Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: December 13, 9:46 PM

December 15 2021

4:46 PM

Race 1: #11 Melbourne Hall, #8 Mega Bonus, #1 Universal Go Go, #12 Sure Win Win

Race 2: #3 Amazing Boy, #2 Sky Gem, #7 Fortune Triple, #4 Success Allstars

Race 3: #6 Yee Cheong Warrior, #5 Shadow Breaker, #1 Nearly Fine, #11 Viva Popcorn

Race 4: #8 Special M, #3 Brilliant Fortune, #1 Decisive Twelve, #4 Wine And Wine

Race 5: #8 Winning Volatility, #5 Red Impact, #6 Free Foal, #2 Methane

Race 6: #4 Noir Rider, #6 Baebae Tsoi, #8 Happily Friends, #3 Great Harvest

Race 7: #2 Cheerful Days, #3 You’remyeverything, #7 Exceptional Nice, #8 Incanto Prepared

Race 8: #8 Party Warrior, #3 Never Too Soon, #1 Jolly Good Heart, #6 A Smile Like Yours 

Race 1: Jupiter Handicap (2nd Section) 

#11 Melbourne Hall turned his form around for second last time out. He rates as the one to beat here, especially from the good gate for the in-form David Hall yard. #8 Mega Bonus is closing in on a first win. He can figure with the right run from gate seven which looks ideal. #1 Universal Go Go has the class-edge on this bunch. Only concern is top weight but assuming he shoulders that then he can be a big player. #12 Sure Win Win gets in light and shouldn’t be too far away.  

Race 2: Neptune Handicap 

#3 Amazing Boy is closing in on a first win. He’s steadily improved across his last two starts and the timing looks right for him to win here. Joao Moreira sticks aboard and he’s the one to beat. #2 Sky Gem draws ideally. He looks favoured with Alfred Chan taking seven pounds off his back. #7 Fortune Triple is coming to hand. He’s third-up off the back of a career-best outing over this course and distance. #4 Success Allstars has twice finished runner-up from two outings this term. He’s held his condition and looks a threat for the Ferraris combination.  

Race 3: Saturn Handicap 

#6 Yee Cheong Warrior won well last start. Expect improvement once more and from the inside draw he maps to get the dream run throughout. #5 Shadow Breaker has come to hand his last two runs. Expect a fast finish from him, especially if the pace is on. #1 Nearly Fine steps down to Class 4. Expect sharp improvement here with the seven-pound claim in use. #11 Viva Popcorn just needs the right run to be factor. He gets in light which enhances his chances.  

Race 4: Mercury Handicap 

#8 Special M is better than his last-start ninth suggests. He was racing well prior to that effort and based on that form, he has an excellent chance of scoring here. #3 Brilliant Fortune is close to a first win. He brings strong form lines to this race and it wouldn’t surprise to see him piece it all together. #1 Decisive Twelve is a talent. Top weight makes this tricky but on his day he is more than capable. #4 Wine And Wine should roll forward and make a run at this contest. He could take reeling in.  

Race 5: Uranus Handicap 

#8 Winning Volatility was hampered in the straight last time out. Suspect he can put his best foot forward here following genuine excuses last start. Joao Moreira sticks aboard which is a plus. #5 Red Impact is looking to snap consecutive runner-up efforts. He’s holding his condition and the inside gate should give him every chance to find the front. #6 Free Foal mixes his form but is more than capable on his day. Don’t discount. #2 Methane is better than his last two runs suggest. Expect improvement.  

Race 6: Jupiter Handicap (1st Section) 

#4 Noir Rider should bounce to the front from gate three. He could take some catching here under Jerry Chau. #6 Baebae Tsoi has hit the ground running across two starts in Hong Kong. He’s showing a stack of ability and Joao Moreira’s booking here commands respect. #8 Happily Friends maps to get the right run from gate one. He can save ground from there and deliver a big finish under Vincent Ho. #3 Great Harvest steps away from gate four. He does his best racing at Happy Valley and this contest should be no exception.  

Race 7: Mars Handicap 

#2 Cheerful Days is chasing his fourth consecutive win. He’s found his groove and does appear capable of hopping up in grade with victory here. #3 You’remyeverything scored in style on debut. Since that run he logged a close-up fourth which indicates he’s holding his condition well. #7 Exceptional Nice is looking to snap five consecutive runner-up efforts. He’s doing everything right except win and once again, he is a leading player. #8 Incanto Prepared does his best racing at the Valley. He can figure from gate three.  

Race 8: Venus Handicap 

#8 Party Warrior has his fair share of ability. He finally pieced it all together last start and it wouldn’t surprise to see him do so again. Gate seven suits and he looks capable of handling the class-rise. #3 Never Too Soon performed well on debut to finish third. He finished at the rear last start, but he appears much, much better than that. Expect improvement and he might be worth taking on an each way basis. #1 Jolly Good Heart is the pace in the race. He’ll take reeling in. #6 A Smile Like Yours is the in-form horse. Must respect.