WED 20 FEB 2019 – HAPPY VALLEY

WED 20 FEB 2019 – HAPPY VALLEY

Hong Kong Racing is at Happy Valley tonight featuring the Volunteers’ Challenge Cup over 1200m and the Rotary Centenary Challenge Cup over 1650m. Lucky 8 Racing has selected five priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune tonight.

 

Race 1 – Nil Priority

Class 5 races are the lowest class of race. Occasionally they provide good betting value but not in this particular case.

1-4-6-8

Race 2 – Priority 5

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
1 THE JOY OF GIVING 3.10 71.0 In top form with back-to-back wins at past two starts including a course and distance victory two runs back beating Come On Wongchoy by ½L. Wong claims 7lbs.
2 FORTUNE PATROL 3.10 71.0 IRE 5yo by Rip Van Winkle from the O’Sullivan stable who has placed at two of past three starts including last time out when 1¼L 3rd behind The Joy Of Giving.
7 COME ON WONGCHOY 3.80 58.0 Two starts back finished ½L 2nd behind The Joy Of Giving over this course and distance after racing on the lead for the entire journey. Purton takes the reins once more.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
1 – 2 22.0
1 – 7 19.5
1 – 10 13.5
2 – 7 19.5
2 – 10 13.5
7 – 10 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
8 ABSOLUCOOL 2.70 82.0 Lightly raced Smart Missile gelding who is looking to break through for maiden Hong Kong victory after earning prizemoney at two of three runs this season.
7 LIGHTNING TREASURE 3.70 59.0 Disregard last start when crowded for room on jumping and inconvenienced during the run. Had previously finished a neck 2nd behind Strathallan at this track.
10 DIAMOND LEGEND 3.70 59.0 Highly consistent lately with a win and three placings from past four starts. Also won over this course and distance last season beating Argentum. Teetan stays on.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
8 – 7 20.50
8 – 10 20.5
8 – 6 16.5
7 – 10 16.5
7 – 6 13.0
10 – 6 13.0

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Nil Priority

There are very few rated chances or consequent value bets forecast for this race.

1-2-9-7

Race 5 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
5 LOVING A BOOM 2.60 85.0 Disregard last start when unsuited by the 1400m. Had previously finished 2nd behind Tornado Twist over this distance. Gear change with the crossed nose band applied.
7 BUOYANT BOY 3.60 61.1 Won back-to-back races over this course and distance to finish off last season and finished a close-up 1L 6th over The Valley 1200m last time out. Apprentice Poon claims 3lbs.
4 JOYFUL UNION 4.10 54.0 NZ 4yo newcomer from the Yung stable who makes debut here after finishing a short head 2nd behind Happy Victory in a recent trial. Drawn well in gate 2 with Yeung to steer.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
5 – 7 22.5
5 – 4 20.5
5 – 8 16.5
7 – 4 16.5
7 – 8 13.0
4 - 8 11.0

*Suggested Units

Race 6 – Nil Priority

The rating patterns in this race are far too erratic to make any accurate assessments.

8-3-1-4

Race 7 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 HAPPY VICTORY 2.80 78.6 Lightly raced AUS 4yo who has placed at both Hong Kong starts and won two of three in New Zealand prior to transfer. Gear change with the tongue tie applied for the first time.
2 LITTLE BIRD 3.30 66.7 Was an easy 3½L winner earlier this season beating Prance Dragon at this track. Gear changes with the cheek pieces off and the visor on with leading rider Purton reuniting for this.
10 NOBLE DELIGHT 4.00 55.0 Last start finished 1½L 2nd over this course and distance behind Moment Of Power after coming from second last on the turn. Trainer Size and jockey Teetan combine this time.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 2 21.5
4 – 10 19.5
4 – 7 15.5
2 – 10 17.5
2 – 7 14.0
10 - 7 12.0

*Suggested Units

Race 8 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
9 ARCADA 2.70 82.0 Last start ran a head 2nd behind Bank On Red over The Valley 1650m in best performance since transferring to the Millard stable. Well drawn in gate 2 with Teetan to steer this time.
3 HAR HAR HEART 3.70 59.0 Highly consistent this season earning prizemoney at all five starts including a course and distance victory beating High Volatility by ¾L. Trainer Size and jockey Purton combine here.
11 ALL YOU KNOW 3.70 59.0 IRE 5yo from the Gibson stable who is in top form with a win and three placings from past four course and distance starts. Last time out finished only a neck behind Charity Wings.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
9 – 3 20.5
9 – 11 20.5
9 – 1 16.5
3 – 11 16.5
3 – 1 13.0
11 – 1 13.0

*Suggested Units

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