Happy Valley Preview And Tips: Wednesday, 13th September

Winfull Patrol has the most pace here and easily gets the front. Paddington and Secret Agent are next in line, while Noble De Boy looks to have the most awkward run wide.

Starlight (2) is already up and about this season, running a good third behind the highly favoured Fox Sunter over this course last week. Rawiller gets off here and Poon (and importantly, his claim) get on. This is his pet course and distance, and was the scene for a strong win in mid-July (in front of Fox Sunter that time). He looks good here.

Paddington (6) is trialling reasonably, gets Moreira and was good on his first-up run here last season.

Smart Boy (1) is at his ideal distance here and has worked well in trackwork.

Noble De Boy (4) was poor first-up at Sha Tin (which isn't unusual for him), however will be fitter than many here.

Selections: 2 - 6 - 1 - 4 


Race 2

London City should roll forward here and assume the lead, while Good Companion comes across from the widest gate and joins him. Regency Honey will probably follow him in and trail the leaders. Sight Seeing will probably be back similar to his first-up start.

There's a few more out of Fox Sunter's race here.

Good Companion (2) ran fourth there, fading a bit on the run. Poon's claim will help: he should be able to get forward, and with the lighter weight will be tough to run down.

Our Hero (1) was less impressive there, but will be fitter here and gets Purton on for the same trip.

London City (3) will be backed here over his favourite journey, though is a bit of an unknown quantity fresh. He should get the lead.

The Show (4) on the other hand is generally considered reliable first-up, and has impressed in track gallops.

Selections: 2 - 1 - 3 - 4


Race 3

Looks a bit of a messy map at 1650m. Gobi Storm should get through to the front from gate 3, while Curling Luxury will be leading the charge from widest. Emperor Victory gets a great run from the inside barrier and will sit behind the speed on the fence. Karis Teetan has the most difficult job aboard Empire of Mongolia from barrier 11, who will be forward from wide but may get caught deep.

Top weight

Born To Race (1) is hard to ignore.  He's ticking quite a few boxes: he's down in class, drawn to get a reasonable run and of course, gets the Magic Man on. The only question is his form when fresh, but I'll back him in the weaker class with Joao on board.

Curling Luxury (2) is also down in grade and fresh. He's galloped very well and off the back of a pretty decent trial, should be good value.

Fun Manager (8) finally started to show some signs with a third place in June, and has had Purton on in his trial and various bits of track work. Look for some additional fitness and improvement from

Team Sweet (3), after his trial and first-up run under Berry.

Selections: 1 - 2 - 8 - 3


Race 4

There's a lot of speed here. Mr Right should go forward and across, with Circuit King right next to him and following in. E-Super, Diego Kosta and Most Beautiful are closer in and will probably fall in behind the speed. Silver Spun has pace but it’s difficult to know where they'll sit, returning without a trial.

E-Super (6) gets a good run here and based on his trial, could even get through and lead - Poon's claim won't hurt there. He coasted to win his trial a couple of weeks back and will probably be well fancied to convert that here.

Circuit King (3) won't be far from the front and also had a positive trial. This is definitely his track and distance.

Racing Mate (7) had a nice win over this course in June and gets Purton here.

Mr Right (5) was third behind him that night, and looked sharp in winning last week's trial.

Selections: 6 - 3 - 7 - 5


Race 5

Works of Art and Sparkling Sword probably have the pace, with the latter more likely to lead. Spinning Dancer won’t be far away, with Super Form and Trendy Win next in line. Crown Avenue starts widest and looks like getting stuck outside midfield.

Bit of a wide-open affair here, so let's hope for a bit of value!

Super Form (3) had a reasonable trial and Teetan got into him quite a bit late... which he perhaps needed given his excess weight! There's some questions over his fitness but he has won first-up before and we'll hope he took a bit out of the trial, as he looked to get a workout.

Enormous Honour (2) is also a decent proposition first-up and enjoys the 1650m both here and at Sha Tin.

Works of Art (1) probably gets the run of the race just in behind the speed, and has the Moreira factor. I'm including

Premium Champion (10) on the strength of an absolutely coasting win here in late June, though he's back a long way in distance here. It's a big weight drop however, and Purton is on at the light weight.

Selections: 3 - 2 - 1 - 10


Race 6

Class 3 event here. Doesn't look to be a heap of early speed. Call Me Awesome jumps from the outside barrier and looks most likely to press the issue, getting out in front of Art of Raw, with Golden Sleep following the leader across. Magnetism and Jade Fortune should stick inside just behind. Divine Boy looks to have it toughest, and they may elect to go right back in order to find cover.

Litterateur (1) was great last season with two wins and a third over this course, and has looked really good again in track work. He's had a couple of good trials too (the last in poor conditions), and was importantly well within himself - he's been a bit moody on the odd occasion in the past. Purton stays on.

Magentism (9) gets a good run just behind the speed here, is at his favourite trip and has Moreira.

Call Me Awesome (10) is a last start winner at this course, and led his trial well before being overrun late.

Jade Fortune (3) generally has great closing speed generally, but is just up in weight a bit here. I'll include him.

Selections: 1 - 9 - 10 - 3


Race 7

The two standout leaders here in Young Empire and Extremely Fun look set to set the pace. Breeders’ Star and Diamond Master are probably next along with Dollar Reward. There’s a mob of wider runners who are a little tough to place in Happy Bao Bei, Bond Elegance and Sunny Dragon, all of whom are some chance to be caught deep in the run. The widest starter, Back in Black, goes back and across.

Jade Theatre (3) won impressively at the track and distance in June, looking like he had a bit more to offer. Stays at Class 3 for this, and didn't look to have lost a whole heap over the break with a pretty decent trial. I'll have him on top.

Dollar Reward (6) meanwhile was third over this trip last week at the Valley, and might take a bit from it fitness-wise.

Glorious Partners (10) has impressed in his track gallops, and has won first-up. 

Breeders' Star (1) is working well in track gallops after having a great season which included three wins. He gets a bit more weight here however, so we'll see how he goes.

Selections: 3 - 6 - 10 - 1


Race 8

Good race here with plenty of chances. Victory Marvel led last start and can do so again here, with Packing Dragon getting through to sit behind. Classic Emperor likes to go forward and will likely be outside the leader here. California Joy and Dr Listening start widest and cover will prove difficult to find.

Dr Listening (5) won a Class 3 over 1800m in July and is stepping up here. He gets a nice big weight drop and Purton stays on - he's done plenty of work on him and trialled on him last week.

Packing Dragon (1) absolutely loves this course and gets a lovely run here, so I won't be leaving him out. Poon's claim is a bonus.

Victory Marvel (4) had a couple of good trials yet was perhaps a touch disappointing last week, but I doubt he'll be too far away second-up.

Sichuan Dar (8) is a really good proposition fresh and is a dual winner over this distance.

Selections: 5 - 1 - 4 - 8

Source : https://www.punters.com.au/news/happy-valley-preview_162117/

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