We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Punters get quality races to bet on this week, and we have our best value bets available.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:45) Tseuk Luk C5 Handicap (2200m)
#3 – Sky Gem – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sky Gem hasn’t been far off the mark this season, and the five-year-old gelding deserves a win.
The son of Niagara placed in his first three runs this preparation, and his best form typically comes at Happy Valley.
Alfred Chan takes 3kg off his back, and that could be enough to win.
Race 2. (22:15) Sam Chuk C4 Handicap (1200m)
#11 – Smart Charade – Bet @ Sportsbet
Smart Charade comes off back-to-back placings at Happy Valley, and the change to this track has worked the trick.
The seven-year-old was struggling to show his best form at Sha Tin, but he now owns two placings from three starts on this track.
Karis Teetan rides and the son of Fastnet Rock should be right around the mark.
Race 3. (22:45) Ng Fong C5 Handicap (1000m)
#2 – Oversubscribed – Bet @ Sportsbet
David Hall lines up the five-year-old gelding that owns only one win from 17 starts, but he looks set to add another.
The son of Reward For Effort finished fourth at Happy Valley last start, and was only 1.8 lengths behind the winner.
Having Zac Purton in the saddle helps and punters get each-way odds.
Race 4. (23:15) Sam Chuk C4 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Ambitious Heart – Bet @ Sportsbet
The seven-year-old scored his fifth career win at Happy Valley in November, and he looks ready to produce the goods again.
He scored by a length with Joao Moreira in the saddle, and although The Magician doesn’t ride here, his chances are still high.
Punters should get value odds in this race.
Race 5. (23:45) Sze Mei C4 Handicap (1650m)
#2 – Glorious Lover – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Tsui-trained gelding owns two placings from three starts at this track, and having Moreira in the saddle is a bonus.
He enters this race in solid form, including a third placing last month. It was a good outing, and he won’t need luck from barrier four.
Expect bookmakers to offer each-wat odds.
Race 6. (00:15) Sam Chuk C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Colonel – Bet @ Sportsbet
Colonel is not a consistent runner, but the four-year-old comes off a win at Happy Valley. He either wins or runs down the track, so punters should tread with caution.
However, he scored by 2.5 lengths in November, and his confidence was restored in early January. If he can repeat that effort, expect a tidy performance.
Zac Purton rides and he needs only luck from the draw.
Race 7. (00:45) Tai Yau C3 Handicap (1650m)
#1 – Lewis – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lewis showed plenty of ability in Australia when winning four of his nine starts. His form in Hong Kong has been solid, which includes a last-start placing at Sha Tin.
He paid $26 on that occasion, which was way over the odds. Punters should expect shorter odds this time around, and the son of Fastnet Rock is a strong winning chance.
It is another premium ride for Zac Purton.
Race 8. (01:15) Sheung Hei C3 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Scores of Fun – Bet @ Sportsbet
Scores of Fun owns two wins and five second placings from nine starts, which is a positive start to his career.
The four-year-old comes off a placing at Happy Valley, and although he hasn’t won since September, he is knocking on the door.
John Size lines up the talented type that gets every chance from barrier four.
Race 9. (01:50) Sheung Hei C3 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Kinda Cool – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kinda Cool owns back-to-back wins on this track and he’s good enough to make it three on the bounce.
The Frankie Lor-trained four-year-old won by a length two starts back, and followed it up with another. Punters don’t often get value odds, so you might need to take something around $2.
Joao Moreira rides and that adds to his appeal.
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.