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Preview and form for Happy Valley
12 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Hawkins - hkjc.com 

Preview and form for the meeting at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. Selections by Andrew Hawkins.


HAPPY VALLEY SELECTIONS
(Wednesday September 13, 2017)

RACE 1: #6 Paddington, #2 Starlight, #1 Smart Boy, #7 Winfull Patrol
RACE 2: #2 Good Companion, #7 Sight Seeing, #6 Love Chunghwa, #3 London City
RACE 3: #1 Born To Race, #5 Emperor Victory, #6 Gobi Storm, #8 Fun Manager
RACE 4: #5 Mr Right, #1 Diego Kosta, #3 Circuit King, #4 Most Beautiful
RACE 5: #6 Trendy Win, #2 Enormous Honour, #3 Super Form, #9 Savannah Wind
RACE 6: #2 Inventor, #1 Litterateur, #3 Jade Fortune, #4 Divine Boy
RACE 7: #6 Dollar Reward, #7 Jumbo Happiness, #12 Young Empire, #10 Glorious Partners
RACE 8: #8 Sichuan Dar, #5 Dr Listening, #2 Doyeni, #1 Packing Dragon

RACE 1: CHICAGO HANDICAP

#6 Paddington ran well on debut, but he was only fair in three subsequent starts. He has looked good in the mornings and he can flourish now with a campaign behind him. #2 Starlight returned last week, finishing third to Fox Sunter. Matthew Poon's claim will be beneficial, he's a logical danger. #1 Smart Boy is yet to win in Hong Kong but he is at a rating where he can score. From a good gate with Zac Purton aboard, he must be included. #7 Winfull Patrol is nearing the drop into Class 5 but he can win before then.

RACE 2: CHICAGO HANDICAP

#2 Good Companion has been consistent, but he has only won once in nine starts. He boxed on last week behind Fox Sunter and the weight relief from Matthew Poon's allowance is a plus. Expect a big run. #7 Sight Seeing is hard to catch but there was enough in his run on opening day to include him here at odds. #6 Love Chunghwa's last run needs to be forgotten, but he had looked good winning the start before that and a repeat will see him competitive here. #3 London City is honest and should be around the mark.

RACE 3: LOS ANGELES HANDICAP

#1 Born To Race returns to Class 5 here and gets Joao Moreira aboard for the first time. He has not trialled but he looks well in his work and he appears suited. #5 Emperor Victory returns to the Happy Valley 1650m, where he should be well suited these days. He bears close watching with Derek Leung jumping aboard. #6 Gobi Storm was still very new last preparation and did plenty wrong. If he's matured a little bit more since he last raced, he will be around the mark. #8 Fun Manager is coming to hand too.

RACE 4: THE FAKEI CUP

One of Hong Kong's oldest races can go to #5 Mr Right, a five-time course and distance winner who trialled handily recently. Fresh might be the time to side with him. #1 Diego Kosta doesn't win out of turn but is suited around this Happy Valley 1000m. He may be on his mark but this run will prove the indicator. #3 Circuit King is always around the mark in these sorts of races and should be again here. #4 Most Beautiful has mixed his form since arriving but could be angerous with the blinkers being reapplied.

RACE 5: NEW YORK HANDICAP

#6 Trendy Win is always a chance in a race like this if he gets the right set-up. The veteran has one last hurrah left in him. #2 Enormous Honour gets down to Class 4 for the first time. Trainer Me Tsui's horses have been primed and at his best, he'd be very tough to beat. #3 Super Form is a different horse at Happy Valley. He won fresh last season at big odds and he could repeat. #9 Savannah Wind was poor on opening day but he looks in need of further. He should be improved for the run.

RACE 6: SAN ANTONIO HANDICAP

#2 Inventor is a course and distance specialist who struggled up in Class 2. Dropping in class is a plus, particularly with Matthew Poon taking seven pounds off. He's a player. #1 Litterateur won twice in May, the first of which was particularly impressive. The last-start run has to be forgiven, as nothing went right. He has plenty of weight but if he settles, he will be hard to beat. #3 Jade Fortune has been consistent of late and can’t be overlooked. #4 Divine Boy is a shadow of his former self but is now on a competitive mark.

RACE 7: SAN FRANCISCO HANDICAP

#6 Dollar Reward is a winner in waiting, he just needs luck. His effort last week was solid behind Brave Legend and that run will have brought him on. #7 Jumbo Happiness is building a handy record over this track and trip. He will be around the mark again. #12 Young Empire might be heading for Class 4, where he will be very hard to beat, but he has looked good in the mornings and goes in all exotics. #10 Glorious Partners missed half of last season but looked to be coming to hand at his last run in July.

RACE 8: WASHINGTON D.C. HANDICAP

#8 Sichuan Dar has his first Happy Valley run for Tony Millard. He is a small horse, generally weighing in at under 1000 pounds, but that hasn’t stopped him winning two of his three starts at Happy Valley. Expect him to be primed. #5 Dr Listening relished a step up in trip at his last two starts. He has drawn awkwardly but can win again. #2 Doyeni returned late last season and produced several strong efforts. That form should stack up well. #1 Packing Dragon is as genuine as they come. Matthew Poon’s claim ensures he is a place chance.


Form for the Hong Kong Jockey Club's meeting at Happy Valley on Wednesday.

The eight race broadcast commences at 9.15pm AEST, 7.15pm HKST, on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central.

Form includes Racing And Sports complete form service, neurals, worksheet and customised form guide.

Click on the HKJC form guide banner for Racingandsports.com.au form and select race.