We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Punters get premier racing from Happy Valley this week and we have our best value bets for the card.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:45) Wah Fu C5 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Galaxy Emperor – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tony Cruz lines up the four-year-old gelding that owns only one placing from 13 starts, but he hasn’t been far away this season.
The son of Verrazano ran third at Sha Tin before finishing fifth and fourth in two subsequent runs. That form will take him close and drawing barrier two is ideal.
Race 2. (22:15) Shun Lee C4 Handicap (1650m)
#6 – Faithful Trinity – Bet @ Sportsbet
Faithful Trinity is an experienced six-year-old that owns six wins from 40 starts. Two of those wins have come this season and both came at Happy Valley.
Getting 3kg off his back is going to help and apprentice Jerry Chau won’t need to do much work off the inside draw.
Punters should get each-way odds with bookmakers.
Race 3. (22:45) Wah Fu C5 Handicap (1200m)
#9 – Kwai Chung Elite – Bet @ Sportsbet
Richard Gibson lines up the five-year-old gelding that looks set to breakthrough this season.
The son of Poet’s Voice is a six-time placegetter and two of those placings have come at Happy Valley. He also ran fourth fresh up this preparation, so he kicked off his campaign nicely.
His maiden win won’t take long to come and we are confident.
Race 4. (23:15) Shun Lee C4 Handicap (1650m)
#7 – V Chevaliers – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kiwi-bred six-year-old has already won twice at Happy Valley this season and he looks a good chance of adding another.
He scored by one length to kick off the campaign before disappointing when seventh. However, he returned to form with a narrow victory in October.
Alex Badel rides with only 55.5kg on his back, so expect a top effort.
Race 5. (23:45) Hing Man C4 Handicap (1000m)
#2 – Wild West Wing – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wild West Wing has finished in the money in all four starts this season, so he is worth following again on Wednesday.
The Size-trained gelding scored by a length at Happy Valley last month and he was only a length behind the winner last start.
Joao Moreira is a key booking and that will take him a long way.
Race 6. (00:15) Oi Man C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Sprint Forward – Bet @ Sportsbet
David Hayes trains the son of Lope De Vega, which has placed in three of his six starts on this track.
The five-year-old has scored only one win from 21 starts, but he is rarely too far away from the prize. He was only a neck behind the winner last start and he’s knocking firmly on the door.
Jerry Chau takes 3kg off his back and that could make the difference.
Race 7. (00:45) Fu Cheong C3 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Cable Speed – Bet @ Sportsbet
Cable Speed is an imported runner that scored back-to-back wins before heading to Hong Kong earlier this year.
The three-year-old gelding won by over four lengths at Lingfield two back, before winning again at Wolverhampton last start.
It would be a big effort fresh up, but he could be one to watch.
Race 8. (01:15) Cheung Hong C2 Handicap (1650m)
#3 – Solar Wai Wai – Bet @ Sportsbet
Frankie Lor lines up the five-year-old gelding that is a five-time winner from 19 starts. He could have won another last start, but only missed by a nose.
That form bodes well for this race as Buddies has since performed well, so he goes on top in our selections.
Karis Teetan rides and he is coming off a big week.
Race 9. (01:50) Fu Cheong C3 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Amara Win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Amara Win is an imported runner that owns two wins and four placings from six starts. The consistent gelding has better form over the mile, but he can measure up here.
The former French runner has shown speed over the shorter distances and it’s not the strongest field we have seen, so include at odds.
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