Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: May 04, 12:35 AM

May 05 2021

8:35 PM

Race 1: #7 Takingufurther, #5 Happy Profit, #10 Oriental Amigo, #11 Noble Desire

Race 2: #1 Royal Bomb, #2 Sunny Star, #5 Smoothies, #8 Gallant Crown

Race 3: #2 Noir Rider, #9 Happy Gathering, #1 Harmony Fire, #5 Sugamo

Race 4: #6 Inno Legend, #3 Ambitious Heart, #1 Whiskey Neat, #10 Moonluck

Race 5: #6 Vigor Champ, #1 Showina, #12 Champion Pride, #5 Exuberant

Race 6: #4 Jolly Honour, #7 Rainbow Light, #2 Dream Warriors, #1 Regency Master

Race 7: #5 Harmony N Home, #4 Stock Legend, #11 Forte, #2 Dancing Fighter

Race 8: #8 Transcendent, #7 Majestic Star, #5 Special M, #1 Capital Star

Race 9: #8 Guy Dragon, #1 Will Power, #4 Silver Fig, #2 California Rad




Race 1: Ma Tau Wai Handicap (3rd Section)

#7 Takingufurther is better than his record suggests. He just needs the right run and a few favours to be competitive here. Suspect he rolls forward to give himself every chance of a return to the winners enclosure. #5 Happy Profit is looking to reverse his last-start struggles after he was caught wide early on. Zac Purton jumps aboard again and he should receive an easier time throughout from gate seven. #10 Oriental Amigo mixes his form but is closing in on a first Hong Kong win. #11 Noble Desire is next best. He slots on light and gets his chance.

Race 2: Kowloon City Handicap

#1 Royal Bomb has a bit of class about him and it wouldn’t surprise to see him go one better here. He draws well for Joao Moreira which should see him get the run of the race. #2 Sunny Star is nothing short of consistent. He’s a course and distance winner this term who should be able to test this bunch with his powerful finish. #5 Smoothies can roll forward under Zac Purton. He’ll look the winner at some stage. #8 Gallant Crown won three on the bounce before finishing sixth at his latest. He’s not without a chance of returning to form. 

Race 3: Ma Tau Kok Handicap

#2 Noir Rider found the front last start and gave a strong kick. Suspect he tries similar again here and from the good gate with Zac Purton engaged, he is the one to beat following his brilliant effort just last week. #9 Happy Gathering is on the up. He’s open to further improvement here which holds him in good stead. #1 Harmony Fire won well three starts ago. He draws well and Jerry Chau’s seven-pound claim gets him in well at the weights. #5 Sugamo finished a close-up fourth on debut. He’s another who is open to improvement and the booking of Joao Moreira will ensure he gets his chance.

Race 4: Ma Tau Wai Handicap (2nd Section)

#6 Inno Legend has gone close on a number of occasions and he gets his chance once again. The draw suits and it wouldn’t surprise to see him bounce back to form under Derek Leung. #3 Ambitious Heart is the veteran of the field with five wins from 51 starts. He’s a winner already this term and the seven-pound claim from apprentice Jerry Chau enhances his claims. #1 Whiskey Neat has proven a costly customer for supporters with five runner-up efforts to his name this season. Suspect he’ll roll forward and play catch me if you can under apprentice Alfred Chan. #10 Moonluck is on the up. He’s lightly raced and open to further improvement which pulls him into contention. 

Race 5: Ma Tau Wai Handicap (1st Section)

#6 Vigor Champ is looking for back-to-back wins. He draws well and rates as the one to beat off the back of a dominant effort last time out over this course and distance under Karis Teetan. #1 Showina won well from the front last time out. Suspect he does the same again here under Blake Shinn and from there, gives them all something to run down. #12 Champion Pride slots in light. He’s lightly raced but is showing that he is slowly coming to hand. #5 Exuberant gets gate one and Zac Purton engaged. He can thrust himself into contention here off the back of a close-up defeat two starts ago. He has ability and is worth keeping safe.

Race 6: To Kwa Wan Handicap

#4 Jolly Honour draws well and is a two-time course and distance winner. The strong booking of Alexis Badel bears close watching and from the inside gate he should get every opportunity. #7 Rainbow Light is looking to snap a run of consecutive second-placed efforts. He should be thereabouts again. #2 Dream Warriors is nothing short of consistent have notched a hat-trick of top-three finishes. He only needs to offset the wide gate to be competitive again. #1 Regency Master has narrowly missed by a short head in both of his last two starts. Zac Purton retains the ride and with a smooth run he is capable of testing this group.

Race 7: Hung Hom Bay Handicap (1st Section)

#5 Harmony N Home draws well and he should get a charmed run throughout. He won well two starts ago and his consistency should see him hanging around at the finish. #4 Stock Legend has made a remarkable rise through the grades this term with four wins from seven starts. He’s looking to go back-to-back here and the booking of Zac Purton suggests that he’s maintained his condition. #11 Forte slots in light and isn’t without a chance of recapturing the form that saw him win on debut four starts ago. He bears close watching. #2 Dancing Fighter should improve second-up and is aided by the booking of Joao Moreira.

Race 8: Hung Hom Bay Handicap (2nd Section)

#8 Transcendent closed off nicely last time out, enough so to suggest that a win was nearing. This is a difficult contest but the speed should be on which will suit him. #7 Majestic Star has caught the eye across both of his outings this term. He’s show considerable ability and with even luck he’s going to the in the finish. Strong booking of Joao Moreira warrants respect at just his third start. #5 Special M steps out on debut. He trialled well recently and it wouldn’t surprise to see him figure first-up. #1 Capital Star is a lightly raced youngster. He’s a talent but the wide gate makes things tricky.

Race 9: Hok Yuen Handicap

#8 Guy Dragon is two for two at Happy Valley this season. He finds a suitable contest here and with the right run under jockey Joao Moreira, he is the one to beat as he bids to make it a perfect three at the city course this term. #1 Will Power gets a handy seven-pound claim and has knocked together a few competitive runs over this course and distance. He can figure if he can offset the awkward gate. #4 Silver Fig is looking to notch a hat-trick of wins. He commands respect from gate two. #2 California Rad is nothing short of consistent. He’s next best.