Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Happy Valley: Best Bets and Tips - 27 January

Happy Valley: Best Bets and Tips - 27 January

Happy Valley: Best Bets and Tips - 23 December 2020

Racing this Wednesday sees a competitive nine 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. 

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VALUE BET – DELIGHTFUL LAOS
BEST BET – MY ECSTATIC

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R

Time

Conditions

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

1

12:45

1200m – Class 5 Handicap

   5

11

3

8

1

2

13:15

1650m – Class 5 Handicap

10

5

2

  3

8

3

13:45

1200m – Class 4 Handicap

7

11

2

  1

5

4

14:15

1200m – Class 4 Handicap

4

9

5

  1

3

5

14:45

1000m – Class 4 Handicap

9

3

7

5

8

6

15:15

1650m – Class 4 Handicap

4

7

8

3

2

7

15:45

1000m – Class 3 Handicap

12

   6

8

   4

3

8

16:15

1650m – Class 2 Handicap

9

   4

5

3

6

9

16:50

1650m – Class 3 Handicap

2

   4

10

8

7


RACE 1

VITAL SPRING has placed in his last two outings. He was beaten by the narrowest of margins in his penultimate run under Ho and it is encouraging to see the pair reunited. If repeating that type of effort he should go incredibly close in the opening contest. TIGERLAD finished a length behind Fortune Hero last time. Moreira takes the ride and he may be able to coax a little extra out of him where it matters most. GREAT SON produced a fair effort last time out. He gets a 3kgs claiming apprentice up and can run into the money.

RACE 2

HAPPY HOUR was unlucky to not find the winners box in his last start of 2020 when beaten narrowly by the subsequent winner, Perfect To Play. It is positive that Purton has kept faith in the ride and the pair will be looking to make amends. VIRTUS STAR is still in Class 5 after scoring a hat-trick in this grade. He hasn’t finished too far off the winner in his last two starts and looks fairly handicapped once again. CALIFORNIA LEGEND has placed third in his last two outings and should run into the money with Belgian ace Soumillon retaining the ride.

RACE 3

MY ECSTATIC is still relatively unexposed. He got pipped in his last start over this c&d and will be looking to earn his first victory. It is encouraging that Moreira has kept faith in the ride and the pair should take a power beating. COURAGEOUS DRAGON finished a length behind the top selection last time out. He is 1kg better off at the weights which may just be enough to turn the tables. JAZZ STEED is never far off the winner. Both wins have come on this course and he should be doing his best work late. 

RACE 4

EVER FORCE is an unexposed sort with only two runs under the belt. He was only beaten just under a length last time which suggests that it won’t take him too long to earn his first career triumph. PEAK TO PEAK hasn’t finished far off the winner in his last two outings. He doesn’t take on the strongest field today and should pose a serious threat to the top selection. HELAKU NIGHT showed signs of needing his first start in 2021. He should strip a much fitter horse and can run into the money.

RACE 5

GOUTEN OF GARO drew clear by a length last time out in this class to record his third career victory defeating subsequent winner Happy Good Guys. He is 3kgs up in the weights but should be up to the task and could make it back-to-back wins. WHISKEY NEAT has found one better in his last two outings. The drop back to the minimum trip should be right up his allay and he can complete the exacta. VIVA CHEF wasn’t disgraced in his last outing. He gets 1kg claiming apprentice Poon in the saddle, whom he did win under November of last year. 

Jockeys Ride Horses

RACE 6

V CHEVALIERS brings consistent form into this race. He followed up his recent win well when beaten just under a length and should give another good account of himself. DAILY BEAUTY has placed in his last three starts. He was also beaten just under a length in his last start and is a big threat, despite still being a one-time winner. DREAM WARRIORS produced a fair last run despite racing wide without cover. With better luck in running, he could be upset potential in a contest of this nature.

RACE 7

WILD WEST WING finished 3.5 lengths behind recent winner KURPANY last time out. He is 5kgs better off with his recent conqueror which should be enough to turn the tables. FABULOUS EIGHT is an ultra-consistent sort. He is yet to win at Happy Valley but performs well with Moreira in the saddle and is a leading contender.

RACE 8

DELIGHTFUL LAOS followed up his recent win with a smart effort when just pipped by Smiling City in his last start. The manner in which he finished off his race suggests another win could some soon and he represents decent each-way value for Hong Kong racing pundits.  MAGNIFICENT found a form return last time but looks held by SUNSHINE WARRIOR on his effort in mid-November.

RACE 9

NOBLE STEED has been narrowly beaten in his last two starts under Callan. He is yet to win on this course but brings attractive form into the race and should be right there in the lucky last. ROYAL BOMB earned his first win on Hong Kong soil last time out. He makes his course debut and if suited to the track configuration then he could make it back-to-back wins. KING’S CAPITAL is still lightly raced. He ran a fair race last time when finishing fourth behind the subsequent winner, Sight Success. 

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