Xponential | (Happy Valley Race 6 No.1)
This bloke has been knocking on the door for some time this preparation and he finally gets a highly winnable race and the draw to boot. His run last time out was good despite copping bumps from Peak to Peak at the 250m and again at the 100m mark, which proved vital in my opinion. He is something to marvel at this horse, who has had seven starts this preparation and finished within a length and no further back than fourth. I think he is well weighted despite lumping the 60kg (based on handicap ratings) and the booking of Hewitson is good as he rides Happy Valley well and also is a good front riding jockey.
Suggested bet: 1.1 units @ $3.80
Viva Hunter | (Happy Valley Race 8 No.8)
I have been hanging for this guy to come back since his defeat to Packing Award. I loved his recent trial where he was well held throughout and I think he is ready for something big, it’s just a shame he has drawn the outside barrier, though in saying that the speed isn’t that great so he should get across no worries. Joao sticks and he remains down in weight.
Suggested bet: 0.8 unit @ $5.00
Total Units Used: 7 Units
Rest of the Card
Race 1 No.1 Whizz Kid – No Bet @ $1.65
Race 2 No.7 Day Day Rich – No Bet @ $7.00
Race 3 No.6 Winning Volatility – No Bet @ $4.20
Race 4 No.10 Go For Tea – No Bet @ $6.00
Race 5 No.3 Happy Forever – No Bet @ $7.00