We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
The new racing season is upon us in Hong Kong and we have our best value bets available for Sunday.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:00) Mount Parker C5 Handicap (1600m)
#3 – Fortune Patrol – Bet Now
Tony Millard lines up the six-year-old gelding that owns only two wins from 37 starts, but he ended his last campaign with solid second placing.
The son of Rip Van Winkle goes best on this track and although drawing barrier 12 makes it tough, he has upside against this level of opposition.
Race 2. (15:30) Kowloon Peak C5 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Adonis – Bet Now
Adonis finished second to end last season and he could fire up in a fresh state. The Douglas Whyte-trained gelding owns two wins at Sha Tin and despite no recent winning form, he is every chance of winning on Sunday.
Having Karis Teetan in the saddle helps and if he can get cover from barrier 11, he should be too good for this field.
Look for short odds from bookmakers on race day.
Race 3. (16:00) Yi Tung Shan C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Winston’s Lad – Bet Now
Winston’s Lad is an experienced winner of eight from 59 races and that record stacks up well at this level.
The Lui-trained son of Churchill Downs is coming off consecutive wins at Happy Valley and Sha Tin, so his form reads well.
Drawing barrier two is ideal and he will get a good run throughout.
Race 4. (16:30) Yi Tung Shan C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Bright Kid – Bet Now
Bright Kid looked good when last in work, which included a win and back-to-back placings. The So-trained gelding ran second behind Winston’s Lad, so Race 3 will be a good guide.
He is a son of Show A Heart that is yet to win from 17 attempts at Sha Tin, but this isn’t a strong field and he could take advantage.
Race 5. (17:00) Ma On Shan C4 Handicap (1400m)
#8 – Smiling Face – Bet Now
Smiling Face has taken on good fields to date and he has recorded two quality placings. The Whyte-trained gelding brings in good form lines and he shouldn’t take long to exit maiden grades.
He ran second behind Sunny Star before running second behind Like That. It is top form and from barrier three, he should be right on the speed throughout.
Race 6. (17:35) Lin Fa Shan C4 Handicap (1000m)
#2 – Prince of Gems – Bet Now
Tony Millard lines up Prince of Gems, which owns a win and two placings from seven starts. The son of I Am Invincible is a past winner at Sha Tin and his recent form came behind some smart types.
He ran second behind Elite Boy when fresh up last season and although he hasn’t run since December, he doesn’t often need fitness in his legs.
Look for each-way odds from bookmakers.
Race 7. (18:05) Lantau Peak C3 Handicap (1000m)
#10 – Chancheng Prince – Bet Now
Chancheng Prince has had two wins and three placings from five starts, which is a nice start to his career.
The three-year-old colt scored back-to-back wins at Sha Tin to end last season, and he could pick up where he left off.
Joao Moreira takes the ride at 53.5kg and that should see him fighting out the finish.
Race 8. (16:35) Hksar Chief Executive’s Cup C1 (1200m)
#10 – Computer Patch – Bet Now
Computer Patch is a classy customer that has four wins and three placings from 10 starts. He scored two wins from his last three starts and that form stacks up well.
The well-bred son of Exceed And Excel has finished out of the money in only one start on this track, and dropping to 53kg is ideal.
It is another good ride for Karis Teetan and he could get the job done.
Race 9. (17:10) Sunset Peak C3 Handicap (1400m)
#4 – Excellent Proposal – Bet Now
Excellent Proposal didn’t win in his Hong Kong debut in July but he was only a nose behind the winner.
The former Australian four-year-old scored three wins from four starts in Australia, which is a good record for this grade.
He is a talented type that won’t take long to win in Hong Kong.
Race 10. (17:45) Tai Mo Shan C2 Handicap (1400m)
#2 – Mongolian King – Bet Now
Mongolian King has the experience to win this race and he looked good at the end of last season.
The eight-year-old is a seven-time winner from 44 starts and two of those wins have come at Sha Tin, including one in April.
Punters should get each-way odds with bookmakers to close the card.