We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
Two Group 1’s are being run this Sunday in what is a huge meeting at Sha Tin. Punters are getting good odds and we have our best value bets.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:15) C2 Handicap (1400m)
#4 – Happy Fun – Bet Now
Charlie Shum lines up the six-year-old which is in good form this season. He scored a 1.5-length win five starts back and has placed in three runs since.
The New Zealand-bred runner has three wins and five placings from 13 starts, so he has to be respected in this race.
Race 2. (15:45) C3 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Snap Fit – Bet Now
Another Kiwi-bred runner, Snap Fit is looking to improve on some solid recent form. The five-year-old looked good prior when winning his first three starts.
Rising in grade hasn’t been easy but he hasn’t been far off them. He finished within a length of the winner last start, so consider on that effort.
Punters won’t be getting big odds.
Race 3. (16:15) C3 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Harmony Spirit – Bet Now
Harmony Spirit has scored two wins from five career starts and he enters Hong Kong with a good reputation.
The former European finished second in a stakes race two starts back in June and followed that up with a win at Ascot.
He owns form around some nice types and despite the big weight, he should be able to push this lot close.
Race 4. (16:45) C3 Handicap (1400m)
#7 – Packing Joy – Bet Now
Packing Joy has made a good start to this career and he could bring that form to the table here.
Another former European, the son of Kingman scored his maiden win at Goodwood last start before being sold to local interests.
His form is tough to line up but we wouldn’t be leaving him out at the odds.
Race 5. (17:15) Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m)
#2 – Beat the Clock – Bet Now
Running better than any other sprinter in Hong Kong, Beat the Clock should be tough to beat here.
The John Size-trained runner has yet to miss a win or placing from 24 starts and that’s an incredible statistic.
It’s credit to his professional ability and we wouldn’t be backing against the superstar in this race.
Bookies will have him odds-on.
Race 6. (17:50) C4 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Ping Hai Bravo – Bet Now
Knocking on the door of a win is Ping Hai Bravo, which owns two second placings from two starts.
The Size-trained gelding was three lengths behind the winner last start but not everything went his way in the run.
That form should stack up well at this level and we’re expecting another top effort.
Race 7. (18:20) C4 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Sparkling Star – Bet Now
Sparkling Star hasn’t done much wrong in three career starts. The four-year-old gelding ran third on debut at Sha Tin and returned to that form last start.
He’s a well-bred son of Jimmy Choux and with every chance in the run, he should be the horse to beat.
Punters should be getting value odds.
Race 8. (18:50) Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m)
#1 – Exultant – Bet Now
Exultant is one of the best thoroughbreds running in Hong Kong and he deserves to be well-backed for this.
He’s coming off a big win by 1.5 lengths and with 11 wins from 26 starts, he’s going to be tough to beat once again.
Punters might have to muscle up and take the short odds, but he rarely lets punters down.
Race 9. (19:20) C4 Handicap (1400m)
#2 – Mighty Giant – Bet Now
The Yiu-trained gelding is coming off a tidy effort for second at Sha Tin and that form bodes well for this.
Prior to that, he broke maiden grades by a nose and although there are some better types against him here, he measures up well.
Punters should get each-way odds from bookmakers.
Race 10. (19:50) C4 Handicap (1600m)
#3 – Rich and Lucky – Bet Now
Punters will be hoping to get rich and lucky with this four-year-old son of Kingman.
He last raced on January 27 where he finished second and prior to that he defeated a field of eight to win by just under a length.
He’s worth sticking with.