Mr Stunning Looks Good in the Jockey Club Sprint
This sprint may only be a group 2, but it features all the top sprinters in Hong Kong. Lucky Bubbles looks certain to go off favourite. He’s been a very expensive horse to follow at short prices, having being beaten the last five times sent off as the market leader, including twice odds-on. Lucky Bubbles and the second favourite Mr Stunning have faced each other in their last 3 races, with Mr Stunning leading 2-1.
Mr Stunning beat Lucky Bubbles in to second in the Premier Bowl here at Sha Tin 4 weeks ago, in a handicap where Mr Stunning conceded 1lb and came out the half-length victor. That was Lucky Bubbles first race of the season but he finds himself 6lb worse off with Mr Stunning so although he may improve for the outing he is much worse off at the weights.
Lucky Bubbles at 2/1 just doesn’t appeal against Mr Stunning, who at 4/1 with Bet365 looks a great bet to reconfirm recent form.
Further down the field Not Listenin’tome appeals as a big priced each-way shot at 33/1. He ran a poor race last time out in the race Mr Stunning won after a promising return to finish second in an handicap, conceding lumps of weight. He is a regular in these types of races and has a great record of placing in this company; he can bounce back with a good run from stall 4.
Mr Stunning, 4/1 Bet365
Not Listenin’tome, 33/1 eachway Bet365