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Happy Valley Racing Tips: Wednesday, April 21st

Tim Geers picks out his three best bets on Wednesday night’s card at Happy Valley.

Happy Valley Racing Tips

Hong Kong racing takes place at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, where the city track hosts a nine-race card.

Tim Geers has picked out his three best bets on the card, which come up in Race 6, Race 8 and Race 9.

Find his preview and tips below, complete with his betting strategy.

Best Bet: Race 8 – (1) Capital Star

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Race 1

Pottinger Hcp (C3) (2200m)
8:45pm (AEDT)

Race 1

Pottinger Hcp (C3) (2200m)
8:45pm (AEDT)

1. Golden Spectrum (4) J: Z Purton (60.5kg) T: A S Cruz
3.843.93.93.75
2. Vincy (2) J: H Bentley (59kg) T: D Whyte
88.58.58.58.1
3. Arrogant (1) J: J Moreira (56.5kg) T: C Fownes
2.82.92.92.92.75
4. Xiang Bai Qi (5) J: K Teetan (56kg) T: D Ferraris
7.58887.7
5. Above (3) J: A Hamelin (56kg) T: A T Millard
99.59.59.59.1
6. Dynamic Eagle (7) J: M Chadwick (55kg) T: C S Shum
7.58887.7
7. Pakistan Friend (8) J: T Piccone (55kg) T: W Y So
9.51010109.6
8. Murray's Partners (6) J: K C Leung (53.5kg) T: C H Yip
1516161615.4
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Race 2

Duddell Hcp (C5) (1200m)
9:15pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Duddell Hcp (C5) (1200m)
9:15pm (AEDT)

1. Split Of A Second (7) J: A Hamelin (60.5kg) T: W Y So
88887.7
2. Valiant Elegance (2) J: J Moreira (60.5kg) T: D Whyte
4.64.84.44.44.65
3. Vital Spring (5) J: C Y Ho (59.5kg) T: K W Lui
555.55.54.9
4. Winning Strikes (8) J: K C Leung (59.5kg) T: P D O'sullivan
1314141413.4
5. Apollos Bow (1) J: H Bentley (59kg) T: Y S Tsui
5.55.5665.4
6. Supreme Patrol (4) J: B Shinn (58kg) T: D Ferraris
1920181818.4
7. Joy Avenue (10) J: K Teetan (57kg) T: C H Yip
6.56.56.56.56.3
8. Rosse Scarpe (11) J: Alex Lai (57kg) T: K L Man
8191919187
9. Cruciatus (12) J: H T Mo (56kg) T: C W Chang
6161616159
10. Red Majesty (6) J: Z Purton (56kg) T: D A Hayes
1213131312.4
11. Can't Touch This (9) J: H N Wong (55.5kg) T: K H Ting
2626262625
12. Flying Monkey (3) J: M F Poon (53.5kg) T: T P Yung
88887.7
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Race 3

Duddell Hcp (C5) (1200m)
9:45pm (AEDT)

Race 3

Duddell Hcp (C5) (1200m)
9:45pm (AEDT)

1. Winner's Heart (4) J: C Y Ho (60.5kg) T: F C Lor
77776.9
2. After Me (6) J: Alex Lai (60kg) T: D Ferraris
1617171716.8
3. Jade Theatre (11) J: K Teetan (59.5kg) T: P Yiu
1111111110.8
4. Smiling Face (1) J: H Bentley (59.5kg) T: D Whyte
77776.9
5. Star Superior (8) J: T Piccone (58kg) T: C W Chang
1617171716.8
6. Victorious Leader (9) J: K C Leung (57kg) T: C H Yip
1414151514
7. Great Harvest (10) J: Z Purton (56.5kg) T: K L Man
4.44.64.24.24.35
8. Yee Cheong Lucky (2) J: V Borges (56.5kg) T: C S Shum
1212121211.8
9. Alloy King (3) J: A Hamelin (56kg) T: K H Ting
1826212121
10. Tigerlad (12) J: M Chadwick (54.5kg) T: A T Millard
1516161615.8
11. Wonder Brahma (7) J: J Moreira (53kg) T: C Fownes
444.24.24
12. Happy Winner (5) J: M L Yeung (52.5kg) T: L Ho
2626262625.5
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Race 4

Edinburgh Hcp (C4) (1650m)
10:15pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Edinburgh Hcp (C4) (1650m)
10:15pm (AEDT)

