We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sha Tin which features eight quality betting races.
It’s a rare midweek meeting at Sha Tin and we have our best value bets available.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (20:45) Whitfield C5 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – E Honey – Bet @ Sportsbet
E Honey hasn’t done much to date but this field doesn’t feature many horses that will score their maiden wins soon.
The Caspar Fownes-trained gelding finished fourth at Happy Valley earlier this season and that’s the best form guide for this contest.
Having Zac Purton in the saddle is a bonus.
Race 2. (21:15) Whitfield C5 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Great Harvest – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Manfred Man-trained gelding owns two wins from 20 starts and those two wins have come at Happy Valley.
He comes off a 1.5-length victory and this field is no harder, so punters should be confident of another tidy effort.
Barrier four is ideal and we’re not surprised at the early money coming his way.
Race 3. (21:45) Merlin C3 Handicap (1650m)
#1 – C P Brave – Bet @ Sportsbet
C P Brave finished fifth in his first Hong Kong start, which is better than most imports. He is a former European that scored wins at Great Yarmouth and Ascot.
His win at Ascot came against a good field in stakes grade and it’s only a matter of time before that form stacks up.
Rising in distance is ideal and we’re supremely confident if his chances.
Race 4. (22:15) Tong Shui C4 Handicap (1200m)
#12 – Majestic Conqueror – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old has yet to win from 13 starts, but his form this preparation has been solid. He owns two placings from four starts, which came at Sha Tin.
He has yet to show his best form at Happy Valley, but this level of racing is ideal and punters should get each-way odds.
1kg comes off his back, dropping him to 51kg.
Race 5. (22:45) Westlands C4 Handicap (1650m)
#2 – Fa Fa – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fa Fa showed little at his first three starts before winning last time out. It was an impressive turnaround and he could kick on with it.
The three-year-old son of He’s Remarkable that has an excellent change of remaining unbeaten on the track.
Punters get each-way odds and they’re worth taking.
Race 6. (23:15) Tong Shui C4 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Telecom Smart – Bet @ Sportsbet
Telecom Smart comes off back-to-back second placings and there is little wrong with that form.
The four-year-old son of Smart Missile is a two-time winner from 16 starts and it’s only a matter of time before he wins at Happy Valley.
Karis Teetan rides and we’re expecting a big effort.
Race 7. (23:45) Java C3 Handicap (1000m)
#7 – Happy Land – Bet @ Sportsbet
Happy Land is a former Australian that comes off a win at Kembla Grange, so we’re expecting him to find form early in his Hong Kong campaign.
The four-year-old son of Savabeel didn’t do much wrong in Australia, including seven starts for two wins and three placings.
Barrier three is ideal and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 8. (00:15) Fort C2 Handicap (1650m)
#3 – Green Luck – Bet @ Sportsbet
Green Luck is a professional seven-time winner that loves Happy Valley and he’s capable of producing another win.
The son of Street Cry scored a 2.5-length win two back before finishing third last time out. He owns five wins on the track and having Joao Moreira in the saddle is ideal.
Barrier three should see him settle right behind the pace and show a good kick.
Race 9. (00:50) Marble C3 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Majestic Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
Majestic Star owns three wins from seven starts, including a last-start victory on the track.
He won by 1.5 lengths on this track last time out and he was well-backed to score. We’re expecting him to be well-backed again with Moreira in the saddle.
Bookmakers will likely take plenty of action 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.