12:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Apr 2018

Jordan Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 53,558 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5244-32
i
Black, yellow lightning bolt, orange sleeves, gold stars on black cap (Liu Shun Hong)

Raichu (AUS)  35 

ch g Lope De Vega - Joy In Winning (Reset)

6 9-7
38
Z PurtonD E Ferraris
2
090000
i
Rose & purple halved, yellow v, purple chevrons on sleeves, yellow chevron on rose cap (Dr Wilson Ip Chun Heng)

First Beaut (NZ)  24 

b g Darci Brahma - Miss Bling

5 9-6
37
M L YeungA Lee
3
3-63470
i
Red, yellow stars, emerald green sleeves, red and yellow checked cap (Mr & Mrs Chau Kam Chuen And Helen Chau Hoi Man)

Hot Hot Pepper (NZ)  16 

b g Faltaat - Trouville (Mukaddamah)

7 9-6
37
H N WongP O'Sullivan
4
008-073
i
Dark green, green v, green stripe on dark green sleeves, green stripe on black cap (Vincent Cheung Lam Hung)

Sparkling Talent (NZ)  35 

b g Alamosa - Tinkerbabu

C
8 9-4
35
N RawillerC S Shum
5
048-824
i
Yellow, garnet stripes, garnet sleeves, royal blue stripes, garnet cap, yellow hoop (Legal Form Syndicate)

Scarborough Fair (AUS)  35 

b g Oamaru Force - Curzon Dancer (Danehill Dancer)

5 9-3
34
K C LeungR Gibson
6
80808-5
i
Red & yellow diamonds, yellow stars on red sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow stars (Alex Cheung King Shek)

Telecom Titan (AUS)  24 

ch g Written Tycoon - Sun 'n' Soda (Desert Sun)

6 9-3 b
34
C Y HoK W Lui
7
4-09605
i
Purple, red stars, spots on silver sleeves and stars on yellow cap (Rich City Syndicate)

Richcity Fortune (AUS)  16 

b g Lope De Vega - Dancescape (Aldwick Colonnade)

D
6 9-1
32
M F PoonJ S Moore
8
890-770
i
Light blue with white stars, white sleeves, light blue & white striped cap (Mok Bing Kin)

Joyful Forever (NZ)  46 

ch g Per Incanto - Bois De Boulogne

5 9-0
31
U RispoliP F Yiu
9
08-9208
i
Red and white halved horizontally, halved sleeves, red cap, royal blue star (Rugby Syndicate)

Rugby Diamond (AUS)  24 

b g Snippetson - Jewel Vault (Secret savings)

CD
8 9-0 b
31
T BerryA T Millard
10
0740-95
i
Mauve, gold chevron, purple stars on white sleeves, purple star on white cap (Lily Chan Li Lei & Marc Chan)

Exponents (AUS)  35 

ch g Foxwedge - Sunday Service (Sunday Minister)

5 8-6
23
A SannaY S Tsui
11
05-0090
i
Red, white hoop and armlets on sleeves (Ma Ching Fat)

Fair Comment (AUS)  38 

b g So You Think - Dariana (Bold Forli)

5 8-6 b
23
J MoreiraA S Cruz
12
0504-80
i
White, orange v, yellow stars on orange sleeves, orange star on yellow cap (Chan Chun Choi)

Snowhooves (IRE)  84 

b g Clodovil - Jouel (Machiavellian)

D
8 8-1 b
18
K TeetanW Y So
13
462-559
i
Mauve, rose stars, rose stars on green sleeves (Law Cheuk)

Glory Horsie (AUS)  59 

b g Flying Spur - Hasna (Snippets)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
7550-00
i
Brown, gold v, brown stripe on white sleeves and cap (Cheng Ying Yim)

Golden Deer (GB)  59 

b g Royal Applause - Diksie Dancer

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Raichu has been running well in recent starts, putting together five top-four finishes at his last five starts. However, he's yet to gain that breakthrough victory. He's drawn well in gate three and he gets Zac Purton aboard, so he's right in the mix to gain a first win here. #5 Scarborough Fair is racing well too. He has a slightly awkward gate but with even luck, he can get into the finish. #3 Hot Hot Pepper disappointed badly at his first run in Class 5. If he can recapture his previous form, he can gain a maiden victory. #4 Sparkling Talent is always capable off his current mark.

12:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Apr 2018

Kowloon Bay Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 53,558 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 1f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
80-0303
i
Gold with red stars, red stars on green sleeves (Tam Chau)

Savannah Wind (NZ)  28 

b g Savabeel - Now The World

C
5 9-7
40
Z PurtonC S Shum
2
319-000
i
White, gold & lime green sash, gold armlets on white sleeves, gold & green checked cap (Happy And Free Syndicate)

Fruitful Life (AUS)  42 

b g Manhattan Rain - Jennifer Ann (Flying spur)

CD
6 9-6 b
39
M L YeungD Cruz
3
000-731
i
Yellow, light blue stars, light blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, light blue stars (Lau Ying Kin)

Golden Kid (GB)  21 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Lacandona (Septieme Ciel)

C
6 9-6
39
A SannaK W Lui
4
6-70805
i
Orange & white quarters, white & green striped sleeves and checked cap (Andy Wu Bark To)

My Blessing (NZ)  28 

b g Tavistock - Diversa (Sonniende)

CD
6 9-6
39
T BerryC H Yip
5
00-0435
i
Cream, black stripe on red sleeves, black cap (Lucky Hunters Syndicate)

Loaded (IRE)  28 

b g Kodiac - Fikrah (Medicean)

5 9-4
37
N RawillerR Gibson
6
524-362
i
Royal blue, light green stars, light green armlet on royal blue sleeves (Mr & Mrs Kam Shing Kan)

Pearl Furu (NZ)  28 

b g Fully Fledged - I'llthinkaboutit (Bold Executive)

CD
7 9-3
36
N CallanP O'Sullivan
7
576-808
i
Light blue, blue stripe and chevron on white sleeves, blue star on blue cap (Cheng Hon Yat)

Amazing Gold (IRE)  42 

ch g Roderic O'connor - Tea Chest (In The Wings)

5 9-1
34
M ChadwickL Ho
8
0000-03
i
Royal blue, red braces (Law Hing Cheung)

Dazzle Winner (AUS)  21 

b g Artie Schiller - Lessie

5 9-1 b
34
D WhyteY S Tsui
9
000-000
i
Purple with gold stars, purple stars on white sleeves, gold stars on white cap (The Joy Of Giving Syndicate)

The Joy Of Giving (IRE)  42 

b g Thewayyouare - Vera Mont (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-1 b
34
O DoleuzeC W Chang
10
099-032
i
White, chocolate and green diagonal stripes, green sleeves, chocolate cap (Lau Yiu Chu)

Celebration (NZ)  42 

b g O'reilly - One Love (Bravefoot)

5 8-11
30
K TeetanD E Ferraris
11
52-6746
i
Purple, Yellow Chevron, Yellow & Red Halved Sleeves, Purple Cap, Yellow Stars (Leung Kai Fai)

Holy Unicorn (IRE)  28 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Open Book (Notebook)

5 8-1
20
J MoreiraA Lee
12
05487-0
i
Blue & orange hoops, orange stars on blue sleeves, orange cap (Ng To)

Island Flyer (AUS)  63 

br g High Chaparral - Red hot mama

CD
7 8-1 b
20
H N WongP F Yiu
13
6-82365
i
light blue and royal blue stripes, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & Light blue hooped cap (Mr & Mrs Mark Fong Chung, Matthew Fong And Victoria Fong)

Mi Blanco (NZ)  10 

b g Cape Blanco - Mi Centie (Centaine)

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
343491
i
Silver, rose inverted triangle, rose sleeves, rose stars on silver cap (Raymond Leung Cheong Ming)

Sweet Bean (AUS)  28 

b g Encosta de Lago - Skates (Verglas)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

My Blessing returns to Class 5 after some middling efforts up in Class 4. Tommy Berry should send My Blessing to the lead from gate 12 and if he gets it easy enough, he can stave off his rivals. #6 Pearl Furu ran well at his last start, continuing a good recent run of form. He can figure here. #5 Loaded has performed well at his last three starts and from a good draw, he should be right in the firing lane. #10 Celebration has drawn awkwardly but can get into the finish with a touch of luck.

13:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Apr 2018

Kowloon Tsai Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 10 run - Draw Advantage: High

3

1m 3f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2-41708
i
Gold, blue v, red stars on white sleeves, white stripe on blue cap (Steven Yip Chi Fai)

Happy Rocky (GB)  10 

b g Champs Elysees - Puzzling (Ghostzapper)

CD
7 9-6 b
59
K TeetanA Lee
2
179-407
i
Turquoise, gold epaulets, turquoise armlets on gold sleeves, turquoise stripe on gold cap (Tony Yue Kwok Leung, Alexander Yue Ka Kuen & Richard Yue Ka Ming)

Cloud Nine (USA)  24 

b g Tapit - Dress Rehearsal (Machiavellian)

CD
6 9-3
56
A SannaA T Millard
3
0-88852
i
green, yellow star and sleeves, pink cap (Apollo Ng Shung)

Je Pense (AUS)  24 

b g Dane Shadow - Sonette (Snipewalk)

7 9-2 b
55
C SchofieldC W Chang
4
919-978
i
green, red chevron, red and green halved sleeves, green stars on red cap (Kevin Kwong Ka Wing, Chan Bing Woon, Kwong Wai Bong & Michelle Chan Sin Man)

Good Fit (NZ)  24 

b g Encosta de Lago - Mrs Squillionaire (Last Tycoon)

8 9-0
53
T BerryF C Lor
5
372270
i
Yellow, Maroon sash and armlets, Yellow cap, Maroon hoop (Lucky Lord Syndicate)

King Bountiful (IRE)  7 

b g Danehill Dancer - Magnolia Lane (Dashin Bye)

CD
7 8-13
52
J MoreiraJ Size
6
022-131
i
light blue, yellow stars, gold sleeves, light blue cap (Chong Chan Ying Wah)

Audacity (FR)  24 

gr g Smadoun - Prima (Primo Dominie)

CD
5 8-12
51
M F PoonL Ho
7
20-7625
i
Royal blue, red braid, red armlets (Ronald Jeffrey Yang Yiu Chong)

Play It (GB)  10 

b g Paco Boy - Tereshkina (Sadler's Wells)

5 8-10 b
49
Z PurtonC Fownes
8
00/00-16
i
White and gold halved horizontally, maroon and white halved sleeves, checked cap (Chen Bao Lin)

You Have My Word (NZ)  24 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Staryn Glenn (Montjeu)

7 8-7
46
K C LeungT P Yung
9
00-8950
i
Yellow, pink chevron, pink sleeves, yellow chevron, yellow and pink checked cap (Mr & Mrs Chan Chi Kong)

Art Of Raw (FR)  16 

b g Myboycharlie - Tehamana (Pleasantly Perfect)

5 8-6
45
M L YeungK W Lui
10
3400-41
i
Grey, red diamond, purple chevron on silver sleeves, purple star on grey cap (Tim Chen Chien Yeh)

Megatron (USA)  42 

ch g Hard Spun - Fine Jade (Jade Hunter)

C
6 8-6
45
H N WongP F Yiu
Verdict

You Have My Word was a shock winner first-up over the Sha Tin mile, having been beaten an average of 37 lengths at his first seven starts, before running home well enough last time over 2000m. He has a better draw here as he returns to Happy Valley and the 2200m should be right up his alley. He's a player if he continues in his current form. #5 King Bountiful is quirky and is not the easiest horse to follow. However, he should be suited back up to this trip, having placed at his last three course and distance runs – including a win. #3 Je Pense ran well last time and is a contender with the right run, while #6 Audacity cannot be overlooked.

13:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Apr 2018

The Ewo Challenge Trophy (handicap) (2YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
19-0295
i
Yellow & red halved horizontally, red stars on yellow sleeves, red star on yellow cap (Howard Liang Yum Shing, Chloe Liang Shun Yin & Charmian Liang Shun Ming)

California Aspar (IRE)  10 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Lisa Gherardini (Barathea)

CD
5 9-6
60
K C NgA S Cruz
2
79-9603
i
Yellow, red chevrons, blue stars on red sleeves, blue stars on yellow cap (Cheung Ming Man, Cheung Ying Ho, Freddy Choi Kwok Sai & Joseph Lee Chung Tak)

Peace N Prosperity (AUS)  35 

b g Valixir - Suzy Rocks

CD
7 9-6
60
N CallanK L Man
3
009-783
i
Red, blue chevron, blue stars on white sleeves, blue stars on red cap (Thing On Group Syndicate)

All My Gain (NZ)  28 

gr g Any Suggestion - Welbee Kyros

CD
8 9-5
59
Z PurtonT P Yung
4
552-672
i
Pink, black chevrons on red sleeves, black hoop on pink cap (Daisenpu Syndicate)

Hearts Keeper (NZ)  49 

b g Keeper - Mrs Zoff

CD
9 9-3
57
A SannaD E Ferraris
5
9
i
Black with gold stars, checked sleeves (Worldwide Chinese Investors Association)

Investor Boom (AUS)  21 

br g Foxwedge - Thebe

4 8-12
52
K C LeungP F Yiu
6
i
Maroon, gold chevron, maroon chevron on turquoise sleeves, turquoise chevron on gold cap (Dr Sonny Li Mow Ming)

Victory Power (NZ)  

b g Power - Sugar Moon

4 8-12 b1
52
M ChadwickR Gibson
7
1350-04
i
Red, white triangle, red & black checked sleeves, red & black striped cap (Game Genius Syndicate)

Junzi (NZ)  28 

b g Red Giant - Quality Dream (Winning Smile)

C
6 8-11
51
N RawillerW Y So
8
9693
i
Silver, red lightning bolt, red hoops on white sleeves, red stars on silver cap (Merry Gang Syndicate)

Split Of A Second (AUS)  21 

ch g Helmet - Umoya (Nashwan)

5 8-11
51
M F PoonL Ho
9
000-006
i
Black, mauve chevron hoop, white sleeves, mauve stripe, mauve cap (Winway Racing Syndicate)

Master Viking (NZ)  16 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Code Black (Bettor's Delight)

CD
7 8-10
50
H N WongA T Millard
10
24-5642
i
White & royal blue hoops, royal blue chevrons on white sleeves, white & royal blue quartered cap (Eighth Floor Syndicate)

Clear Choice (AUS)  28 

br g Rebel Raider - Callipygian

5 8-8
48
M L YeungC S Shum
11
08400
i
blue with gold chevron (Ng Wai Kwong)

Best Runner (NZ)  28 

b g Redwood - Agi Gu Li (Cadeaux Genereux)

5 8-7
47
K TeetanA Lee
12
987-47
i
Light blue, silver braces and stripe on sleeves (Ray Chan Chun Tat)

Ray's Call (NZ)  67 

b g Jimmy Choux - Night Danza (Danzero)

5 8-6
46
C Y HoK W Lui
13
3339-07
i
Yellow, Maroon sash and armlets, Yellow cap, Maroon hoop (Lucky Lord Syndicate)

Jolly Bountiful (NZ)  91 

br g Bullbars - Senorita Rosay (Senor Pete)

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
615705
i
Purple & silver halved horizontally, silver hoops on mauve sleeves, silver hoop on purple cap (Chocolate Syndicate)

Applause (AUS)  7 

ch g Lope De Vega - Isola Di Capri

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Clear Choice only just missed out last time, performing well from the outside gate. Back into a more favourable draw, he should be hard to beat with a handy run. #3 All My Gain drops back to the inside gate here, having run on well back down into Class 4 last time out. He's right in contention. #9 Master Viking has been on a downward spiral since reaching a career peak rating of 63 to start the season. If he can get into a forward spot under Jack Wong, then he could prove hard to run down at odds. #8 Split Of A Second ran nicely last time out and can't be overlooked in this spot.

14:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Apr 2018

Shek Kip Mei Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 71,411 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

5f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
99-0074
i
Yellow, red v, yellow and mauve checked sleeves and cap (Joseph Choi Yip Leung & Choi Fong Hon Mei)

Dashing Gainer (AUS)  24 

ch g Exceed and Excel - Lune Rouge (Unfuwain)

6 9-7
58
M ChadwickY S Tsui
2
0
i
White, gold spots, blue sleeves and cap (Gavy Lau)

Best Gift (GB)  24 

br g Iffraaj - Classic Vision (Classic Cliche)

5 9-6
57
U RispoliP F Yiu
3
15-2310
i
White & mauve checks, black and mauve checked sleeves, mauve cap (Happy Go Lucky Syndicate)

Peace Combination (NZ)  10 

b g Written Tycoon - Debbie's Joy

CD
8 9-5
56
N RawillerC Fownes
4
826-327
i
Red, white chevrons, gold & white hooped sleeves, red & white checked cap (Happy Lucky Syndicate)

Dr Proactive (NZ)  70 

br g Denman - Batroun (Danzero)

5 9-4 b1
55
Z PurtonD J Hall
5
8-40860
i
Royal blue and light blue halved horizontally, white hoop, light blue and royal blue halved sleeves, white armlets, red cap, white peak (Anthony Ma Kwan Ping, Glenda Ma & Kevin Ma)

Ocean Roar (NZ)  10 

ch g Towkay - Crystal Jet

CD
10 9-3
54
H N WongA Lee
6
7300-09
i
green, dark green diamond, pink stars on dark green sleeves, pink stars on red cap (Energetic Syndicate)

Flying Force (NZ)  49 

gr g Any Suggestion - Cross Examine (Faltaat)

7 9-2
53
T BerryC H Yip
7
759-856
i
White, red hearts, brown sleeves (Super Enriched Syndicate)

Dr Race (ITY)  7 

b g Dr Fong - Sommerflora (Pivotal)

CD
6 8-13
50
A SannaD E Ferraris
8
9744-52
i
White, gold stripe, gold & purple checked sleeves, black & white checked cap (Timon Tai)

Lunar Zephyr (AUS)  77 

b g Commands - Gemadaily (Strategic)

D
5 8-12
49
B PrebbleW Y So
9
6731-15
i
Chocolate, orange sash, emerald green hoops on gold sleeves, gold cap (Alan Chan Yau Yuet & Chris Chan Cheong Hoi)

Winfull Patrol (AUS)  35 

br g Strada - Dublin Me Bet (O'reilly)

CD
9 8-9
46
M F PoonR Gibson
10
60-0009
i
White, gold spots, gold armlets on sleeves, gold cap (Joseph Chung)

Good Companion (AUS)  7 

b g Exceed And Excel - Dyna Slam (Grand Slam)

C
6 9-7
58
C Y HoD Cruz
11
606-090
i
White, dark green sleeves, white armlets (Brandon Lau)

Cour Valant (GB)  28 

b g Bahamian Bounty - Gee Kel (Danehill Dancer)

C
8 8-4
41
M L YeungD Cruz
12
006700
i
Yellow, red heart, yellow & red striped sleeves, pink & red quartered cap (Adrian Pang Hau Shu, Patrick Chow Lap Kwok, Dr Lam Kai Cheong & Matthew Kwan)

Lucky Storm (AUS)  16 

br g Red Arrow - Eurostorm (Storm Bird)

5 8-4
41
W M LaiJ S Moore
13
90
i
Royal blue, light blue chevron hoop, light blue sleeves, red chevron, royal blue cap, yellow stars (Vincent See Wai Sing)

Victory March (AUS)  67 

b g I Am Invincible - Calemore

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Cour Valant is an eight-year-old now and he's right on the cusp of dropping down into Class 5 for the first time. With a good draw, though, maybe he can get the win before he faces relegation. It won't take much for him to get the victory. #3 Peace Combination was abysmal over the Sha Tin 1000m last time out, but had performed well in winning prior to that. He deserves another chance. #8 Lunar Zephyr has drawn awkwardly but can figure in his current form. #10 Nashashuk is next best.