1. Bright Kid (4) J: Z Purton (60.5kg) T: W Y So
44.24.24.24.1
2. More Than Enough (7) J: J Moreira (59.5kg) T: A S Cruz
3.43.53.53.53.4
3. Ming Warrior (10) J: B Shinn (58kg) T: D Ferraris
4651515149
4. Oscar Glory (1) J: K Teetan (56.5kg) T: F C Lor
77776.8
5. Land Power (5) J: A K Chan (56kg) T: C Fownes
5.55.55.55.55.3
6. Strong Alliance (3) J: V Borges (54.5kg) T: K H Ting
4141414140
7. Thunder Stomp (9) J: M F Poon (54kg) T: Y S Tsui
7.57.57.57.57.3
8. Cheeky Prawn (6) J: A Hamelin (53.5kg) T: J J Size
1819191918.6
9. All Joyful (2) J: M Chadwick (52.5kg) T: T P Yung
1819191918.6
10. All Best Friends (8) J: Alex Lai (51.5kg) T: K L Man
88.58.58.58.3
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Race 5

Edinburgh Hcp (C4) (1650m)
10:45pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Edinburgh Hcp (C4) (1650m)
10:45pm (AEDT)

1. Fearless Fire (4) J: B Shinn (60.5kg) T: D A Hayes
1314131312.8
2. Pure Legend (6) J: H Bentley (60.5kg) T: C Fownes
9.51010109.7
3. Swift Spirit (8) J: A Hamelin (60.5kg) T: K H Ting
4651515149
4. V Chevaliers (2) J: K C Leung (60.5kg) T: K L Man
6.56.5776.4
5. Zhan Jiang Rocks (9) J: Z Purton (60kg) T: W Y So
555.55.54.9
6. Brave King (7) J: K Teetan (59kg) T: A S Cruz
8.59998.7
7. Seaweed Fortune (10) J: C Y Ho (58.5kg) T: K W Lui
1213131312.6
8. Savvy Kingman (3) J: J Moreira (56kg) T: F C Lor
3.33.53.33.33.3
9. Mister Arm (1) J: H N Wong (54.5kg) T: Y S Tsui
88.58.58.58.2
10. Swot Troopers Wind (5) J: M F Poon (52kg) T: D J Hall
8.59998.7
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Race 6

Garden Hcp (C4) (1200m)
11:15pm (AEDT)

Race 6

Garden Hcp (C4) (1200m)
11:15pm (AEDT)

1. Bullish Brother (3) J: A K Chan (60kg) T: A S Cruz
2021212120.5
2. Flaming Passion (2) J: K Teetan (59kg) T: F C Lor
3.94443.9
3. Monster Kaka (11) J: Z Purton (59kg) T: D J Hall
9.51010109.7
4. Telecom Puma (8) J: B Shinn (59kg) T: C Fownes
1212121211.6
5. Immense Hedge (10) J: K C Leung (58.5kg) T: J J Size
2021212120.5
6. Legend Goes (1) J: C Y Ho (58.5kg) T: P D O'sullivan
1718181817.4
7. Takingufurther (12) J: C Wong (58kg) T: K H Ting
1111111110.6
8. Fire Ball (5) J: J Moreira (57.5kg) T: C H Yip
2.72.82.82.82.7
9. Telecom Rocket (7) J: M F Poon (57kg) T: Y S Tsui
8.59998.7
10. Magic Bonus (9) J: M L Yeung (56.5kg) T: D A Hayes
4141414140
11. Dollar Reward (6) J: A Hamelin (55kg) T: C S Shum
2021212120.5
12. Champion Pride (4) J: V Borges (53.5kg) T: D Ferraris
3131313130

Having a small bet on (2) Flaming Passion here, who steps up to 1200m for the first time in his career tonight. He ran well two starts ago when he finished 3rd over the 1000m. Travel Datuk finished ahead of him in 2nd that night and then came out and won his next start, where Flaming Passion ran 4th. He covered a bit of ground that night and looked the winner at about the 100m mark, but he just ran out of gas late. He steps up to 1200m tonight and draws ideally in barrier 2. That’s the best draw over this distance on the C course, so with a suck run he should be right in the finish.

Tip: (2) Flaming Passion $4.20 Bluebet

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Flaming Passion

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Race 7

Pedder Hcp (C4) (1000m)
11:45pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Pedder Hcp (C4) (1000m)
11:45pm (AEDT)

1. Harmony Fire (11) J: C Y Ho (60kg) T: D Whyte
4.85554.85
2. Joyful Win (7) J: K C Leung (59.5kg) T: P Yiu
88.58.58.58.2
3. Cantstopthefeeling (3) J: V Borges (59kg) T: K L Man
1314141413.4
4. Victory In Hand (8) J: T Piccone (59kg) T: K W Lui
1313131312.6
5. My My My (9) J: J Moreira (56.5kg) T: F C Lor
9.51010109.7
6. Spicy So Good (2) J: Z Purton (56.5kg) T: C S Shum
3.73.83.83.83.7
7. Allez (4) J: B Shinn (56kg) T: C Fownes
2626262625
8. Amazing Rocky (6) J: K Teetan (56kg) T: T P Yung
9.51010109.7
9. Forever City (12) J: M L Yeung (55.5kg) T: P D O'sullivan
3131313130
10. Travel Datuk (1) J: M Chadwick (55kg) T: Richard Gibson
1111111110.6
11. Steel Win (5) J: A Hamelin (54.5kg) T: C W Chang
9.51010109.7
12. Oversubscribed (10) J: M F Poon (53.5kg) T: D J Hall
1617171716.4
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Race 8

