Tuesday 13 July 2021 2:47 pm

Hong Kong Racing Tips: A new champion to be crowned at the Valley

EXPECT plenty of celebrations when Happy Valley hosts the final meeting of the 20/21 season in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

With the obligatory firework display and a host of exotic bets estimated to reach around £2m on the nine-race programme, you can guarantee plenty of high-octane excitement. 

Both trainer Caspar Fownes and jockey Joao Moreira will be proclaimed champions during the evening, while Vincent Ho will be a short-priced favourite to beat Jerry Chau and pick up the Tony Cruz Trophy for being leading local rider.

What will give Moreira added satisfaction while picking up his fourth jockeys’ title is taking over the mantle as leading jockey at Happy Valley from rival Zac Purton.

With 60 winners to his credit around the tricky inner-city circuit, the Magic Man has stepped up a gear in confidence this season and he looks sure to add to that tally.

With a full book of rides on the programme and his many thousands of devoted followers supporting him blindly, it is sometimes difficult to find what could be an attractive investment

It’s possible the Brazilian could ride a handful of winners on the card, with maybe LEAP OF FAITH, who steps up to the extended mile for the first time, in the Oi Kwan Handicap (3:15pm) offering the best value.

This son of Sebring has progressed both mentally and physically throughout the season, and despite a wide draw, is well-handicapped against rivals, who find it hard to win.

POINTERS

Leap Of Faith      2.15pm       Happy Valley

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