BREAK RECORD was good enough to strike over course and distance last. He railed well before zipping up the inside to win with a strong late run.
The handicapper has given him a modest rise for that and he stays in the same class which gives him every chance of following up.
Gloriam almost got up to win last time but the line came too soon. He had to go wide last time and won’t be far away again.
Virtus Star almost overcame a wide berth when finishing second here last time and Zac Purton stays in the saddle. He made up a good five lengths in the closing stages but the winner had gone.
COMPASSION SPIRIT has shown enough promise on his three runs to suggest he can win a modest contest like this.
He took a step forward on his previous form when hitting the frame on good ground at Sha Tin last time out. He was out wide turning for home before finishing well to get within two lengths of the winner. There is enough to work on there.
Yee Cheong Pegasus sets the form standard with a win and three seconds from his past four outings. He managed to score despite being pushed wide and he just left his challenge a little too late last time.
Lady First is drawn wide but has been showing some positive signs lately. He got no luck in running when beaten two lengths latest and the form of that race is working out well.
TUNG WAH GLORY took a big step forward when winning over a furlong shorter at Sha Tin last time out.
He timed his run well but had plenty in the tank crossing the line, so stepping up in distance won’t be an issue. He stays in the same class and should be competitive again.
Bulb Elite scoped badly after a modest run here last time. He had been in cracking form before that with a win and a second over course and distance. He comes back from a decent draw and has the same weight as his runner-up effort.
Courageous Dragon was a close-up fourth at Sha Tin last time when running on well over shorter. He didn’t get the best of runs so should be capable of better.
HAPPY GOOD GUYS managed to win in a driving finish over course and distance last time despite giving plenty of them a head start at the stalls. He came with a strong run to score right on the line. He stays in the same grade and has a handy low draw if he can start a bit better.
Shanghai Master has an upgrade in the saddle on the back of a decent third in a similar contest here latest. He had to come from stall 12 there so should be happier in the middle of the pack today.
Victory Mastery was bumped early at Sha Tin, which won’t have helped, before running in well to hit the frame in the dying strides. The quality of opposition doesn’t look any stronger so he should be on the premises again.
SUPER LUCKY overcame losing a shoe during the race to win in a driving finish over course and distance last time out.
The win was all the better because he got shuffled back before picking up well. He could have a better draw but that win came after a run of close seconds so he couldn’t be in better form.
Exceptional Desire got the job done well last time, having the race won a long way from the line. He stays in the same grade here and a slight rise in the weights looks fair enough.
Super Winner has a couple of places from four spins over course and distance. He was a good third at Sha Tin last time and this drop in trip looks a wise move.
SHOUSON looks hard to beat with Zac Purton staying in the saddle after an impressive victory over course and distance last time out. He was in the ideal spot there on the inside and may have to work a little harder from stall six which isn’t the worst of draws.
Beauty Spark is hardly ever out of the frame when tackling this course and distance. It was the same story last time when just run out of second in the dying strides. He is proven in this grade of race so should be right there again.
Very Rich Man was behind Shouson last time but showed plenty of pace to hit the front early and boxed on well in second. He was a good way behind the leader but has every chance of chasing him home again despite a stall 10 berth.
JOLLY HONOUR looks potentially overpriced although Zac Purton’s fanclub may have something to say about that.
He scored over course and distance in this class last time when holding on well as the challengers came in the final furlong. He’s up the weights for that but not much thanks to the narrow margin.
Heavenly Thought couldn’t be more consistent with a win and three places from his past four runs. He ran on well last time but the winning post came a few strides too soon.
Best Alliance did well to win here latest given he was forced out wide as the pace got going. He hit the front three furlongs out and did well to hold on for the win.
WINNING METHOD was impressive when winning over course and distance last time out.
He did well there because he fluffed the start a little and had to switch around rivals to pick up in the final two furlongs. He had a fair bit in hand crossing the line and can handle a hike in the weights.
Meridian Genius has two wins and three places from his five starts this season. He was beaten in a photo at Sha Tin last time when not getting the best of runs. He is another who is proven in this class and should be on the premises again.
Shamport is gunning for a hat-trick of victories last time. He has to battle right to the line there and the form of his win last month is working out pretty well. This looks a competitive contest but he should be right there again.
HELENE CHARISMA went close in a stronger race than this last time over an extra furlong. He had to sit and suffer until the closing stages, which didn’t help, before he came through well to hit the frame. He has winning form over course and distance and should be right there again.
Dances With Dragon won a Class 3 contest with plenty in hand and didn’t get the best of runs at this level last time. He is capable of better and will be a threat if bouncing back.
Righteous Doctrine deserves this hike in grade after a convincing win last time out. That was at Sha Tin in slower conditions but he is at home on good ground too and saves his best for today’s trip.
High Rev is another to consider after meeting all kinds of traffic problems when finishing third at Sha Tin latest.
| HAPPY VALLEY|
11.45 Break Record
12.15 Compassion Spirit
12.45 Tung Wah Glory
1.15 Happy Good Guys
1.45 Super Lucky
2.15 SHOUSON (NAP)
2.45 Jolly Honour
3.15 Winning Method (nb)
3.50 Helene Charisma