Queens Road Central Hcp (C3) (1200m)
12:15am (AEDT)

Race 8

Queens Road Central Hcp (C3) (1200m)
12:15am (AEDT)

1. Capital Star (2) J: J Moreira (60.5kg) T: C Fownes
2.152.22.22.22.15
2. Noble Steed (4) J: V Borges (59kg) T: K W Lui
1718181817.6
3. Mig Energy (3) J: Z Purton (58kg) T: A S Cruz
77776.9
4. Alcari (5) J: K C Leung (56kg) T: P Yiu
1213131312.8
5. Ping Hai Galaxy (1) J: A Hamelin (56kg) T: J J Size
1111111110.8
6. Meridian Genius (7) J: C Y Ho (54.5kg) T: A T Millard
2021212120.5
7. Most Welcome (8) J: H Bentley (54.5kg) T: D A Hayes
3131313130
8. Winston's Lad (10) J: H N Wong (54.5kg) T: K W Lui
4141414140
9. The Runner (11) J: M F Poon (54kg) T: F C Lor
1212121211.8
10. Hercules (6) J: M Chadwick (53.5kg) T: C H Yip
1617171716.6
11. H Z Tourbillon (9) J: K Teetan (53kg) T: C S Shum
5.55.55.55.55.4

(1) Capital Star started $1.40 last start and although he finished 4th, it was a sound effort in defeat. He led and copped plenty of pressure throughout from a horse that pestered him for the lead on his outside. He kicked away at the top of the straight but got tired and was run down late by the swoopers. He draws perfectly in barrier 2 tonight so expect him to lead or be box seat at worst, and with even luck (and less pressure), he looks a really good chance of atoning for that defeat. Respect his SP profile – he started $1.40 last start and we’re getting $2.00 tonight. Happy to have a decent sized bet at that price.

Tip: (1) Capital Star $2.00 Ladbrokes

Betting Strategy: 4 units WIN Capital Star

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Race 9

Queens Road Central Hcp (C3) (1200m)
12:50am (AEDT)

Race 9

Queens Road Central Hcp (C3) (1200m)
12:50am (AEDT)

1. Yoo Yoo King (12) J: M L Yeung (60.5kg) T: K H Ting
6167676761
2. Be Ready (6) J: Z Purton (59.5kg) T: F C Lor
3.93.93.93.93.85
3. Lifeline Vision (1) J: B Shinn (57.5kg) T: D A Hayes
6.56.56.56.56.4
4. Shouson (8) J: M F Poon (57kg) T: A T Millard
2626262623
5. High Rise Soldier (3) J: C Y Ho (56kg) T: K W Lui
99998.9
6. Aurora Pegasus (9) J: J Moreira (55.5kg) T: C Fownes
1213111112.6
7. Ever Force (2) J: K Teetan (54.5kg) T: C S Shum
444.24.24
8. Goodluck Goodluck (5) J: K C Leung (54kg) T: W Y So
11129.59.511.4
9. Island Shine (4) J: A Hamelin (54kg) T: P Yiu
55554.95
10. Happy Good Guys (11) J: H N Wong (53.5kg) T: P Yiu
3131313130
11. Armor Star (10) J: C Wong (53kg) T: F C Lor
4141414140
12. Simply Fluke (7) J: M Chadwick (53kg) T: D Whyte
3434343433

Final race of the night and I’m keen to stick with (2) Be Ready for Frankie Lor and Zac Purton. Notably, Purton chooses to ride this horse over another last-start winner in the form of (7) Ever Force.

Be Ready was a 2.5L winner over this track and distance in this grade last start, while Ever Force has won his past two in easier class and now steps up to Class 3 for the first time. Ever Force gets the better draw in barrier 2 but backing Purton’s judgement here and sticking with Be Ready, which also comes up a better price.

Tip: (2) Be Ready $4.00 TAB

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Be Ready

A trip to Hong Kong quickly had Tim hooked to the racing caper, maintaining the best place anywhere in the world on a Wednesday night is Happy Valley. He holds a strong interest in the Hong Kong form, along with the metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. He’s a fan of dry tracks, Zac Purton and takes particular interest in identifying patterns in the form. Tim wears many hats, juggling the roles of form analyst, jockey manager and racehorse owner.

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