Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: July 12, 3:27 PM

July 14 2021

11:27 AM

Race 1: #1 Perfect To Play, #8 Righteous Win, #7 Virtus Star, #3 Light My Day

Race 2: #11 Shanghai Power, #6 Dr Proactive, #1 Good Luck Money, #7 Telecom Missile

Race 3: #3 Ice Legend, #4 Amigos Giggle, #8 Superb Daddy, #9 So Awesome

Race 4: #1 Island Shine, #2 Daily Beauty, #5 Flying Sword, #6 Good Shot

Race 5: #7 Sun Of Makfi, #3 Super Fast, #10 On Excel Star, #11 Red Impact

Race 6: #3 Golden Spectrum, #8 Exceptional Nice, #9 Leap Of Faith, #2 King Opie

Race 7: #1 Be Ready, #6 Brilliant Fortune, #2 High Rise Soldier, #3 Metro Warrior

Race 8: #9 Helene Wisdom Star, #2 Beauty Fit, #1 Flagship Glory, #8 Telecom Fighters

Race 9: #11 War Weapon, #9 Super Winner, #4 Sparkling Dragon, #5 Igniting



Race 1: Ventris Handicap

#1 Perfect To Play steps down in grade. He’s a winner in Class 5 this season and it wouldn’t surprise to see him add another here. Strong booking of Joao Moreira warrants respect. #8 Righteous Win is racing well. He’s found form and bears close watching. #7 Virtus Star is capable of bouncing back. Don’t discount. #3 Light My Day is next best, he only needs to offset the tricky gate.

Race 2: Link Handicap

#11 Shanghai Power closed off nicely for third last start. He’s on the quick back-up and does shape as the one to beat from the good gate. #6 Dr Proactive has more ability than his record suggests. Don’t discount from an inside gate. #1 Good Luck Money steps into Class 5. He’ll relish the dip in grade. #7 Telecom Missile is in form. The claim helps.

Race 3: Sung Tak Handicap (2nd Section)

#3 Ice Legend is closing in on a first win. He’s racing well and the booking of Joao Moreira commands respect. #4 Amigos Giggle logged a tidy third on debut. Suspect he has above average ability and from gate three he gets his chance to showcase it. #8 Superb Daddy draws well and is capable of bouncing out of the ground at any time. #9 So Awesome is next best.

Race 4: Sung Tak Handicap (1st Section)

#1 Island Shine is racing well in this grade. If he can offset the wide gate then he’s a major player in his spot, especially with Karis Teetan engaged. #2 Daily Beauty is a three-time winner in Class 4. Suspect he’s ready to run a bold race with Joao Moreira booked. #5 Flying Sword has a smart turn of foot on his day. Don’t discount from the good gate. #6 Good Shot is next best.

Race 5: Hau Tak Handicap

#7 Sun Of Makfi is looking for back-to-back wins. He’s doing well now in Hong Kong and the short freshen up between runs will have done him a world of good. #3 Super Fast was a brilliant winner on the dirt last start. Suspect he can translate his form to the turf here. He only needs to offset the awkward gate. #10 On Excel Star is closing in on a first win. He can make his presence felt again. #11 Red Impact is next best.

Race 6: Oi Kwan Handicap

#3 Golden Spectrum is a one-time winner in Hong Kong. He likes the course and distance and rates as the one to beat here. #8 Exceptional Nice is looking to snap three consecutive runner-up efforts. He’s in form and a win would not surprise. #9 Leap Of Faith falls into the exact same category. He’s racing well without winning and does command respect here. #2 King Opie is next best from gate six in a suitable contest.

Race 7: Broadwood Handicap

#1 Be Ready is racing well and is a winner in this grade already this season. Top weight is a slight concern but gate one suits for this contest. #6 Brilliant Fortune is closing in on a first win. He draws well and finds a suitable race for Joao Moreira and Caspar Fownes. #2 High Rise Soldier rarely runs a bad race. He gets his chance from gate three. #3 Metro Warrior has claims.

Race 8: Wong Nai Chung Handicap

#9 Helene Wisdom Star maps to get the right run from the good draw. Neil Callan hops up and his recent form as been solid enough to suggest another win was nearing. #2 Beauty Fit is racing well and looking for back-to-back wins. He just needs to offset the awkward gate. #1 Flagship Glory has plenty of class. He’ll relish the trip but is another who is drawn awkwardly. #8 Telecom Fighters is next best.

Race 9: Sports Road Handicap

Cracking contest to round out the season. Suspect there’s a fair bit of pace which should suit #11 War Weapon. He can finish off strongly here and a fast pace will suit him down to the ground. #9 Super Winner is one of those to contest the lead. He’ll get his chance. #4 Sparkling Dragon has a powerful finish on his day. Must include. #5 Igniting is next best, especially from gate three.