We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
We’re only a couple of weeks out from the International Meeting and who knows, we could see some of these horses shine on the big stage.
Punters get nine quality betting races to bet on this Wednesday at Happy Valley.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:45) Hawick Handicap (1000m)
#7 – Royal Chocolate – Bet Now
Royal Chocolate has yet to win from 21 attempts but this would be the race to break the duck.
The So-trained six-year-old deserves a winning turn after placing on seven occasions, including fresh up at Happy Valley.
He was good enough to place behind the likes of London Master and Oriental Elite last season, so consider here.
Race 2. (22:15) Jedburgh C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Top Score – Bet Now
Joao Moreira rides the seven-year-old which put the writing on the wall when running second last time out.
The Lui-trained son of High Chaparral is a four-time winner which has run nicely since resuming this campaign and should be respected here.
This field doesn’t contain any superstars and he’s drawn ideally in barrier two, so he should land on the speed and kick nicely.
Race 3. (22:45) Kelso C5 Handicap (1800m)
#7 – Lucky Shiny Day – Bet Now
Lucky Shiny Day is on the verge of a win after 21 starts for five placings. The five-year-old gelding is a New Zealand-bred which has run well since spelling.
The son of Per Incanto finished fourth fresh up at Happy Valley before producing another effort for fourth last month.
He has been given a freshen up for this run and he could reward loyal punters with a top effort.
Race 4. (23:15) Ferniehirst C4 Handicap (2200m)
#6 – Above – Bet Now
Above has won two of his last four starts, including a fresh up win at Sha Tin last start and he’s likely to kick on with it.
Trained by John Moore, the four-year-old Tavistock scored by 1.3 lengths earlier this month and he shouldn’t find this opposition any harder.
The only negative is the wide barrier of 10, but with a good ride, he should be able to find cover. That’s made easier by racing over the staying distance.
Race 5. (23:45) Jedburgh C4 Handicap (1200m)
#10 – Mehboob – Bet Now
Mehboob has yet to win a race but he looks set to go close here. The Paul O’Sullivan-trained gelding has placed in both runs back from a spell.
The first came at Happy Valley when second and he took on a solid field last start and was only 1.1 lengths behind the winner.
There has been good betting support for him here and it could pay to follow any positive betting moves.
Race 6. (00:15) St Andrews Challenge C3 (1000m)
#1 – Gentle Breeze – Bet Now
The son of Foxwedge has looked the goods this season with back-to-back wins coming into this.
He’s a five-year-old which has now won four of his 17 career starts and he could make it three in a row on this track.
He has made it three wins from his last four starts, which included a two-length win at Happy Valley in June.
Worth sticking with here at each-way odds.
Race 7. (00:45) Jedburgh C4 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Gunnar – Bet Now
Gunnar didn’t fire at Sha Tin last time out but his record at Happy Valley is good and he should be considered here.
His most recent run on this track was a second placing in July and he has since placed at Sha Tin in September.
The Caspar Fownes-trained runner jumps from barrier two with Blake Shinn in the saddle and that’s only going to help his chances.
Race 8. (01:15) Glasgow C3 Handicap (1800m)
#1 – Cot Campbell – Bet Now
Cot Campbell might only be a one-race winner, but Joao Moreira takes over the riding and he can make the difference.
The Tony Millard-trained five-year-old has finished in the first three in five of his 14 starts and that’s a solid strike rate.
He’s a South African-bred runner which could score his first win in Hong Kong.
Race 9. (01:50) Elgin C3 Handicap (1200m)
#10 – Meridian Genius – Bet Now
Another Millard-trained runner, Meridian Genius has looked the goods this season and could continue that form.
He won fresh up at Sha Tin before rising in grade and finishing second behind Mr Lumieres. That’s strong form for this and he’s worth following here.
Drawn well and Australian rider Chad Schofield takes the ride.