Ventris Handicap Tips (Race 1)
Happy Valley Next Best Bet - Race 1 No. 8 Righteous Win
Trainer Ricky Yiu is in form over the last week, saddling up three winners from his last eight starters and he looks to have found the perfect third-up assignment for this gelding here.
Given Righteous Win was mostly well held over his first few campaigns, his rating is very low, but striking what is a lowly Class 5 and off his two most recent efforts, he can figure now finally jumping from a good draw.
Eased back fresh, the son of Dissident made some inroads over the Sha Tin mile before attempting the same track/trip on July 1, where he was three-wide throughout and still stuck on as the pick of the on-speed brigade.
Sung Tak Handicap Tips (Race 3)
Happy Valley Best Bet - Race 3 No. 4 Amigos Giggle
In a Class 4 field that lacks depth, both Ice Legend and Amigos Giggle do look the two most progressive sprinters in this line up with the former having drawn better than the favourite.
Zac Purton is suspended, however, the three-year-old loses nothing with Karis Teetan taking the reins this evening and he'll look to place this gelding close to the speed from barrier three.
The Sha Tin debut on July 1 was a definite pass mark for Amigos Giggle who now gets the blinkers on for start two and this galloper has been around Happy Valley, having won a barrier trial on this circuit on May 22.
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Sung Tak Handicap Tips (Race 4)
Happy Valley Value Bet - Race 4 No. 6 Good Shot
This lightly raced six-year-old is generally thereabouts and with now four runs under his belt this preparation, he gets his chance now, finally drawing well in gate three after jumping from wide barriers via his last two attempts.
He caught the eye first-up when jumping out of the ground late as runner-up to Spontaneous, a rival that he then finished midfield behind on April 14 in what was a slowly run 1200m affair.
Off a good speed up front, Good Shot can ideally be placed midfield or even pair closer from the low draw and with the ability to produce a turn-of-foot from a soft run, he does look to get plenty of favours this evening.
Wong Nai Chung Handicap Tips (Race 8)
Happy Valley Value Bet - Race 8 No. 5 Holy Heart
Recording back-to-back wins in November over the Happy Valley 16505 was this gelding who then pulled up with excuses (continuous epiglottic entrapment) when failing on December 26.
That was the first start in Class 2 company for Holy Heart and tipped out following that flop, had the necessary surgery prior to his resumption in late March where he did look in the need of the gallop as was the case second-up.
The Francis Lui-trained galloper improved third-up when making ground for fourth and shuffled back at key stage on June 23, didn't have clear galloping room in the straight when attempting a move from off the speed.
Sports Road Handicap Tips (Race 9)
Happy Valley Roughie - Race 9 No. 3 Mr Croissant
While it can be a messy watch with Mr Croissant who can be caught chasing a long way out in his races, he's a quite handy sprinter with a good record at 1200m, especially when the speed is on up front.
Following an ordinary start his season, the son of Darci Brahma was tipped out after three runs and has proven to be much more prominent this preparation, catching the eye late on April 25 although was safely held.
The five-year-old has remained competitive in two subsequent efforts, with a second to a very talented Naboo Attack on May 30 and via his latest, wasn't suited in a slowly run affair, but still managed a midfield finish.