Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: March 07, 7:08 PM

March 09 2022

2:08 PM

Race 1: #6 Lucky Missile, #4 Telecom Cheetah, #1 Agility Star, #7 Owners’ Star

Race 2: #9 Regency Poet, #3 Take What You Need, #6 Cigar Buddies, #10 Island Sunshine

Race 3: #9 See U Again, #4 Fabulous Eight, #3 Wild West Wing, #2 Ka Ying Spirit

Race 4: #3 Equaletta Blitz, #2 Party Warrior, #7 Yo Beauty, #5 Excellent Chariot

Race 5: #4 Spontaneous, #1 Ever Force, #11 Natural Gold, #6 Joyful Mood

Race 6: #12 Star Of Wuyi, #3 Common Room, #1 Xponential, #11 Peak To Peak

Race 7: #7 Sparky Star, #2 Charizard, #6 Hk Dragon, #1 Nimble Nimbus

Race 8: #5 Nervous Witness, #3 Atomic Force, #8 Sparkling Dragon, #10 Mr Colourful

Race 9: #3 Cinquante Cinq, #1 Savvy Kingman, #6 Exceptional Nice, #10 Darci Joy  



Race 1: Yue Wan Handicap 

#6 Lucky Missile arguably should have won two starts ago. Even still, he’s holding his condition well and rates as the one to beat here under Joao Moreira. #4 Telecom Cheetah caught the eye in his latest trial. Zac Purton hops up and he should improve for his second run in Class 5 this term. #1 Agility Star makes the class drop. He draws well and can turn his form around. #7 Owners’ Star has claims in this grade. Don’t discount, although the wide gate makes things tricky.  

Race 2: Yiu Tung Handicap 

#9 Regency Poet looks to have improved since joining Benno Yung’s yard who, this season, has done extremely well with stable transfers. The wide draw makes it tough but he’s on an upward trajectory and, there are no world beaters amongst this lot. #3 Take What You Need is after an overdue first win. He’s found his mark and deserves respect here form gate five. #6 Cigar Buddies should improve switching from the dirt to the turf. He’s an improving type who should roll forward to lead. #10 Island Sunshine is next best for Joao Moreira.  

Race 3: Oi Tung Handicap 

#9 See U Again has come to hand very, very quickly in Hong Kong – turning his form around at just his second start to finish a close-up runner-up. He can improve once more and, while difficult, this contest appears winnable. #4 Fabulous Eight is racing off a dangerously low mark. Joao Moreira’s booking bears close watching. #3 Wild West Wing loves the Valley. He does his best racing here and is favoured with Zac Purton up. #2 Ka Ying Spirit has ability. Expect he rolls forward to offset the wide gate.  

Race 4: Hing Wah Handicap 

#3 Equaletta Blitz is on the steady improve. He lost his way a touch but did manage to display a sparkling turn of foot from the rear of the field last time out. He can take another step forward here. #2 Party Warrior is on the rise. He has the talent and rates strongly from gate two with Zac Purton engaged. #7 Yo Beauty turned his form around last start. He has claims. #5 Excellent Chariot has been slightly unlucky this term. Still, he can bounce into form with a few favours.  

Race 5: Tsui Lok Handicap (1st Section) 

#4 Spontaneous is down to a competitive mark. He’s a three-time winner in this grade who looks very well placed with Jerry Chau engaged. He can win with the right run from the tricky enough gate. #1 Ever Force steps out for his second run in Class 4 this term. He’s suited in this grade. #11 Natural Gold is improving swiftly across only four starts in Hong Kong. He looks ready to go on with it. #6 Joyful Mood did well on debut to finish third. He has claims once more.  

Race 6: Tsui Lok Handicap (2nd Section) 

#12 Star Of Wuyi owns a very sharp turn of foot and he gets his chance to showcase that with no weight on his back. This is a tough contest, but he appeals at the bottom of the handicap. #3 Common Room turned his form around to finish second last start. He draws well and shapes as a leading player. #1 Xponential is racing well. He’s unlucky to not already have a win this term having missed by under a length in each of his six runs this season. #11 Peak To Peak is open to improvement. Strong booking of Zac Purton warrants respect.  

Race 7: Wan Tsui Handicap 

#7 Sparky Star is in career-best form, and he looks well placed to grab a first win here. Strong booking of Joao Moreira suggests he’s ready to win. #2 Charizard mixes his form but is a solid competitor on his day. He won well earlier this term and gets his chance from gate five here. #6 Hk Dragon is improving. He’s on the up and a first win doesn’t appear too far away. #1 Nimble Nimbus does his best racing in this grade. He’s in form and should get the run of the race from the inside gate.  

Race 8: Hing Tung Handicap 

#5 Nervous Witness can find the front and pinch this one. The return to Class 3 is more than suitable and with his ability he should be running this bunch into the ground. #3 Atomic Force steps out on debut. He’s trialled well and looks well placed to make an impression first-up in Hong Kong. #8 Sparkling Dragon has claims. It wouldn’t surprise to see him turn his form around here. #10 Mr Colourful is lightly raced but looks to have potential. He deserves respect with no weight.  

Race 9: Hong Tung Handicap 

#3 Cinquante Cinq should get the run of the race from gate three. He won nicely two runs back and he bounce back to that level of form here from the favourable draw. #1 Savvy Kingman should find the front. He’s a tough on-pacer who should look the winner at some stage for Zac Purton. #6 Exceptional Nice is still without a first win in Hong Kong. Still, he’s consistent enough at times. #10 Darci Joy is in career-best form. He steps up in grade in a bid for a hat-trick of wins. Don’t discount.