Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Wednesday 20 May 2020 – Happy Valley

International Racing: Wednesday 20 May 2020 – Happy Valley

A competitive nine-race programme is scheduled for Happy Valley on Wednesday. The best bet on the night is SIMPLY FLUKE who is in Race 6. He was an impressive winner of his last two starts over tonight’s course and distance. He meets the same company and should notch up the hat-trick this evening. With regards to the Jockey’s Championship, it is all square at the top with both Joao Moreira and Zac Purton on 117 winners. Both jockeys have a full book of rides tonight and they will both be looking to edge clear going into the weekend.

Other International racing tips for Wednesday:
Happy Valley - Winning Form
La Teste De Buch
Pinjarra Park
Sunshine Coast
Anthony Delpech: Happy Valley
Neil Morrice Tips

Best Bet: SIMPLY FLUKE (Race 6)
Value Bet: BEAUTY SPARK (Race 8) 

R
T
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
12:45
1200m – Class 4
2
4
8
7
5
2
13:15
1800m – Class 4
3
9
7
4
1
3
13:45
1650m – Class 4
6
5
3
2
12
4
14:15
1000m – Class 3
5
2
3
1
9
5
14:45
1200m – Class 4
1
4
3
8
11
6
15:15
1200m – Class 4
2
6
8
4
7
7
15:45
1650m – Class 3
3
1
11
9
4
8
16:15
1200m – Class 3
5
1
2
7
6
9
16:50
1200m – Class 2
1
4
2
7
11


Race 3 - 9 Place Accumulator Perm
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Line
6
5
1
2
3
5
1
16
Lines
5
2



1
4
64
Lines


4

1


144
Lines
3





2
288
Lines
2
3





Races (6 - 9)           Jackpot
1
Line
2
3
5
1
8
Lines

1
1
4
54
Lines
6
11
2
2
96
Lines


7
7
200
Lines

9
6
11

Race 1
HAPPY GOOD GUYS was his own worst enemy last time as he was very slow out the barriers and understandably never got into the race. He produced some good form over this course and distance prior to that race. Joao Moreira who has won on the son of Zoustar in the past, steps back into the saddle tonight and if jumping on terms, should get back to winning ways. MANAGEMENT SUPREME showed good improvement to finish runner-up in his last start over this course and distance. He had a share of the lead turning for home and was caught in the closing stages. Vincent Ho retains the ride tonight and if repeating that effort, the combination should be right there in the run down to the wire. FARM BUMPER’S last three starts over the minimum trip on this course have been very good. He is yet to shape over the six furlongs, but the manner in which he is finishing his races off recently suggests that he will enjoy the extra furlong on offer. Chad Schofield knows him well and the pair cannot be ignored on current form.

Race 2
SHADOW BREAKER was a surprise winner in his last start over this course and distance. Chad Schofield took him to the front that day and the pair kept on well up the straight to hold off all challengers. If repeating that effort this evening, the combination should notch up a quick double. DIONYSUS COLLIN has not finished too far off the winner in recent outings. He has a fair record over this course and distance having finished second three times and third once from six starts. Zac Purton rides the son of Dream Ahead for the first time and he may be able to coax that little bit extra out of him where it matters most. SALTO OLIMPICO showed good signs of a form return in his last start over eleven furlongs on this course. It must be noted that jockey Joao Moreira who is aboard the son of Holy Roman Emperor tonight, has ridden him once for a win. From a mid-field barrier position, he must be included in all bets.

Race 3
LIGHTNING STEED ran a good race when finishing fourth over this course and distance last time. He set the pace that day and was only caught in the final 100m. The son of California Dane has won once, finished second once and third once from six starts over this track and trip. Joao Moreira retains the ride this evening and the combination should find themselves in the winner’s enclosure. BLOOMING SPIRIT has very good consistent form lines to his credit. He has won twice, finished second once and third once from as many starts over this course and distance. Chad Schofield rides for the first time and the pair should be the ones to throw out the biggest challenge to the top selection. FOCUS looked a winner in his last start over this course and distance but was caught in the final 100m. The son of Per Incanto has found a new lease on life since Karis Teetan stepped into the saddle having won once and finishing second once from as many starts. If continuing his good run of form, the pair should be right there in the run down to the finishing post.

