Race 1: #8 Winwin Thirtythree, #2 Booming Well, #5 Mission Smart, #9 Zacian
Race 2: #9 Baebae Tsoi, #4 Marvel Dragon, #6 Sight Hero, #8 Smart Leader
Race 3: #2 Golden Empire, #12 Star Of Wuyi, #4 Miracle Victory, #8 Bella Baby
Race 4: #13 Dragon Baby, #1 En Pointe, #5 Star Contact, #6 Celestial Warrior
Race 5: #5 Happy Good Guys, #13 Glenealy Generals, #7 Ka Ying Lucky, #3 Kowloon East Star
Race 6: #5 Steel Win, #4 Boom Stitch, #8 Sunny Delight, #13 Run Run Good
Race 7: #10 Double Six Pop, #4 Rock Ya Heart, #2 Team Spirit, #6 Excellent Daddy
Race 8: #7 Elite Patch, #1 Sight Spirit, #2 Ultra Express, #10 Romantic Combo
Race 9: #7 Super Winner, #4 Golden Link, #2 Seattle Choice, #1 Circuit Stellar
Race 10: #6 E Star, #9 Navas Two, #1 My Sugar, #2 The Rock
Race 1: Azalea Handicap
#8 Winwin Thirtythree is competitive in his spot. He’s racing well at present and as a two-time winner in this grade he rates as the one to beat. #2 Booming Well gets down to Class 5. Strong booking with Zac Purton hopping up for the first time. He can improve sharply. #5 Mission Smart has more ability than what his record lets on. Expect improvement second-up from the break – just like last season. #9 Zacian has gone close several times. His time will come – it’s just a matter of when for this quirky customer.
Race 2: Daisy Handicap (1st Section)
#9 Baebae Tsoi is coming to hand. His form has slipped a bit since finishing third on debut, but even still, it wouldn’t surprise to see him bounce back to that level here. The wide gate harms his chances, but Harry Bentley is currently riding in sublime form. #4 Marvel Dragon is as honest as they come. He rarely runs a bad race and is expected to improve once more off the back of a fast-closing fourth-placed effort last start. #6 Sight Hero is consistent in his spot. Don’t discount. #8 Smart Leader looks better than his record suggests. Next best.
Race 3: Daisy Handicap (2nd Section)
#2 Golden Empire couldn’t have been more impressive last start. He’s capable of going back-to-back here for the in-form Zac Purton – who has nine wins from the last two meetings. #12 Star Of Wuyi has shown potential at times. He gets his chance with no weight on his back. #4 Miracle Victory was a top winner last time out – his first in Hong Kong. He commands respect with Jerry Chau hopping up. #8 Bella Baby only needs to offset the awkward gate. Don’t discount.
Race 4: Daffodil Handicap
#13 Dragon Baby is competitive in his spot. He gets a handy pull in the weights and although he hasn’t won in a while – he has got down to a more than competitive mark. #1 En Pointe pieced it all together last time out like a very, very nice horse. Still, he must do it again and the big weight against a number of solid performers is concerning. #5 Star Contact turned in a slashing third on debut. Expect further improvement – he’s a nice horse. #6 Celestial Warrior can finish fast. He’s on the steady improve.
Race 5: Lily Handicap
#5 Happy Good Guys is down to a dangerous rating. He’s won off higher and has shown plenty of prowess at times over five furlongs. Expect a big run and he should be a decent price too. #13 Glenealy Generals does his best racing over this course and distance. He can bounce back from a lacklustre effort last time out. #7 Ka Ying Lucky steps out on debut. He scored in a recent trial at the Valley which sets him up very well for his debut. #3 Kowloon East Star is chasing back-to-back wins. Don’t discount, even with more weight.
Race 6: Cineraria Handicap
#5 Steel Win has a bit of class on the dirt as a two-time winner on the surface. He draws favourably here and a return to winning ways would not surprise. #4 Boom Stitch has potential and has gone close a few times. He’s on the ever-improve and only needs to offset the sticky gate. #8 Sunny Delight is closing in on a first win. He’s well bred for the dirt. #13 Run Run Good rarely runs a bad race. He’s looking to snap a run of four placings – three of which have seen him finish runner-up. Next best.
Race 7: Peony Handicap
#10 Double Six Pop pulled hard on debut but did show plenty of early toe. He’s a talent on the rise and sharp improvement is expected here – especially with the light weight and Karis Teetan assigned. #4 Rock Ya Heart is a talent in his spot. He can be a major player once again in this grade from the gate. #2 Team Spirit is as honest as they come. Expect he tries to make all in front – stepping away from gate one is favourable. #6 Excellent Daddy rarely runs a bad race. He’s competitive in this grade. Next best.
Race 8: Orchid Handicap
#7 Elite Patch is bred for the dirt and rightly so, he absolutely loves it – especially as a three-time winner on the surface. He gets the conditions to suit here and has race-fitness on his side. #1 Sight Spirit makes the switch for dirt riches. He’s by Toronado so he should handle it and this looks like suitable lead-in contest ahead of the Hong Kong Classic Cup at the end of this month. #2 Ultra Express is a classy operator. Expect another strong showing. #10 Romantic Combo may struggle from the wide gate. Zac Purton’s services help, however.
Race 9: Peach Blossom Handicap
#7 Super Winner can roll forward and dictate terms here. He’s a smart performer on his day and with the right run – out in the lead – he could well pinch this contest, which does appear to be lacking pace. #4 Golden Link is doing nothing wrong. He’s racing well and gets a handy claim from Alfred Chan. #2 Seattle Choice is better than his record suggests. He’s building back to a level of form that deserves respect. #1 Circuit Stellar is nothing short of consistent. Strong booking of Zac Purton warrants consideration.
Race 10: Rose Handicap
#6 E Star draws favourably here and should benefit from the run of the race. This is a tricky contest but he appeals with race-fitness now on his side, especially as a six-time winner in Hong Kong. #9 Navas Two is showing no signs of slowing. He’s on a Hong Kong Derby trail and although he is yet to race over the mile, it does look as though it will suit him. #1 My Sugar has been sparingly raced due to leg issues. Still, he’s in good order and looks a though he’s taken benefit from a break between runs. #2 The Rock will look the winner at some stage.