We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
It’s a big week in Hong Kong with the International Meeting this Sunday, but first Happy Valley has a nine-race card this Wednesday.
We look at the best value options on the night, which includes the International Jockeys Championship.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:30) Japan C5 Handicap (1200m)
#13 – Leisured Feet – Bet Now
The six-year-old by Savabeel took consistent form and turned that into winning form at Sha Tin last start.
He’s a runner that doesn’t often run a bad race but has recorded only five wins or placings from 25 starts.
He might have turned the corner with the win earlier this month and we wouldn’t be ruling him out.
Race 2. (22:00) United Kingdom C5 Handicap (1650m)
#9 – Wonderful Tiger – Bet Now
Wonderful Tiger is chasing three wins in a row and he should be paying value odds to do so.
The So-trained five-year-old improved his record to three wins from 31 starts having gone his first 29 starts with only one win.
He’s in career-best form and it’s good to see Karis Teetan remaining in the saddle of the son of Approve.
Handy chance at each-way odds.
Race 3. (22:30) France C4 Handicap (1200m)
#10 – Master Albert – Bet Now
The So/Teetan combination could strike again here with Master Albert, which is coming off a second placing.
He’s a son of Magic Albert which has won three from 31 starts but put the writing on the wall when finishing only a neck behind the winner at Happy Valley on November 6.
Drawing barrier five is ideal and he should run at nice odds with bookmakers.
Race 4. (23:10) Longines International Jockey Championship (1000m)
#4 – Very Sweet Orange – Bet Now
We’re big fans of Very Sweet Orange, which got the job done nicely fresh up on this track.
The five-year-old son of Exceed And Excel scored by a half-length at Happy Valley and returned to form when running second last start.
He had his chance to win on that occasion but drawing barrier 12 didn’t help his chances. Gets barrier 10 here, but he could benefit from the strong early tempo.
Race 5. (23:40) Longines International Championship C4 (1650m)
#3 – Flash Famous – Bet Now
Flash Famous has won his last two starts and should be tough to beat here. The Lor-trained runner scored both wins on this track and that’s going to help.
He opened up his account this season with a one-length win before scoring narrowly last time out on October 30.
Irish rider Colin Keane takes the ride and although his lack of experience in Hong Kong is a worry, Flash Famous is the form runner.
Race 6. (00:10) Italy C4 Handicap (1650m)
#2 – Blastoise – Bet Now
Blastoise blasted into the winners’ circle last start when scoring at Sha Tin and that form looks good for this.
The Ferraris-trained four-year-old took seven runs to get off the mark but he had been running some good races in behind.
His last three starts have all resulted in a win or second placings, so keep him safe here as he should give punters a good sight.
Race 7. (00:40) Longines International Jockey Championship C3 (1650m)
#6 – Beauty Day – Bet Now
Beauty Day doesn’t win all that often but he rarely produces a poor performance. He has had four runs this season for a win and two placings.
The Yung-trained five-year-old has figured in the placings in 11 of his 18 starts and we’re confident he can run another good race.
Punters should get each-way odds and he could run as the loose favourite.
Race 8. (01:10) Longines International Jockey Championship C2 (1800m)
#6 – Happy Dragon – Bet Now
Happy Dragon is a consistent type which comes into this with a win and a placing from his last two starts.
The John Moore-trained five-year-old has won four of his 17 career starts with five placings and he should be tough to beat once again.
Frankie Dettori takes the ride and from barrier eight, he should be able to find a nice position in the run to launch in the straight.
Race 9. (01:50) Australia C3 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Dancing Fighter – Bet Now
Dancing Fighter capped off three consecutive second placings with a win at Happy Valley last start.
The lightly-tried son of Zoustar now has two wins and three second placings from five career starts. It’s tough to overlook that form and he’s a big chance of winning again.
Joao Moreira takes the ride and he only needs some luck from a sticky barrier of 10.