One Horse, One Jockey and One Trainer To Follow At Happy Valley

Horse To Follow - Focus

Focus in the 1 mile 55 yards event looks the pick of the bunch after getting off the mark nicely last time out and we believe the gelding can back that up.

The four year old won for the first time this season and before that had been hit and miss but when being stepped up to this trip it looked to make all the difference.

Only going up five pounds and being tried again at the same distance makes him very dangerous again and also with a decent draw he should be allowed the run of the things.

Trainer To Follow - John Size

Australian trainer John Size has some huge chances on the card at Happy Valley on Wednesday and we have specifically picked out two of his runners that might pay to follow.

His first runs in the fourth race of the day and Super Alliances on his day looks a real talent but having been hit and miss in the past he has been hard to punt on, but we believe Wednesday could be his day.

He was a bright second last time out over course and distance and having only gone up two pounds for that run makes him one to watch again.

Straight away in the next contest he has another huge chance with the low weighted Victory Mastery who has top jockey Joao Moreira back on board.

He has been very underwhelming in his career to date but has shown glimpses that he could have winning potential in him when finishing third two starts ago.

He was also second four starts back over course and distance off a similar mark and if running to that form has another each way chance.

Jockey To Follow - Zac Purton

Zac Purton needs no introduction when it comes to Hong Kong racing and with the title challenge between him and Joao Moreira really hotting up he needs every win he can get.

He has a fair amount of strong rides on the card, like every week but we have picked out three of his rides that look to be the strongest on paper.

In the first race of the day he sits on the six year old Good Days I who has been without a win since June 2019 but recently has been knocking on the door at Sha Tin and can use that form to go well here.

Two starts ago he finished a decent second at Sha Tin over 1 mile 2f and when dropped slightly in trip he finished in the same position.

He is now stepping up in trip and it should bring even more improvement out of him.

In the seventh event of the day he jumps on board Diamond Brilliant who had previously been ridden by Joao Moreira.

The gelding has been knocking on door on his last three runs with narrow place finishes, just not being able to get his neck in front.

with two seconds and a third in his last three runs the five year old has only gone up three pounds which still gives him a live chance in the weights and he has a favourable draw.

His final big chance of the day in our eyes comes in the final event of the afternoon with Shouson who has won three of his last six starts and although going up 25 pounds in the process he should still make his presence felt.

The gelding knows how to win around this tricky track and not having the worst draw in the world should make him hard to back against.