We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Midweek racing returns to Happy Valley and we have our best value bets for every race on the night card.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:45) Frigatebird C4 Handicap (2200m)
#5 – Lucky Diamond – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lucky Diamond is shooting for three consecutive wins after by narrow margins in two starts this season.
The five-year-old son of Power has turned his form around nicely and we think it will continue for the next few starts.
He gets a good barrier draw and most of the early money has come his way.
Race 2. (22:15) Mesia C5 Handicap (1000m)
#3 – Shanghai Power – Bet @ Sportsbet
Shanghai Power scored consecutive wins at Happy Valley earlier this year and he could get back to his best form.
The Tsui-trained five-year-old scored by two lengths on this track, and although his form since has been average, he should find this easier.
It’s another good ride for Charlie Ho, so put him on top.
Race 3. (22:45) Albatross C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Inno Legend – Bet @ Sportsbet
Inno Legend is only a one-time winner from 11 starts, but the win came last time out at Happy Valley.
The Manfred Man-trained son of Nicconi scored by 1.8 lengths, so he might have turned a corner and Joao Moreira sticks with him.
We expect short odds on race night.
Race 4. (23:15) Nightjar C5 Handicap (1800m)
#5 – Success Allstars – Bet @ Sportsbet
Success Allstars hasn’t done much wrong over the last few starts, including two wins from his last four starts.
The six-year-old gelding finished 2.5 lengths behind the winner last time out and he always improves with a run under his belt.
It’s a good sign, so put him on top at value odds.
Race 5. (23:45) The Hong Kong Golf Club C4 (1200m)
#2 – A Smile Like Yours – Bet @ Sportsbet
John Size lines up the five-year-old gelding who is never too far away from the mark. He has scored two wins already this season, so he’s a good chance of winning another.
The son of Per Incanto finished a length behind the winner last start and the addition of Moreira could make the difference. He was on board when winning four back, so he knows the horse well.
Punters could get each-way odds on race night.
Race 6. (00:15) Robin C3 Handicap (1000m)
#5 – Joyful Win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Joyful Win scored a comfortable 2.3-length win at Happy Valley last start and he could kick on with it now.
The four-year-old son of Shooting to Win owns three wins and two placings at this track, so he loves racing at Happy Valley.
Most of the early money has come for the favourite, so put him on top.
Race 7. (00:45) Albatross C4 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Happy Gathering – Bet @ Sportsbet
Happy Gathering comes off a one-length win at Happy Valley and rising in weight shouldn’t worry him too much.
The son of Hinchinbrook had been knocking on the door of his maiden win, so he could kick on with it now.
Barrier two with 55kg on his back could see him go back-to-back.
Race 8. (01:15) Sand Martin C3 Handicap (1800m)
#10 – Fast Pace – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fast Pace is shooting for consecutive wins after scoring at Happy Valley by a half-length last start, which is a good form guide.
The six-year-old son of Savabeel owns four wins and seven placings on this track, so he handles it well and carrying 55.5kg helps.
Punters get value odds on race night.
Race 9. (01:50) Tern C3 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Diamond Brilliant – Bet @ Sportsbet
Diamond Brilliant scored narrowly two starts back before running a length behind the winner last time out.
He has missed a placing at Happy Valley only once from 10 starts, so he loves the track and he could add another top effort to his record.
Drawing the inside barrier is ideal and Zac Purton rides.
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.