We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 11 quality betting races.
It’s a packed card in Hong Kong and we have our best value bets for every race.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (14:30) Tung Wan Griffin Plate (1000m)
#5 – Determined – Bet @ Sportsbet
Determined is on debut for John Size and early betting moves indicate he will be tough to beat in the opener.
He was given an easy trial to prepare and the booking of Joao Moreira in the saddle is a big betting guide for punters.
Expect his odds to be firm on race day.
Race 2. (15:00) Ting Kau C5 Handicap (1200m)
#12 – For Fun’s Sake – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old comes off back-to-back second placings and although costly for punters, he could score an overdue win.
He was only a nose from breaking maiden grades two back at Happy Valley and his run for second at Sha Tin is a good betting guide.
Stick with him at each-way odds.
Race 3. (15:30) Ting Kau C5 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Regency Gem – Bet @ Sportsbet
Regency Gem was too good for them at Sha Tin two back and anything close to that form should be good enough.
The So-trained runner followed it up with a third placing and he does his best racing on the track, so he should be tough to beat.
Barrier 12 is the only concern, so expect him to be ridden positively.
Race 4. (16:00) Lido C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Vukan – Bet @ Sportsbet
Vukan scored a win four back at Sha Tin and although costly since, he’s worth another try in this company.
The four-year-old son of Sacred Falls owns a win and two placings from six starts, so he has made a positive start to his career.
Karis Teetan has to work from barrier 12, but punters should get each-way odds to enjoy.
Race 5. (16:50) Pui O C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Glorious Lover – Bet @ Sportsbet
Glorious Lover is only a one-race winner, but he ended his last campaign with three placings and a fifth.
It’s solid form for this race and the five-year-old shouldn’t be discounted, especially with Joao Moreira in the saddle.
Barrier two is ideal and our hopes are high.
Race 6. (17:00) Silverstrand C4 Handicap (1400m)
#7 – Super Mission – Bet @ Sportsbet
Super Mission looked good when running second two back at Sha Tin and that form should take it close.
The four-year-old son of Super Easy didn’t fire last time out, but he gets a significant rider change and barrier five is ideal.
Most of the early money has come for him and he could start even shorter.
Race 7. (17:35) Silverstand C4 Handicap (1400m)
#2 – Master Hero – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters get value odds for a runner that is rarely far away from the prize. He owns a win and five placings from nine starts, so the double figure odds read well.
His most recent run was a second placing on the track and although drawing barrier 14 isn’t ideal, he finished third when drawing barrier 14 earlier in his career.
The each-way odds are worth snapping up.
Race 8. (18:05) Hap Mun Bay C3 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Regency Bo Bo – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with Regency Bo Bo, which was good enough to score consecutive wins before finishing fifth behind Dublin Star.
The seven-time winner is classy at best and although beaten last start, he was only 1.3 lengths behind the winner, so it was a nice showing.
Zac Purton rides and he should be tough to beat.
Race 9. (18:35) Hoi Mei Wan C3 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Run Run Cool – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Frankie Lor-trained three-year-old was four lengths behind the winner first-up in Hong Kong. He is a former Australian that scored back-to-back wins at Canterbury, so the talent is there.
He has form around the likes of Prague and Holyfield, so the son of Written Tycoon should be tough to beat with the added fitness.
Punters get odds worth taking.
Race 10. (19:10) Cheung Sha C2 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Handsome Bo Bo – Bet @ Sportsbet
Handsome Bo Bo is a six-time winner and although yet to win from two starts at Sha Tin, he comes off a one-length win at Happy Valley.
The six-year-old son of Helmet has the confidence levels up and although drifting with bookmakers, punters get value odds.
Include him as an each-way chance.
Race 11. (19:45) Kiu Tsui C3 Handicap (1600m)
#1 – California Ten – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Cruz-trained four-year-old owns two wins and three placings from nine starts, so he rarely puts in a bad effort.
He scored back-to-back placings on this track before running sixth last start, but he was only 2.8 lengths behind the winner.
He’s another quality each-way runner.
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.