Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: 16 September 2020 - Happy Valley

International Racing: 16 September 2020 - Happy Valley

Racing this Wednesday sees a fabulous eight-race programme at Happy Valley racecourse with a host of top quality racing on offer, the top bet and value bet, should be followed closely. 


SHADOW BREAKER is the narrow first selection in the opening contest of the day. He will likely try and get to the front of the pack and on his best day, he is difficult to catch. He was only caught in the shadow of the post last time out and can amends with Chad Schoefield keeping faith in the ride. FOCUS wasn’t himself last time out when beaten 11L at the wire and the break will have done him the world of good. He races well fresh and will likely track the top selection before being asked to do his best work up the straight. The South-African bred GO BALLISTIC was only beaten by 2L in his last outing and if reproducing that type of effort then he can run into the money.  

THE RUNNER beat California Rad last time out who has recently come out to frank the form line. If he enjoys racing fresh today then he may represent decent each-way value for racing pundits. SHAMPORT was in consistent form before the season ended and with Magic Moreira in the saddle, he should be able to make his presence known in a field of this nature. MIG ENERGY hasn’t finished far off the winner recently, is racing off a competitive mark and can run into the money. 

FLYING MONKEY wasn’t disgraced in his last start on this track and he shoulders a handy galloping mass in this contest. He looks well placed in this field and if overcoming his wide draw without using up too much energy then he should be right there where it matters most. TIGERLAD is much better than his last start suggests. He will have benefitted from the break and if finding his prior form then he can challenge for top honours. SWEETLY BABY is drawn wide and shoulders top weight but needs to be considered in a very open contest.    

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JOY MASTER holds a few of these runners on his last effort. He backed up his favourite status in fine style and if coming on from that run then he can definitely make it back-to-back triumphs. ART OF RAW was only beaten just under a length by the top selection and he is now 0.5kgs better off at the weights. That should be enough to bring him right into contention once again. THE FULL BLOOM placed third in the race mentioned above and is also a strong contender again at the weights. He will strip much fitter and this trio could be set for another exciting finish. 

LIGHTNING STEED was disappointing last time out but he meets a slightly weaker field today and can make amends. He jumps from the best barrier and the strength of his recent form lines are enough to suggest that he has strong enough claims to find himself in the winner’s enclosure. SMILING CITY returns fresh off of a victory over Starlit Knight. The Doug Whyte stable are in form and they can easily make things tough for the top selection. XIANG BAI QI placed third in his last run before the season ended. That effort was against stronger rivals and it will be no surprise to see him pull off the upset in this contest.  

INCANTO PREPARED finished last season off with a decent third-place finish behind Lucky Missile. He took a bump when leaving the starting stalls but the manner in which he finished his race off was encouraging and he can make a decent return to the races if fit. HERCULES made up good ground last time out when beaten 2.5L by Kinda Cool and if repeating that type of effort then he will be able to pose a threat to the top selection. The break should have done LUCKY QUALITY the world of good and if he can reproduce some of his prior form then he should be right there in the run down to the wire. 

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SELL MY SOLE is the best bet on today’s card. He only narrowly failed last time out when going down a neck to Power King. The conditions of this race suit him perfectly and with Magic Moreira in the saddle, he should take a power of beating in this contest. DAILY BEAUTY won well last time out beating Universal Go Go who struggled to frank the form line next time out. Despite that, he still can pose a challenge to the top selection if putting his best foot forward. HONEST WAY hasn’t finished too far off the winner recently. He shoulders top weight but on form looks difficult to leave out. 

NEXTMODEL made an impressive comeback to racing. He jumped from a wide barrier position and set a decent gallop to only get caught in the closing stages. He may opt for similar tactics in this contest and may be hard to peg back this time around. FLYING GENIUS is much better than his last start and he is another horse today that will benefit racing fresh from a layoff. If he can reproduce some if his prior form then he should be right there at the business end of affairs. GREEN AEON was defeated last time out by ETERNAL HARVEST but he meets his recent conqueror on 3kgs better weight terms, which should be enough to finish a little bit closer.  

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