Happy Valley Track Spy, May 6

Video Replay Stars

Race 1 Number 10 FOR FUN’S SAKE

Is at his fourth time of asking and his last start 10th place had plenty of merit to it after copping bad luck in running. Approaching the 550m, he copped a nasty check and lost considerable ground, dropping right back to last where he stood the lead speed 10 1/4 lengths at the 400m but reduced that margin to 3 3/4 lengths across the line.

So, it was a better run that it reads on paper, and he looks capable of finishing in the money this week as an improving type with race experience.


Racing very well for trainer Tony Millard after joining his stable five starts ago, with one win and four runner-up finishes. Last time out at this track and distance 21 days ago, he was well back in a very slow and inefficient run race — the lead speed -5.5 lengths below average to the 400m — however, he defied the dawdle to flash home into second for an enormous run.

Moreira takes the ride this week, so he won’t be the $4.40 he was last start, but he is the one they all have to beat.

Sectional Time Stars

Race 2 Number 6 PLAY WISE

His last start eighth placing is better than it reads after he stood in the barriers and lost ground, getting well back closing off the second fastest in the race and making up good ground when it mattered. More than capable of winning here with better luck.

Race 4 Number 9 EPTIWINS

Is racing well since in two starts for his new trainer, David Hall, but last time out, he was too far back in a slow run race after being steadied from a wide draw. His mid-race and late race splits, however, were full of promise and coming into barrier 1 this week, as well as Purton taking the ride, should prove him the one to hold out.