Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: May 31, 7:59 PM

June 01 2022

3:59 PM

Race 1: #1 V Chevaliers, #4 Red Impact, #9 Sure Win Win, #8 Sunny Delight

Race 2: #10 E Honey, #5 Carry The Diamond, #11 Viva Chef, #12 Vector

Race 3: #6 Courageous Knight, #2 E Legend, #1 Happy Daily, #3 Blissful Star

Race 4: #6 Loriz, #5 Vamos, #2 Bingo Bingo, #3 Winning Icey

Race 5: #6 Common Room, #5 Shining Fortune, #7 Fighting Star, #1 Charming Steed

Race 6: #9 Ready Player One, #2 Red Majesty, #4 Escape Route, #3 Packing Award

Race 7: #2 Racing Fighter, #1 Gorgeous Vitality, #7 Yellowfin, #5 Blustitch

Race 8: #12 Pride Of Eight, #3 Ping Hai Galaxy, #9 Rising From Ashes, #1 Roman Turbo

Race 9: #3 En Pointe, #10 Smoothies, #11 Dr Winning, #2 Crossford



Race 1: Robinson Handicap (2nd Section)

#1 V Chevaliers knows what it’s all about and this contest doesn’t look overly strong. He can find the right spot and boss this lot, which is what he should be doing from the middle draw under Derek Leung. #4 Red Impact is progressing towards another win. This is a suitable contest and Vincent Ho is in strong form at the minute. #9 Sure Win Win can finish off with no weight on his back. Keep safe. #8 Sunny Delight is yet to win but does appear close. Don’t discount. 

Race 2: Stubbs Handicap

#10 E Honey has consistency on his side and pairs strongly with Luke Currie here. He steps away from a solid gate and if he gets a few favours, then he can win this under the light weight. #5 Carry The Diamond is racing well. He’s found his grade and Zac Purton’s booking holds him in good stead. #11 Viva Chef steps away favourably from an inside gate with 116lb assigned. He’s not without his chance against this lot. #12 Vector is tracking towards a first win. Keep safe.

Race 3: Robinson Handicap (1st Section)

#6 Courageous Knight is always thereabouts and with the right run perhaps he can break through for the first time here. He slots in light and should bounce back on firmer ground than last start. He’ll be value as well. #2 E Legend is racing well as a winner two starts ago. Expect a strong showing with Zac Purton engaged. #1 Happy Daily is better than his record suggests. Getting back to Class 4 suits for him. #3 Blissful Star is tracking towards a first win. Next best with Karis Teetan sticking aboard. 

Race 4: Magazine Gap Handicap (1st Section)

#6 Loriz doesn’t know how to put a foot wrong and he looks well placed to collect another win. He draws well and steps out following a strong effort for fourth last week. He can win again this term. #5 Vamos has mixed his form but is closing in on a first win in town. He’s got a powerful turn of foot and it wouldn’t surprise to see Zac Purton get the best out of him here. #2 Bingo Bingo has claims. He’s done well and has always been thereabouts. #3 Winning Icey just needs to offset the wide gate. Next best.

Race 5: Magazine Gap Handicap (2nd Section)

#6 Common Room is better than his record suggests and he can turn it around here after a lacklustre effort on the dirt. Expect he’s sent around at a big, big price but he’s shown before that he is capable of drastically reversing his form. Take a chance. #5 Shining Fortune has claims and is progressing well. He’s lightly raced and only needs to offset the wide gate to be a factor here for the in-form John Size. #7 Fighting Star did well in the worst part of the track last start. He can bounce out of the ground here. #1 Charming Steed is next best.

Race 6: Caine Handicap (2nd Section)

#9 Ready Player One ran well last start for third and he gets his chance again here with no weight on his back. Victor Wong takes another five pounds off his back and it wouldn’t surprise at all to see him take another step forward under a lowly impost. #2 Red Majesty knows how to win as a seven-time winner in town. Yet again he’s holding his condition and looks to have his chance with Zac Purton up. #4 Escape Route is after back-to-back wins. He’s hit a purple patch of form. #3 Packing Award can turn it around. He has the class to do so.

Race 7: Kennedy Handicap

#2 Racing Fighter gets down to Class 4 for the first time. He won’t know himself in this grade and Alfred Chan’s five-pound claim gets him in really, really well at the weights. #1 Gorgeous Vitality is after back-to-back wins. He has the class to win again, especially as Zac Purton hops up. #7 Yellowfin gets Joao Moreira engaged for the first time. Expect he can turn his form around with the Brazilian electing to ride. #5 Blustitch has looked sound in his trials. He can figure on debut from gate one.

Race 8: Bowen Handicap

#12 Pride Of Eight closed quite well in a strong race last start. Suspect he could defy what is likely to be a very, very big price and figure prominently in this contest. He gets in with a light weight which suits and should be able to carry that form on from his most recent outing. #3 Ping Hai Galaxy could well roll forward and find the front here. He’s coming back into form and he gets his chance to pinch this contest. #9 Rising From Ashes is closing in on a first win. He draws well and gets his opportunity under Joao Moreira. #1 Roman Turbo is next best. He can turn his form around.

Race 9: Caine Handicap (1st Section)

#3 En Pointe is racing well and looks well placed to improve getting out over further. If he can get a clean run he can win this finale for Frankie Lor and Zac Purton. #10 Smoothies can turn his form around. He’s favoured at the bottom of the handicap with Matthew poon engaged. #11 Dr Winning came his presence felt. He does well at Happy Valley and with a clean run he gets his opportunity. #2 Crossford has the class and is racing well. Next best.