We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
It’s New Year’s Day in Hong Kong and racing fans are treated to a terrific 10-race card, where the Chinese Club Challenge Cup is the feature race.
We have all the best value bets for the action at Sha Tin.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:15) Palm C4 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Iron Boy – Bet Now
This isn’t a very hot field and Iron Boy could take advantage of that. The experienced eight-year-old is a four-time winner and is knocking on the door.
He finished second at Happy Valley last start and that was a good indication of what’s to come.
There could be some unknown threats in this field but we’re happy to take the proven runner and punters should be getting each-way odds.
Race 2. (15:45) Yew C5 Handicap (1800m)
#6 – Reeve’s Muntjac – Bet Now
Four-year-old gelding Reeve’s Muntjac has won already this campaign and could add another to the list.
The well-bred son of Redoute’s Choice scored by a half-length at Sha Tin on November 9 and followed that up with a fair fifth last start.
That came behind race-rival Wicker and he gets every chance off the inside draw for this run.
Race 3. (16:15) Chinese Banyan C3 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Super Wealthy – Bet Now
Punters will be looking to get super wealthy with this talented four-year-old.
The Doughlas Whyte-trained son of Epaulette scored a win on debut at Randwick before going to Hong Kong and running second.
He didn’t lose any admirers when running second behind Beauty Applause and that form has stacked up nicely.
Unlikely to be paying big odds but back him with confidence.
Race 4. (16:45) Willow C4 Handicap (1600m)
#3 – Leap of Faith – Bet Now
John Size lines up the three-year-old gelding that improved to run second at Sha Tin last start and should run well here.
The son of Sebring was only a half-length behind the winner last time out and he’s going to receive all favours in this race.
Zac Purton takes the ride from barrier two and he looks like one of the better bets in the race.
Race 5. (17:15) Poplar C4 Handicap (1400m)
#11 – Joyful Heart – Bet Now
It’s only a matter of time before Joyful Heart scores his second win and it could come here.
The son of Smart Missile is only a one-race winner but he has steadily improved this season, culminating in a third placing at Sha Tin last start.
Looks a good chance from barrier four and it’s another good ride from Zac Purton.
Race 6. (17:50) Cherry C2 Handicap (1000m)
#11 – Cue The Music – Bet Now
Looking to back up a win with another is Cue The Music, which scored by a half-length at Happy Valley last start.
The Ferraris-trained four-year-old is a former South African runner which finished second in the Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion at Scottsville.
That is hot form in South Africa and he could be a type that rises through the grades nicely and continues to win.
Race 7. (18:20) The Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1400m)
#8 – Golden Sixty – Bet Now
It’s tough to overlook the form of Golden Sixty, which has won six of his seven career starts to date.
The Lui-trained four-year-old is coming off a 1.3-length win on this track where he defeated Lucky Hero and that form looks good for this.
His only defeat came in July where he received no favours but he has bounced back in style and carrying 51.5kg is ideal.
Race 8. (18:50) Chinese Banyan C3 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Lucky More – Bet Now
Charlie Shum lines up the three-year-old colt that scored a good win two back and that form should hold.
He scored emphatically by 4.3 lengths at Sha Tin before running a close fifth last time out. There wasn’t much wrong with that effort and he should be fitter for the run.
Zac Purton rides and punters should get better odds this time around.
Race 9. (19:25) Cotton Tree C3 Handicap (1400m)
#8 – Rakkikyatto – Bet Now
Former Australian runner Rakkikyatto makes his Hong Kong debut here and he should be able to go close.
The son of All American took seven starts to break maiden status but he did it in style. He scored by five lengths at Doomben and that bodes well for a good run here.
He might need some time to gain fitness but he should be followed with interest.
Race 10. (20:00) Flame Tree C3 Handicap (1600m)
#11 – Universal Go Go – Bet Now
Universal Go Go is better than what he showed last start when running eighth at Happy Valley.
His form prior included four consecutive second placings and that’s a much better form guide for this.
Drawing barrier two is ideal and he should land on the speed and provide a good kick in the straight.