Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: February 09, 5:36 PM

February 10 2021

12:35 PM

Race 1: #2 Tom’s Style, #11 Travel Datuk, #1 Nextmodel, #7 Lotus Favorites

Race 2: #3 Baby Storm, #2 Treasure Chest, #1 Indigenous Star, #11 President Star

Race 3: #3 Full Power, #12 Mister Monte, #6 Owners’ Star, #9 Perfect To Play

Race 4: #2 Royal Bomb, #6 Sunny Star, #7 Wealthy Delight, #4 Harmony Spirit

Race 5: #4 Street Scream, #2 Jolly Good Heart, #10 Happily Friends, #7 Daily Beauty

Race 6: #4 Ever Laugh, #3 Glorious Lover, #2 Zhan Jiang Rocks, #1 Villa Fionn

Race 7: #1 Stock Legend, #2 Whiskey Neat, #8 Romantic Trove, #3 Telecom Rocket

Race 8: #4 Kurpany, #12 Wild West Wing, #10 Super Power Man, #5 Strive For Glory

Race 9: #4 Tornado Twist, #10 Green Reign, #2 Ka Ying Master, #8 Beauty Kobe



Race 1: Gladiolus Handicap

#2 Tom’s Style has shown ability and is nearing a first Hong Kong win. He draws well and is capable of breaking through. #11 Travel Datuk is yet to win but is competitive in his spot. #1 Nextmodel can find the front under apprentice Alfred Chan. He’ll take catching. #7 Lotus Favorites gets Zac Purton up for his debut. He bears close watching off the back of a sound trial effort.

Race 2: Primula Handicap

#3 Baby Storm is looking for back-to-back wins. He draws well and gets the services of Joao Moreira once again. #2 Treasure Chest is on the quick back-up from Sunday. He’s competitive in his spot and warrants respect. #1 Indigenous Star steps down to Class 5 with Zac Purton engaged. He’ll relish racing in the weaker grade. #11 President Star is next best stepping out for the red-hot Danny Shum yard.

Race 3: Peony Handicap

#3 Full Power gets in well at the weights with apprentice Jerry Chau’s seven-pound claim and also, draws handily in barrier two as the likely leader of the race. He’ll take running down. #12 Mister Monte slots in light with a good draw. He’ll get his chance close to the speed. #6 Owners’ Star is a winner over this course and distance in Class 3. He’s now in a grade below and the booking of Zac Purton is worth noting. #9 Perfect To Play was a winner three starts ago. He can finish around the mark.

Race 4: Daffodil Handicap

#2 Royal Bomb won well two starts ago before missing in his latest by a narrow margin over this course and distance. He can atone for that performance and go one better here. #6 Sunny Star is racing with plenty of merit. He closed off strongly last start at his first look at the city circuit. He’s open to further improvement having his second start at the track now. #7 Wealthy Delight won well last start in this grade. He’s a major player. #4 Harmony Spirit gets a handy seven-pounds taken off his back and warrants respect.

Race 5: Orchid Handicap (1st Section)

#4 Street Scream is doing everything right this season and does look close to a first Hong Kong win. He draws well and gets his chance off the back of a fast-closing effort over this course and distance last start. #2 Jolly Good Heart went close last start. He’s racing well and should get his chance to be hanging around at the finish. #10 Happily Friends is competitive. He lacks a strong finish but he can only continue to improve with experience. #7 Daily Beauty draws well and gets his chance.

Race 6: Peach Blossom Handicap

#4 Ever Laugh narrowly missed two starts ago and if he manages to recapture that form here, then he is the one to beat. He draws favourably and is the one to beat. #3 Glorious Lover is close to breaking through but just can’t seem to get his nose in front. He gets another chance here. #2 Zhan Jiang Rocks is racing well and gets the services of Christophe Soumillon for this contest. He bears close watching. #1 Villa Fionn can finish around the mark again.

Race 7: Orchid Handicap (2nd Section)

#1 Stock Legend is on the rise. He’s quickly shot up the handicap and, his ascent can continue here. #2 Whiskey Neat just can’t get his nose across the line first having finished runner-up in each of his past three runs. Still, he can finish around the mark again. #8 Romantic Trove has some ability and is worth including. #3 Telecom Rocket is racing well. He’s drawn a touch awkward but is more than capable of finishing inside the money.  

Race 8: Azalea Handicap

#4 Kurpany was awkward away last start and subsequently finished fourth. Still, he put in an eye-catching effort to finish where he did and with even luck, he can return to winning ways. #12 Wild West Wing gets no weight on his back. He draws a touch awkward but he’s more than capable as a two-time course and distance winner. #10 Super Power Man can roll forward and play catch me if you can. He’s not without a hope although, he is yet to be tested on the grass at the races. #5 Strive For Glory is progressive. He bears close watching with Zac Purton engaged.

Race 9: Cineraria Handicap

#4 Tornado Twist is closing in on a return to the winner’s arch. He’s racing well and with plenty of merit at the moment and, the booking of Christophe Soumillon commands respect. #10 Green Reign has much more ability than his record suggests. He draws poorly but is more than capable of bouncing out of the ground at any time. #2 Ka Ying Master draws well and rates strongly in his bid for back-to-back wins. #8 Beauty Kobe has ability and is settling into Hong Kong nicely. He’s next best.