There is plenty of excitement around the Trainers` championship and also around Zac Purton`s quest to ride the most number of winners in a season when racing returns to Happy Valley for the last time this season. Just two race meetings remain– one at Happy Valley and one at Sha Tin, before the curtains come down for the 2018-19 racing season. There will be 20 races over these two remaining days. Trainer John Moore tries to overcome the one win lead that John Size enjoys and champion jockey, Zac Purton attempts to ride 6 more winners to equal Joao Moreira`s record of 170 winners in a single season.

跑馬地煞科戰的焦點將落於冠軍練馬師之爭及潘頓能否打破一季騎師最多頭馬紀錄。2018-19年度馬季尚餘兩個賽日,一次跑馬地夜馬及一次沙田日馬總共二十場賽事。練馬師約翰摩亞目前只落後蔡約翰一場頭馬,而冠軍騎師潘頓距離莫雷拉保持的騎師單季贏頭馬最多的一百七十場頭馬紀錄尚欠六場。

 

Happy Valley races on Wednesday July 10th, 2019

2019710日跑馬地夜馬

 

Photos by LeeMingDonald

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Our correspondent recommends the following four races as betting propositions.

由本網記者提供的四場賽事的投注推介

 

First Race - # 4) Aquila will in all probability start out as the favorite once again. There are a few negative marks against his name.

 

 

 

Failed twice as an even money or less favorite in his two starts in Hong Kong

 

Never run in a race at Happy Valley

 

Never trialed at Happy Valley

 

Less than 5.5% (16 winners out of 299 runners) have won from the Happy Valley barrier 12 on the A course over the past 4 seasons

 

 

 

Aquila is the horse with the best speed figure in this race and with the services of jockey Zac Purton will try and make every post a winning one. Look Eras, who is drawn barrier 1 will try and snare the lead on the rails and make Aquila use up some early petrol tickets. These two should be able to run the others off their feet and finish in the Quinella.

 

第一場 – 4號)寶山鷹很大機會成為今場的大熱門,不過仍有一些不利因素。

·       兩次以熱門身份上陣均落敗

·       從未於跑馬地出賽

·       從未於跑馬地試閘

·       近四季A跑道排12檔的勝出率低過5.5% 299場賽事只有16匹頭馬)

寶山鷹是今場賽事擁有最高速度指數的賽駒並有潘頓執韁必定會全力爭勝。排1檔的阿凡達預計將會貼欄領放,令寶山鷹早段消耗體力。相信此兩駒將會今場的是爭勝份子。

 

Third Race - # 8 Lightning Treasure is a maiden who has run in the money in five of his twelve starts. Even though he has not finished closer than 3.5 lengths in his last few starts, he has run third behind Chicken Dance and second behind Magic Success – both of which are horses in good form. Lightning Treasure has been trump carded by his trainer Ricky Yiu. This is a positive factor -- Ricky Yiu has an impressive record with his trump cards winning 53% more than his usual strike rate with his trump carded horses. Compassion Star, who was hampered in his last run, will improve on that third and run an improved race. Junzi, Multimax, and Fantastic Fabio are the others that run with some merit.

第三場 – 8號)雷電寶出賽12次曾5次入位。此匹處女馬雖然近仗都落敗超過三個半馬位,但近兩仗曾於狀態極佳的閃電俠和馬到成功之後跑入位置。另一利好因素是練馬師姚本輝為雷電寶選擇使用皇牌上陣,而姚本輝使用皇牌的勝出率相比沒有使用皇牌的勝出率高53%。上仗跑第三的善傳千里今仗相信會有更進一步的演出。君子精神,萬事欣及赤水神駒均有機會跑入位置。

 

 

 

Fifth Race - # 7 Shining On ran third in his last start, three lengths behind Enjoy Life. He seems to be fit as evidenced by his recent gallops and will try and get the better of Flame Lily, who will set the pace over this extended mile course. Diamond Legend who was forced to lead in his last start and Righteous Mate are the other two who will make the finish interesting.