Race 4
FLYING GENIUS’ last two starts over this distance have been good, but he has found one better on the day in the run down to the wire. His record over this trip is decent having won twice and finishing second twice from six attempts. Karis Teetan knows the son of All Too Hard well and he will be looking to get the horses nose down in front this evening. EXPLOSIVE WITNESS has not finished too far off the winner in his last four starts. He ran a good race on the all-weather surface at Sha Tin last time considering he raced three wide around the turn. Joao Moreira does duty for the first time this evening and he may be able to get the best out of the son of Star Witness in the run down to the wire. BE READY should have finished closer to the winner in his last start over this course and distance as he was hampered at the 700m mark and 400m mark. He also had to check at the 500m mark. Zac Purton retains the ride aboard the son of Love Conquers All and with a bit of luck in running, he should be involved in the fight out to the finish.

Race 5
ARES is one of the better bets on this evening’s programme. He is lightly raced having just had the three runs to date. He won his penultimate start over this distance and followed that run up with a good second-place finish. He should have finished closer to the winner last time as he had to check at the 700m mark, but the manner in which he rallied up the straight was eye-catching. Zac Purton does duty aboard the son of Zicanto once again and the pair should be hard to beat. MONKEY JEWELLERY’S last two starts have been decent. He raced from a handy position in his last start over this course and distance and kept on well at the business end. Jockey Joao Moreira has ridden nine times for two wins, two seconds and two third place finishes. He is likely to race on the speed once again and he may be hard to peg back in the closing stages. HARMONY N HOME is not the most consistent sort, but he ran a good race over this course and distance last time. He gets the services of a claiming apprentice this evening which should help his cause. With a bit of luck from the wide barrier position, he should be right there in the run down to the wire.

Race 6
The best bet on the card tonight is SIMPLY FLUKE from the Douglas Whyte stable. He was an impressive winner of his last start when running on from the back of the field over this course and distance. He meets similar company this evening and despite the wide barrier position, he should notch up the hat-trick of wins. DESTINE JEWELLERY’S recent form has been good. He didn’t get off to the best of starts last time, but the manner in which he finished off his race that day was eye-catching. If getting away on terms this evening, he should be the one to throw out the biggest challenge to the top selection. INTERSTELLAR is slowly returning to his best form. He ran a good race when finishing second over this course and distance last time. He set the pace that day and was only caught in the final 30m. He has cracked a good draw this evening and with Neil Callan retaining the ride, he should be hard to peg back in the run down to the finishing post.

Race 7
GREEN REIGN has not finished too far off the winner in recent outings. He was bumped at the start last time, but managed to find himself in a handy position before staying on well up the straight. He does have a wide barrier position to negotiate this evening, but he gets the services of Joao Moreira who will give him all the necessary assistance from the saddle. MAGNIFICENT has finished runner-up in his last two starts over this course and distance under tonight’s pilot, Dylan Mo. He set the pace in his last outing but was pipped in the shadow of the post. The son of Zebedee jumps from a good barrier position this evening and may be hard to peg back in the closing stages. CHAIRMAN LO has some decent recent form lines to his credit. He stayed on well at the finish last time before getting crowded in the latter stages. Karis Teetan steps back into the saddle this evening and with a bit of luck from a wide barrier position, the pair should be right there in the run down to the finishing post.

Race 8
BEAUTY SPARK is the value bet on tonight’s card. He has very good consistent form lines to his credit. He raced from a handy position last time, despite doing it the hard way three wide around the turn, he stayed on well to finish second. He has won once, finished second once and third five times over this course and distance. Apprentice Victor Wong has ridden him twice for a win and a second-place finish. With a bit of luck from the wide draw, he should be the one they all have to beat. CALIFORNIADEEPSHOT is never far off the winner. He has won once, finished second once and third once from five starts over this course and distance. Joao Moreira rides the son of Deep Field once again and should the top choice fluff his lines, he may be the one to pick up the pieces. GOLDEN DASH has good recent form to his name. He has won twice, finished second once and third once from seven attempts over this distance. He runs well for tonight’s jockey Zac Purton having won twice and finishing third once from as many starts. From pole position, the son of Snitzel merits healthy respect.

Race 9
This is a competitive race to end the night’s programme and caution is advised. The narrow first selection is AMAZING STAR with Zac Purton in the saddle. He won a good race over this course and distance last time, picking up the lead at the 300m mark and fighting hard all the way to the wire. He has won four times from six attempts over this track and trip. From his mid-field barrier position, he should be the one to side with here. THIS IS CLASS is a winner of his last three starts. He has won four times and finished second twice from as many outings over this course and distance. His wide draw shouldn’t pose a concern as he is likely to use his early gate speed to get across without using up too much energy. SHINING ACE ran a good race last time despite getting hampered on the turn. He runs well for Joao Moreira having won three times, finishing second twice and third once from eleven starts. He jumps from a good draw this evening and merits obvious inclusion.

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