14:45 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Apr 2018

The Hong Kong Rugby Union Cup (handicap) (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
50-7356
i
Black, scarlet stripe, sleeves and cap (Hk Country Club Racing Syndicate)

Country Melody (AUS)  21 

ch g Written Tycoon - Chimerique (Choisir)

CD
7 9-7
80
B PrebbleF C Lor
2
116-370
i
Red and yellow halved horizontally, red and yellow halved sleeves, yellow star on red cap (Yip Yuk Tong)

Starlight (AUS)  24 

b g Red Element - Bush Triumph (Trempolino)

CD
6 9-5
78
M F PoonC H Yip
3
37222-7
i
Purple, red stars, gold sleeves, gold cap, red stars (Peter Yip Hak Yung)

Amazing (AUS)  21 

b g Medaglia D'oro - Pouter

5 9-3
76
K TeetanD E Ferraris
4
0-25081
i
Silver, purple chevron, black armlets on silver sleeves, purple & silver checked cap (Mr & Mrs David Lee Fook Sang And Calvin Lee Ka Wo)

Prince Harmony (AUS)  21 

b g Strategic - Bedizened (Commands)

CD
6 9-1
74
H N WongW Y So
5
11410-0
i
Orange, blue v, blue & orange halved sleeves, orange stars on gold cap (Robert Tsui Che Kwong)

Best Step (NZ)  28 

b g Cecconi - Volique

CD
5 9-0
73
A SannaC Fownes
6
770-2
i
Royal blue & white quartered, red and white quartered sleeves, red and blue quartered cap (Caaf Syndicate)

Fast Most Furious (IRE)  42 

ch g Lope De Vega - Al Basar (Sahm)

5 8-13
72
Z PurtonD J Hall
7
7-96779
i
Royal blue, red heart, white & light blue striped sleeves, royal blue cap (Wei Yu & Liu He)

Harrier Jet (AUS)  21 

br g Dane Shadow - Borobodur

CD
7 8-11
70
N RawillerP O'Sullivan
8
80-0048
i
Turquoise, gold epaulets, gold sleeves, turquoise hoops, striped cap (Tony Yue Kwok Leung)

High Five (AUS)  21 

b g Time Thief - Stand By Your Man (Grazen)

CD
7 8-8
67
C SchofieldA T Millard
9
0760
i
Cream, blue chevron hoop, cream chevrons on light blue sleeves, light blue stripe on gold cap (Gold Duchess Syndicate)

I'm The Conquist (GB)  16 

ch g Bated Breath - Really Ransom (Red Ransom)

4 8-6 b
65
M ChadwickD Cruz
10
61-1267
i
Royal blue, red seams, grey sleeves, gold stars on red cap (Yu Pang Chun & Yu Kwok Chun)

Spring Win (AUS)  21 

b g Magic albert - Inaname

CD
6 8-4 b
63
M L YeungP F Yiu
11
3-25818
i
Red, yellow chevron hoop, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap (Jackie Wong See Sum)

Travel Emperor (AUS)  38 

b g Duporth - Baby Corn (Pharisien)

D
5 8-4
63
K C LeungC S Shum
12
045034
i
Yellow, red stripe, red & black checked sleeves, yellow cap, black stripe (Kenneth Shi Ho Ming)

Double Valentine (USA)  21 

gr c Exchange Rate - Ruby's Realm (Empire Maker)

4 8-3
62
J MoreiraA S Cruz
13
64-3700
i
Orange, yellow and orange halved sleeves, yellow cap (Ngan Pui Ying & Ngan Ng Yu Ying)

Extremely Fun (AUS)  16 

b g Duporth - Cassata (Viking Ruler)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
500-180
i
White & orange halved, purple star on orange cap (Happy Happy Happy Syndicate)

Happy Happy Star (AUS)  24 

br g O'reilly - Classy Fashion

D
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Country Melody has graced Class 3 only rarely in his Hong Kong career. He has been racing well enough up in grade and it won't take much for him to return to the winners' circle for the first time since December, 2016. #6 Fast Most Furious rattled home to just miss out in a photo at his Happy Valley debut, which also served as his first run since November. Fresh appears best with him and it won't take much for him to gain the win here. #5 Best Step has performed poorly at his last two starts, either side of a five-month break. If he can break well from the inside gate, he's right in contention. #2 Starlight has a poor draw but he can't be overlooked back to this course and distance in this grade.

