Race 1 (1,200M)
2 Iron King returned to Class 5 and won his final victory in the first race of the season. He will be supported and, of course, Zac Purton will jump up again.
6 Ernest Feeling went well without winning. He can get the chance again and score on the right run.
3 Melbourne Hall has the ability, but he needs to put it all together. Dip to class 5 is a big plus.
13 Golden Mission claims in this grade.
Race 2 (1,200M)
5 Happy Forever is capable and can be understood with the right run. He raced well with only four starts.
2UntoldRiches should find the front line. He takes Alfred Chan 5 pounds (2.27 kg) from his back and catches.
3 Bundle Of Charm won his debut well before he tasted his last defeat. Expect to return to the form with Parton involved.
6 The towering tower requires luck, but better than his shape suggests.
Race 3 (1,650M)
2 Oil blotting paper is drawn to find the front. Parton’s strong bookings firmly support him as he is chasing yet another course and distance victory.
5 Sun Of Makfi is after winning in a row. Retaining his condition, he deserves respect.
8 Chiron aims to accelerate continuous runner-up efforts. He needs luck from behind.
10 Good Beauty has a claim.
Race 4 (1,400M)
9VoyageStar is consistent. Expected to run like a dream from Gate 2, he can win this with some favors.
2 Ezra has a much better outlook in class 4. He can turn his form around for this group.
The King of the Court, which sheds light on 13, has far more abilities than his records suggest. He can be understood with the right run and a little luck.
1 Oscar Glory has a class advantage over this group. He’s better than a mile, but he should still work prominently.
Race 5 (1,800M)
3 Cheery can bounce off following a nasty run during the previous shipment. He won well with two starts. If he regains its shape, he can win. Distance and class action proceedings.
5 Right As Rain approached many times but couldn’t cross the line first. Still, Parton is giving him another shot.
14 Cordyceps can return to foam from the inner draw. He gets a chance without weight.
13 Chater Pins is mixing his form, but it should be around the mark again.
Race 6 (1,400M)
5 Fiery diamonds run well. He concludes his first victory. He missed the course and distance slightly last time. With a little improvement, his behavior improved.
8 Indigenous territories are floating under the radar, but are steadily improving. He recorded his career best efforts in Hong Kong at his last start, he claims. He may be good at dirt, but keeps him safe.
4 Gangs of Brothers are after consecutive victories.
3 The next best thing is better than good news.
Race 7 (2,000M)
1Copartner Elites should already be the winner in Hong Kong. With a serious talent for improvement, he is 2 seconds, 3rd and 4th from the start of 5 times. This is one of his best chances.
5 Intrepid Winner will give you a very powerful finish when you need it. He is not without a chance.
2 Superbella is from the powerful Frankie Lor yard. Gate 1 gives him every opportunity.
9 Total power mixes his shape, but can be understood.
Race 8 (1,650M)
1 Apache Pass is back on his favorite surface. He is a serious performer and this is his contest to lose to Derek Leon and Paul O’Sullivan.
So We Joy knows what it is on this surface. Keeping his condition, another big effort is expected.
The 10 Amazing Teens won well with two starts. He should have a great run from Gate 3.
12 Handsome 12 was last bolted. Dirt obviously works for him, he is lightweight and gets a chance.
Race 9 (1,400M)
5 Master Delight went well last time after a long break. His physical strength has slowed down. But with that effort under his belt, he is expected to improve. He needs to make an attractive run from Gate 2.
Buzinga, who won two 9-4 runs, is a threat from Gate 3.
6 Navas Two is chasing a favorable bonus for connections. Retaining his condition, he remains a chance.
8 Beauty Life knows what it takes to win. He has to deal with the rise in class.
Race 10 (1,400M)
11 Voyage Bubble has won once from four starts. He is clearly capable and is expected to bounce off after the last struggle.
4 Private rockets are consistent. He has a solid shape and the inner gate supports him.
3 Running Ahead is the first blindfold in Hong Kong. This may sharpen him and fight the finish.
6 ReadyToWin is consistent. He will get his opportunity under Parton.
• Comments courtesy of the Hong Kong Jockey Club