Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: June 12, 2:14 PM

Happy Valley

May 31 2023

3:24 AM

Race 1: #7 All Is Ready, #9 Angels Hunter, #2 Our Creed, #11 Hang’s Choice

Race 2: #4 Reach Goal, #3 Gallant Hero, #8 Ai One, #2 Wonder Years

Race 3: #11 Get The Monies, #5 Asian One, #2 Splendid Living, #8 Perfect To Great 

Race 4: #1 Juneau Flash, #3 Like That, #10 Sure Joyful, #11 Goodluck Goodluck 

Race 5: #1 Savvy Delight, #7 Mr Fun, #2 Super Axiom, #5 Oversubscribed

Race 6: #12 Soaring Tower, #9 Spicy So Smart, #4 Solar Partner, #8 Young Life Forever 

Race 7: #1 Power Koepp, #7 Party Warrior, #10 Victory Scholars, #3 Lucky Eight 

Race 8: #10 Packing Succeeder, #4 Loyal Baby, #9 Top Top Tea, #6 Sixth Generation 

Race 9: #2 Savvy Nine, #6 Packing Award, #12 Meaningful Star, #4 Sword Point 

Race 1: Tsun Yuen Handicap

#7 All Is Ready draws ideally and can push forward to lead. He is a course and distance winner and it would not surprise to see him return to winning form here. #9 Angels Hunter has taken a bit of time to acclimatise to Hong Kong racing. Zac Purton’s booking bears close watching, especially after an improved effort last time out. #2 Our Creed has been assigned a hefty impost. He has the right draw and was a winner in this grade two runs back. #11 Hang’s Choice is closing in on a first win. Next in line.


Race 2: Min Fat Handicap

#4 Reach Goal is holding his condition. He’s proven that the distance is suitable and Hugh Bowman’s hands should see him take beating. He’s the one to catch over this trip. #3 Gallant Hero is chasing a hat-trick of wins. He’s done well recently and appears well placed to handle yet another rise in distance. #8 Ai One is after consecutive wins. He’s in the right vein of form and gate five should assist him. #2 Wonder Years mixes his form but knows what it’s all about with two wins from his last four starts. Keep safe.


Race 3: Kwai Sing Handicap

#11 Get The Monies performed well first-up following a spell. Expect he can improve getting out to a mile now and he’s worth taking a chance on under a lightweight. It wouldn’t surprise to see him improve out of sight. #5 Asian One has the runs and wins on the board in Hong Kong. He gets his opportunity. #2 Splendid Living is aiming to snap a hat-trick of runner-up efforts. He must be kept safe under Zac Purton. #8 Perfect To Great does his best racing over this course and distance. Next in line.


Race 4: Kwai Fong Handicap (1st Section)

#1 Juneau Flash makes a favourable return to Class 4. He’s in the right vein of form to be winning here, especially from gate four under Michael Dee, who has taken little time to settle into racing at Happy Valley. #3 Like That draws ideally and is racing well. He’s consistent and should be fighting out the finish. #10 Sure Joyful needs to overcome the wide gate. He’s a sound competitor and is rather unlucky to not already be a winner. #11 Goodluck Goodluck slots in light and is in with his chance. 


Race 5: Hawthorn Handicap

#1 Savvy Delight is racing well and continues to take strides forward. He’s close to another win and his pairing with Zac Purton bears close watching. One to beat over this course and distance. #7 Mr Fun is better than his form suggests. Expecting him to take a sit somewhere midfield before finishing off. #2 Super Axiom can find the front and lead this group, as he always like to do. The positive draw and seven pound holds him in very good stead. #5 Oversubscribed has a powerful finish. Keep safe.


Race 6: Kwai Fong Handicap (2nd Section)

#12 Soaring Tower slots in light and caught the eye in a recent trial. He gets a very handy weight relief and the booking of Karis Teetan bears close watching, especially from gate one. #9 Spicy So Smart draws a favourable barrier after coming unstuck on rain affected ground last start. He can improve on a firm surface from an ideal draw. #4 Solar Partner has the ability, however, he just needs to start getting his nose in front. He’ll be thereabouts. #8 Young Life Forever has consistency on his side. Next in line.


Race 7: The Sauternes Cup Handicap

#1 Power Koepp has the inside draw. He should be able to save ground throughout, which should ensure he gets every opportunity to land another win. He can turn his form around. One to beat. #7 Party Warrior has the favourable draw and can improve after his close-up second placing last time. The booking of Zac Purton commands respect. #10 Victory Scholars is racing well and gets a favourable draw. #3 Lucky Eight can mix his form but is very good on his day. He can surprise.


Race 8: Broom Handicap

#10 Packing Succeeder is a nice horse and he gets another opportunity. He slots in light and ticks several boxes as he chases a second win. #4 Loyal Baby draws well and has been in stellar form across his last five runs. Zac Purton’s services will ensure he gets the right opportunity. #9 Top Top Tea has his fair share of talent. Expect he can improve having his second run over the mile. #6 Sixth Generation has won three out of his last four races. He’s showing no signs of slowing. Gets his chance and is drawn well.


Race 9: Briar Handicap

#2 Savvy Nine doesn’t win out of turn but he has done some of his best racing over this course and distance. He’ll need to be on his game, however, the inside gate and his class both hold him in good stead. #6 Packing Award has shown a stack of class in the past. He draws the right gate here after travelling wide early on last time out. #12 Meaningful Star is chasing consecutive wins. He’s in the right vein of form and gets a handy weight relief at the bottom of the handicap. #4 Sword Point has class. Keep safe.