WED 20 MAR 2019 – HAPPY VALLEY

WED 20 MAR 2019 – HAPPY VALLEY

Hong Kong Racing is at Happy Valley tonight featuring the Class 1 Happy Valley Vase and the Class 3 Ireland Trophy. Lucky 8 Racing has selected five priority races for your consideration. Good luck and good fortune for the meeting tonight .........................

 

Race 1 – Priority 5

 

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
2 BINGO HERO 2.50 88.0 Disregard last start when caught wide and without cover throughout the race. Had earned prizemoney at each of four runs prior to that. Change of jockey with Purton to ride.
5 NEVER BETTER 3.90 56.0 Has run on from well back to finish 2nd at past two starts over 1400m at Sha Tin including last run when 1¼L behind Flying Noble after coming from 13th on the turn. de Sousa rides.
4 GOLDEN CANNON 3.90 56.0 Consistent lately with placings at past three course and distance starts including a victory two runs back over Dashing Dart. Trainer Lui and jockey Ho combine again.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
2 – 5 23.0
2 – 4 23.0
2 – 3 16.0
5 – 4 16.0
5 – 3 11.0
4 – 3 11.0

*Suggested Units

Race 2 – Priority 3

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
8 ORIENTAL ELITE 2.60 85.0 Second-up here after winning at this track in final appearance of the 2017/18 season and trialling well behind Complacency over this distance. Leading rider Purton steers.
1 KHAKI 3.50 63.0 Won over this course and distance earlier this season beating Dollar Reward by 1¼L after racing on the speed. Gear change here with the blinkers back on.
9 LE TERROIR 4.20 52.0 AUS 3yo by Star Witness from the Ho stable who is looking to break through for maiden HK victory here after picking up prizemoney at previous two course and distance starts.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
8 – 1 21.0
8 – 9 18.5
8 – 12 18.5
1 – 9 14.5
1 – 12 14.5
9 - 12 13.0

*Suggested Units

Race 3 – Priority 4

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
4 SUPER CHIC 2.80 79.0 Won over this course and distance earlier this season beating Red Warrior in a tight finish after travelling midfield.  Jumps from gate 2 here with regular rider Teetan on board.
5 CIRCUIT GLORY 3.40 65.0 In top form this season with 2 wins and 3 placings from 6 starts. Last time out beat Litterateur at this track after leading throughout and ran a neck 2nd over this distance prior to that.
1 CITRON SPIRIT 3.90 56.0 Consistent this season earning prizemoney at six of seven starts for over $2.8M in stakes including last time out when ½L 3rd behind Circuit Glory at this track. Poon claims 3lb for this.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
4 – 5 21.0
4 – 1 18.5
4 – 2 16.5
5 – 1 16.5
5 – 2 14.5
1 – 2 13.0

*Suggested Units

Race 4 – Nil Priority

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

4-9-3-1

Race 5 – Priority 2

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
3 ROMAN ODYSSEY 2.70 82.0 Ran a good race last time out when finishing 3rd behind London Master over this course and distance. Well drawn in gate 1 with apprentice Poon claiming 3lbs for this race.
9 THE SHOW 3.70 59.0 Won over this course and distance two starts back beating Happy Happy and then finished a head 2nd behind Wah May Princess also over the Happy Valley 1200m. Mo to ride.
2 LONDON MASTER 3.70 59.0 Has won back-to-back course and distance races at past two starts including a head decision over Royal Chocolate last time out. Trainer Ferraris and jockey Callan combine again.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
3 – 9 20.5
3 – 2 20.5
3 – 5 16.5
9 – 2 16.5
9 – 5 13.0
2 – 5 13.0

*Suggested Units

Race 6 – Priority 1

Win

Name Price* Units* Comments
9 SPECIAL STARS 2.30 96.0 Lightly raced AUS 3yo from the Size stable who has won twice over this course and distance in debut Hong Kong season including victory over Most Beautiful. Purton rides.
1 DRAGON PIONEER 3.30 67.0 Won over this course and distance earlier in the season beating Storm Signal by a neck after leading throughout. Also won over the Happy Valley 1000m last season.
3 SPEEDY KING 5.90 37.0 Consistent recently with prizemoney earnings at all four starts including a 1½L victory over this distance at Sha Tin beating Refined Treasure. Regular rider Leung is on top.

* Suggested Prices & Units

Quinella

Combination Units*
9 – 1 28.0
9 – 3 18.0
9 – 11 18.0
1 – 3 14.0
1 – 11 14.0
3 – 11 8.00

*Suggested Units

Race 7 – Nil Priority

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

7-1-3-2

Race 8 – Nil Priority

There are too many chances in this race to formulate any realistic markets.

2-1-11-3

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