We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
It’s International Jockeys Night in Hong Kong and we have our best value bets available.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:30) Australia C5 Handicap (1650m)
#8 – Mister Arm – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mister Arm improved significantly last time out when running third at Happy Valley and he could improve on that position.
The four-year-old son of Pierro didn’t show much in his first 10 starts, but with Joao Moreira in the saddle, punters should be more confident.
Watch for any late betting moves.
Race 2. (22:00) France C4 Handicap (1650m)
#2 – Zone D – Bet @ Sportsbet
Zone D has been around the mark throughout his career and we’re expecting another tidy effort on Wednesday.
The four-year-old owns a win and seven placings from 11 starts, including a third placing at Happy Valley fresh up this season.
Barrier 11 doesn’t help his chances, but having Zac Purton in the saddle does.
Race 3. (22:30) Japan C5 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Alloy King – Bet @ Sportsbet
Alloy King got back to his winning ways last start with a 1.5-length win at Happy Valley and we like his chances of winning again.
The five-year-old son of Zoffany didn’t give them much of a chance in the straight when scoring by 1.5 lengths. He is a confidence runner, so we’re expecting another tidy run.
Punters should get each-way odds on race day.
Race 4. (23:10) Longines International Jockeys (1000m)
#8 – Awesome Treasure – Bet @ Sportsbet
Jockey Tom Marquand links up with Awesome Treasure, who finished second on debut at Sha Tin.
The son of Charm Spirit was a narrow margin behind the winner Gracylove and we expect that form to stack up nicely.
Barrier six should see him find a good spot in running, so put on top.
Race 5. (23:40) Longines International Jockeys (1650m)
#1 – Sacred Ibis – Bet @ Sportsbet
James McDonald flies to Hong Kong to partner Sacred Ibis, who could improve with the Kiwi champion hoop in the saddle.
The eight-year-old hasn’t been too far behind the winner this preparation, but he just needs to find a length or two to win.
Having McDonald in the saddle could make the difference.
Race 6. (00:10) New Zealand C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Rewarding Together – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Frankie Lor-trained son of Pierro has had six starts for a win and four placings, so the consistency is there.
He scored his maiden win two back at Happy Valley by a nose before finishing a nose behind the winner on this track last start.
Getting barrier four is ideal and punters get each-way odds.
Race 7. (00:40) Longines International Jockeys (1650m)
#6 – Gallant Crown – Bet @ Sportsbet
Gallant Crown owns four wins from 10 starts at Happy Valley, so the course specialist is one worth following.
The five-year-old son of Hallowed Crown finished second fresh up at Happy Valley before running fourth at Sha Tin, which is a solid effort.
Damian Lane rides and the Aussie could get the job done.
Race 8. (01:10) Longines International Jockeys (1200m)
#2 – Winning Method – Bet @ Sportsbet
We would love to see Hollie Doyle win in Hong Kong, which isn’t used to a female jockey riding, let alone winning.
Winning Method owns three placings from four starts this preparation, so he deserves a winning turn against a talented field.
Barrier two is ideal and Doyle should put him into a good spot.
Race 9. (01:50) United Kingdom C2 Handicap (1800m)
#4 – Zebrowski – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former Australian owns one win and two placings since arriving in Hong Kong, which is a solid record.
He raced in the Metropolitan and Herbert Power in Australia, so the quality is there and we fancy his chances against this level of opposition.
It’s another good ride for Lane, who could have a successful night.
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.