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Happy Valley tips article for the race meeting on 28th June 2022

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Selections and analysis for Tuesday’s (28 June) eight-race fixture at Happy Valley.

Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Race 1: #6 Smiling Face, #3 Loyal Ambition, #7 Owners' Star, #10 Great Times
Race 2: #9 Rattan Kingdom, #2 Smoothies, #7 Our Creed, #10 Amigos Giggle
Race 3: #10 Hero Star, #5 Fingers Crossed, #8 Aeroversary, #2 Bingo Bingo
Race 4: #3 Youthful Deal, #2 Inno Legend, #6 Sure Joyful, #5 Durham Star
Race 5: #7 Dragon pride, #1 E Legend, #10 Sunny Delight, #6 Kung Fu Tea
Race 6: #8 Never Too Soon, #1 Atomic Force, #3 You'remyeverything, #2 Drops Of God
Race 7: #10 Win Win Fighter, #6 Nimble Nimbus, #7 Storm Legend, #11 Ready Player One
Race 8: #12 Proud Dragon, #6 Gorgeous Vitality, #11 Super Axiom, #8 Wine And Wine 

Race 1: Wing Lok Handicap 

 #6 Smiling Face is racing well and has consistency on his side. He won well two runs back and rates strongly to perform here. #3 Loyal Ambition is closing in on a first win. He's on the improve and draws favourably here for Blake Shinn and Caspar Fownes who scored in tandem on Saturday at Sha Tin. #7 Owners' Star gets his chance under Matthew Chadwick. He knows what to do and is a winner at this track. #10 Great Times gets Joao Moreira up. He doesn't have to improve too much to be a factor here. 

 Race 2: Hollywood Handicap (1st Section) 

 #9 Rattan Kingdom has shown glimpses of ability. He's slowly coming to hand with racing and if he can offset the wide gate then he is the one to beat. Strong booking of Lyle Hewitson holds him in good stead. #2 Smoothies knows what to do. He makes a very, very favourable drop to Class 4 for Joao Moreira. #7 Our Creed is on the rise. He's mixed his form, but he definitely has the capability. #10 Amigos Giggle just needs a few favours to get on the board. He's next best. 

 Race 3: Rumsey Handicap (2nd Section) 

 #10 Hero Star is nothing short of consistent. The inside gate has him favoured here for Matthew Poon, especially off the back of a close-up defeat last time out. This is his chance to get a win this term. #5 Fingers Crossed steps out on debut. Joao Moreira takes the ride for the first time and he commands respect at his first outing for trainer John Size. #8 Aeroversary is progressing well. Zac Purton hops up and he only needs to offset the tricky gate. #2 Bingo Bingo knows what to do. Expect he crosses and gets his chance on the speed. 

 Race 4: Rumsey Handicap (1st Section) 

 #3 Youthful Deal steps out on debut for championship-leading trainer Frankie Lor. He looks to have his fair share of ability and Zac Purton's booking commands respect. #2 Inno Legend won well two runs back. He just needs to offset the wide gate here for Joao Moreira as he returns from a lengthy layoff. #6 Sure Joyful has more ability than his record lets on. He can turn around his form and he should be decent odds to do so. Strong each way chance. #5 Durham Star knows what to do. He can figure with a bit of luck from the wide gate. 

 Race 5: Hollywood Handicap (2nd Section) 

 #7 Dragon Pride has been in career-best form all season. He's already a four-time winner this campaign and he is still a threat in this grade. #1 E Legend is chasing back-to-back wins. The big weight isn't ideal, but he's in a serious vein of form at the minute. Strong booking of Zac Purton has him in contention again. #10 Sunny Delight does everything right except win. Joao Moreira retains the ride and he should get his opportunity. #6 Kung Fu Tea narrowly missed last time out. He can figure with the right run. Next best. 

 Race 6: Hillier Handicap 

 #8 Never Too Soon has his fair share of ability. He's closing in on a first win and with a few favours he can get that here, especially with Zac Purton climbing aboard for trainer David Hall. #1 Atomic Force has the talent but just needs to offset the wide gate. Expect he rolls forward here in a bid to do this. #3 You'remyeverything won really, really well last start. He was strong through the line that day and another big effort is expected here, even if he can be a bit hit and miss at times. #2 Drops Of God's best is seriously good. Next best if he finds it. 

 Race 7: Jervois Handicap 

 #10 Win Win Fighter is in career-best form. He won well two runs back before going down bravely last time out. Expect he's holding his condition and Zac Purton's booking should ensure he offsets the wide gate. #6 Nimble Nimbus can roll forward from the gate. He'd prefer a touch of rain, but the inside gate should ensure he does no work early on. #7 Storm Legend is on the improve. He's nearing a first win and with some luck he can challenge for that here. Strong booking of Joao Moreira for Caspar Fownes. #11 Ready Player One is better than his record suggests. Keep safe. 

 Race 8: Cleverly Handicap 

 #12 Proud Dragon should be able to capitalise on the fast pace. Expect a speed battle here with a number of these likely to roll forward and with a clean run out the back, this guy can mow them down. #6 Gorgeous Vitality is chasing a hat-trick of wins. This looks tricky for him but even still, he's the in-form horse of the race. #11 Super Axiom is also chasing a hat-trick of wins. Expect he goes forward too but his latest win was a career-best effort. He's next in line. #8 Wine And Wine is consistent and should be thereabouts. 


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