Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Happy Valley: Best Bets and Tips - 06 January 2021

Happy Valley: Best Bets and Tips - 06 January 2021

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Racing this Wednesday sees an intriguing nine race programme to kick off 2021 at Happy Valley Racecourse with a host of top quality racing on offer, the top bet and value bet, should be followed closely. 


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VALUE BET – LONDON HALL
BEST BET – FEARLESS FIRE

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Time

Conditions

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

1

12:45

1200m – Class 5 Handicap

   1

3

5

8

10

2

13:15

1200m – Class 4 Handicap

6

10

1

 11

12

3

13:45

1650m – Class 4 Handicap

2

5

1

  3

6

4

14:15

1800m – Grade 3 Open

5

7

6

  4

10

5

14:45

1200m – Class 4 Handicap

9

4

2

3

10

6

15:15

1000m – Class 3 Handicap

7

1

3

10

4

7

15:45

1650m – Class 4 Handicap

6

   4

1

   7

8

8

16:15

1200m – Class 3 Handicap

2

  10

9

6

7

9

16:50

1800m – Class 3 Handicap

5

  10

1

8

2


RACE 1

DESTINE JEWELLERY finished runner-up last time out and it is encouraging that Moreira has kept faith in the ride. He will have to shoulder top weight but doesn’t take on the strongest of fields in this opening contest. WAYFOONG CHARMER found a form return last time for Teetan. His form at Happy Valley is slightly concerning however he has the ability to confirm his recent improvement. VITAL SPRING was narrowly beaten on this course last time. He ran on from far back on that occasion and it will be no surprise to see him end up in the winner’s enclosure.  


RACE 2

WOOD ON FIRE usually comes from the clouds when turning for home and he did just that when reeling off his latest win over this c&d. He likes a decent pace and should be mowing down the frontrunners in the dash to the wire once again. COURAGEOUS DRAGON is much better than his last start suggests. He returns from a short break which may have done him the world of good and if putting his best foot forward then he can challenge the top selection. HERCULES should have finished closer last time as he was reluctant to shift outside of another horse at the 150m mark. He will have to shoulder top weight but is capable of finding a form return and finishing in the money.


RACE 3 

FEARLESS FIRE stands out as one of the better bets on the card. He has followed up his recent win with two decent efforts finishing just off them in the run down to the wire. He will benefit from a 3kgs apprentice allowance in on looks nicely in at the weights. He was only caught at the 50m mark last time out and will be looking to make amends. FAST PACE is better than his moderate last effort when he raced without cover. With better luck in running he should be able to pose a threat to the top selection. EVER LAUGH found a form return last time out at Sha Tin. He will have to shoulder top weight but has the ability to confirm his recent improvement.  


RACE 4

SAVVY NINE finished well on this course last time in the International Jockeys Challenge. He will jump from an inside barrier and should take a power of beating if putting his best foot forward. RELIABLE TEAM was pushed to set the pace last time and cut throats with another horse up front. He was only passed in the latter stages which is very encouraging and may well adopt similar tactics in this Grade 3 contest. GLORIOUS DRAGON is much better than his last start suggests. He didn’t settle in the race on that occasion, however, Purton has kept faith in the ride and it will be no surprise to see him find a swift return to form. 


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RACE 5

SHINING ON brings ultra-consistent form into this contest. He was only beaten by 1.5 lengths in his last outing and is already looking for his third win since returning from a layoff. He beat a subsequent winner in his penultimate outing and looks a leading contender in this line-up. A SMILE LIKE YOURS is still very lightly raced and relatively unexposed. He wasn’t disgraced last time out but the form of his debut effort suggests that he’ll land up in the winner’s enclosure soon. TELECOM PUMA finished close-up in his last outing and if overcoming his wide draw without using too much energy then he should be right there at the business end.   


RACE 6

FABULOUS EIGHT finished 2.25 lengths behind FLYING GENIUS last time out. He is 3.5kgs better off at the weights which should be enough to turn the tables. SAUL’S SPECIAL finished two lengths behind FLYING GENIUS in his last start. He is only 0.5kgs better off at the weights and may have to settle for the same result. 


RACE 7

MALDIVES finished powerfully in his last start. He is drawn best of all and if repeating that type of effort then he will take a power of beating. V CHEVALIERS backed up his favourite status last time to win by half a length. He has won three of his last five races and must be seriously considered. REGENCY MASTER shoulders top weight but he has hasn’t finished far off the winner in his last three outings and looks fairly handicapped once again. 


RACE 8

KA YING MASTER is already a two-time winner this campaign. He is a sort that shows plenty of pace and may be difficult to peg back in the run down to the wire. HALL OF CHAMP is much better than his moderate last start suggests. His form prior to that outing is attractive and it will be no surprise to see him find a slick return to form. FIRST RESPONDER was only beaten by a neck last time out at Sha Tin. He shoulders a handy galloping weight and if repeating that type of effort then he can run into the money. 

RACE 9 

LONDON HALL represents decent each-way value for Hong Kong racing pundits. He followed up his recent win well with a decent third-place finish. Badel, unfortunately, dropped the whip where it matters most which makes the effort that much more encouraging. He is drawn in gate 2 and his rider will be looking to do everything right this time around. MURRAY’S PARTNERS is in search of a hat-trick of wins. He won his latest by the narrowest of margins but performs really well under Teetan and the pair must be respected. EASY GO EASY WIN has finished third in his last two outings. He will benefit from a 3kgs claiming apprentice and can make his presence felt in the lucky last.  


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