|What||Happy Valley Races|
|Where||Happy Valley Racecourse – Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong|
|When||Wednesday, November 22, 2023|
|First Race||7:10pm HKT (10:10pm AEDT)|
We’re back racing under the bright lights of Happy Valley on Wednesday evening with a massive eight-race program set for decision. The rail has been placed in the C course for the meeting, and with favourable weather on the radar, expect the track to be in a pristine Good 4 condition. The first race is set to get underway at 7:10pm HKT (10:10pm AEDT).
Best Bet: Prosperous Smile
Prosperous Smile has been flying at the barrier trials for the Pierre Ng barn, winning his last two jump-outs. His latest came on the Sha Tin all-weather surface, where the son of Wandjina kicked clear after leading throughout the 1050m journey. Karis Teetan has plenty of options from barrier five, and if he can slot in Prosperous Smile for a soft run in transit, he should be hard to hold out on debut.
Race 4 – #6 Prosperous Smile (5)
4yo Gelding | T: Pierre Ng | J: Karis Teetan (58kg)
Next Best: Durham Star
Durham Star picked up a much-deserved victory at this course and distance on October 29 and will be seeking back-to-back wins under Zac Purton. He cops a 4kg penalty for his dominant victory, but it seems a fair punishment considering the runner-up has won since. He is a consistent type in Hong Kong, and with Purton sticking in the saddle, we’re happy to follow his lead in the fifth event.
Race 5 – #2 Durham Star (5)
7yo Gelding | T: Douglas Whyte | J: Zac Purton (61kg)
Next Best Again: Sugar Sugar
Sugar Sugar is somehow winless in three starts this campaign and deserves some luck to fall his way. He got severely baulked for a run at this course and distance on November 1, hampering his usually devastating turn of foot. He finished runner-up in his two starts prior, and now with a race to suit from barrier four, watch for Sugar Sugar to be powering over the top to end the evening.
Next Best Again
Race 8 – #5 Sugar Sugar (4)
5yo Gelding | T: Caspar Fownes | J: Alfred Chan (a2.5kg) (57kg)
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