Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Wednesday 29 April 2020 – Happy Valley

International Racing: Wednesday 29 April 2020 – Happy Valley

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After a massive day of Group 1 racing at Sha Tin over the weekend, we return to the Valley course this Wednesday 29th April 2020. SHINING GEM appears to be the best bet on the card and he will also gain the tag as Jackpot banker, in Race 7. GOOD FOR YOU is the value on the card and he lines up in the final race, Race 9. With an impressive course and distance record, he should give his followers a very good run for their money to close off the meeting. See more here.


Other international racing tips for Wednesday:
Ascot
Warwick Farm
Happy Valley
Neil Morrice tips
Anthony Delpech - Happy Valley

Best Bet: SHINING GEM (Race 7)
Value Bet: GOOD FOR YOU (Race 9)

R
Time
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
12:45
2200m – Class 4 – Turf
4
3
7
6
1
2
13:15
1800m – Class 5 – Turf
2
7
12
6
8
3
13:45
1650m – Class 4 – Turf
1
2
6
5
9
4
14:15
1200m – Class 4 – Turf
6
7
2
3
9
5
14:45
1200m – Class 4 – Turf
8
10
9
7
5
6
15:15
1650m – Class 3 – Turf
6
4
7
8
10
7
15:45
1200m – Class 3 – Turf
1
9
7
12
2
8
16:15
1650m – Class 3 – Turf
3
11
5
1
4
9
15:50
1200m – Class 3 – Turf
12
1
5
9
10

Jackpot: Races 6 – 9 / Starts: 15:15
4
1
1
1
6

3
5


5
9


11
10



12

Race 1 – 12:45 – 2200m – Class 4
Selections: 4 – 3 – 7 – 6 – 1
GALA NIGHT has been in very good form over the past few months and the son of Dissident will be looking to convert that into a win here. He returns to Happy Valley on the back of a good attempt from a wide draw at Sha Tin last time out. Derek Leung has won twice in his 5 engagements on the John Moore inmate and they should be big contenders for first prize. CROWN AVENUE continues to drop in the ratings since being relegated to Class 4 level, but he is starting to look threatening now. He lands a much-improved draw for this rise in trip, but he has gone close over the 2200m before. Hamelin retains the ride and they should be one of the leading contenders at the business end. GOOD DAYS did things the hard way last time out, when being forced to rally wide in the closing stages. He did very well to finish just 0,5-lengths off the eventual winner and he should benefit from a plum draw of 3 this time around. QE II Cup winner, Zac Purton, looks an attractive jockey booking and if things fall into place this time around, they should be involved in the finish. EXALTATION continues to drop in the ratings, and he gets the blinkers replaced with a visor here. Joao Moreira takes the mount and they must be included.

Race 2 – 13:15 – 1800m – Class 5
Selections: 2 – 7 – 12 – 6 – 8
VICTORIOUS SEEKER has pretty much done everything but win in his last five starts and the son of Sebring has a great opportunity to get the job done this time. He was only beaten by 0,75-lengths over the course and distance in his penultimate start, when Joao Moreira jumped aboard for the first time. He has stuck with the ride since and it should be third time lucky this time. FORTUNE PATROL appears to have dropped to competitive mark of 36 and he’ll be an interesting runner to follow. Karis Teetan jumped back aboard the son of Rip Van Winkle last time out when drawn wide and they did well to rally late to finish right behind the top selection. He retains the ride from an improved barrier position and having won over this trip before, looks well set up to go into contention. VIRUS STAR is still a maiden after 16 career starts, but he has started to show signs of leaving that status behind him. The tong tie is added this time and with Zac Purton retaining, he must be respected. BRING IT ON has improved since dropping into this class and reverting to the turf. He gets the blinkers fitted this time and if overcoming gate 10, he should be involved in the finish.

Race 3 – 13:45 – 1650m – Class 4
Selections: 1 – 2 – 6 – 5 – 9
PARTY TOGETHER improved on paper last time out, when dropping into this class and despite the respectable result, he did everything possible to make it difficult for himself. That was over the 1800m when pulling early and if taken to the front under Antoine Hamelin here, he should relish the slight drop in trip and be tough to collar in the closing stages. HAPPY WARRIOR cannot be discounted on current form and with Zac Purton taking the mount this time, his followers will be a little more confident of another big performance. Caught wide in his last two starts, he lands a perfect draw this time and should go into contention. EVERYONE’S ELITE finished just in front of the top selection last time out to land another second-place finish, the sixth time he has finished runner up. Joao Moreira retains the ride and must be considered once again. FOCUS beat the second selection last time out, when stepping up to this trip for the first time. The inform Karis Teetan retains the ride on the son of Per Incanto from plum draw and must be included.

Race 4 – 14:15 – 1200m – Class 4
Selections: 6 – 7 – 2 – 3 – 9
SUPER ALLIANCES has just missed in his last two starts over this course and distance and he will be looking to go one better this time after that short-head defeat in his latest effort. That was the third time he has finished runner-up from his 5 attempts over this track and trip and Karis Teetan could be the catalyst for getting it right this time. With just the 8 starts to his name, the son of Zacinto still has scope for improvement and rates the one to beat here. SIMPLY FLUKE won his last start when making his stable debut for the Douglas Whyte yard. He has a wide draw to overcome this time, but Joao Moreira retains the ride and a repeat of his latest outcome is not out of the question. FIRST RESPONDER gave a solid account of himself in his latest effort when stepping down into this class. He has found another useful draw and with Blake Shinn retaining the ride, he should build on that latest run to go into contention here. COLONEL is looking competitive off his current mark of 53 and he is certainly due that first career victory. With just 6 starts to his name, he has scope for more improvement and will be looking to build on that solid recent form. Purton retains and they should be involved in the finish.