15:15 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Apr 2018

King's Park Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
040-144
i
white, emerald green chevrons, red chevrons on emerald green sleeves, red and white checked cap (Charles Tung Chung Ho, Ronald Tung Pit Shing & Tung Pit Ching)

Jade Theatre (AUS)  28 

b g Pluck - Miguelita (Danehill)

CD
5 9-7 b
79
H N WongK L Man
2
55/78-30
i
Royal blue, yellow star, royal blue and pink halved sleeves, yellow armlets, pink cap (Leo Racing Syndicate)

Biz Power (IRE)  87 

b g Power - Biz Bar (Tobougg)

4 9-6 b1
78
D WhyteM J Freedman
3
26-4182
i
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue hoops on purple sleeves, light blue & purple hooped cap (Ng Sun Wah & Chan Wo Ping)

Charity Glory (AUS)  21 

ch g Written Tycoon - Talkin' About (Commands)

CD
7 9-6
78
N RawillerC S Shum
4
13010-5
i
Red, yellow epaulets, emerald green sleeves, red stripe on yellow cap (Billy Chan Wing Kwong & Billy Chan Chun Kit)

Jumbo Happiness (GB)  21 

b g Fastnet Rock - Tashzara (Intikhab)

CD
5 9-3 b
75
O DoleuzeC Fownes
5
66-0031
i
Gold, blue chevrons (Perfect Bonding Syndicate)

Shanghai Master (AUS)  28 

br g More Than Ready - Rose Of Hallowell

CD
5 9-2
74
J MoreiraK W Lui
6
453-288
i
Red, black diamonds and armlet on sleeves, red & black quartered cap (Kam Hing Yuen)

General Iron (NZ)  35 

b g Towkay - Plaything (High Top)

CD
Non Runner
7
0-505
i
Gold, red v, gold spots on red sleeves, turquoise hoop on gold cap (Gibson Lau Wai Chi, Lau Wai Kin & Cheng Hop Ming)

Happy Guy (NZ)  28 

b g Alamosa - Shy Belt

5 8-10
68
N CallanL Ho
8
2438-46
i
black, gold lightning bolt, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap, gold stripes (Men Din Go Syndicate)

Powermax (AUS)  21 

b g Magnus - Gypsy Marauder (Marauding)

CD
6 8-9 b
67
C SchofieldR Gibson
9
4333-05
i
Black & white quartered, checked sleeves and cap (Master Syndicate)

Master Albert (AUS)  28 

ch g Magic albert - Kate Of Clonmel

5 8-7
65
K C LeungW Y So
10
86
i
Royal blue, emerald green chevron, emerald green chevron on white sleeves, royal blue hoop on red cap (Lam Yau Pik)

Gameplayer Emperor (USA)  21 

b c Gio Ponti - Escape To Victory (Salse)

3 8-6
64 11
M L YeungF C Lor
11
10-3642
i
Orange, blue diamonds, white & red checked sleeves, orange & blue hooped cap (Joy Plus Luck Syndicate)

Encore Boy (AUS)  7 

b g Smart Missile - Miss Bellezza

5 8-5
63
K TeetanP F Yiu
12
0-00946
i
White, purple star, white stars on mauve cap (Simon Tso, Louis Chan Wai Mau, Robert Lui Chi Wang & Henry Leung Kam Tong)

Flying Lover (AUS)  24 

ch g Sepoy - Alberton Park (Thorn Park)

5 8-2 b
60
M ChadwickY S Tsui
13
90-4717
i
Orange, yellow stars, orange stripe on red sleeves, red & yellow hooped cap (Chan Hak Shing, Dominic Yuen Pui Lam, Adrian Yuen Moon Lam & Chan Hak Yuen)

Generous Heart (USA)  7 

ch g D' Funnybone - Shakaleena (Silver Deputy)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
59-5145
i
Pink, dark green chevron, pink chevron on silver sleeves, pink cap (Christy Ng Ling Ling)

Jade Fortune (NZ)  28 

ch g Showcasing - Shades Of Silk (Dynasty)

C
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Encore Boy has been crying out for a good draw, not drawing better than nine in four runs at this track this season. He is now down to gate three and with the right run, he should be awfully hard to beat. #4 Jumbo Happiness ran well at his first effort in five months last time out. He might need a mile soon but here, he deserves respect. #3 Charity Glory is racing well and from the inside gate, he is sure to have plenty of admirers. #6 General Iron can improve at any time with even luck.

