Video Replay Stars
Race 6 Number 2 Bright Kid
Was beaten for pace when first-up over 1000m for trainer Douglas Whyte on opening day, getting well back in the field up the straight course. He eventually made up good ground when standing the leaders 5 ¾ lengths from the 400m, checking home into fourth, beaten 1 ½ lengths.
The step up to 1200m should give Bright Kid a better chance at hitting the frame and an open looking Class 4 contest brings him right into this.
Race 9 Number 7 Fat Turtle
Showed plenty of ability in five starts last season but oddly stepped up to 1650m from 1200m at his final start of the season, running a massive race on pace in a ridiculously fast run race. Him and the leader posted early sectionals which were up around the +12 lengths above average mark, so for him to stick on for fourth place – when every other on pacer faded badly – gives plenty of merit to the run.
He has trialled well for his return and should be winning plenty more races this season.
Sectional Time Stars
Race 3 Number 9 Wicker
Put in a better first-up run than the eye suggests after getting well back in a slowly run mile race, however produced the second fastest last 400m on the event while also recording solid mid-race and late race exertion. He can bob up at a price.
Race 8 Number 9 Righteous Doctrine
Remains a maiden after nine Hong Kong starts but was an improving type at the end last season, posting some impressive late splits and edging closer to a win. He resumes a gelding and has trialled impressively for it, a win appears imminent.