Best bets for the horse racing at Happy Valley Hong Kong Wednesday 14th November

Nothing much tickling the fancy of Girdys Gee Gees here in the UK thus far this week, we are though building to some decent stuff at the weekend. I have not gotten overly involved in Happy Valley out in Hong Kong this far this season in the old colony but there is a bet to be had Wednesday.

The opener on the card at 11.15 our time is the Fukushima Handicap and I like the look of Kim Glory with old Magic Man Joao Moreira in the saddle. The drop back to five furlongs should help the seven-year-old who likes to be up with the pace and should be able to get in a decent plot for a good run out of stall four.

Hopefully it’s a double for Joao Moreira as I also like the look of Never Better in the Hanshin Handicap at 12.45. Off the pace a little in his last two runs the six-year-old has duly dropped down the ratings a little and with Magic Man jumping on-board a big run from stall one is expected. He should be able to slipstream the early pace and pick them off late over the mile trip.

The lucky last is the Tokyo Handicap at 2.50 and I am on another Moreira mount. Big Bang Bong has been banging on the door of late and must win one sooner rather than later. Drawn in two I think the four-year-old should be able to sit just off the back of the pacesetters early before slipping by and nicking this all being well finishing off a Magic Man treble.

Prices are available in places but often the old Nanny Goat pays best and I will be punting on that.