We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
We’re loving midweek racing out of Hong Kong and we have our best bets available.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:45) Cochrane C5 Handicap (1650m)
#1 – Circuit Elite – Bet @ PlayUp
Circuit Elite has only one placing from eight career starts but the four-year-old is on the improve.
The four-year-old son of Mastercraftsman finished third behind Cordyceps One at Happy Valley and the change in track helped.
It’s not a hot field and he could score an overdue win.
Race 2. (22:15) Elgin C5 Handicap (1200m)
#11 – Vector – Bet @ PlayUp
Vector is still trying to break maidens after 18 attempts but his recent form suggests he’s not far away from doing it.
The five-year-old son of Deep Field comes off three consecutive placings, which were the first placings of his career. It’s a step in the right direction and carrying 51.5kg is ideal.
We’re prepared to include him here against race winners.
Race 3. (22:45) Young Industrial Anniversary C4 (1000m)
#5 – See U Again – Bet @ PlayUp
See U Again owns three placings from seven career starts and the three-year-old looks set to break through soon.
The son of Jimmy Creed comes off back-to-back placings at Happy Valley and getting Zac Purton in the saddle from barrier three helps.
Punters should expect short odds on race day.
Race 4. (23:15) Gage C4 Handicap (1200m)
#7 – Shadow Runner – Bet @ PlayUp
Shadow Runner comes off a half-length win at Happy Valley and only the wide draw is a concern on Wednesday.
The five-year-old is a three-time winner from 25 starts and his best form comes on the track, so with the addition of Ho in the saddle, he could win again.
We’re expecting each-way odds on race day.
Race 5. (23:45) Graham C4 Handicap (1650m)
#5 – Blissful Star – Bet @ PlayUp
Blissful Star looks to cap off consecutive second placings with a win and we’re in his camp.
The son of Power was only a nose behind the winner two back at Happy Valley before finishing a length behind E Legend last start.
There is nothing wrong with that form and he should be well-supported in betting markets.
Race 6. (00:15) Gage C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Exuberant – Bet @ PlayUp
Exuberant turned his form around with a second placing at Happy Valley last start and he could go one better.
The four-year-old son of Free Eagle looked good during his first preparation when winning and placing twice, so anything close to that is good enough.
Purton rides and that adds to our confidence.
Race 7. (00:45) Lyndhurst C3 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Like That – Bet @ PlayUp
Like That was good enough to score back-to-back wins earlier this preparation before placing at his last two starts.
The four-year-old gets a wide barrier but having Joao Moreira in the saddle helps and he could make the difference.
Punters should get each-way odds on race day.
Race 8. (01:15) Shelley C3 Handicap (1650m)
#1 – Packing Award – Bet @ PlayUp
The son of Shamus Award was too good for them last start when paying $10 and we don’t think punters will get those odds again.
He is a three-time winner at Happy Valley and getting 1kg off his back from Matthew Poon adds to his chances of success.
He’s worth backing again against this field.
Race 9. (01:50) Staunton C2 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Keep You Warm – Bet @ PlayUp
Keep You Warm scored by two lengths at Happy Valley last start and we’re backing him to win again.
The five-year-old paid each-way odds when scoring and punters could get similar odds again, so he’s worth sticking with.
He adds to Purton’s excellent book of rides.
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.