Happy Valley Hong Kong Wednesday 26th April 2017

It’s Happy Valley again this Wednesday on the Turf C course worked back – basically means the home straight is 334 metres, slightly longer than the A course and a smidgen shorter than the B in you wanted to know.

Super Sweet Orange doesn’t jump off the page at you being winless in Hong Kong for the two seasons he has run. The five-year-old gelding has though tumbled down the ratings due to that fact and has a chance in the opener at 12.15 our time the Gwangju Handicap over 1,650 metres. He has finished in the places two of his last three starts and despite his wide draw should be able to get a plot at the head of affairs in this which is where he wants to be. Magic Man Joao Moreira gets the leg-up, first time he has ridden, and that has to be seen as a positive. Grab the 2-1.

Magic man has the chance of notching a quick double as I like the look of his ride in the third at 1.15 the Daegu Handicap. Empire Star made an eye-catching debut running on strongly to finish second back on the 15th March having fluffed the start and running green at times. The three-year-old will have learnt a lot for that experience and is fancied to notch his first victory in this if he can overcome a tricky draw in ten. Grab the 6-4.  

Race four is the St George’s Challenge Cup Handicap and Young Empire catches the eye for this. Formerly with Richard Hannon as a two-year-old the four-year-old won well last time here over the six and may be able to defy the hike in the weights. I can’t see him leading from stall nine but he should be able to settle in behind and pick them off. I have the 2-1.

Be lucky