Happy Valley tips, odds & quaddie picks | Wednesday 1/2/2023

Happy Valley racing tips

What Happy Valley Races
Where Happy Valley Racecourse – Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
When Wednesday, February 1, 2023
First Race 6:45pm HKT (9:45pm AEDT)

We’re back racing at Happy Valley on Wednesday night after a two-week break away from the city circuit. It’s a quality nine-race program set for decision, coming off a massive day at Sha Tin with the Stewards’ Cup living up to the hype as Golden Sixty proved he is still the Hong Kong champ. The rail is back in the A position for the entire circuit and we should be racing with perfect conditions under lights. The first race is scheduled to get underway at 6:45pm HKT (9:45pm AEDT).

Best Bet: Gold Gold Baby

What an amazing training performance it’s been from Francis Lui to get Gold Gold Baby racing this well. From a horse plodding away in Class 5 to now finding himself a Class 3 contender and on the verge of pressing Class 2 company, this guy has been a sensation this preparation. His pattern of racing is heart-in-your-mouth stuff; however, he has shown staggering consistency running on from the back of the field, including his last-start win on January 4. He got back to last and while he stole rails runs, he didn’t look the winner until the final 100m, producing an astonishing turn-of-foot to score. He gets a 3kg penalty now for that win, but we feel he can get it done from the soft barrier. He’ll be near enough to last again, but now you can be backing him with trust.

Best Bet

Race 9 – #7 Gold Gold Baby (3)

5yo Gelding | T: Francis Lui | J: Vincent Ho (56.5kg)

$3 with Unibet

Next Best: E Legend

E Legend drops back into Class 4 for the first time since June and looks to have found a nice race to get his third career win. The Class 3 performance behind All Beauty on January 4 was strong when sitting up on speed and kicking around the turn, finishing only 2.8 lengths off the winner. He’s been looking for something easier and finds just that now. Despite getting the hefty weight penalty dropping into Class 4, E Legend has looks primed to find the winner’s enclosure here. Zac Purton gets on this Manfred Man-trained gelding by Dissident who can handle the 61kg to lead throughout this 1650m contest.

Next Best

Race 3 – #1 E Legend (6)

5yo Gelding | T: Manfred Man | J: Zac Purton (61kg)

$4 with Bet365

Next Best Again: Packing Succeeder

We were impressed with Packing Succeeder on debut at Happy Valley on January 11 and we think can improve to win second-up. It’s no easy task to race over the 1650m on debut; however, that’s the exact task this son of Pins was tasked with rattling into third placing behind Super Baby. He only saw daylight with about 200m to go and flew down the outside to be one of the clear ‘forgive’ performances, not to mention a real lack of tempo in that race with Super Baby going all the way in front. This time we get Zac Purton on board to offset an awkward barrier, and in a race that should see more genuine speed, Packing Succeeder looks a nice type moving forward that can break his maiden status on Wednesday night.

Next Best Again

Race 4 – #8 Packing Succeeder (7)

4yo Gelding | T: Peter Ho | J: Zac Purton (58kg)

$2.80 with Ladbrokes

Best Value: Tianchi Monster

Tianchi Monster is a well tried eight-year-old and we think he can find a win for the first time since May. He’s a genuine Class 3 horse with a record of 29: 6-3-2 in this grade and should be set to run another bold race over this course and distance. His Class 2 efforts at Sha Tin have plenty of merit as well when running into the likes of Packing Treadmill and Tuchel, who both ran exceptionally in the first leg of the four-year-old series on Sunday. Even looking back to his latest Happy Valley performance at this course and distance behind Packing Award, Mr Ascendancy in that field has won the Class 1 Chinese New Year Cup. This guy’s form reads very well, and from a gun gate Harry Bentley only needs to have Tianchi Monster in striking distance to go close.

Best Value

Race 6 – #1 Tianchi Monster (1)

8yo Gelding | T: Chris So | J: Harry Bentley (61kg)

$8.50 with Palmerbet

Hong Kong quaddie tips for Happy Valley races

Happy Valley quadrella selections

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

  1. 1-4-6-10
  2. 1-4-7-11
  3. 1-2-3-4-5-9-11
  4. 5-7

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