Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: June 01, 3:32 PM

June 02 2021

11:32 AM

Race 1: #9 Chunghwa Jingshen, #10 Telecom Missile, #2 Scenic Sweetie, #3 Winner’s Heart

Race 2: #1 Happy Good Guys, #5 Party Warrior, #11 Happily Friends, #2 Amazing Rocky

Race 3: #1 Aquila, #5 Hero Star, #2 Island Shine, #11 Red Brick Fighter

Race 4: #10 Sun Of Makfi, #1 Dream Warriors, #5 Shining On, #9 On Excel Star

Race 5: #1 Harrier Jet, #8 Fortune Carrier, #9 Fortune Hero, #3 Noir Rider

Race 6: #7 Owners’ Star, #1 Fast Pace, #11 Stunning Impact, #10 Winning Volatility

Race 7: #3 High Rise Soldier, #7 Ever Force, #8 Meaningful Star, #10 Here Comes Ted

Race 8: #7 Mr Colourful, #2 Kinda Cool, #11 H Z Tourbillon, #3 Perfect Glory

Race 9: #8 Exceptional Nice, #11 Gallant Crown, #1 Beauty Fit, #2 Hall Of Champ



Race 1: Wing Lok Handicap

#9 Chunghwa Jingshen is competitive on his day. He draws well and rates as the one to beat with a win in this grade already this season. #10 Telecom Missile makes his first start for new trainer Caspar Fownes. He’s trialled well and bears close watching off his current mark. #2 Scenic Sweetie has his second start in Class 5. Expect sharp improvement. #3 Winner’s Heart is unlucky not to already be winner in this grade. Don’t discount. 

Race 2: Jervois Handicap

#1 Happy Good Guys steps back in grade. He has the class edge on this bunch and if he offsets the wide gate then he is the one to beat. #5 Party Warrior steps out on debut. Suspect he can make his presence felt first-up off the back a few tidy trials. #11 Happily Friends is close to a first Hong Kong win. He slots in light and draws favourably. #2 Amazing Rocky mixes his form but has shown considerable ability early on. He’s next best.

Race 3: Morrison Handicap

#1 Aquila steps back in grade. This is a positive for him and from the inside gate he could take plenty of catching from out in the lead. #5 Hero Star is a two-time winner from the past four starts. He’s racing well and pairs favourably with champion jockey Zac Purton. #2 Island Shine is competitive in his spot. He’s consistent and warrants respect from the good gate. #11 Red Brick Fighter slots in light. Don’t discount.

Race 4: Rumsey Handicap

#10 Sun Of Makfi draws well and gets his chance. He looks suited to the added distance and with even luck he shapes as the one to beat. #1 Dream Warriors is racing well with four consecutive top-three efforts to his name. #5 Shining On will need luck from the rear of the field. Still, he has a powerful finish which holds him in good stead. #9 On Excel Star mixes his form but has shown ability on his day. Don’t discount.

Race 5: Morrison Handicap

#1 Harrier Jet makes a welcome step back into Class 4. Zac Purton takes the reins here and he gets his chance to score a fifth Hong Kong win. #8 Fortune Carrier turned his form around to finish a competitive second last-start. He has ability and is slowly showing that he’s coming to hand. #9 Fortune Hero is looking for back-to-back wins. He steps up in grade, however, which is a slight concern. #3 Noir Rider will roll forward and play catch me if you can. He’s worth including.

Race 6: Wellington Handicap

#7 Owners’ Star is competitive over this course and distance as a winner in the grade above last term. He draws well and with the right run he shapes as the one to beat. #1 Fast Pace is competitive in his spot. Expect sharp improvement stepping back into Class 4. #11 Stunning Impact mixes his form but can finish off sharply when required. #10 Winning Volatility makes a welcome return to the turf here. He bears close watching with Joao Moreira hopping up.

Race 7: Cleverly Handicap (2nd Section)

#3 High Rise Soldier is racing well after breaking through for his first win two starts ago. He gets a favourable draw and if he runs anywhere close to his best then he is the one they all are going to have to run down. #7 Ever Force is a lightly raced youngster with two wins from his last three starts. He draws well and should be kept safe. #8 Meaningful Star mixes his form but has shown that he is more than capable. #10 Here Comes Ted is a two-time winner this campaign. He has a powerful finish which holds him in good stead.

Race 8: Cleverly Handicap (1st Section)

#7 Mr Colourful turned his form around last start after fading on debut. Suspect he can take another step forward here, especially from the good gate. #2 Kinda Cool is racing well this campaign with two wins to his name. He’s been competitive since those back-to-back successes. #11 H Z Tourbillon won impressively two starts ago. He’s maintained his condition and commands respect with no weight on his back. #3 Perfect Glory is next best.

Race 9: Hillier Handicap

#8 Exceptional Nice is doing everything right except win. He’s on the up and from gate two he gets an excellent chance to snag an overdue win. #11 Gallant Crown is a three-time winner this term. He’s racing well and draws favourably. #1 Beauty Fit has found his feet in Hong Kong. He only needs to offset the wide gate to be competitive again. #2 Hall Of Champ is a two-time winner from his last three starts. Suspect he can be competitive once more for Blake Shinn and championship leading trainer Caspar Fownes.