EVERYONE’S ELITE has been knocking on the door with no fewer than five seconds in a row. They have all been in similar contests to this and the standard of opposition today is not the most inspiring.
He should add to his run of podium finishes and this slightly longer distance could help him get off the mark.
Dionysus Collin has a tough wide draw to overcome but has some of the better form on show. He was beaten half a length over this trip latest and should be right there again.
Galaxy Emperor could get an easy lead here and stayed on well over shorter last time so could nick a place.
LET’S TAKE IT EASY has been threatening to win a race like this and has gone close on his past three attempts.
Top rider Zac Purton stays on board today after they got no luck in running here last time. He likes to come from behind so that’s always a bit dicey at this tight track but he has enough quality to strike.
Charity Grand has a win and a second from his past two attempts over this course and distance. He’s off a similar mark here and ran on well over 7f last time.
Happy Warrior was a good second under Neil Callan here last time and they won’t be far away again.
WINNERS HEART has improved since Neil Callan got in the saddle and can take this open sprint.
He was beaten less than a length over this trip before running well for a long way over 5f last time before just being tapped for toe late on. The first-time visor could pep him up and he won’t be far away.
Harmony N Home has been a bit unlucky with his wide draw but he showed lots of promise when a close-up third over course and distance last time. That was just his third run so there should be more to come.
Golden Glory won by an easy two lengths a couple of starts ago before getting no luck in running last time. He’s up the weights but has an each-way shout.
DESTINE JEWELLERY saves his best for this course and distance and was a good second last time despite meeting trouble in running. He battled back well in the closing stages and has a decent draw.
Amazing was in winning form the last time Zac Purton was in the saddle and he’s back on board today. This six-year-old is best over this trip and track and will come with a late challenge.
Simply Fluke will have to be ridden patiently from his wide berth but he’s been right on the premises lately including when second last time out. A repeat of that would give him a chance.
JUMBO HAPPINESS came right back to his best form to hammer his rivals over this course and distance last time out. He’s up the weights for that but it was a convincing success and he’ll be right there again.
Sunset Watch is coming down in grade after running a lot better than seventh suggests last time. He was just two lengths off the pace despite not getting the clearest of runs and can’t be discounted.
Beauty Amigo is out wide but was a good fourth at Sha Tin latest when just collared late on. He could time his run a little better today, while Young Legend is back from the break from a reduced mark and he could hit the frame over a trip that suits.
VERY SWEET ORANGE just keeps winning and made it three victories over course and distance on the spin last time.
His apprentice rider was on board for two of those and his claim helps chalk off the weight rise from his battling win last time out. He comes from a handy stall three draw and should be right there again.
Amazing Kiwi chased the tip home last time and is better off at the weights today so looks the main danger although he’s still looking for his first win in Hong Kong.
Baltic Whisper was another left trailing by Very Sweet Orange last time but is weighted to get a bit closer as is Explosive Witness who has stall 12 to overcome.
HOLY HEART was just denied in a head-bobbing finish over slightly further here last time and can make amends today. He showed real fight to battle back there and was in front a yard past the wire. Zac Purton stays on board and he has every chance from stall two.
Flash Famous has been in cracking form with a couple of wins over course and distance. He’s been fired up the weights for the most recent of those but he got the job done well and is proven in this class.
Smoothies ran on well to score over 7f last time and should appreciate this longer distance. He’s had just three runs so there should be improvement to come.
WINNER SUPREME has been in excellent form at Sha Tin and will go close if translating that form to the turf.
He went close in an arguably better race than this last time when he wasn’t helped by his rider dropping the whip. He saves his best for this distance and has a decent draw in box three.
This Is Class has been in good form over 6f and should be doing his best work at the finish. He has enough quality to hit the frame again.
Zac Purton heeps the faith in Stronger who was a winner in lesser company two starts ago before a fair effort off this mark when beaten two lengths latest. He needs a bit more but is only three so could be on the upgrade.
Gentle Breeze has not fired this season but ended last year with three wins from four outings and could bounce back over his best course and distance.
| HAPPY VALLEY|
12.15 Everyone’s Elite (nb)
12.45 Let’s Take It Easy
1.15 Winners Heart
1.45 Destine Jewellery
2.15 Jumbo Happiness
2.45 VERY SWEET ORANGE (NAP)
3.15 Holy Heart
3.50 Winner Supreme