We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 11 quality betting races.
There is plenty of value on offer for punters this Sunday and we have done the form to find our best value bets.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:30) Yue Yee C5 Handicap (2000m)
#13 – Wicker – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wicker is fresh up having finished 26 lengths behind the winner at Happy Valley in November, but he’s better than that.
The stayer gets in with only 50kg on his back and that could make all the difference on Sunday. He has solid fresh up form and carrying such a light weight will see him improve by multiple lengths.
Look for each-way odds from bookmakers.
Race 2. (16:00) Red Packet C5 Handicap (1400m)
#10 – Seize The Spirit – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old gelding comes off a second placing at Sha Tin and that’s the best form guide in this race.
He was under a length from the winner at triple figure odds, but punters should expect a much shorter quote against this level of opposition.
It could pay to watch betting moves, but he should be firm.
Race 3. (16:30) Lucky Star C4 Handicap (1400m)
#16 – Master Hero – Bet @ Sportsbet
He has to deal with a wide draw, but Master Hero comes off a stylish win at Sha Tin, so keep him safe.
The Tony Cruz-trained four-year-old has steadily improved since making his debut in November and he could rise through the grades now.
Expect a top effort on Sunday.
Race 4. (17:00) Kut Cheong C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Everyone’s Delight – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters get value odds with Everyone’s Delight, which owns a win and two second placings from five starts.
The Frankie Lor-trained son of El Roca finished fourth at Sha Tin last start and he should appreciate the run.
Jerry Chau takes 3kg off his back and that is ideal.
Race 5. (17:30) Kut Cheong C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Prance Dragon – Bet @ Sportsbet
Prance Dragon is a four-time winner from 31 starts and he comes off an improved second placing at Happy Valley.
The six-year-old was only 1.5 lengths behind the winner and it was a much-improved effort after showing little in his first three runs this preparation.
Zac Purton rides and barrier four is ideal.
Race 6. (18:00) Prosperity C4 Handicap (1600m)
#10 – Green Envy – Bet @ Sportsbet
Green Envy is a one-race winner from 17 starts and that win came on this track three starts back.
The son of Shamexpress scored by 4.8 lengths in a dominant display and his form since has consisted of two placings.
Karis Teetan rides at 55kg, so he goes on top.
Race 7. (18:30) Great Profits C3 Handicap (1400m)
#9 – Bay Tibbs – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former South African gelding makes his Hong Kong debut and he could start with a bang. He comes off consecutive wins at Scottsville, but those came in 2019.
Having not raced for 17 months is a downside, but Karis Teetan is a key booking and it could pay to watch betting moves.
Barrier two should see him find a good position in the run.
Race 8. (19:05) The Chinese New Year Cup C1 (1400m)
#4 – California Rad – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Cruz-trained son of Fastnet Rock comes off a win at Sha Tin and his overall record speaks volumes.
He owns six wins and seven placings from 18 starts, including two wins at Sha Tin. That form is tough to overlook and he also gets the inside draw.
We’re backing in Karis Teetan again, who could have a big afternoon.
Race 9. (19:40) Fat Choi C2 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Wellington – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wellington is a four-time winner from six starts and he has rarely put a foot wrong. The four-year-old scored by 2.3 lengths fresh up and was only narrowly beaten as the odds-on favourite last start.
He is a son of All Too Hard that owns wins against some smart types and that form bodes well for this contest.
Zac Purton rides and that bodes well.
Race 10. (20:15) Good Fortune C3 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – When You Believe – Bet @ Sportsbet
When You Believe is a former Australian that scored a two-length win at Flemington in May before coming to Hong Kong.
His first run at Sha Tin resulted in a fifth behind Sight Success, which is a good form guide for this contest.
He was good enough to run in the Caulfield Guineas in Australia, so he should go close here.
Race 11. (20:50) King Hei C3 Handicap (1600m)
#2 – Super Football – Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of More Than Ready comes off a win at Sha Tin and he could go on with the job now. He is a former Kiwi that finished fifth in the Auckland Guineas, which is good form.
He has steadily improved since arriving in Hong Kong and it’s another premium ride for Zac Purton.
Each-way odds should be available.
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.