We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Midweek racing returns to Happy Valley and we have our best value bets available.
Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (20:45) Luard C4 Handicap (1800m)
#1 – Savvy Kingman – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old gelding is always around the mark and there has been solid betting support throughout the week.
He owns one win and five placings from 11 starts, and his success has all come at Happy Valley. It bodes well for a good run, and having Joao Moreira in the saddle off the inside draw won’t do his chances any harm.
Race 2. (21:15) O’Brien C5 Handicap (1650m)
#1 – Seize the Spirit – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Tsui-trained seven-year-old wasn’t far behind them when running fourth at Sha Tin last start. He finished a length behind the winner, so that bodes well for racing here.
The experienced son of Mastercraftsman has yet to win on this track from six attempts, but he has gone close on multiple occasions.
It’s another good ride for Moreira, so keep him safe.
Race 3. (21:45) Jaffe C4 Handicap (1000m)
#3 – Happy Tango – Bet @ Sportsbet
Happy Tango is a six-year-old gelding who didn’t do much wrong when running second at Happy Valley fresh up this season.
The Tsui-trained runner ended his last season with a narrow win on this track, so he likes the surface, and he should be tough to hold out.
Most of the early money has come his way.
Race 4. (22:15) Harbour C5 Handicap (1800m)
#3 – Superbella – Bet @ Sportsbet
Superbella is a four-time winner who gets the services of Joao Moreira, which will drive his odds down.
The five-year-old son of Passing Glance scored a 1.8-length win to end his last season before running seventh fresh up, but he should be better for the run.
Barrier four is ideal and we expect money to come for him.
Race 5. (22:45) Johnston C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Aurora Pegasus – Bet @ Sportsbet
Caspar Fownes lines up the son of Iffraaj, who runs his best races at Happy Valley. He owns three wins and four placings on the track, including a second placing last start.
The seven-year-old always runs best with a couple of runs under his belt, so he should be fit and ready to fire on Wednesday.
Alfred Chan takes 3kg off his back, which is a bonus.
Race 6. (23:15) Lockhart C4 Handicap (1650m)
#8 – Ernest Feeling – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to improve on two placings last campaign is Ernest Feeling, who showed plenty of ability behind some smart types.
He finished second behind Sun of Makfi and Fa Fa, and we’re expecting that form to stack up nicely for this level of racing.
Punters should get each-way odds.
Race 7. (23:45) Johnston C4 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Fortune Carrier – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fortune Carrier looked good when winning fresh up and he’s capable of going back-to-back on Wednesday.
The Charlie Shum-trained son of Your Song owns a win and two placings from seven starts, and his form has improved significantly over his last three starts.
We expect him to run another top effort.
Race 8. (00:15) Gloucester C3 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Classic Posh – Bet @ Sportsbet
Classic Posh has either won or placed at his last four starts, including a half-length win at Happy Valley last start.
The David Hall-trained six-year-old is a three-time winner on this track, and he owns a second-up win and placing.
It’s good form and it’s another good ride for Zac Purton.
Race 9. (00:50) Fleming C2 Handicap (1650m)
#10 – Telecom Fighters – Bet @ Sportsbet
Telecom Fighters is a professional six-time winner from 20 starts, including three wins from seven attempts at Happy Valley.
The five-year-old gets every chance with only 51.5kg on his back, and having Moreira in the saddle doesn’t do him any harm.
He is facing harder opposition, but he’s a fine animal.
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.