Race 1: #8 Viva Mama, #5 Vital Spring, #2 Regency Poet, #1 Destine Jewellery
Race 2: #3 Colonel, #5 Vukan, #7 My Ecstatic, #1 Hercules
Race 3: #4 Faithful Trinity, #2 Fearless Fire, #7 Dream Warriors, #1 Ever Laugh
Race 4: #3 Harmony Victory, #5 Savvy Nine, #2 Simply Brilliant, #7 Reliable Team
Race 5: #2 Telecom Puma, #4 A Smile Like Yours, #9 Shining On, #1 Takingufurther
Race 6: #3 Flying Genius, #1 Saul’s Special, #7 Fabulous Eight, #10 Kurpany
Race 7: #1 Regency Master, #6 Maldives, #4 V Chevaliers, #8 Perfect To Play
Race 8: #2 Ka Ying Master, #7 Shouson, #6 Hardly Swears, #11 Seven Heavens
Race 9: #2 Enrichment, #11 Toycoon, #3 Arrogant, #10 Murray’s Partners
Race 1: Paterson Handicap
#8 Viva Mama should roll forward from the good draw and try to make all from there. His best form is over this course and distance and it wouldn’t surprise to see him go on with it here. #5 Vital Spring draws poorly once again but is more than capable in this grade. #2 Regency Poet mixes his form but is closing in on a win. He’s at his mark in the right grade. #1 Destine Jewellery has improved sharply in the bottom grade. He draws well and gets his chance.
Race 2: Great George Handicap (1st Section)
#3 Colonel won well two starts ago and it wouldn’t shock to see him bounce back to winning form here after fading in a high-pressure contest last start. He’s drawn well and should be able to give himself every chance once again from the front. #5 Vukan has caught the eye at the trials and he rates as a leading player, albeit on debut. #7 My Ecstatic is better than his form suggests. He trialled well prior to his debut and with race experience under his belt now he is capable of piecing it all together. #1 Hercules is next best with the seven-pound claim.
Race 3: Kingston Handicap (2nd Section)
#4 Faithful Trinity is a two-time winner this season. He’s found his groove and from the good gate with Zac Purton up, he’s a good chance to make all as he has previously done. #2 Fearless Fire gets a handy seven-pound claim from apprentice Jerry Chau. He’s proven in this grade. #7 Dream Warriors is a course and distance winner. He finally draws a good gate and should get every chance to showcase his best. #1 Ever Laugh is next best.
Race 4: G3 January Cup
#3 Harmony Victory draws well and did finish second in this race last year. He’s third-up now, so he should be race-fit and ready to peak. #5 Savvy Nine mixes his form but did close strongly for a narrow third-placed effort last time out. #2 Simply Brilliant won this race two years ago. He won well three starts ago this term and should be a factor from the good gate. #7 Reliable Team is the likely leader. He slots in light and will look the winner at one stage under jockey Joao Moreira.
Race 5: Great George Handicap (2nd Section)
#2 Telecom Puma is racing well and finally appears to be on the right track. He turned in his best performance this term at his last start and off the back of that, he rates as the one to beat. #4 A Smile Like Yours ran a blinder to grab second on debut before battling on for fifth last start. Suspect he can bounce back to his best. #9 Shining On is a two-time winner this term. He rarely runs a bad race and his consistency holds him in good stead. #1 Takingufurther can utilise gate one to lead, as he has done previously to win. He commands respect.
Race 6: Cannon Handicap
#3 Flying Genius is looking for back-to-back wins. He remains in Class 3 following that victory and still, does appear to have a number of rating points in hand. #1 Saul’s Special races well in this grade and daws to get every opportunity. This is a suitable contest for him to nab his first win since mid-2019. #7 Fabulous Eight rarely runs a bad race and is a winner already this term. He has the early speed to ensure he gets every chance in this contest. #10 Kurpany rattled into second from the tail of the field last start. Suspect he’ll need a race run to suit but is showing significant improvement to suggest that a win was nearing.
Race 7: Kingston Handicap (1st Section)
#1 Regency Master is a model of consistency and does have the class edge over his rivals here. He gets the services of championship leading jockey Joao Moreira which commands respect and with even luck, he is capable of winning his way into Class 3. #6 Maldives has shown plenty of ability across his short six-start career. He lacks early speed which is a concern but with a race run to suit, he can finish off strongly. #4 V Chevaliers has gone from strength-to-strength this term with three wins. He’s capable of challenging for another here. #8 Perfect To Play is next best.
Race 8: Causeway Handicap
#2 Ka Ying Master is a lightly raced talent who is a two-time winner already this campaign. He’s a speedy customer who when asked, owns a slick turn-of-foot. #7 Shouson turned his form around to grab second last start. He’ll need luck from the rear but can make his presence felt. #6 Hardly Swears is a three-time winner at the city circuit. He might have reached his mark but is racing consistently enough to warrant respect. #11 Seven Heavens has the ability but mixes his form. He’s a chance to grab prize money, though will need luck is he gets back in transit.
Race 9: Cleveland Handicap
#2 Enrichment hasn’t won for close to two years. Still, he appears to have reached a competitive mark in this grade and at present, is racing very well. He has race-fitness and experience on his side. #11 Toycoon is showing significant improvement. He’ll relish the extra distance. #3 Arrogant is the likely leader. He’ll roll forward from the wide gate to give the field something to reel in. #10 Murray’s Partners won at his first try in Class 3 last start and is ascending up the handicap well. He’ll need to step up once again as this does appear more difficult.