 

第五場 – 7號)陽明亮亮上仗於三個馬位之後敗於及時行樂跑第三。此駒近期的快跳顯示此駒狀態良好,相信此場一哩賽事將會是陽明亮亮及預計此場的放頭馬火百合之爭。上仗被迫放頭競跑的鑽石達人及鑚飾神聖亦有機會跑得接近。

 

 

Sixth Race - # 3 Forza Angel won impressively with Joao Moreira in his last start in spite of racing without cover for the entire trip when drawn barrier 9. Jack Wong, who has combined with trainer Me Tsui 80 times this season for 6 winners will get the ride as Joao Moreiera will partner the John Size trained Seize the Stars. We expect Forza Angel to run an improved race with cover from barrier 6. Healthy Luck`s jockey Umberto Rispoli will try and find a slot from barrier 9 to make this race competitive. Beauty Charisma is an interesting runner from John Moore`s yard. He finished last in his only run in Hong Kong as a second favorite. Since then, he has been rested for more than three months. He has had five trials since then and one of his trials where he ran second to Winner Supreme seems to indicate that his only run in Hong Konhg could be discounted. Beauty Charisma had won from both his starts in Australia by two lengths over an identical 1000 meter trip.

第六場 – 3號嶺寶峯上仗由莫雷拉策騎,雖然排9檔及全程望空,依然能勝出漂亮一仗。此駒今仗因莫雷拉需要策騎蔡約翰的金匯昇而改配黃皓楠上陣。我們相信今次嶺寶峯排6檔起步將會有更好的演出。騎師李寶利應會為排9檔的叫關健康尋找有利位置令此場賽事更具競爭性。約翰摩亞訓練的美麗天驕上仗初次上陣被捧成次熱不過包尾而回。賽後被安排休息三個月,期間曾試五次大閘而其中一次於好好利高之後跑第二,顯示應該可抹去其上仗的表現。此駒在澳洲出賽兩次均以兩個馬位勝出與今仗相同的一千米賽事。


 

Race #

#

First Selection

 

#

Second Selection

 

#

Third Place

 

#

Fourth Selection

1

4

AQUILA

 

1

LOOK ERAS

 

11

EXCEL DELIGHT

 

9

FLYING MONKEY

2

10

BONITO

 

8

COME ON WONGCHOY

 

2

LOVE CHUNGHWA

 

12

MASTER BERNINI

3

8

LIGHTNING TREASURE

 

12

COMPASSION STAR

 

9

JUNZI

 

11

MULTIMAX

4

9

DREAM WARRIORS

 

5

CHARITY WINGS

 

10

ROMAN ODYSSEY

 

6

STARLIT KNIGHT

5

7

SHINING ON

 

8

FLAME LILY

 

9

DIAMOND LEGEND

 

10

RIGHTEOUS MATE

6

3

FORZA ANGEL

 

10

HEALTHY LUCK

 

1

HONG KONG BET

 

5

JUMBO HAPPINESS

7

11

WONDERFUL JOURNEY

 

3

MOST BEAUTIFUL

 

7

E MASTER

 

4

MAGIC LEGEND

8

3

TASHIDELEK

 

1

GIANT TURTLE

 

2

TRUE GRIT

 

4

VIGOR FAME

9

12

PRANCE DRAGON

 

8

SUNNY BOY

 

6

WALDORF

 

10

LOVING A BOOM

場次 #

#

首選

 

#

次選

 

#

第三選

 

#

第四選

1

4

寶山鷹

 

1

阿凡達

 

11

喜勁驥

 

9

勁飛聖

2

10

駿驫

 

8

上旺財上

 

2

中華壹號

 

12

神乎其技

3

8

雷電寶

 

12

善傳千里

 

9

君子精神

 

11

萬事欣

4

9

夢幻戰士

 

5

永益善

 

10

幸運飛駒

 

6

悅目星光

5

7

陽明亮亮

 

8

火百合

 

9

鑽石達人

 

10

鑽飾神聖

6

3

嶺寶峯

 

10

叫關健康

 

1

天祿

 

5

同進

7

11

開心有你

 

3

最驫

 

7

電子大師

 

4

駿皇綵

8

3

扎西德勒

 

1

事勝意

 

2

好利運來

 

4

活力名駒

9

12

騰龍駒

 

8

新力寶

 

6

禾道駒

 

10

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