Happy Valley Selections

By Hong Kong Jockey Club

Posted: August 10, 7:17 PM

Happy Valley

October 30 2019

9:11 AM

Race 1: #2 Savannah Wind, #5 Golden Kid, #4 Dragon Warrior, #1 Happy Hour
Race 2:
#12 Demons Rock, #4 Hong Kong Win, #6 Jazz Steed, #3 Strathallan
Race 3:
#3 Winning Endeavour, #4 Casa De Forca, #8 Flame Lily, #6 My Winner
Race 4:
#8 Impeccable Fellow, #4 Starlit Knight, #10 Shining On, #2 Tangmere
Race 5:
#5 Aurora Pegasus, #1 Precious Sweetie, #2 Jolly Convergence, #11 The Abraxas
Race 6:
#1 Hello Beauty, #4 Planet Star, #5 Jing Jing Win, #8 Starlight
Race 7:
#1 Invincible Missile, #8 Looking Good, #2 Arcada, #9 Universal Go Go
Race 8:
#1 Chefano, #3 Splendour And Gold, #2 Sichuan Dar, #7 Clement Legend

Race 1: Wa Mei Shan Handicap

#2 Savannah Wind peaked when second-up last season over 1800m. He profiles to do similar again here and the step up in distance to 2200m should afford him every opportunity. #5 Golden Kid is racing well and he’s shown steady improvement across both of his outings this term. The step up in distance looks ideal and with even luck he’ll be fighting out the finish. #4 Dragon Warrior is another who will relish the added distance. He’s a player in this spot. #1 Happy Hour steps back in grade. He’s shown very little but the booking of Zac Purton now indicates that he might be ready.  

Race 2: Tin Ha Shan Handicap

#12 Demons Rock is winless across 18 starts, however, he’s appeared to have returned in excellent order, closing strongly at his latest to grab fourth. He can rattle home here with only 116lb on his back. #4 Hong Kong Win is the likely pacesetter. If he can overcome the wide draw he’ll give them something to catch. #6 Jazz Steed turned in an impressive trial score with Zac Purton in the saddle. He’s another who is likely to roll forward and make his own luck. #3 Strathallan is next best.

Race 3: Tsim Mei Fung Handicap

#3 Winning Endeavour is a recent acquisition to the Douglas Whyte yard. He’s had one run for his new trainer, in which, he displayed significant improvement. He’s capable of going on with it here. #4 Casa De Forca is the likely leader of this under Alfred Chan who takes 10lb off his back. He could prove difficult to run down, especially with a soft enough lead. #8 Flame Lily has the awkward draw to contend with, however as a last-start winner he rates highly. #6 My Winner made significant ground last start under a masterful Joao Moreira ride to score. He’ll get back but he can rattle home with a strong enough tempo.

Race 4: Tsim Mei Fung Handicap

#8 Impeccable Fellow is building nicely into his campaign and as a winner over this course and distance last prep, it wouldn’t surprise to see him do it again. #4 Starlit Knight is a three-time course and distance winner. The booking of Alfred Chan suggests that he’ll roll forward and if he does, he’ll give himself every chance. #10 Shining On is ready to peak now third-up. He maps to get a nice run under Joao Moreira which should see him in contention. #2 Tangmere gets down in grade and the booking of Zac Purton commands respect.

Race 5: Tiu Yue Yung Handicap

#5 Aurora Pegasus broke through impressively last start and remaining in this grade should give him every chance to go back-to-back. #1 Precious Sweetie remains in Class 4 after narrowly missing by a head last start. He’s racing well and if he’s held his condition from that run, he’s a winning chance with added fitness on his side. #2 Jolly Convergence is a three-time course and distance winner. He has a nice draw and it wouldn’t surprise to see him turn his form around. #11 The Abraxas is expected to find the front from the inside draw. He’ll give them something to run down here.

Race 6: Hebe Hill Handicap

#1 Hello Beauty gets a welcome return to Class 3. He’s placed on a number of occasions in this grade and if he can overcome the awkward draw, he should get every chance with Joao Moreira in the plate. #4 Planet Star has led and won previously at Happy Valley and the booking Alfred Chan and his 10lb claim suggest the same tactics will be employed here. He deserves plenty of respect. #5 Jing Jing Win resumed nicely down the Sha Tin straight, finishing fourth. He should get nice trail under Vincent Ho and this race appears well within his grasp. #8 Starlight hasn’t shown much of late, however, if he managed to recapture his best - he would very competitive.

Race 7: Pyramid Hill Handicap

#1 Invincible Missile is yet to run a bad race across his short nine-start career, including two wins. He’s a winner already this term and if he handles the tight turns of the city track, he’ll prove tough to beat. #8 Looking Good scored third-up last campaign and he appears on a similar trail. Suspect they’ll take a sit this time which will allow him to unleash his talented turn of foot we’ve previously seen. #2 Arcada was well supported before being withdrawn at the gates last start due to being fractious. He’s a two-time course and distance winner who with Alfred Chan’s 10lb claim, gets in very well at the weights. #9 Universal Go Go is struggling to get his nose in front. Still, he’s in arguably career-best form and it could only be a matter of time before he wins again.

Race 8: Shek Uk Shan Handicap

#1 Chefano would have gone close to winning last start had he received an ounce of luck but nevertheless, he should still be on the up and his previous form at the city track has shown that given the run presents, he is capable of winning. #3 Splendour And Gold is a three-time winner from eight across his short career. He was caught at the tail of the field last time out with a stack of work to do, however with a more prominent position against this bunch he should be able to finish around the mark again. #2 Sichuan Dar turned his form around last start and off that he must be respected. #7 Clement Legend seeks the hat-trick. This is even harder but he appears to still have improvement to come.