Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: March 24, 5:39 PM

March 24 2021

10:58 PM

Race 1: #12 Winning Warrior, #3 After Me, #1 Little Thunder, #2 Winner’s Heart

Race 2: #6 Wonder Express, #1 Destin, #11 President Star, #12 Nitro Express

Race 3: #10 Savvy Kingman, #9 Bulletproof, #3 Dream Warriors, #1 Zhan Jiang Rocks

Race 4: #7 Fourawarrior, #5 My My My, #2 Harmony Fire, #3 Victory In Hand

Race 5: #8 Chikorita, #6 Shadow Runner, #7 Superb Daddy, #11 Fire Ball

Race 6: #7 Oscar Glory, #8 Plikclone, #10 Thunder Stomp, #2 V Chevaliers

Race 7: #9 Daily Beauty, #3 High Rise Soldier, #4 Shouson, #2 California Concord

Race 8: #1 Stanley Park, #5 Stock Legend, #11 Soaring Tower, #2 Joyful Union

Race 9: #11 Exceptional Nice, #4 Wealthy Delight, #2 King Opie, #3 Sunny Star



Race 1: Lung Cheung Handicap

#12 Winning Warrior slots in light and draws to find the front here. Suspect he’ll play catch me if you can under Vagner Borges and from there prove difficult to reel in. #3 After Me is down to a competitive mark. Jerry Chau’s seven-pound claim helps and he’s the main danger. #1 Little Thunder is in consistent form with two consecutive runner-up efforts to his name. He draws well and gets his chance. #2 Winner’s Heart has ability but is struggling to piece it all together. The services of Zac Purton bear close watching however.

Race 2: Wang Tau Hom Handicap

#6 Wonder Express draws well and rates off the back of a luckless performance two start sago under Joao Moreira when favourite. He can bounce back to form. #1 Destin has the class edge and the wins on the board. He draws well and gets his chance in this grade. #11 President Star won well last start. Zac Purton retains the ride and he bears close watching. #12 Nitro Express is next best.

Race 3: Lok Fu Handicap (1st Section)

#10 Savvy Kingman closed off nicely into second last start. He’s on the up and has given every indication that a win is nearing. #9 Bulletproof mixes his form but is capable on his day. He’s competitive in his spot. #3 Dream Warriors is in-form and racing well as a winner three starts ago. He gets his chance. #1 Zhan Jiang Rocks mixes his form but is unlucky not to already be a winner this season. He gets the apprentice claim which helps.

Race 4: Kowloon Tong Handicap

#7 Fourawarrior steps out on debut. He’s done nothing but impress at the trials and although inexperienced, he does look very hard to beat first-up for Karis Teetan and Tony Millard. #5 My My My is a lightly raced talent. He’s placed third twice and the booking of Joao Moreira for this bears close watching. #2 Harmony Fire is on the up. He grabbed a tidy win last start and remains in Class 4 which helps. #3 Victory In Hand is nothing short of consistent. He’s next best.

Race 5: Kowloon Tsai Handicap

#8 Chikorita is competitive in Class 4. He gets a handy draw and appears capable of returning to the winner’s list here. #6 Shadow Runner turned in a career-best third last start. He draws well and gets his chance to improve further. Zac Purton hops aboard #7 Superb Daddy. This alone bears close watching but he does look proficient off the back of a close-up defeat two starts ago. #11 Fire Ball has gone close all season. He gets his chance with Joao Moreira engaged. 

Race 6: Lok Fu Handicap (2nd Section)

#7 Oscar Glory is closing in on a first win. He narrowly missed last start and he gets his chance to improve further here as he gets up in distance. #8 Plikclone is in very good form with five top-three efforts from his last five runs, including two wins. He draws well and gets a key seven pounds taken off thanks to apprentice Jerry Chau. #10 Thunder Stomp can roll forward and play catch me if you can under Joao Moreira. #2 V Chevaliers is consistent. He draws well and commands respect.

Race 7: Fung Mo Handicap (2nd Section)

#9 Daily Beauty is in career-best form having won his last two races in succession. He steps up to Class 3 now but this contests looks suitable, especially with Joao Moreira retaining the ride. #3 High Rise Soldier is consistent, although he is yet to win in Hong Kong. He can figure. #4 Shouson rocketed to an impressive last-start win. He gets his chance once again. #2 California Concord draws well and gets a handy claim from apprentice Jerry Chau. He’s capable of reversing his form.

Race 8: Fung Mo Handicap (1st Section)

#1 Stanley Park draws well and is expected to roll forward and lead. He could take running down here. #5 Stock Legend has three wins from his last four starts. He faces Class 3 first time which is never easy but his recent form is hard to ignore. #11 Soaring Tower has a stack of ability. He slots in light and is capable of reversing his form here for Joao Moreira. #2 Joyful Union draws well and gets his chance.

Race 9: Junction Handicap

#11 Exceptional Nice can roll forward and from the gate make all the running as he did close to the speed two starts ago. #4 Wealthy Delight is looking for back-to-back wins. He’ll get back and be finishing fast for champion jockey Zac Purton. #2 King Opie gets the services of Joao Moreira. He’s recaptured his form and with even luck he gets his chance. #3 Sunny Star is in form and deserves respect.