We have expert betting tips for the card this Thursday at Sha in which features 10 quality betting races.
Punters always get value odds at Sha Tin and we have our best bets available for the Thursday premier meeting.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:00) Racing Goes on Handicap C5 (1600m)
#4 – Joy Master – Bet @ Sportsbet
Joy Master comes off a win at Sha Tin and the one-length effort should be enough to see him run well on Thursday.
The Caspar Fownes-trained six-year-old is a three-time winner at Sha Tin and having Alfred Chan and his 3kg claim helps.
Barrier 14 isn’t ideal but punters should be confident.
Race 2. (15:30) World-Class Leadership C5 Handicap (1200m)
#7 – For Fun’s Sake – Bet @ Sportsbet
For Fun’s Sake is only a one-time winner but the four-year-old gelding has confidence levels after scoring last time out.
The son of Manhattan Rain won by 1.8 lengths and it capped off consecutive placings, so he has every chance to double down on that effort.
Barrier three and 55.5kg helps.
Race 3. (16:00) Uncompromising Integrity C4 (1200m)
#1 – My Ecstatic – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Frankie Lor-trained gelding didn’t fire last time out, but we’re prepared to give him another chance on his prior form.
He scored a two-length win at Sha Tin in April and although his form since rising in class isn’t good, he clearly has ability.
Having Joao Moreira in the saddle helps and that will see his odds firm.
Race 4. (16:30) Serving the Community C4 Handicap (1000m)
#2 – Summit Cheers – Bet @ Sportsbet
Summit Cheers scored a win on debut at Sha Tin and he’s capable of getting back to that form. The David Hall-trained gelding wasn’t far behind them last start at Happy Valley, which is a good sign.
Early betting moves have come for the son of Zoustar, which is bred to be better than average.
Zac Purton rides and he should go well.
Race 5. (17:00) Continuous Development C4 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Touch Faith – Bet @ Sportsbet
Touch Faith showed little on debut when running ninth, but that was a much-improved run for fifth last time out.
The three-year-old son of Outreach was only 2.3 lengths behind the winner and Joao Moreira is sticking with him, which is another good sign.
We’re expecting plenty of money to come on race day.
Race 6. (17:30) The Guangdong Hong Kong Cup C4 (1800m)
#13 – Tailor Made – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Fownes-trained five-year-old has turned his form around nicely after coming off a win and a placing.
He is only a two-time winner from 27 starts, but it’s not the strongest field and punters always get value odds with Tailor Made.
Carrying 51kg should bring him into contention.
Race 7. (18:05) Hong Kong Reunification Cup C2 (1800m)
#9 – Looking Great – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking Great rarely runs out of the money and he owns four wins and five placings from 13 starts.
The four-year-old scored back-to-back wins earlier this preparation before running fifth at Sha Tin last time out.
The former Australian isn’t facing an easy field, but with only 53.5kg on his back, he demands attention.
Race 8. (18:40) Riding High Together C4 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Speed Fay Fay – Bet @ Sportsbet
Speed Fay Fay has yet to win this preparation, but he typically performs best after a few starts.
The Yung-trained four-year-old comes off a third placing and he won fifth-up last campaign when beating a quality field at Sha Tin.
Barrier three is ideal and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 9. (19:15) Sportsmanship C3 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – The Golden Scenery – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former Australian made a good start to his Hong Kong career when finishing second at Sha Tin.
He is a son of Deep Field that finished third on debut at Sunshine Coast before winning consecutive races at Ipswich and Doomben.
That form stacks up nicely and we’re expecting another big effort.
Race 10. (19:50) Better Future C2 Handicap (1000m)
#7 – Joy Fortune – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Cruz-trained got the job done nicely last time out and we’re expecting that form to stack up nicely.
He is now a two-time winner from six starts and he has been well-backed throughout his career, so this won’t be any different.
He has plenty of upside and we would be surprised if he didn’t figure in the finish.
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.