We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features eight quality betting races.
Punters get quality racing throughout the night at Happy Valley and we have our best value bets available.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (22:15) Ma Tau Wai C5 Handicap (1000m)
#9 – Fire and Gold – Bet Now
Fire and Gold has a recent win to boast and although it took him 19 starts to break maidens, he’s worth a play in the opening race.
The six-year-old scored by 2.3 lengths at Sha Tin and followed that run up with a solid fifth in late January.
Drawing barrier three and having Matthew Poon take 1kg off his back is going to help his chances.
Race 2. (22:45) Kowloon Tong C4 Handicap (1800m)
#1 – Play Wise – Bet Now
We’re going with the Yip/Poon combination again and Play Wise could give value punters something to cheer about. The six-year-old is a four-time winner that was too good for them in January when scoring at Happy Valley.
He has finished in the money in 11 of his 34 starts, and that’s a solid record for this level of racing. He comes into this after running nicely in a strong race at Happy Valley and a repeat effort would take him close.
Race 3. (23:15) To Kwa Wan C4 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Master Albert – Bet Now
The six-year-old son of Magic Albert is coming off a one-length win at Happy Valley and that form should stack up nicely. He capped off consistent form to score by a length and it’s good to see Karis Teetan remaining in the saddle.
His record of four wins and nine placings is good, and it should be able to cope with the rise in weight for this run.
Punters are getting each-way odds from bookmakers.
Race 4. (23:45) Ma Tau Kok C4 Handicap (1650m)
#5 – Green Dispatch – Bet Now
Green Dispatch hasn’t raced since September, when he scored a narrow victory on this track. The Charlie Shum-trained eight-year-old is no spring chicken but he continues to run competitive races at this level.
He’s a nine-time winner from 45 starts that goes well on this track and he could run a race at nice odds. Punters should get around $12 and that’s worth taking.
Race 5. (00:15) To Kwa Wan C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Mehboob – Bet Now
Paul O’Sullivan lines up the four-year-old gelding that hasn’t done much wrong in 10 race day starts. He owns one win and five placings, including a half-length win on this track earlier this season.
His second career win won’t take long to come and given his barrier draw of two, Zac Purton should give him every chance to win.
We’re expecting strong money to come for him throughout the week.
Race 6. (00:45) San Po Kong C3 Handicap (1650m)
#5 – Surrealism – Bet Now
Surrealism is a son of Exceed and Excel that has won three and placed in six of his starts. The five-year-old is coming off a handy third placing on this track and a repeat effort would be good enough to win.
He has drawn a touch awkwardly in barrier 12 but if Karis Teetan can find some early cover, he should be flashing at them late.
Punters will get good value on race night.
Race 7. (01:15) San Po Kong C3 Handicap (1650m)
#10 – Flash Famous – Bet Now
Frankie Lor lines up the five-year-old that has been in winning form this season. He owns three wins from five starts, including a half-length win at Happy Valley last start.
It’s good to see Joao Moreira sticking with the son of Ilovethiscity and the six-time winner could add another top performance to his record.
Race 8. (01:50) Kowloon City C3 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – This is Class – Bet Now
Living up to his name, This is Class was all class when scoring by two lengths last start. The son of So You Think extended his record to three wins and two placings from nine starts, which is a great effort.
His win to end last season came by 3.5 lengths on this track and he should be well-backed once again. Expect plenty of money on race 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.