We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Punters are getting great value throughout the night at Happy Valley and we have our best value bets available.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (20:45) Siu Ma Shan C5 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – The Abraxas – Bet Now
The five-year-old gelding is struggling to win a race this season but he’s getting close. He finished second three starts back at Sha Tin before running third and fourth in two runs since.
He was only 1.3 lengths behind the winner last start and with Joao Moreira in the saddle, he’s expected to be right around the mark.
Race 2. (21:15) Pottinger Peak C4 Handicap (1650m)
#7 – Electric Lightning – Bet Now
Coming off a win is Electric Lightning, which could go back-to-back at Happy Valley. The son of Not a Single Doubt scored a narrow win and he only rises up 2kg in weight.
He’s a four-time winner and although he has had 39 starts, he has found form this season. It bodes well for a good run and drawing barrier five should see him go close.
Race 3. (21:45) Siu Ma Shan C5 Handicap (1200m)
#10 – Exponents – Bet Now
Exponents returned to form when running second at Sha Tin last start and that’s healthy form for this race. The son of Foxwedge drops in weight from that run and he’s not facing an overly hard field here.
Seeing Zac Purton in the saddle is a big positive and with two placings on this track, Exponents could improve enough to score.
Punters should be getting nice odds.
Race 4. (22:15) Mount Kellet C4 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Compassion Spirit – Bet Now
Compassion Spirit is a three-year-old gelding that broke maiden grades last start. The son of Supreme Class scored a win on this track and Zac Purton remains in the saddle for this run.
He started his career with three runs at Sha Tin, but moving to Happy Valley clearly helped him. It bodes well for this run and he can rattle off good sectionals.
He only needs luck from the awkward draw to win.
Race 5. (22:45) Mount Collinson C4 Handicap (1000m)
#3 – Winning Ways – Bet Now
Winning Ways could get back to his winning ways on Wednesday night. The Charlie Shum-trained gelding scored a win four starts back and hasn’t been too far away since.
He was only 2.5 lengths behind the winner at Happy Valley last start when well-backed to win. He could get back on the winning run here and having Joao Moreira riding helps.
Expect plenty of money to come his way.
Race 6. (23:15) Cheung Lin Shan C3 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Smart Leader – Bet Now
Smart Leader hasn’t been running up to the rest of its ability this season. However, he did run third two starts back, so that is a solid form guide.
The five-year-old owns four wins and seven placings from 30 starts. His most recent win came in September but this isn’t a strong field.
It’s another quality ride for Joao Moreira, so keep it safe.
Race 7. (23:45) Cheung Lin Shan C3 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Victoriam – Bet Now
Victoriam has made a good start to his career with three wins and three placings from 11 starts. The four-year-old ran fifth on this track last start, but he’s better than that.
His start prior resulted in a win at Sha Tin and he faced a tough field on that occasion. Zac Purton takes over the riding duties for the first time and that could get him back to form.
Watch for a market lead on race night.
Race 8. (00:15) Ma Kong Shan C3 Handicap (1800m)
#8 – Blastoise – Bet Now
The four-year-old won by a nose two starts back and he backed that up with a placing at Sha Tin. He scored his win on this track and he almost made it two in a row.
He gets a jockey change after Zac Purton and Joao Moreira have been riding recently, but punters shouldn’t be concerned.
He’ll be at better odds because of that and an each-way quote could be on offer.
Race 9. (00:50) D’Aguilar Peak C3 Handicap (1650m)
#2 – Delightful Laos – Bet Now
The former Irish runner made a good impression when winning at Happy Valley last start. It was his first run in Hong Kong and he did it easily.
He paid $61 to win, despite winning his maiden at Dundalk by 2.5 lengths before coming to Hong Kong. It could be a sign of things to come and staying at the mile should help.
It will be interesting to see his odds this time around.
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.