17/01/21 – Sunday Horse Racing Tips for Sha Tin

We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.

Punters get quality races to bet on this week, and we have our best value bets available.


All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.


Sha Tin horse racing tips

Race 1. (16:00) Swan C5 Handicap (1600m)

#4 – Speed Force – Bet @ Sportsbet

Speed Force is getting close to a win after two solid efforts. The Douglas Whyte-trained gelding was only 2.3 lengths behind the winner last start, which was a fine effort.

He won’t get all favours from barrier 16, but Jerry Chau takes 3kg off his back, and that brings him into contention.

His maiden win won’t be far away, and it could come here.

Race 2. (16:30) Snipe C4 Handicap (1400m)

#1 – Super Ten – Bet @ Sportsbet

Super Ten aims for back-to-back wins after scoring by 2.5 lengths at Sha Tin last start. He was dominant in winning, despite running 7.3 lengths behind the winner prior to that.

The three-year-old son of Ocean Park gets 3kg off his back, and it shouldn’t take him too long to score his second win.

He is worth including in selections at each-way odds.

Race 3. (17:00) Egret C1 Handicap (1650m)

#3 – Glorious Artist – Bet @ Sportsbet

Frankie Lor lines up the seven-year-old gelding that has found form. He has scored back-to-back wins, and a third could be on the cards.

His narrow win at Happy Valley was backed up by a one-length win at Sha Tin. That was a solid effort and we wouldn’t back against him here.

Carrying 54kg is ideal and punters should get value odds.

Race 4. (17:30) Spoonbill C4 Handicap (1650m)

#7 – Crown Avenue – Bet @ Sportsbet

The eight-year-old isn’t lacking experience and he has regained his winning form recently. He scored by a length at Sha Tin two back, and followed it up with a placing.

The son of Hard Spun owns four wins and five placings at Sha Tin, so punters should expect another tidy effort on Sunday.

Watch for late betting moves with Crown Avenue.

Race 5. (18:00) Sea Eagle C4 Handicap (1200m)

#8 – Touch Faith – Bet @ Sportsbet

Touch Faith runs on debut for John Size, and he looked good winning a trial at Conghua earlier this month.

The son of Outreach created a big impression with that trial, and having Joao Moreira in the saddle is a bonus.

Barrier three helps and we’re expecting big things on debut.

Race 6. (18:35) Sea Eagle C4 Handicap (1200m)

#7 – Inno Legend – Bet @ Sportsbet

Money has come for Inno Legend, which owns two placings from six career starts. The Manfred Man-trained son of Nicconi recorded back-to-back placings on this track this campaign, so he’s in form.

His most recent effort was a fourth at Happy Valley, and he was only a half-length behind the winner. Punters should follow that form and back him again.

Race 7. (19:05) Heron C3 Handicap (1000m)

#14 – Forte – Bet @ Sportsbet

Caspar Fownes lines up the four-year-old gelding that has made a positive start to his career. The son of Per Incanto won on debut by 1.3 lengths before finishing second in December.

He was beaten as the odds-on favourite, but punters shouldn’t jump off his back. He had to carry 60.5kg on that occasion, so dropping to 52.5kg is a steal.

It’s another good ride for Joao Moreira and he could get the job done.

Race 8. (19:35) Peacock C3 Handicap (1650m)

#4 – Amazing News – Bet @ Sportsbet

Amazing News didn’t fire at Sha Tin last start, but the four-year-old son of Toronado is capable of bouncing back.

He is a two-time winner from six starts, and although yet to win in Hong Kong, it should only be a matter of time.

This distance suits and punters get double-figure odds for the win.

Race 9. (20:10) Flamingo C2 Handicap (1000m)

#2 – Classic Unicorn – Bet @ Sportsbet

Classic Unicorn scored an impressive win fresh up, and he’s capable of getting back to his best. He owns two wins at Sha Tin, but he hasn’t raced here for over a year.

Getting back to his preferred surface should help and all four career wins have come over this distance.

Expect a solid run at each-way odds.

Race 10. (20:45) Kestrel C3 Handicap (1400m)

#8 – Ka Ying Excellent – Bet @ Sportsbet

Ka Ying Excellent scored by a length two back at Sha Tin, and anything close to that form would be good enough.

The five-year-old followed it up with a third placing as the $2.10 favourite. He was only a half-length behind the winner, so it was a crowded finish.

Moreira sticks with him and there has been solid betting support throughout the week.


Once again, all odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.

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