Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: October 30, 5:28 PM

Happy Valley

November 01 2023

3:24 AM

Race 1: #8 Valhalla, #3 The Good Deal, #2 Multimore, #1 Amazing Travis 

Race 2: #12 Golden Fairy, #7 Turtle Again, #6 Happy Hero, #1 Sunny Baby 

Race 3: #2 Explosive Witness, #4 Heroic Master, #5 Humble Star, #3 Majestic Knight 

Race 4: #3 Sight Hero, #12 Speedstar, #8 Harmony N Home, #2 Zoom Boom

Race 5: #4 Legion Of Merit, #8 Turin Warrior, #3 Free Foal, #2 Perfetto 

Race 6: #4 Scotch Tycoon, #11 Prestige Moochi, #1 Kokushi Musou, #5 High Percentage 

Race 7: #6 Golden Rise, #7 Tactical Command, #4 Young Life Forever, #3 Wood On Fire 

Race 8: #7 Silver Sonic, #11 Chill Chibi, #4 Ivy League, #6 All Beauty 

Race 9: #11 Fun N Glory, #10 Denfield, #12 Red Elegance, #3 Sugar Sugar 

Race 1: Bedford Handicap

#8 Valhalla is in the right vein of form and he can win again this week. He charged home from the rear of the field last start and he’s the clear one to beat. #3 The Good Deal can improve with two runs under his belt. Luke Ferraris takes over now and the inside draw is a bonus. #2 Multimore went close last start. He appears to have returned to the right level of form and Zac Purton’s booking is a big plus. #1 Amazing Travis can take a step in the right direction now racing in Class 5. Don’t discount.


Race 2: Cheung Shun Handicap

#12 Golden Fairy slots in light. He is better than his record suggests and his latest trial at Conghua was sound. He can improve this season with his acclimatisation period complete. Take a chance on him here. #7 Turtle Again was caught wide last start but can improve following that effort. He just needs to offset an awkward draw. #6 Happy Hero exploded to an almighty win last time out. He remains in the grade and will prove very competitive. #1 Sunny Baby is next in line.


Race 3: Cheong Wan Handicap

#2 Explosive Witness is better than his current rating and his latest effort was sound. Coming to Happy Valley now looks like a plus and his class can overcome this group. #4 Heroic Master is chasing back-to-back wins. He’s in super condition and this contest is suitable. #5 Humble Star gets the services of Zac Purton. He’s fit and ready to contend strongly this week. #3 Majestic Knight doesn’t know how to run a bad race. He’s placed seven times from 14 runs and his consistency should be rewarded again soon enough. 


Race 4: The Chinese General Chamber Of Commerce Cup (2nd Section)

#3 Sight Hero never runs a bad race and he is suited here with Karis Teetan up. He’ll be fit with three runs under his belt and he only needs a few favours to go his way to be winning. His consistency holds him in very good stead. #12 Speedstar continues to race well and gets his chance here. He’s favoured under no weight, especially based on his current level of form. #8 Harmony N Home can improve after his first-up outing. Zac Purton’s booking commands respect. #2 Zoom Boom is next best.


Race 5: Fat Tseung Handicap

#4 Legion Of Merit is favoured from an ideal draw. He’s a smart racer over this course and distance, with two wins to his credit last season. #8 Turin Warrior narrowly missed first-up and will have improved plenty from that effort. #3 Free Foal faded upon resumption after racing close to the speed. Most on-pacers in the race did exactly that, so chances are he can improve from that effort. #2 Perfetto was caught too far back with far too much work to do last time out. He has a nice draw and an ideal jockey.


Race 6: Hing Wah Handicap (3rd Section)

#4 Scotch Tycoon is a winner in the grade above. He has his fair share of class and looks wound-up to perform first-up for new trainer Mark Newnham. He’ll get his chance here. #11 Prestige Moochi was fair first-up. He can improve out of that run under the light weight from the good gate. He’s worth an each way ticket at odds. #1 Kokushi Musou draws ideally and knows how to win at Happy Valley. He’s a major player. #5 High Percentage has hit the ground running across five starts. He can continue his advance.


Race 7: Hing Wah Handicap (1st Section)

#6 Golden Rise makes his debut. He looks like he has his fair share of ability and his latest trial was sound. Expecting he can make a big impact first-up in Hong Kong. #7 Tactical Command was withdrawn last start. He’s trialled well since then and his first-up effort this season was solid. Major threat. #4 Young Life Forever is favoured from gate three. The return to Happy Valley is a positive. #3 Wood On Fire is racing well and his two runs this season have seen him go close. He gets an opportunity here.


Race 8: Fife Handicap

#7 Silver Sonic can turn his form around after performing poorly on rain affected ground last start. He’s better than that effort and his best form previously could easily prove too much for this group. #11 Chill Chibi returns first-up. He was a strong winner last start and he’s favoured under the light weight. #4 Ivy League finally got on the board last time out. He’s in the form of his life and the inside draw is ideal. #6 All Beauty returns second-up with Zac Purton engaged. Keep safe.


Race 9: Hing Yip Handicap

#11 Fun N Glory can improve second-up after finishing fourth on yielding ground first-up. He’s a smart little talent who can win again, especially up in grade with no weight on his back. #10 Denfield is a two-time winner from his last starts. He rises in grade now, however, it shouldn’t be too much of a hindrance. #12 Red Elegance can improve second-up. He has some talent and just needs to overcome the wide gate. #3 Sugar Sugar has finished second twice this season in this grade. He’ll be fighting out another finish.