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Happy Valley Tips & Betting Preview - Best bets for Hong Kong

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 11 Sep 2019
  • Latest horses to back at Happy Valley
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Looking for tips for the latest race meeting at Happy Valley racecourse? Our tipsters bring you the best bets and horses to back from all Hong Kong races and find you winners at Happy Valley.

Happy Valley is one of two racecourses staging feature horse racing in Hong Kong with the other being Sha Tin racecourse. 

See below for the horses to follow from the upcoming race meetings at Happy Valley.

Happy Valley Tips - September 11

Race 4 - BIG WAVE BAY HANDICAP (CLASS 2) 1650M
The bar is set fair here as all runners are coming off a break of at least eight weeks at the first meeting for Happy Valley in the new season kicks off. The Caspar Fownes-trained GREEN LUCK looks well-placed in this field and will take some beating. After winning here three starts back in Class 3 company, he then stepped up to Class 2 grade and was impressive when beating all but Doctor Geoff home over 1800m on this track. Then last start, he came across a slick field but still managed to grab third prize behind Not Usual Talent and Mr So And So (with Fat Turtle finishing fourth) in another Class 2 over the shorter 1650m trip. His record on fresh legs is quite good and the Street Cry gelding is a two-time winner here. Joao (Magic Man) Moreira is off to a flying start this season after riding a treble at Sha Tin on Sunday and is aboard here for the first time. Zac Purton has chosen to go with Doctor Geoff here but has to concede Green Luck 6.5kgs, meeting him 1.5kgs worse than their last encounter. This could prove to be the difference in the end.

RESULT: WON  ($3.80)

Race 8 - CHUNG HOM KOK HANDICAP (CLASS 3) 1200M
Another from the Caspar Fownes stable is JUMBO HAPPINESS who’s three career wins have all come on the Happy Valley track and over the 1200m trip as well. Coming off a long 35-week spell, the Fastnet Rock gelding had just one start prior to the season break where he put in a promising performance. Over the shorter 1000m trip, He came from near last to beat all but Hong Kong Bet home, beaten just over a length on the line. He is drawn a little wide here but being a ‘back-marker’ that shouldn’t dent his chances in this. Purton is back aboard for his fourth ride on the seven-year-old and he will be out to break his duck on him after two minor placed finishes on him to date. He looks right in the mix in this company.

RESULT: 3RD  ($2.20 Place)







Happy Valley Tips - July 10

Race 4 - MAVERICK STAR HANDICAP (CLASS 4) 1650M
This race could see both John Moore and Zac Purton creep that little bit closer to their goals with TOUCH OF LUCK well placed to bounce back here. The Hard Spun gelding has finished top three at his past four starts and while this is his first look at Happy Valley, he still warrants respect in this field. Three stats back he accounted for a Class 4 field over the mile at Sha Tin, winning comfortably in the end. His past two starts saw him pick up minor prizes in similar company over the same track and trip, but both starts were on the dirt track. He returns to the turf here where he is a last start winner and looked more at home on the grass. He is drawn a little wide in gate nine but in the hands of Purton should find a spot, mid-field with cover and he will be finishing hard at the finish.

RESULT: 3RD  ($1.35 Place)

Race 8 - SWEET ORANGE HANDICAP (CLASS 3) 1800M
Another from the John Moore stable is TASHIDELEK who will out to break his duck at Happy Valley after two runner-up placings. Beautifully bred, by Street Cry out of an Encosta De Lago mare, he left his run just a little too late last start, when second behind Salto Olimpico here in a Class 3 over 2200m. He taken back to the tail of the field by Purton and finished like a train, only to fail by a short head on the line. Moore has decided to drop the four-year-old back to the 1800m here which could suit him better if the pace is genuine up front. Purton remains aboard as he strives to break Moreira’s 170 wins in a season. With that last run behind him, Purton will know where and when to make his move in this. 

RESULT: 3RD ($1.20 Place)

Where to bet on Happy Valley racing...


Hong Kong stages some of the biggest racing in the world and several bookmakers offer you the chance to bet on the every race Happy Valley as well as at Sha Tin.

Most bookmakers offer fixed odds on all Happy Valley and Sha Tin races now throughout the year. Some have markets up quicker than others with LadbrokesBetEasy and Sportsbet among those to lead the field with odds available.

What are the big horse races in Hong Kong?


World famous races like the QE II Cup and Champions Mile take place on the island across the year with the best of action being staged at Sha Tin.

The best of the racing is undoubtedly at the Hong Kong International meeting in December each year, which features four Group 1s in the shape of the Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Mile, Hong Kong Vase and Hong Kong Sprint.

Some of the best racehorses from across the globe head to Hong Kong to take on the locals, with gallopers from Britain, Ireland and France joined by Australian and New Zealand stars to create a real international flavour.


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