Lok Fu Handicap Tips (Race 3)
Happy Valley Best Bet - Race 3 No. 10 Savvy Kingman
Off two much improved performances, we certainly have to respect Joao Moreira now taking this ride for the Frankie Lor stable, with this combination having recorded nine winners at a strike rate of 22.5% this season.
A lightly raced four-year-old who was mixing his form over his first three outings in Hong Kong, Savvy Kingman was huge odds when whacking well for a fourth-place finish at Sha Tin before coming to Happy Valley on March 3, where he was luckless.
Travelling three-wide throughout the 1650m journey on that occasion, he still had the audacity to kick on and wrestle back second on the line while here with no speed engaged, they may elect to take up the running where with a few more favours, he can breakthrough.
Kowloon Tsai Handicap Tips (Race 5)
Happy Valley Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 7 Superb Daddy
Champion hoop Zac Purton doesn't do a whole of riding for trainer David Ferraris but they team up in the fifth from Happy Valley this evening with Superb Daddy, a galloper that is working towards a victory now finding some form over his last two attempts.
Starting the season at Class 3 level, the son of Tavistock did come back in grade in late November but was still mostly struggling prior to the February 2 effort where he was only shaded on the line by Hercules, who has been competitive in a pair of Class 3 efforts since.
After getting too far back last start, this gelding still managed to work home strongly and with good speed predicted here, Purton will try to lob midfield from barrier one then find a passage through at the business end of proceedings.
Lok Fu Handicap Tips (Race 6)
Happy Valley Value Bet - Race 6 No. 6 More Than Enough
From a December 23 and then a January 20 clash, there was very little separating this gelding and Glorius Lover, who has opened up as the outright favourite for this Class 4 contest over the 1650m.
More Than A Enough was a little plain when dropping to the 1400m following that at Sha Tin, but was much better suited stepping back up in distance on March 3 where was by far the pick of backmarkers in what was an event dominated by the on-speed runners.
The map is the query again, but if there's more of a rolling tempo with Plikclone looking for the front with Thunder Stomp working across and Happy Warriors potentially kicking-up, it can give Neil Callan time to build momentum then find a back to follow in the run for home.
Junction Handicap Tips (Race 9)
Happy Valley Roughie - Race 9 No. 11 Exceptional Nice
Barring an ordinary January 10 performance at Sha Tin, this gelding has been thereabouts all season and there were genuine excuses for the last start flop when pulled out of the race on March 3.
With the field spreading early in that event, he managed to find a nice midfield position from the wide draw but rounding the turn for home, was badly inconvenienced when bumped then finding heels and was eased of it as a result, hence the long beaten margin.
Prior to that outing, the five-year-old was beaten only half a length into second behind Incanto Prepared, who had it run to suit and completed his fourth victory for the season in the process, so off that form, Exceptional Nice should be respected at a big price.