Hong Kong Horse Racing Tips: Turin Red set to Star for punters at Happy Valley
WITH UK champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa’s short period Hong Kong agreement coming to an end, you can guarantee his rides could be popular together with his supporters at Happy Valley this afternoon. The locals can’t get sufficient of De Sousa, who, apart from Zac Purton and Joao Moreira, is the most effective different jockey whose rides burst off at shorter odds than they should. Trainer Tony Millard, not acknowledged for handing out plaudits, summed it up perfectly at Sha Tin ultimate Sunday after De Sousa had produced any other strength-packed finish to win at the aptly named Super Star: “What a jockey, we are honestly going to overlook him.” The Brazilian-born ace is booked to journey in seven of the eight races, and with forty-two winners already to his call, will without a doubt be pushing to get close to the mystical half-century with three meetings still final. His spotlight ride has to be TURIN REDSTAR, which lines up in the principal event of the afternoon, The Happy Valley Vase Handicap over 1m1f, really worth around £250,000 in prize-cash at 12.15 pm. De Sousa groups up with in-shape teacher Frankie Lor, who carved his call into the Hong Kong report books by saddling Furore to victory in the HK Derby at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Lor has used De Sousa sparingly in the final three months, but the combi kingdom has nevertheless yielded a 30 in keeping with cent strike-rate, including Group One HKIR Cup winner Glorious Forever. There is handiest a small; however, pick an area of 8 runners lining up. However, formbook college students will tell you every horse at their fabulous has a chance of prevailing. Five of the contenders, which includes Turin Redstar, ran into each other over an extended mile go for a holiday at the Valley closing month, when Circuit Glory repelled the past due charges of rivals Citron Spirit (3rd) and Super Chic (4th) with Turin Redstar a close-up 5th. It’s a reality that Turin Redstar suffered a torrid journey for the duration of that race, masking more ground than any of his rivals after being caught three-wide for most of the ride. However, he became active in the final stages, which speaks volumes for his overall performance. This time he is drawn close to the rails and is mapped to get the run of the race, just in the back of the leaders, earlier than pouncing down the home directly.
In the same race, preserve an eye fixed on bottom-weight Charity Go, who was previously called Fortune’s Pearl, while trained via Andrew Balding. This four-12 months-antique galloper, two times a winner inside the UK, additionally completed runner-up in the indexed Fielden Stakes at Newmarket, with next St Leger winner Kew Gardens returned in 1/3. De Sousa additionally has bright every-way potentialities on Never Better within the eleven.15 am, enhancing Royal Chocolate inside the 11.45 am, and the properly-handicapped Chiu Chow Kid inside the 12.45 pm. But his satisfactory danger of some other fulfillment comes on APPLAUSE, in the 1.15 pm over six furlongs. This Jimmy Ting-educated six-year-antique hasn’t been fired currently; however, it looks to had been earmarked for this contest after catching the eye in music paintings and an outstanding trial win at the beginning of the month.