HOCUS POCUS AT HAPPY VALLEY TONIGHT

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk)

HOCUS POCUS AT HAPPY VALLEY TONIGHT 1

Let’s get rid of the obvious first: Joao Moreira has a full book of rides.

Is it a quality book? Not really, but the rider is not called The Magic Man for nothing and might be able to conjure up one or two extra legs on some slow sacks of spuds.

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Having said this, I worry for the Magic Man.

Though one understands that Jerry Green- and he is a knowledgable racing man I respect- is helping to get him his rides, the very tough and impatient Hong Kong owners who have always had a rivalry with Singaporean businessmen and owners, were asking loudly after race four last Sunday if Moreira has enough tricks to compete in Hong Kong- very unfair for a new jockey to these shores, but gawd knows, this city is a tough nut to crack- even if a magical Brazilian nut.

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Meanwhile, after a number of meetings without a ride for the stable, Douglas Whyte has a ride for John Size- Red Dancer in Race 3.

The master trainer’s other runners have gone to Moreira, Tye Angland, who seems to be very much in demand by the astute and laidback Size and for good reason- Tye is a damn fine jockey- and Keith ML Yeung.

THE TROJAN HORSE IN OZ AND MOREIRA AT HAPPY VALLEY ON SUNDAY 32

From a punting point of view, beware The Ides Of March even though it’s October as whenever there are huge Six Up and Triple Trio jackpots as there are tonight at Happy Valley, upsets are always on the cards and following tipsters and odds are futile.

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Like Danesouth and Shiny Day a few meetings ago and Benno Yung’s first winner as a trainer on Sunday which even he didn’t think had a winning chance and whose name I can’t remember, upsets pop up like zits and splatter bets to bits.

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Looking at the card and never ever betting on the first two races until I see the way the track is riding, these are the horses I like- hopefully, a few with some odds on their side.

R3: SUPER PISTACHIO
LEVEL PLAYER

R4: TRUE COURAGE
EL GRANDE

R5: OYSTER

R6: HONG KONG DANCER

R7: GOLDEN HARVEST
STEP FASTER

R8: TOUR DE FORCE
PERFECT FINISH

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SELECTIONS FROM THE BIG APPLE (@SW064351)

THE FAST TRACK GUIDE TO SHATIN 48

BEST BET
Jockey Challenge, M L Yeung
Rides two winning chances in Level Player and Tour de Force and is terrific value at the $6.

SECOND BEST
Race 8, No. 6 Tour de Force
Currently in flying form and will get first run at the leaders off the low draw. Gets in well carrying just 121 pounds.

LONGSHOT
Race 6, No. 11 Great Charm
Hit the line strongly two weeks ago over an unsuitable trip and will improve second-up.

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Tonight’s Selections 23.10.13 (From the Third Dividend)

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HAPPY VALLEY (HONG KONG)
Wed, 23/10/13
Night Races @HKJC_Racing
Turf (“C” Course – Worked Back)
Weather: It will be fine. Very dry in the afternoon.

Moderate north to northeasterly winds.
Source: http://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm

Race 1: Aster CL5 Hcp
1 – Yound Supreme (4)
2 – Friends Of Yan Oi (5)
3 – Flying Keeper (7)
4 – Telecom Top Star (9)

Race 2: Bellflower CL5 Hcp
1 – Hollywood Kiss (2)
2 – Secretary Of State (3)
3 – Humongus (7)
4 – Chantilly (12)

Race 3: Hong Kong Golf Club Cup CL3 Hcp
1 – Red Dancer (1)
2 – Level Player (4)
3 – Elegance Klammer (3)
4 – Jamesina (7)

Race 4: Dandelion CL4 Hcp
1 – True Courage (1)
2 – Mr Award (7)
3 – Sight Lover (3)
4 – King Darby (5)

Race 5 (Q1): Hibiscus CL4 Hcp
1 – Kingston Elite (12)
2 – Oyster (10)
3 – master Gunner (11)
4 – Euro Swuftly (5)

Race 6 (Q2): Jasmine CL3 Hcp
1 – Great Charm (11)
2 – Cool Bean (12)
3 – Great And Beyond (1)
4 – Amazingly (5)

Race 7 (Q3): Roselle CL3 Hcp
1 – Golden Harvest (4)
2 – Sichuan Charm (1)
3 – Mi Savvy (5)
4 – Step Father (9)

Race 8 (Q4): Sunflower CL2 Hcp
1 – Perfect Finish (7)
2 – Super Jockey (9)
3 – Tour De Force (6)
4 – Imperial Rome (2)

Best Bet
Race 7: Golden Harvest (4)

Next Best
Race 3: Red Dancer (1)

Value Bet
Race 8: Perfect Finish (7)

Long Shot
Race 6: Dual Happy (8)

Quaddie ($100 gets you 33.3%)
1.5.10.11.12
1.5.8.11.12
1.4.5
2.6.7.9

Six Up
1
1-7
10-12
11-12
1-4
7-9

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