We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Happy Valley hosts the midweek meeting this week and we have our best value bets available.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:45) Walnut C5 Handicap (1800m)
#3 – Amazing Agility – Bet @ Sportsbet
The nine-year-old hasn’t been too far behind the pace this season, which included a win five starts back.
He might be getting older, but the son of King’s Best ran second at Sha Tin two back and he followed it up with a tidy fifth at Happy Valley.
It’s an open contest and he could take advantage.
Race 2. (22:15) Walnut C5 Handicap (1800m)
#4 – Virtus Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
Virtus Star is getting close to a win after posting three placings from his last four starts. The Frankie Lor-trained gelding looked good earlier this season and he should go well.
He scored three consecutive wins at Happy Valley in October and November, so he clearly has the talent to win at this level.
Expect each-way odds on race night.
Race 3. (22:45) Larch C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Spontaneous – Bet @ Sportsbet
Money is with the Paul O’Sullivan-trained runner and with good reason. He comes off a win at Happy Valley by 1.3 lengths and it bodes well.
The son of Unencumbered now owns two wins and a placing from seven starts, so he has always been right around the mark.
Barrier 10 makes it tricky but having Zac Purton in the saddle helps.
Race 4. (23:15) Larch C4 Handicap (1200m)
#7 – Inno Legend – Bet @ Sportsbet
Inno Legend comes off a much-improved run for second at Happy Valley and it should be a good form guide for this contest.
The Manfred Man-trained four-year-old owns three second placings from nine starts and he gets the inside draw to use to his advantage.
It’s an even field and he should be tough to beat.
Race 5. (23:45) Spruce C4 Handicap (1650m)
#2 – Dream Warriors – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dream Warriors scored four back at Happy Valley and although he followed it up with a poor effort, his recent form has been good.
The five-year-old son of Smart Missile finished second in consecutive races and he’s knocking on the door of posting his fourth career win.
Punters should get each-way odds to enjoy.
Race 6. (00:15) Cypress C3 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Stock Legend – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old owns three wins at Happy Valley and he looks a good chance of scoring another on Wednesday night.
He scored a win two back before finishing sixth last start, but he was only 1.4 lengths behind the winner in a blanket finish.
Joao Moreira rides and with only 55kg on his back, Stock Legend looks the one.
Race 7. (00:45) Cypress C3 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Shouson – Bet @ Sportsbet
Shouson has been around the mark throughout his career and he scored a narrow win on this track in March.
The five-year-old followed it up with a third placing last start and although rising in weight, he shouldn’t find this too much harder.
Barrier four is ideal and value odds are available.
Race 8. (01:15) Fountain Palm C3 Handicap (1650m)
#11 – Fast Pace – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fast Pace is a quality type for Caspar Fownes that was only 1.8 lengths behind last start, but his form prior was much better.
He scored a win on this track in January before backing it up with three consecutive placings. There is a lot to like about that form and carrying 54kg helps.
Zac Purton rides so expect another good run.
Race 9. (01:50) Cedar C2 Handicap (1800m)
#7 – Charity Fun – Bet @ Sportsbet
Charity Fun owns three wins from six career starts and he looks like a nice type in the making.
The four-year-old son of War Command scored by 1.3 lengths at Sha Tin and that came over Pakistan Friend, so there are good form guides.
Barrier two and Zac Purton rides, so punters should be confident of a big effort.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.