Track Comments: Inside barriers and settling in the first half of the field is an advantage at Happy Valley.
Race 1, No 1 GOLD VELVET
Shortie but looks a pretty safe one to start the night. Closed off well last start second up at 1800m and strips fitter tonight. If they can take advantage of barrier 3 and settle him a pair closer then he should be far too good for this lot with even luck. $2.30.
Race 7, No 11 GENEROUS HEART
Smart horse you went off the boil last prep but returned with a soft first up victory last start. Up in class but gets plenty of weight relief off with that and should have won in this class earlier in the year. If they've got to the bottom of him now then he should go on with it tonight. $3.30.
Race 5, No 9 KING MORTAR
Generally puts in on speed and it was a super effort last start for second where he showed terrific fight but was no match for the winner who looks pretty smart. Been knocking on the door in similar races for a while now and he can be right thereabouts again tonight at a good each way quote. $16.00.