We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Midweek racing at Happy Valley is a great time for punters to find value and we have our best bets available.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (20:45) Yan Chau Tong C5 Handicap (2200m)
#4 – President Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
President Star scored back-to-back wins earlier this preparation and there is little wrong with that form.
The Charlie Shum-trained five-year-old has run two solid races since, including a third placing at Happy Valley last time out.
Getting the inside draw with Zac Purton riding is a bonus and he should be tough to hold out.
Race 2. (21:15) Port Shelter C4 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Winning Delago – Bet @ Sportsbet
Winning Delago comes off a second placing on debut and he looks to have plenty of upside. He was just 2.3 lengths behind the winner and it was a nice debut run.
The son of Delago Deluxe had betting support on that occasion, which is another good sign. He should be well-backed to win at each-way odds.
Watch for any late betting moves.
Race 3. (21:45) Port Shelter C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Telecom Smart – Bet @ Sportsbet
Telecom Smart comes off three consecutive second placings and he has progressively improved with every outing.
The Tsui-trained four-year-old was just a nose behind the winner at Happy Valley last start and he should have betting support for this run.
Karis Teetan rides and that’s another bonus.
Race 4. (22:15) Port Shelter C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Summit Cheers – Bet @ Sportsbet
Summit Cheers scored a narrow win on debut at Sha Tin before rising in class and finishing fifth last time out.
He should find this level of racing slightly easier and it’s good to see Zac Purton sticking with the son of Zoustar.
He has attracted support in early betting markets so put him on top.
Race 5. (22:45) Deep Bay C3 Handicap (1000m)
#5 – Harmony Fire – Bet @ Sportsbet
Form is with Harmony Fire, which comes off an impressive two-length victory on this track. He was too good for them and the Australian-bred could continue on with it.
It was his second win from five starts and he has been around some smart types throughout his fledgling career.
Jerry Chau takes 2kg off his back and that could make a big difference.
Race 6. (23:15) Silver Mine Bay C4 Handicap (1650m)
#12 – Nitro Express – Bet @ Sportsbet
Nitro Express isn’t lacking experience as a nine-year-old and he’s capable of scoring consecutive wins.
The son of Nadeem returned to form with a 3.3-length win at Happy Valley and it capped off three consecutive placings.
Dropping to 50.5kg makes him worth a bet in this race.
Race 7. (23:45) Mirs Bay C3 Handicap (1650m)
#9 – Smoothies – Bet @ Sportsbet
Smoothies is knocking on the door after posting three straight second placings on this track.
The five-year-old son of Rothesay is a three-time winner from 22 starts, but he deserves another win after going close all season.
It’s another good ride for Zac Purton and he could make the difference, so he’s worth sticking with for another run.
Race 8. (00:15) Castle Peak Bay C2 Handicap (1000m)
#5 – Valiant Dream – Bet @ Sportsbet
Valiant Dream has yet to win at Happy Valley, but the five-year-old owns two wins from his last three starts overall.
His best form has come at Sha Tin, but those have come in tough races and there is no reason why that form can’t stack up at Happy Valley.
Barrier 11 isn’t ideal. However, having Karis Teetan in the saddle could negate it.
Race 9. (00:50) Kat O Hoi C3 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Mclucky – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mclucky is capable of winning consecutive races after scoring by a half-length last time out. It was a nice victory and his third from 11 career starts.
He has yet to finish worse than second from two starts at Happy Valley, so he loves the track and another big effort is expected.
Dropping in weight helps and punters should get each-way odds.
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.