We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley, which features nine quality betting races.
The political unrest saw last Wednesday’s races at Happy Valley cancelled, but it’s all go for racing this week.
It’s a big nine-race card and there’s good value throughout the night.
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Race 1. (20:45) Heung Yip C2 Handicap (1800m)
#7 – Brave Legend – Bet Now
Brave Legend scored back-to-back wins before running fifth last start and he could rebound by taking this out.
The Tony Cruz-trained six-year-old has the benefit of having Karis Teetan in the saddle. Teetan rode five winners at Sha Tin last Sunday and he’s a man in form.
The son of Choisir has had a solid career and his experience could take in close in what should be a good opening race.
Race 2. (21:15) Island Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Young Empire – Bet Now
Joao Moreira partners the six-year-old which finished third at Sha Tin last start and that form should stack up nicely.
Trained by W So, the son of Royal Applause was able to turn around some average form with the placing and he could kick on with it now.
Having Moreira in the saddle is an obvious bonus and he should have his supporters come race day.
Race 3. (21:45) Wong Chuk Hang Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Takingufurther – Bet Now
Takingufurther is coming off a quality win at Happy Valley and the five-year-old looks a good chance once again.
The Ting-trained gelding has progressively improved after running 13th on debut and he has placed and won at his last two starts.
He has yet to have a run this season but he could hit the ground running at a distance which is ideal for the son of Exceed And Excel.
Top chance in an even field.
Race 4. (22:15) Nam Fung Handicap (1800m)
#1 – Such A Happiness – Bet Now
Such A Happiness was good enough to win at Sha Tin last campaign and the six-year-old could fire second up.
The Yung-trained son of Savabeel is a well-bred New Zealand runner which ran well for second at Sha Tin last start.
Form out of that race should stack up nicely and having Joao Moreira in the saddle is only going to help his chances.
Right in this and he should be well backed.
Race 5. (22:50) Challenge Cup Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Gift of Lifeline – Bet Now
Tony Millard lines up the four-year-old gelding which doesn’t know how to run a bad race.
The son of Pierro has rattled off four consecutive third placings following a win at Happy Valley last season.
He has finished in behind some nice types and he has the ability to run quick times, which is always a positive.
It’s another flush ride for Karis Teetan and he could see the gelding over the line.
Race 6. (23:20) Shum Wan Handicap (1000m)
#11 – Aquila – Bet Now
Aquila looked good winning at Happy Valley before spelling for the new season and that form should stack up nicely.
Despite Zac Purton jumping off his back to ride Explosive Witness, he shouldn’t lose any admirers with Moreira in the saddle.
The four-year-old is a well-bred son of Exceed And Excel which should get better with time and be tough to beat here.
Race 7. (23:50) The Community Chest Cup (1200m)
#5 – Smart Leader – Bet Now
Smart Leader is a Tony Cruz-trained five-year-old which has already won this season and could win again here.
The son of Delago Deluxe scored impressively at Happy Valley and he has experience running some good races at Sha Tin.
He is rarely too far away from the winner and with Moreira in the saddle, expect a good ride and a good result for punters.
Race 8. (00:20) Tai Shue Wan Handicap (1650m)
#10 – Clement Legend – Bet Now
Clement Legend has won three of his last six starts and that’s going to take him close again here.
The Shum-trained five-year-old was a winner in May when scoring at Happy Valley and having that experience on the track should help.
He’s a nicely-bred son of Ocean Park which should be well-backed with bookmakers and run accordingly.
Race 9. (00:55) Yip Fat Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Reliable Team – Bet Now
Unbeaten after two runs, Reliable Team looks to remain perfect for trainer Frankie Lor.
The four-year-old gelding scored both wins at Happy Valley and his most recent win came by 3.5 lengths in July.
He should be able to hit the ground running but punters shouldn’t expect big odds for this talented thoroughbred.