We have expert betting tips for the card this Easter Monday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
There is always good racing out of Hong Kong and the premier meeting runs on Monday this week.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:00) Lugard C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Pleasant Endeavour – Bet @ Sportsbet
Pleasant Endeavour didn’t back up his debut win with much last start, but he should be given another chance.
The Yiu-trained three-year-old is a son of Redoute’s Choice and he was always going to need time to mature.
His win on debut was a slight surprise and we think he can get back to his best.
Race 2. (15:30) The Peak C1 Handicap (2000m)
#1 – Glorious Dragon – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old is a professional four-time winner that wasn’t too far away behind them at Group 1 level last start.
He finished 2.3 lengths behind Golden Sixty in the Hong Kong Gold Cup and that’s excellent form for this race.
Punters are getting each-way odds for a classy type.
Race 3. (16:00) The Chairman’s Trophy (1600m)
#2 – Waikuku – Bet @ Sportsbet
The quality six-year-old comes off a win in the Silver Jubilee Cup and that form bodes well for this Group 2 race. He owns eight wins from 20 starts and although this is a hot field, he’s the best of them.
Getting Joao Moreira in the saddle is a bonus and he should get every chance from barrier four. Expect him to stalk the pace and launch a big late run.
Betting on race day will be a good guide.
Race 4. (16:30) Lugard C4 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Beauty Cheers – Bet @ Sportsbet
Beauty Cheers showed good improvement when running fifth last start and this isn’t a hard field to handle.
The John Size-trained four-year-old finished a length behind the winner at Sha Tin and Joao Moreira sticks right with him.
Barrier 12 could make it tricky, but class could take him close.
Race 5. (17:00) Harlech C3 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Regency Bo Bo – Bet @ Sportsbet
Regency Bo Bo has been around the mark throughout his campaign, including a second placing at Sha Tin last time out.
The seven-year-old is a five-time winner from 51 starts and his best form has come on this track. His experience always takes him close and Zac Purton rides here.
Barrier one is ideal and punters will get value odds.
Race 6. (17:35) Peel C4 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Super Winner – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old comes off a three-length win at Sha Tin and that’s the best form coming into this race.
He controlled the race beautifully before letting down and we expect a similar performance on Monday. He is facing harder opposition but this grade won’t hold him long.
Watch for a strong betting push on race day.
Race 7. (18:05) Severn C4 Handicap (1600m)
#3 – Leading Fortune – Bet @ Sportsbet
Leading Fortune didn’t fire at Sha Tin last start but we’re prepared to forgive that run and stick with him.
The five-year-old is a three-time winner from 24 starts, so he doesn’t win often but he’s rarely too far away from the prize.
Purton rides and that should give punters confidence.
Race 8. (18:35) Harlech C3 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Hurry Hurry Gain – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Frankie Lor-trained three-year-old comes off a win at Happy Valley and he did it easily by two lengths.
He is a son of Press Statement that ran second on this track on debut and having that track experience should help here.
It could pay to watch betting moves with only 52kg on his back.
Race 9. (19:10) The Sprint Cup (1200m)
#3 – Wellington – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wellington has come of age this preparation after posting three wins and a second placing from four starts.
The four-year-old now owns six wins from eight starts and he scored by 1.3 lengths last time out, which was a good effort.
Expect another top run and he can handle this class.
Race 10. (19:45) Homestead C3 Handicap (1400m)
#5 – Private Rocket – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value should be with Private Rocket, which hasn’t shown much consistency this preparation.
The five-year-old son of Dark Angel ran third at Sha Tin two back and if he repeats that effort, he could take down this field.
Each-way odds will be available so consider.
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.