Happy Valley Picks

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: November 30, 11:13 PM

December 02 2020

6:13 PM

Race 1: #1 Methane, #2 Above, #6 Dynamic Eagle, #4 Magnetism

Race 2: #6 You Have My Word, #3 Salto Olimpico, #10 Socket Elite, #9 Treasure Chest

Race 3: #5 Everbrave, #8 Chunghwa Jingshen, #10 Ready Conqueror, #11 Flying Monkey

Race 4: #5 Happy Time, #6 Champ Patrol, #4 Magic Supreme, #1 Pegasus Glory

Race 5: #9 Management Supreme, #1 Kinda Cool, #6 Good Shot, #4 Focus

Race 6: #6 We The South, #4 Harmony And Rich, #9 Flying Genius, #11 Wild West Wing

Race 7: #12 Murray’s Partners, #5 Super Elegance, #1 Tashidelek, #3 Blastoise

Race 8: #6 Scores Of Fun, #12 Winning Feeling, #2 Mig Energy, #7 Le Terroir



Race 1: Jaffe Handicap

#1 Methane has been racing well and gave every indication last start that the step up to 2200m would suit. Jerry Chau’s seven-pound claim ensures he slots in well at the weights and from the draw he gets his chance. #2 Above is a grinding stayer who is a winner over the course and distance, including two other times in this class. #6 Dynamic Eagle has had the benefit of five runs this term. He’ll get a nice run from gate one and has race-fitness on his side. #4 Magnetism is next best.

Race 2: O’Brien Handicap

#6 You Have My Word has struck a purple patch for form with a win two starts ago and a close-up fourth at his latest outing. He should be suited by a return to 1800m and he shapes as the one to beat from the good gate. #3 Salto Olimpico is a real grinder who has performed well over the course and distance. #10 Socket Elite narrowly missed last time out at 133/1 by a short-head. He steps back down to 1800m and bears close watching based on his form-reversing run last-start. #9 Treasure Chest is solid and draws well. 

Race 3: Lockhart Handicap

#5 Everbrave is in-form and he was part of the thrilling blanket finish over this course and distance earlier this month. This is a similar field assembled here and he looks ready to win with four runs under his belt. He’s capable of turning the tables on #8 Chunghwa Jingshen, who last start, nailed his first Hong Kong win. He draws well but gets more weight this time with 127lb alotted. #10 Ready Conqueror fought gamely for second last time, beaten in a photo. He draws well and gets the services of Joao Moreira. #11 Flying Monkey has been solid with three top-three efforts this term. He can figure with the right run.

Race 4: Gloucester Handicap (2nd Section)

#5 Happy Time closed nicely first-up and he should have taken plenty of improvement from that outing. He won second-up last term and it wouldn’t shock to see him do the same again. #6 Champ Patrol steps out for the in-form championship leading duo: Caspar Fownes and Joao Moreira. Suspect he’s ready to bounce out of the ground following an eye-catching trial at Conghua. #4 Magic Supreme is better than his record suggests. #1 Pegasus Glory is next best. He has an impressive record but there is a query around his ability to handle the tight turning nuances of the city circuit.

Race 5: Gloucester Handicap (1st Section)

#9 Management Supreme draws slightly awkward but is on an upward trajectory. He’ll relish the added furlong and does get a nice weight advantage on a number of those at the top of the handicap. #1 Kinda Cool is one of those with a hefty weight to carry. He is talented though and gate one does help, especially with Joao Moreira engaged while Zac Purton sits the meeting out due to suspension. #6 Good Shot nearly won last start but does, gets his chance again here off the good gate with Chad Schofield engaged. #4 Focus is better than his recent record suggests. Don’t discount.

Race 6: Fleming Handicap

#6 We The South keeps on handling the challenges thrown at him, including a gritty on-pace success at his first try in Class 3 last start. He’ll roll forward for Joao Moreira and take plenty of reeling in. #4 Harmony And Rich has plenty of ability having narrowly missed in two starts over 1000m this term. He looks ready for the added furlong and he shapes as the main danger. #9 Flying Genius loves the course and distance and does, get a handy seven pound taken off thanks to Jerry Chau’s claim. #11 Wild West Wing is next best, just the draw harms his chances.

Race 7: Thomson Handicap

#12 Murray’s Partners faces Class 3 for the first time but is a winner of three out of his last four starts. His racing patter affords him every opportunity close to the speed and if he handles the added distance, then he is the one to beat with no weight on his back. #5 Super Elegance has narrowly missed on a number of occasions over this course and distance. He is of course, racing well but has proven a prolific non-winner with six runner-up efforts to his name without a win from 19 starts. #1 Tashidelek has won his last two and rates strongly off the back of those. He has top-weight to lug but does remain in Class 3. #3 Blastoise is next best.

Race 8: Harbour Handicap

#6 Scores Of Fun is a supreme talent who has, shown plenty of ability across his five-start career with two wins. He narrowly missed at his latest and with the right run, this is his race to lose. #12 Winning Feeling slots in light with no weight on his back. He’s a big horse weighing in at over 1300lb and he shapes as the main danger if he can offset the slightly tricky draw. #2 Mig Energy is shooting for back-to-back wins. The soft draw helps as does Jerry Chau’s seven-pound claim. #7 Le Terroir is next best.