd by a poofteenth.
We back black booker Malmsteen rated $8 it wins at $10 for most members. $21 pre-post for Don Kong.
We backed Hastily Feet which had trouble obtaining a clear run and ran second.
We backed Unicorn, Atomic Blast and Unique Joyous. Still don't know how Unicorn got beaten. Got a neck in front of a tiring Leading Horse and Moreira lifts it off the canvas to score in a photo. #ihatethatguy
Jolly Spring rated at $4.50 wins at $45 an we didn't bet due to an oversight from me. Dumb ass. 10 times overlay goes begging.
We backed Lucky Ever, ran second again at $26. Solar Hei Hei is a Sha Tin horse, duly noted.
Strathmore couldn't get out and we run second AGAIN. Advised a quinella play 1 unit on Strathmore Notlistenin'tome combination paid well at $6
Played multis anchored around Contentment and Packing Pins. Multivictory spoiled the party.
We backed Gonna Run and Eastern Express for a +9 unit race.
We backed a few long shots here. Aerospeed ran second at $25. Harbour Nova just misses a place at $250.