We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Punters get excellent betting fields in Hong Kong and we have our best value bets.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:45) Paterson C4 Handicap (1650m)
#4 – V Chevaliers – Bet @ Sportsbet
V Chevaliers is a three-time winner at Happy Valley and he should be right around the mark again.
The Manfred Man-trained son of Ocean Park comes off some solid efforts this preparation and having Joao Moreira in the saddle helps.
Punters should be expecting a competitive effort at each-way odds.
Race 2. (22:15) Kingston C4 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Sight Hero – Bet @ Sportsbet
David Hayes lines up the four-year-old gelding who is only a one-time winner, but he has ability.
The son of Love Conquers All scored the win three starts back at Happy Valley before adding consecutive third placings to his record.
Karis Teetan rides and he should prove tough to get past.
Race 3. (22:45) Kingston C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Toronado Phantom – Bet @ Sportsbet
Toronado Phantom has had only four starts, but he looked good when winning on debut last May.
The four-year-old son of Toronado hasn’t been too far away in three runs since, including finishing 3.5 lengths behind them last start.
It’s another good ride for Moreira, so keep it safe.
Race 4. (23:15) The January Cup C3 (1800m)
#2 – Reliable Team – Bet @ Sportsbet
Reliable Team pulled up with a problem in the Hong Kong Vase, so we’re prepared to forgive that effort.
The Frankie Lor-trained six-year-old is a four-time winner at Happy Valley and he does his best racing on this track.
Barrier seven is ideal and he should get a good trip in transit.
Race 5. (23:45) Paterson C4 Handicap (1650m)
#3 – Dr Winning – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dr Winning was doing exactly that last time out and we think he can go back-to-back.
The John Size-trained four-year-old scored by just under a length and he had plenty of betting support on that occasion.
He draws an inside barrier so he’s a runner worth having on your ticket.
Race 6. (00:15) Cleveland C3 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – A Smile Like Yours – Bet @ Sportsbet
A Smile Like Yours has come of age this season with three wins from his last four starts.
The five-year-old son of Per Incanto owns four wins and four placings at Happy Valley and he has become a course specialist.
Most of the early money has come his way, which is a good sign.
Race 7. (00:45) Causeway C2 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Kurpany – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kurpany loves racing at Happy Valley with eight starts for three wins and four placings, so he’s worth following.
The Caspar Fownes-trained gelding finished close behind the winner last time out and he’s getting close to breaking through this season.
Barrier two helps and we like his chances of getting the job done.
Race 8. (01:15) Cleveland C3 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – You’remyeverything – Bet @ Sportsbet
Another well-backed runner is You’remyeverything, who won his first three career starts.
Two of those wins came in Australia at Werribee and Pakenham before he won his Hong Kong debut at Happy Valley by a length.
His subsequent starts have been solid and we wouldn’t leave him out of calculations.
Race 9. (01:50) Great George C3 Handicap (1800m)
#1 – Tianchi Monster – Bet @ Sportsbet
The seven-year-old is a seven-time winner from 50 starts, so the experience edge is in his favour.
He comes off a win at Happy Valley when beating a smart field, so despite his age, he’s still producing the goods.
Barrier eight is tricky, but he has the master in the saddle.
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.