Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: July 05, 5:16 PM

Happy Valley

July 06 2023

3:24 AM

Race 1: #6 Fiery Flying, #4 Our Creed, #10 Beauty Nova, #11 Mister Arm 

Race 2: #1 Kurpany, #2 Stoltz, #4 Whizz Kid, #6 Eason

Race 3: #5 Sunshine Legendary, #6 Theta Hedge, #8 Jazz Steed, #11 Travel Glory 

Race 4: #4 Management Folks, #5 Reach Goal, #7 Happy Angel, #11 Circuit Elite 

Race 5: #12 United Endeavors, #9 To Infinity, #7 Beau Gosse, #6 Palace Pal 

Race 6: #5 Colourful Prince, #6 Sergeant Pepper, #3 Stand Up, #1 G One Excellent 

Race 7: #11 My Intelligent, #6 Watch Buddy, #1 Lucky Gor, #2 Juneau Flash 

Race 8: #1 Joyful Hunter, #3 E Brother, #2 Circuit Booming, #6 Wood On Fire 

Race 9: #8 Brave Star, #6 Reward Smile, #4 Wings Of War, #5 Armour Eagle  

Race 1: Fa Hui Park Handicap  
#6 Fiery Flying is racing well and looks ready to improve again. He’s continued to do so of late and gets his chance here, especially from gate six over this course and distance. #4 Our Creed can find the front and try to pinch this contest. Expecting he’ll cross to take up the running here, just as he has done successfully in the past. #10 Beauty Nova slots in light and is racing consistently. Zac Purton’s booking bears close watching. #11 Mister Arm has claims. He’s better than his record suggests at times.  
Race 2: Hong Kong Park Handicap  
#1 Kurpany has a bit of class at times and is much better suited to racing in this grade. He meets a small field here and it wouldn’t surprise to see him control this contest early on. One to beat. #2 Stoltz returned to winning ways in style last time out. He’s a classy horse on his day, however, leg issues have slowed his development. #4 Whizz Kid draws ideally and should either lead or get a sweet trail throughout. #6 Eason can steamroll this group with even luck. He’ll be finishing hard under Alexis Badel.  
Race 3: Kowloon Park Handicap 
#5 Sunshine Legendary meets favourable conditions. He has an ideal draw and his win three starts ago was full of merit. He’s holding his form and can mount a big case here. #6 Theta Hedge knows how to win in this grade. He should get a sweet run close to the speed with Zac Purton aboard. #8 Jazz Steed does his best racing at the Valley. He’s returned to form now and has claims here. #11 Travel Glory will get back and run on. He’s got his fair share of ability and a first win isn’t too far away.  
Race 4: Kowloon Tsai Park Handicap  
#4 Management Folks is in supreme form and he’s more than capable of landing back-to-back wins here. One to beat, especially with Zac Purton aboard over this course and distance. #5 Reach Goal is a course and distance winner this season. He’s a threat over this trip, especially from an ideal draw. #7 Happy Angel is racing well without winning. Once again, he’s a leading player on form to score that elusive first win. #11 Circuit Elite slots in light and is favoured from the draw. He gets his opportunity.  
Race 5: Morse Park Handicap  
#12 United Endeavors slots in light and continues to race well. He gets a super chance here off the light weight after placing in his last two starts. One to beat. #9 To Infinity draws ideally and gets his opportunity. He’s suited over this course and distance where has won before. #7 Beau Gosse has hit his straps. He narrowly missed last time out and improvement out of that effort holds him in good stead here, especially from barrier three. #6 Palace Pal can mix his form but is worth consideration.  
Race 6: Shan Kwong Road Park Handicap  
#5 Colourful Prince has tremendous gate speed. Expecting him to fly to the front and play catch me if you can here. One to reel in, even though his best form has been seen on the dirt course. #6 Sergeant Pepper is in the right vein of form, he just needs to offset the wide draw. He gets Zac Purton’s services which are a huge advantage. #3 Stand Up draws ideally and gets the services of Hugh Bowman. He returns to the turf which is a slight concern after clearly taking a liking to the dirt. #1 G One Excellent can bounce back.  
Race 7: Victoria Park Handicap (2nd Section) 
Expecting #11 My Intelligent to try and make all here. He can mix his form but does do his best racing out in front. He’ll take catching if he can offset the wide draw. #6 Watch Buddy is lightly raced but appears to have plenty of ability. He’s favoured stepping away from gate one. #1 Lucky Gor can mix his form but does do his best racing over this course and distance. Expecting a bounce back effort here from an ideal draw. #2 Juneau Flash has consistency on his side. He’ll get his opportunity.  
Race 8: Victoria Park Handicap (1st Section) 
#1 Joyful Hunter was nothing short of impressive when winning on debut. He has the scope to improve and do the same again here, especially after that effort. He’s the one to beat from an ideal draw. #3 E Brother needs to overcome the draw, but he appears to have the class to do so. Expect he finds the front to play catch me if you can from there. #2 Circuit Booming gets a handy seven-pound claim with the apprentice up. He gets his chance. #6 Wood On Fire is racing well. He’ll get his chance close to the speed.  
Race 9: Waterfall Bay Park Handicap  
#8 Brave Star has his fair share of ability, and he is more than capable of bouncing back. His ascent is far from over and this contest appears well within his grasp. #6 Reward Smile is consistent and has never finished worse than second across four runs in Hong Kong, including one win. He draws ideally and will make his presence felt. #4 Wings Of War is classy but tends to mix his form. #5 Armour Eagle draws ideally and gets his opportunity. He’s a winner over this course and distance.