Hong Kong Happy Valley Horse Racing Betting Analysis (20 October 2021)

(Wednesday, October 20, 2021)

Race 1: #4 Shanghai Power, #2 Fantastic Fabio, #7 After Me, #5 Who Loves The Ace
Race 2: #2 Viva Popcorn, #8 Super Kin, #4 Sun Sun Fa Fa, #1 Off The Reel
Race 3: #8 Happy Time, #4 Trader, #3 Ares, #12 Happy Gathering
Race 4: #5 Prance Dragon, #6 Romantic Warrior, #3 Universal Go Go, #1 Happy Good Guys
Race 5: #2 Red Majesty, #12 Oriental Amigo, #9 All You Know, #7 All Joyful
Race 6: #2 Harmony N Blessed, #12 Flying High, #3 Resolute, #4 Harmony Fire
Race 7: #7 Stormtrouper, #1 Joyful Win, #9 Lucky Maryknoll, #2 Noble Desire
Race 8: #6 Diamond Brilliant, #2 Decisive Twelve, #11 Wood On Fire, #3 Simply Fluke
Race 9: #3 Harmony Spirit, #8 Surrealism, #6 Fa Fa, #12 Piano Solo

Race 1: Great Harvest Handicap

#4 Shanghai Power can bounce back from a disappointing second-up effort. Suspect he rolls forward once again here which should give him every chance to get the job done. #2 Fantastic Fabio steps down in grade. His last run in Class 5 returned a win and this contest looks suitable, especially with the in-form Zac Purton engaged. #7 After Me draws well and gets his chance. He shouldn’t be too far away. #5 Who Loves The Ace has a bit of ability. He’s next best.

Race 2: All Joyful Handicap

#2 Viva Popcorn is closing in a first win in Hong Kong. He pairs with Zac Purton here and he’s proven that it’s only a matter of time before he does get on the board. #8 Super Kin draws well and is open to improvement. He’s better than his record suggests. #4 Sun Sun Fa Fa trialled well recently. He’s open to improvement as long as he is able to offset the wide gate. #1 Off The Reel is consistent. Don’t discount.

Race 3: Tiger Prawn Handicap (2nd Section)

#8 Happy Time can find the front here from gate two under Antoine Hamelin. Suspect he leads and takes plenty of catching. #4 Trader is better than his record suggests. He’s capable of bouncing back here for David Hayes. #3 Ares is classy. He narrowly missed last start and is a chance if he’s maintained his condition between seasons. #12 Happy Gathering gets in light and is favoured by the draw. Strong booking of the in-form Matthew Chadwick bears close watching.

Race 4: Tiger Prawn Handicap (1st Section)

#5 Prance Dragon just needs to offset the wide gate here. He’s a winner in the grade above and if he manages to recapture that form, then he is the one they all have to beat. #6 Romantic Warrior steps out on debut with Joao Moreira engaged. He’s trialled well and should make his impression felt first-up. #3 Universal Go Go has a touch of quality. He can figure. #1 Happy Good Guys goes well in this grade. Must include.

Race 5: Flying Elite Handicap

#2 Red Majesty won well first-up and looks well placed to repeat that effort here. Expect he goes to the front under Zac Purton and from there proves tough to reel in. #12 Oriental Amigo gets in light and should be a factor here. He too can push forward and make a real contest out of this. #9 All You Know commands respect getting out to a suitable trip. #7 All Joyful is looking for back-to-back wins. The draw enhances his claims.

Race 6: LONGINES Cup Handicap

#2 Harmony N Blessed is after back-to-back wins. He returned first-up in style, scoring with ease under Zac Purton over this course and distance. #12 Flying High gets in light and with the good gate he could be open to improving. He has a bit of class. #3 Resolute is looking for a hat-trick of wins. The inside gate is ideal. #4 Harmony Fire could only manage third first-up over this course and distance. He’ll get the right run here close to the speed.

Race 7: Tiger Prawn Handicap (3rd Section)

#7 Stormtrouper was luckless last start and nearly should have won. He gets another chance here from gate one and provided he isn’t strung up, then this is his race to lose. #1 Joyful Win is doing well this campaign. Being drawn wide isn’t a hindrance to him but top weight might be what pulls him back. #9 Lucky Maryknoll is racing well as a winner two starts ago. She’s held her condition and is expected to perform well again. #2 Noble Desire is next in line.

Race 8: Speed Vision Handicap

#6 Diamond Brilliant has won two out of his last three starts. He looks well placed to improve off the back of a solid first-up effort, especially now with Zac Purton engaged from gate four. #2 Decisive Twelve was a very good winner two starts ago. The inside draw favours him here. #11 Wood On Fire slots in light and gets a chance. #3 Simply Fluke draws poorly but is racing well. He has claims.

Race 9: Telecom Fighters Handicap

#3 Harmony Spirit can improve getting out in distance. Gate two suits him here and a first win is nearing. #8 Surrealism narrowly missed first-up. Don’t discount here even though he’s been assigned more weight. #6 Fa Fa is looking for a hat-trick of wins. He’s class and can continue his ascent through the grades here. #12 Piano Solo slots in light. Expect he rolls forward and gets every chance.

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