Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: March 21, 12:39 PM

March 23 2022

8:39 AM

Race 1: #1 Flash Famous, #6 Jolly Forever, #9 Grand Power, #5 Fortune Patrol

Race 2: #11 Sun Of Makfi, #9 Red Impact, #8 Happy Jai Jai, #1 Ever Laugh

Race 3: #7 Gorgeous Vitality, #4 Pretty Queen Prawn, #2 Savvy Delight, #1 Circuit Seven

Race 4: #8 Ahead A Head, #3 Happy Tango, #7 Joyful Genius, #1 Colonel

Race 5: #7 Our Creed, #9 E Legend, #8 Win Charm, #2 Viva Popcorn

Race 6: #9 Excellent Peers, #1 Miracle Victory, #6 See U Again, #3 Lucky Quality

Race 7: #6 Seizing The Moment, #8 Nothing New, #3 Magic Phoenix, #4 Lockheed

Race 8: #5 Lucky Sweynesse, #2 Toronado Phantom, #6 High Rise Soldier, #3 Diamond Brilliant

Race 9: #9 Packing Award, #2 Zone D, #5 Copartner Fionn, #11 Viva Hunter



Race 1: Ng Fong Handicap 

#1 Flash Famous gets down to Class 5. He should relish being in this grade and as well, getting out over further looks suitable after his fast-closing effort for sixth last start. #6 Jolly Forever mixes his form but he can bounce back. The inside gate favours him. #9 Grand Power has claims with Joao Moreira engaged. He ran a blinder for second two starts ago and is favoured with a light weight. #5 Fortune Patrol is chasing a hat-trick of wins. He’s in career-best form and once again has claims.  

Race 2: Tseuk Luk Handicap (1st Section) 

#11 Sun Of Makfi narrowly missed last start on the dirt. He’s a winner over this course and distance who can make use of a good gate and light weight. #9 Red Impact is competitive in his spot. He’s nothing short of consistent and does appear a threat with Zac Purton engaged. #8 Happy Jai Jai is enjoying a meteoric rise at the minute – searching for his fourth consecutive win. Expect another big effort with Joao Moreira retaining the ride. #1 Ever Laugh has the class edge. He can figure if he can offset the awkward gate.  

Race 3: Sze Mei Handicap 

#7 Gorgeous Vitality is progressing well. He looks like a sharp talent who can take another step forward here. He has a sharp turn of foot which could well see him overhaul this group. #4 Pretty Queen Prawn is racing well. He’s on the improve and his pairing with Zac Purton bears close watching. #2 Savvy Delight has shown ability. He’s on the improve and it wouldn’t surprise to see him put his best foot forward here. #1 Circuit Seven should find the front and roll along. He’ll look the winner at some stage.  

Race 4: Tai Yau Handicap (2nd Section) 

#8 Ahead A Head has his fair share of talent. He’s much, much better than his last two runs suggest and with even luck he could easily show his best here. Strong booking of Jerry Chau excites, and he should be value. #3 Happy Tango should find the front with Joao Moreira up. Expect he takes catching from there under the ‘Magic Man’. #7 Joyful Genius is competitive, but he just can’t quite piece it all together for a first win. Still, he should be thereabouts once more. #1 Colonel gets down to Class 4 with Zac Purton engaged. He commands respect.  

Race 5: Tseuk Luk Handicap (2nd Section) 

#7 Our Creed should find the front and give this group a lot to chase down. He did well at 64/1 last time from the front but now, with that run under his belt, he should be even harder to catch – especially from the good gate. #9 E Legend is lightly raced but showing steady improvement. He draws well for this contest. #8 Win Charm turned his form around to grab second last time out. Expect another solid effort. #2 Viva Popcorn has two wins from his last three starts. He draws well and chances are Zac Purton makes a mid-race move as he has done in the past aboard the chestnut.  

Race 6: Tai Yau Handicap (1st Section) 

#9 Excellent Peers is lightly raced but showing plenty, especially off the back of a fast-closing effort for fifth last start. He draws favourably with Zac Purton who should ensure he gets every chance to power of this group. #1 Miracle Victory is a two-time winner from his last three starts. Expect he has a crack at this bunch. #6 See U Again is racing well. He’s lightly raced and if he can replicate his form from two starts ago then he’s in with his chance. #3 Lucky Quality is chasing back-to-back wins. Don’t discount.  

Race 7: Sheung Hei Handicap (2nd Section) 

#6 Seizing The Moment is chasing back-to-back wins after getting off the mark in style. He can do the same again here, especially as he remains in Class 3 with Joao Moreira engaged. #8 Nothing New narrowly missed last start. He’s coming to hand and another bold run is expected, that is, if he can offset the tricky draw. #3 Magic Phoenix is progressing nicely. He turned his form around last start and further improvement is expected. #4 Lockheed has the class. Strong booking of Zac Purton commands respect.  

Race 8: Sheung Hei Handicap (1st Section) 

#5 Lucky Sweynesse is looking to remain unbeaten across three starts in Hong Kong. He’s shaping as an ultra-impressive talent who can go on with it again. Zac Purton hops up and this contest looks well within his grasp. #2 Toronado Phantom is racing well. He’s a two-time winner this term who should find the frame. #6 High Rise Soldier has claims, especially at Happy Valley. #3 Diamond Brilliant is next best. He can bounce out of the ground at any time and must be kept safe here.  

Race 9: Sam Chuk Handicap 

#9 Packing Award scored a very, very nice win last start. He’s shown he has plenty of talent and back-to-back wins looks well within his grasp. Karis Teetan sticks aboard. #2 Zone D is chasing a hat-trick of wins. He’s in career-best form and is favoured by remaining in Class 3. #5 Copartner Fionn did well on debut to finish third. He can take another step forward here from gate two. #11 Viva Hunter slots in light. He’s looking to snap consecutive runner-up efforts in a bid for his third win this term.