15:50 Happy Valley (Hong Kong) 18 Apr 2018

Tsim Sha Tsui Handicap (2YO plus)

Winner 106,302 HKD - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
471-088
i
Yellow, red halved, yellow, red stars sleeves, red, yellow star cap (Howard Liang Yum Shing)

California Joy (AUS)  16 

b g Fastnet Rock - Laetitia (Priolo)

CD
6 9-7
80
H N WongA S Cruz
2
7510-06
i
Black, silver chevron, black chevron on silver sleeves, silver stripe on black cap (Eddie Wong Ming Chak)

Top Laurels (AUS)  35 

b g War Chant - Innsbruck (Lights Out)

CD
6 9-2
75
N CallanK L Man
3
341-004
i
White, gold striped sleeves and star on cap (Wong Chung Hin & Arnold Wong Chi Chiu)

Magnetism (IRE)  16 

b g Monsieur Bond - Midnight Mystique (Noverre)

CD
6 9-1
74
U RispoliD E Ferraris
4
50-280
i
Aqua, red sash, aqua and black halved sleeves, red armlets, black cap, white spots (Friends Of Sea Biscuit Syndicate)

Play Wise (NZ)  21 

br g Alamosa - Grey Swan (Daylami)

5 8-12
71
T BerryM J Freedman
5
310-750
i
Black, Red star, Halved sleeves, Black cap (John Yuen Se Kit)

King Of Mongolia (AUS)  28 

br g Casino Prince - Simply Enchanting (Forest Wildcat)

CD
8 8-10 b
69
K C LeungR Gibson
6
3112-61
i
Black, yellow braces, yellow & black halved sleeves, black & yellow halved cap (Kwok Ho)

Roman Impero (GB)  28 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Diksie Dancer (Diktat)

CD
5 8-10 b
69
D WhyteC H Yip
7
42-5124
i
Grey, yellow v and stripe on cap (Patrick Fu Kor Kuen)

High Volatility (AUS)  35 

ch g Star Witness - Strikeline

CD
6 8-9 b
68
Z PurtonK W Lui
8
1-96113
i
Light blue, pink chevron and sleeves (Mr & Mrs Arthur Chan Kwan Hung)

Har Har Heart (AUS)  21 

b g Myboycharlie - Dangerous Dancer (Warning)

CD
5 8-6
65
J MoreiraJ Size
9
64-4224
i
Black & white diagonal stripes, white sleeves, red & white striped cap (David Philip Boehm)

Acclaimed Light (IRE)  21 

b g Acclamation - Annee Lumiere (Giant's Causeway)

CD
6 8-4 b
63
K TeetanP O'Sullivan
10
82-0780
i
Green, gold stars, green armlet on gold sleeves, gold & green checked cap (Simon Wong)

Heroic Guru (NZ)  10 

b g Gallant Guru - Enzed

CD
8 8-4
63
A SannaD J Hall
11
691-123
i
Red with white spots (Triple Crown Syndicate)

Don't Miss (AUS)  28 

b g Wanted - Paralegal (Skip Trial)

CD
5 8-2
61
M F PoonL Ho
12
576-228
i
Royal blue, white star, royal blue armlets on white sleeves, star on white cap (Eddie Junior Yau)

The Judge (NZ)  21 

gr g Align - Annalee

6 8-2
61
W M LaiC Fownes
13
7-06855
i
Light green, purple diamond (Pui Kwan Kay & Raymond Chu Yuet Chung)

Thunder Stomp (AUS)  16 

b g Fastnet Rock - Queen of Troy (Valid Wager)

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
14
1/445-06
i
Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, yellow stripe on red sleeves, yellow and royal blue quartered cap (Dr Peter Cheng Ming Chuen, Allen Chan Wing Loong, Leung Kwan Tong & Morley Hui)

Super Sprinter (NZ)  28 

b g Showcasing - Danceabeel

CD
Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Har Har Heart won impressively three times at this course and distance, all down in Class 4. He ran home nicely enough at his first run in Class 3 last time out over 1800m. From the inside gate, he shouldn't end up as far back this time and if he can race that little bit closer, he should be hard to beat. #11 Don't Miss is racing in great heart currently. He should enjoy another nice run and he'll be in the mix. #6 Roman Impero is consistent and should be somewhere around the mark again. #1 California Joy returns to Class 3 and can finish in the placings.