In a twist of irony, on the day the Jockey Club forecast the closure of Happy Valley as a weekend racing venue, two horses emerged as specialists at the idiosyncratic but history-steeped course. Stayer Super Combed ($14 favourite) gave favourite punters all the heart palpitations that go along with supporting this renowned late closer, and only arrived in the very last stride to defeat the Dennis Yip Chor-hong stablemates Winning Sunshine and Lucky Sixer. Super Combed has now had six starts over the Happy Valley 2,200 metres circuit for five wins and a second, and it would have been a 100 per cent record if Douglas Whyte had not plotted a tactically perfect plan on Seasons Knack back in May. 'Tony [Cruz] said to ride him the normal way, back in the field, and to stay cool,' said winning jockey Felix Coetzee. 'He has a phenomenal turn of foot but on the point of the home turn, when Lucky Sixer skipped away with a winning break, I wasn't so sure at all. But he really sprints hard at the end of his races - he's quite an exciting stayer.' Later in the programme, the John Moore-trained Billet Express made it two from two over the Valley's 1,000-metre circuit, confirming the rare brand of speed he showed in scoring over the same trip on November 17. Jockey Glyn Schofield has a similar armchair ride on the Australian-bred, who is closely related to Group winning sprinters Mavournae and Spartacus. He had the big bay under a strong hold for the first half of the race, yet had every one of his 11 rivals under the pump a long way out. 'I was pleased today that he settled down a bit better, going much more quietly down to the gates before the start,' Schofield said. 'That was a very impressive win. I got to the home turn travelling very easily and you don't normally find that, especially when you've had to use their speed and cross a couple early.' Moore agreed. 'I think that confirms what I said when he won last time, that he is outstanding over the 1,000 metres here,' the trainer said. 'With that blistering early pace he's got, Happy Valley is ideal for him. 'But the problem were going to have is that he's now well into Class Two and we'll be running out of races, certainly at 1,000 metres. 'I do think he'll run 1,200 metres here and perhaps even on the dirt at Sha Tin. But again, he will find his opportunities becoming more scarce. 'Eventually, we will have to race him again at Sha Tin but he has won there and I'm hopefully he'll be competitive again.'