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SUGGESTIONS FOR TONIGHT AT HAPPY VALLEY FROM THE FAST TRACKER
* Have a nap during all the speeches.
* Dance like a horse possessed when the Ben Semmens Band performs Giddy Up at the Beer Garden.
* Cheer for Sri Lanka to win the International Jockeys Competition and confuse everyone.
* Scream out, ZAAAAC when Dougie Whyte goes around the parade ring.
* Scream out, DOUGIEEEE when Zac Purton goes around the parade ring.
* Rugby tackle paddock parade expert Jenny Chapman.
* Give the suggestions below a go.
R1 FRIENDS OF YAN OI/FIERY RAIDER/TELECOM TOP STAR
Sad to see Tye Angland, who has been riding brilliantly, have only two rides tonight, but maybe Friends Of Yan Oi can salute?
With Tommy Berry confirmed for another winter stint and certain to be riding mainly for John Moore, the Hong Kong riding ranks will be the best in the world and where only the strong will survive.
R2 BRILLIANT PROPOSAL
Of course Dougie Whyte is keeping a low profile these days while chanting, Akeed Mofeed, but looks like winning this whether he wants to or not.
Place chances to D-Day Super and K-Moochie- which sounds like a Japanese poodle.
Bad barrier draw but Purton can walk on water these days.
R4 BOTH SURE/RAINBOW FIGHTER/HAPPY YEAH YEAH
Throw in Cour Valant after showing first signs of form at last start while Swift Shadow is enigmatic- meaning, it might have won its race.
R5 REDWOOD BABY/WINNING MASCOT/YOUNG TALENT
The first leg of the International Jockeys Competition and HUUUGE bets being placed as to whether Ryan Moore will crack a smile if Redwood Baby wins- or crack a shit if he doesn’t. Gawd, he looks miserable. Someone take him to Escape!
WARNING: Something to take note of is that David Hall, its new trainer, has removed the blinkers and Norton bit and replaced the ring bit on old-timer Good Luck Win which has done nothing to date. When Hall starts changing gear- beep beep- watch out.
R6 SOUTHERN SPRINGS/PERFECT MOMENT/HOLY MAC
Holy crap, Batman, I have no idea how these visitors will ride these horses!
R7 CHARITY JOY/ST YAZIN/BUNDLE OF JOY/FUN N GAMES
Another opportunity to possibly see Ryan Moore crack a smile and shatter a few mirrors.
This race promises to be a real speed battle but my eyes will be on Dougie Whyte taking riding instructions from Tony Millard, both of whom had a very acrimonious and public spat and banana split over Ambitious Dragon.
Grab a chair, get some popcorn and watch the show
R8 MAJESTIC ANTHEM/GREAT CHARM/RIDE WITH THE WIND/FLYING ELITE
The toughest leg of the Jockey Challenge made all the more confusing by Almond Lee making all kinds of changes in gear to First Sight Love to be ridden by Richard Hughes. But does Almond Lee know what he’s doing?
R9 ALBICELESTE/BUBBLE CHIC/LUCKY FOREVER/IT HAS TO BE YOU
A great ending to the card with quite a few chances though I think the winner will come out of one of the four above with Brett Prebble riding Bubble Chic for old mate David Hall being of great interest.
If there is to be a blowout, it could be Bankster’s Bonus which is much better than recent runs for, er, Benno Yung- not a stable I have much faith in- have shown. It’s run more like a Wanker’s Bonus but just could go KABOOM here.
BEST BET: R2 BRILLIANT PROPOSAL (5)
NEXT BEST: R3 DOMINEER (1)
LONGSHOT: R9 BUBBLE CHIC (12)
SELECTIONS FROM THE BIG APPLE (@SW064351)
Jockey Challenge, M. Demuro
Commanding book of rides with Young Talent and Flying Elite the leading chances.
Race 9, No. 9 Crackerjack
Drew away for a cosy win when resuming. Will appreciate the step up in distance.
Race 4, No. 8 Polymer Win
Pace will be on and can run over the top of these late.
TONIGHT’S SELECTIONS FOR HAPPY VALLEY (FROM THE THIRD DIVIDEND)
#Happy Valley Night Races @HKJC_Racing
Weather: Fine and dry. Cool in the morning with a minimum temperature of around 16 degrees in the urban areas, and a few degrees lower in the New Territories. The maximum temperature will be about 22 degrees during the day. Moderate north to northeasterly winds.
Race 1: PACIFIC OCEAN HCP
1 – Telecom Top Star (2)
2 – Friends of Yan Oi (6)
3 – Bernard’s Choice (1)
4 – Fantasy And Gold (7)
Race 2: EUROPE HCP
1 – Brilliant Proposal (5)
2 – K-Moochi (6)
3 – D Day Super (3)
4 – Lovely Boy (8)
Race 3: OCEANIA HCP
1 – Domineer (1)
2 – Fay Deep (7)
3 – Capital K (6)
4 – Yeung Sing (8)
Race 4: AMERICA HCP
1 – Regency Champion (2)
2 – Sight Lover (10)
3 – Both Sure (4)
4 – Swift Shadow (5)
Race 5: LONGINES INTERNATIONAL JOCKEY’S CHAMPIONSHIP
HCP-1ST LEG (SEC 1)
1 – Young Talent (5)
2 – Winning Mascot (6)
3 – Safari Magic (8)
4 – Home With Glory (2)
Race 6 (Q1): LONGINES INTERNATIONAL JOCKEY’S
CHAMPIONSHIP HCP-2ND LEG (SEC 2)
1 – Perfect Moment (4)
2 – Southern Springs (10)
3 – Speedygonzalez (5)
4 – Flying Chaparral (1)
Race 7 (Q2): LONGINES INTERNATIONAL JOCKEY’S
CHAMPIONSHIP HCP-3RD LEG (SEC 3)
1 – Charity Joy (5)
2 – Fun ‘N’ Games (9)
3 – Speedy Sandy (8)
4 – Bundle Of Joy (1)
Race 8 (Q3): LONGINES INTERNATIONAL JOCKEY’S
CHAMPIONSHIP HCP-4TH LEG (SEC 4)
1 – Great Charm (5)
2 – Flying Elite (1)
3 – Majestic Anthem (9)
4 – Enabling (3)
Race 9 (Q4): ASIA HCP
1 – Albiceleste (7)
2 – Bubble Chic (12)
3 – Crackerjack (9)
4 – Chater Dream (8)
Race 7: Charity Joy (5)
Race 2: Brilliant Proposal (5)
Race 6: Perfect Moment (4)
Race 9: Chater Dream (8)
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