Race 5 – 14:45 – 1200m – Class 4
Selections: 8 – 10 – 9 – 7 – 5
An ultra-competitive event greets punters in the 5th race on the programme and cases can be made for a number of runners. TRAVEL DATUK is the marginal first selection and his followers will be hoping he finally does enough to find the winners enclosure. He is still without a win from 39 starts in Hong Kong, but he comes into this race on the back of two neck defeats in his last two starts. From another useful draw, Antoine Hamelin takes the mount, and he will be looking to convert his consistent recent form. THE SHOW was also beaten by just a neck in his last start and this consistent son of High Chaparral must be included from another plum draw. Apprentice Poon retains the ride and they cannot be discounted in this wide-open race. VICTORY MASTERY looks competitive off his current mark of 49 and as his form suggests, he should land that first career win soon. He did well to rally wide from a tough draw under Moreira last time out and if finding a bit of luck from gate 8 this time, he should be right there at the business end. WOOD ON FIRE finished right behind the top selection last time out and he gets the hood removed for this run. With two seconds and two thirds from his 9 career outings to date, he’ll be looking to convert his recent consistency into a win soon. Chadwick retains the ride from a similar draw here and he must be considered a leading contender.

Race 6 – 15:15 – 1650m – Class 3
Selections: 6 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 10  
FLASH FAMOUS has taken the step up to this level in his stride and Joao Moreira seems to be getting the best out of the son of Ilovethiscity. Beaten by the draw last time out, he finds barrier 2 this time and with four wins from ten outings over this course and distance, he looks hard to oppose. XIANG BAI QI is improving with the slip in the ratings and the blinkers seemed have aided his cause when fitted last time out. They will be fitted once again and with Karis Teetan jumping back aboard the son of Azamour, he looks a big threat. He finished right behind the top selection in that penultimate run and is weighted to go even closer this time. GREEN REIGN is due that first win in Hong Kong on his current form and he clearly had no issues stepping up to this trip last time out. Despite the wider draw this time, he has scope and must be included. WIND GLIDER has shown big improvement since being fitted with the tongue tie, accompanied by the drop in trip, and he lands a perfect draw which should bring the son of The Factor right into contention here. Neil Callan retains the ride after going close last time out and he should give his followers anther very good run for their money.

Race 7 – 15:45 – 1200m – Class 3
Selections: 1 – 9 – 7 – 12 – 2
SHINING GEM has done well to overcome two very wide draws in his last two starts, with his latest run being the most notable of the two. He seems to enjoy settling off the early speed and the tempo should be a decent one in this contest, which will suit. From a perfect draw, Ho retains the ride, and they have the credentials to find the winners box in this line up. DIAMOND BRILLIANT has been knocking on the door in his last 3 starts since switching to the Valley course. The cheek-pieces seem to be helping and the engagement of Zac Purton will assist him further. He lands a plum draw and the son of Not A Single Doubt should be a major contender on current form over this course and distance. WIND N GRASS clearly didn’t enjoy the All-Weather surface in his penultimate start and he quickly put that behind him with a much-improved performance last time, when showing good late headway over the final 300m. He returns to the same course and distance and with Moreira doing duty this time, he must be included. NORDIC WARRIOR has a tricky draw to overcome, but on best form he can fight out the finish and deserves respect.

Race 8 – 16:15 – 1650m – Class 3
Selections: 3 – 11 – 5 – 1 – 4
SURREALISM has been looking for the winners’ box in his last four starts over this course and distance, with his last two efforts coming from gate 12. That was his second start since having the blinkers fitted and despite another wide barrier, he will be looking to build on his recent form. He has only missed the first three places once from his seven attempts and with Teetan retaining the ride, he should be one of the leading contenders at the finish line. OWNERS’ STAR reverts back to the turf course where he went close to winning in his penultimate run over this course and distance. He followed that up with another 2nd last time out over slightly further on the All-Weather to confirm his recent shift in form. Apprentice Mo regains the ride and they must be included from a plum draw. HEAVENLY THOUGHT and CINQUANTE CINQ get the services of leading jockeys Joao Moreira and Zac Purton respectively, and they both have the credentials to be involved in the finish.

Race 9 – 16:50 – 1200m – Class 3
Selections: 12 – 1 – 5 – 9 – 10GOOD FOR YOU hasn’t had much luck in running in his last three starts and he will be looking for a smoother passage this time around. He enjoyed the drop back to the 1200m last time out, after two modest performances over the 1400m at Sha Tin prior to that, when rising into this class. With 4 wins from his 10 attempts over this course and distance, he certainly has the credentials to make a major impression here. He comes off the back of a 2,5-length defeat last time out, when taking a bump at the start and should be worth following at a decent price in this concluding event on the card. CALIFORNIADEEPSHOT has only had the 4 starts in Hong Kong, all four of which have come over this course and distance. A winner in his Hong Kong debut, he has followed that up with three good efforts and it is only a matter of time before he doubles his win tally here. Despite the wide draw, Joao Moreira takes the mount and with a bit of luck in running, he should be involved in the finish once again. SHOUSON finished right behind the latter last time out and under similar circumstances here, he rates a threat once again. VICTORY POWER also deserves a mention on the back of some consistent recent form. He also finds a tricky barrier to overcome, but he has the form and credentials to go right into contention at the business end.

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