We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
The Group 1 Centenary Sprint Cup and Group 1 Steward’s Cup headlines a huge evening at Sha Tin and we have our best value bets throughout the massive card.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:15) Helene Paragon C4 Handicap (2000m)
#6 – Above – Bet Now
Above showed good pace earlier this season when winning back-to-back races. Although he didn’t fire last start, he’s capable of bouncing back here.
The John Moore-trained four-year-old is a three-time winner that likes this track and scored a win here in November.
This is a harder target but drawing barrier three should see him land on the speed and be tough to beat.
Race 2. (15:45) Armada C4 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Power King – Bet Now
Joao Moreira partners the four-year-old gelding which has yet to win from three starts but has shown enough potential.
The Tony Cruz-trained gelding is bred by Written Tycoon and it shouldn’t be long before he starts winning consistently.
Drawing barrier 11 isn’t ideal over this distance but the Magic Man rides and he can often make the difference.
Race 3. (16:15) Giant Treasure C4 Handicap (1600m)
#1 – Leap of Faith – Bet Now
Leap of Faith is getting close to a win after back-to-back second placings coming into this run.
The John Size-trained three-year-old ran a half-length behind the winner last start and only has improvement to come this season.
The son of Sebring has been well-backed to win every start and we’re expecting that to continue this Sunday.
Race 4. (16:45) Fellowship C4 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Circuit Three – Bet Now
Punters will get good odds for Circuit Three, which is coming off a second placing on this track on New Year’s Day.
The Cruz-trained son of Savabeel was only a nose behind Joyful Heart and although rising in weight for this, he has winning claims.
He was good enough to win before going on a spell in the offseason and if he performs up to that level, value punters could be rewarded.
Race 5. (17:15) The Steward’s Cup (1600m)
#1 – Beauty Generation – Bet Now
This will be the last chance we give Beauty Generation to get back to winning form at this level.
The champion has been well below his best this season, finishing three at his last three starts.
It’s a far cry from what he was showing last season and we need to see a big turnaround in form for this run.
There’s no denying his top-end ability and he’s worth one more chance off the inside draw.
Race 6. (17:50) Beauty Flash C3 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Lockheed – Bet Now
Charlie Shum lines up the six-year-old gelding that has only one win from 26 starts, but Joao Moreira takes the ride.
That’s a positive coming into this run and he partnered the son of Exceed and Excel last start when running third at Sha Tin.
It was an encouraging effort and from the inside draw, he’s going to get a sweet trip throughout and give punters a good sight for their money.
Race 7. (18:20) The Centenary Sprint Cup (1200m)
#1 – Beat The Clock – Bet Now
Beat The Clock is the class sprinter of this field and he can make it a Group 1 double after winning the Hong Kong Sprint last month.
The Size-trained six-year-old has been around the mark his entire career, which includes nine wins and 14 placings from 23 starts.
He has yet to miss a placing and we can’t see that changing here.
Race 8. (18:55) Good Ba Ba C3 Handicap (1400m)
#7 – The Rock – Bet Now
Caspar Fownes lines up the four-year-old that has shown plenty of promise in a limited career to date.
The son of Dutch Art scored a win in Europe last start in June and is making his debut run in Hong Kong.
He’s a bit of an unknown runner but he has shown enough to date and punters should be able to get value odds in this.
Race 9. (19:30) Ambitious Dragon C2 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Beauty Applause – Bet Now
Beauty Applause is in good form this season after posting back-to-back wins at Sha Tin in November and December.
The four-year-old is a four-time winner from eight starts and he gets into this race from barrier two.
Joao Moreira takes the ride and he’s going to be tough to beat against an even field.
Race 10. (20:05) Glorious Days C3 Handicap (1600m)
#2 – Smart Patch – Bet Now
Smart Patch is a three-time winner from 15 starts that bounced back from a bad performance two back to run second last start.
The Man-trained gelding finished only a head behind the winner earlier this month and with Zac Purton in the saddle, we’re expecting another tidy effort.