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Happy Valley Tips and Best Bets for December 9

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Happy Valley Races in Hong Kong
  • The December 9 meeting is headlined by the Longines International Jockeys Championship
  • The meeting kicks off at 9.30pm (AEDT)
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Happy Valley hosts a nine race program on December 9. (Getty)
Bets.com.au Staff 09 Dec 2020
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Happy Valley Tips December 9

Brazil Handicap Tips (Race 2)

Happy Valley Next Best Bet - Race 2 No. 1 Noble Desire

The overall record admittedly reads quite poorly but back in grade to Class 5 level this evening following three competitive outings to begin this season, this gelding from the Douglas Whyte stable does look well placed.

Noble Desire has been respected in the market via those higher grades and bounced back from a somewhat flat Sha Tin performance on October 11 with a luckless fifth-place finish on this circuit, where he lost further ground back in the field courtesy of a broken-down opponent falling in his lap at around the 550m position.

His effort to pick himself up and still flash home was admirable under the circumstances whilst from barrier one under Karis Teetan, he can offset the rise in the weights with a soft run-in transit and is placed to breakthrough here.

Longines Intl Jockeys Championship Leg 2 Tips (Race 5)

Happy Valley Value Bet - Race 5 No. 1 Regency Master

This son of Savabeel is enjoying a consistent stretch of form over his last six starts in Hong Kong with two wins and four placings recorded and he did have excuses last time out on November 25 where they erred with the tactics and opted to take a sit.

The four-year-old again battled on honestly when whacking away for an eventual second placing after covering ground and whilst he is drawn out again, we're looking for jockey William Buick to push forward and either take up the running or camp outside Thunder Stomp, a galloper that looks likely to kick up early from gate three.

With a bit of luck early and if they can pinch a cheap sectional or two on the speed, then there's no reason why Regency Master can't be in the mix yet again at Happy Valley where an each-way quote is available.

Longines Intl Jockeys Championship Leg 3 Tips (Race 7)

Happy Valley Best Bet - Race 7 No. 1 Reel Bizzy

Trainer Danny Shum has prepared 13 winners so far in season 2020/2021 and he combines with French hoop Pierre-Charles Boudot for the third leg of the Longines International Jockeys Championship with Reel Bizzy who is bursting to win a race.

Although the four-year-old has admittedly had chances of late, he has got stronger as this preparation has worn on and whilst outsprinted by Namjong Plus on November 11, that galloper only just missed behind the in-form Murray's Partners on the December 2 Happy Valley card and was spotting 7.5kg to that winner.

Reel Bizzy still held a safe margin (one and a half lengths) on the third-placed World Famous in that last attempt and finding a contest this evening that is no harder, he should get every chance via a prominent position from a low draw on what looks to be a moderate tempo.

Longines International Jockeys Championship Tips (Races 4,5,7 & 8)

International Jockeys Championship Tip - Ryan Moore

All four legs of the 2020 Longines International Jockeys Championship do look quite competitve, however on the scoring system (12 points for a win, six for second and four for coming third), Moore is the deserving favourite.

The champion English hoop opens his account in the first qualifying race aboard Packing Champion, a four-year-old who was only modest on debut but draws much kinder this time around in a very open race.

His stronger engagements come via the fifth on the very consistent Play Wise, who is a strong top three hope albeit has had plenty of chances of late and finishes the Championship legs with Jolly Honour (Race 7) and the in-form Grateful Heart (Race 8).

Whilst it falls outside the International Jockeys Championship, arguably his best chance of the evening comes in Race 6 aboard 2. Here Comes Ted ($5.50 via PlayUp), a gelding that is holding form but needs that bit of luck early from a wide gate (probably the favourite in this event had he drawn in).


Race 6: 2,5,7,9
Race 7: 1
Race 8: 2,3,5,6,7,11,12
Race 9: 1,2,3,4,10,11,12

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Happy Valley Racing FAQ

What time is the first race at Happy Valley on 09.12.2020?

The first race at Happy Valley is scheduled for a 9.30pm start for the eastern state viewers in Australia.

Race 1 is a Class 5 event to be run over 1650 metres

Where is Happy Valley?

Happy Valley is one of two racecourses in Hong Kong with the other being Sha Tin.

Happy Valley is popular for its Wednesday night time-slot.

What's the best bet at Happy Valley?

We're with Reel Bizzy as the best bet at Happy Valley.

How to bet on Happy Valley?

To place a bet on the Happy Valley races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Generally, corporate bookies open betting markets on the Wednesday Happy Valley meetings from Wednesday morning before the meeting that night.



Reel Bizzy (Race 7) does keep finding one better but again maps well this evening and deserves a victory in a very winnable affair.

Noble Desire is back in grade to Class 5 level via Race 2 and was good last start without luck.

Regency Master hasn't missed a placing from his last six outings and does make some each-way appeal in Race 5.

Best Bet: Reel Bizzy To Win @300.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Next Best Bet: Noble Desire To Win @400.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Value Bet: Regency Master Each Way @800.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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