Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Happy Valley Best Bets - 08 November 2020

International Racing: Happy Valley Best Bets - 08 November 2020

International Racing Best Bets: Happy Valley - 7 October 2020

Racing this Sunday sees a stacked ten 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. 


VALUE BET – FABULOUS EIGHT
BEST BET – ARES

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Time

Conditions

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

1

07:00

1650m – Class 5 Handicap

  10

9

11

12

7

2

07:30

1800m – Class 4 Handicap

12

8

4

  9

3

3

08:00

1200m – Class 4 Handicap

8

10

6

 11

3

4

08:30

1000m – Class 4 Handicap

4

10

8

  1

11

5

09:00

1650m – Class 4 Handicap

3

7

6

8

9

6

09:35

1200m – Class 4 Handicap

4

8

2

1

9

7

10:05

1650m – Class 3 Handicap

4

   5

9

  2

7

8

10:35

1000m – Class 3 Handicap

9

10

8

3

11

9

11:10

1200m – Class 3 Handicap

8

12

1

4

9

10

11:45

1200m – Class 2 Handicap

4

6

5

3

13


RACE 1

This is a competitive opening contest where some caution is advised. VIRTUS STAR backed up his favourite status last time when defeating WINNERS BROTHER. He is now 2kgs worse off at the weights which should make it tougher but he can fight out the finish of the opening contest. TREASURE CHEST finished third behind the top selection last time out. He is well-drawn and is also 2kgs better off at the weights with his recent conqueror. NITRO EXPRESS brings moderate form but is having his third run after a rest and can upset.

RACE 2

NUNCHUKS followed up his recent win with a solid effort. He ran on from far back on that occasion and if repeating that type of effort then he will mowing down the frontrunners in the dash to the wire. CROWN AVENUE hasn’t finished too far off the winner in his last three outings. He jumps from a midfield draw and if not too far back when turning for home then he can pose a threat to the top selection. SHADOW BREAKER may opt to dictate as he has won over this c&d utilising front-running tactics in the past.

RACE 3

SHINING ON followed up his comeback victory with a decent third place finish. If repeating his comeback effort when running on from last turning for the straight then he can get back to winning ways. COURAGEOUS DRAGON finished runner-up in his comeback run. He gets another top French rider in the saddle and if building on that effort he can challenge for top honours. MY ECSTATIC is an unexposed son of All Too Hard from the Group 3 winning mare More Radiant. He gets Zac Purton in the irons and any betting support for him needs to be respected.

RACE 4

WILD WEST WING won with a ton in hand last time out. This Size-trained inmate is a progressive individual and there looks to be plenty more to come. TRAVEL DATUK was beaten 1L by the top selection last time out. He is now 2.5kgs better off at the weights which should be enough to turn the tables. WINNER’S HEART was beaten 2.75L by the top selection last time. He is now 4kgs better off at the weights, which suggests he can reverse the result. 


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RACE 5

ALL YOU KNOW almost made it back-to-back wins last time. He is having his peak run and should be absolutely cherry-ripe. He takes on a competitive field though and is a narrow first selection. KING DRAGON only failed by 0.5L last time when beaten by Sumstreetsumwhere. He looks fairly-handicapped and it is encouraging that champion jockey Zac Purton has kept faith in the ride. INCANTO PREPARED won impressively last time. He beat Nunchuks – Runs in Race 2.

RACE 6

LUCKY QUALITY brings ultra-consistent form into this race. He hasn’t finished far off the winner in his last four outings and he looks fairly-handicapped in this contest. WINS ALL followed up his recent win with a fair effort last time. He should be cherry-ripe having his third run after a layoff and looks a certain threat. SIMPLY FLUKE has placed in his last three outings. He was beaten by Wild West Wing last time – Runs in Race 4.

RACE 7

SACRED IBIS was only beaten narrowly last time out. He found one better in the form of Naboo Star when beaten by a nose at the wire. He should be cherry-ripe having his third run after a rest and should take a power of beating.  HELENE WISDOM STAR showed some pace in his local debut. He jumps from a wide barrier position but can make vast progress in his second Hong Kong start. WEALTHY DELIGHT was only beaten by 2L last time. He doesn’t take on the strongest of fields today and can run into the money once again.

RACE 8

FABULOUS EIGHT was beaten by the narrowest of margins last time out. He is a useful type that looks fairly-handicapped in this contest and he represents decent each-way value for Hong Kong racing pundits. WE THE SOUTH is a solid pacesetter and if allowed a healthy lead he may be difficult to peg back in the closing stages. HEART CONQUERED is yet to win in Hong Kong but he has finished third in his last two outings and must be considered for minor money.

RACE 9

ARES is the best bet on the card. This Lor-trained inmate is a progressive sort that is clearly on the upgrade. He dictated terms successfully last time when a start-to-finish winner and there looks to be plenty more to come from this individual. HAPPY GOOD GUYS stayed on well last time when beaten 1.5L at the wire. He shoulders just 51.5kgs in this contest and should be right there at the business end. CALIFORNIA DEEPSHOT will benefit from a 2.5kgs claiming apprentice and at the weights he also looks a strong contender. 

RACE 10

GOOD LUCK FRIEND is a talented sort who can close off proceedings. He has won four races in Hong Kong from just eight starts and his recent form suggests he is coming along the right way. ALL IN MIND finished runner-up in his last two starts for the break. If returning fit then he should be able to pose a threat to the top selection. HIGHLAND FORTUNE showed signs of needing his comeback effort. He will strip fitter and with the natural improvement that is expected he can find himself in the winner’s enclosure. 


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