Racing @ Sha Tin 26th April ’09
This is tomorrow’s racing post today. Just call me the Doctor.
I am taking an extremely parochial interest in the two following races – the Champions Mile and the QEII Cup. The former features the local star Good Ba Ba and his main threat may apparently be the rhyming Egyptian Ra who is a “powerful front runner” who may have enough guns to stave off Good Ba Ba’s late kick as they might say in the US, here we tend to favour the turn of foot. However, I have a loyalty to Alexandros who I liked at Epsom in June last year, where he duly ran second, but did look in splendid form this year in Dubai. He has age on his side and whilst he will still be learning about the Group race globetrotting game I fancy him to give the two market leaders a little company in the home straight.
In the QEII I am siding with Presvis over Archipenko. The local favourite Viva Pataca (or as I still think of him Sir Mark Prescott’s Comic Strip) will be all the rage but I am going to be eating something akin to a hat if Presvis is not in the first three although I fancy him to win, he definitely has the profile of a horse with more to come.
After a day of deckchairs, football and snooker, not to mention missing my much admired Paco Boy it is nice to end on a note of quality racing over in Hong Kong.