We have expert betting tips for the card this Thursday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Punters get nine good races to bet on at Happy Valley and we have found the best value bets across the night.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:45) Yau Kom Tau C5 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Blooming Spirit – Bet Now
The Frankie Lor-trained four-year-old comes into this with a good second placing at Happy Valley and he could go one better.
He’s a son of Spirit of Boom which has yet to win from 11 starts. However, he went within a nose last start and that form stacks up nicely for this.
Joao Moreira sticks with him and that’s a good sign.
Race 2. (22:15) Sham Tseng C3 Handicap (2200m)
#8 – Crown Avenue – Bet Now
The last couple of starts from Crown Avenue have been only fair, but his form prior was good enough for this.
He scored back-to-back wins at Sha Tin in September and October before running second at Happy Valley.
He hasn’t responded for Joao Moreira in two starts since but the change of rider could be what he’s looking for.
Chance here at each-way odds.
Race 3. (22:45) Tsing Yi C4 Handicap (1650m)
#1 – Pretty Bauhinia – Bet Now
The seven-year-old gelding is coming off a much-improved run for third last start and could offer value again.
He hasn’t shown much for a while now but the five-time winner was only 1.1 lengths behind the winner at Happy Valley last start.
Drawing barrier three should ensure a good trip throughout and he’ll enjoy having Karis Teetan in the saddle.
Race 4. (23:15) Tsing Yi C4 Handicap (1650m)
#2 – Charity Wings – Bet Now
Charity Wings hasn’t been too far away this season and he’s good enough to win this.
The six-year-old looked good when running third at Happy Valley two back and he only finished 1.3 lengths behind the winner last start when sixth.
He’s nearing in on his fourth career win and this isn’t a very deep field, so he could take advantage of that.
Race 5. (23:45) Tsing Lung Tau C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Gunnar – Bet Now
Gunnar scored a break through win at Happy Valley last start and he could now kick on with it.
The four-year-old gelding has been in the money in four of his nine starts and he hit the line nicely late last month.
The Caspar Fownes-trained runner gets the services of Blake Shinn in the saddle and he should be tough to beat.
Punters could get each-way odds come race night.
Race 6. (00:15) Ting Kau C4 Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Best Smile – Bet Now
Best Smile has had three starts for two seconds placings. That form could be good enough for this race and there has been good early support.
The four-year-old is a European-bred runner that finished second on this track on debut before going very close in September.
He was the $1.90 favourite last start when running sixth but he should appreciate the race fitness and go close in this.
Race 7. (00:45) Ma Wan C3 Handicap (1650m)
#10 – Picken – Bet Now
Picken is getting close this campaign after running third at Happy Valley last start.
The John Size-trained five-year-old was only a neck behind Reliable Team at the line and although he hasn’t won since February, he’s long overdue.
He gets the inside draw to jump from here and that should see him fighting out the finish with Joao Moreira in the saddle.
Race 8. (01:15) Chai Wan Kok C2 Handicap (1650m)
#6 – Private Secretary – Bet Now
The Tony Cruz-trained three-year-old looked good in Europe before making his way to Hong Kong.
He is a son of Kingman that scored wins at Sandown Park and Goodwood before running fourth behind Japan in the King Edward II Stakes in June.
Those wins came over longer distances but he owns two placings over the shorter distances.
His form is very hot for a race like this and getting the inside draw only makes him harder to beat.
Race 9. (01:50) Kap Shui Mun C3 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Snap Fit – Bet Now
Snap Fit is unbeaten after three runs and could remain that way following this race.
The son of Nadeem has scored all three wins at Happy Valley and he was most impressive when winning by 2.5 lengths in June.
He rose up in grade to win last time out and he’s going to be a very well-backed runner in this race.
Zac Purton rides and that adds to the appeal.