We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
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Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (16:00) Ruby C5 Handicap (2000m)
#8 – Sky Gem – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Sky Gem scored a win at Happy Valley earlier this preparation and his form since has been solid.
The six-year-old son of Niagara is only a four-time winner from 49 starts, but his form is good enough to handle this field.
Karis Teetan rides and he’s riding in good form.
Race 2. (16:30) Spessartine Garnet C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Turbo Power – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Turbo Power scored an early win in his career and his form since has consisted of 10 starts for four placings.
The four-year-old son of Mizzen Mast was only 1.3 lengths behind the winner last time out and getting barrier two is ideal.
Having Zac Purton in the saddle adds to his appeal.
Race 3. (17:00) Spessartine Garnet C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Beauty Tycoon – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Beauty Tycoon ran fourth on debut before placing at Sha Tin, so that form checks out nicely for this level of racing.
The three-year-old son of Written Tycoon was only a nose behind the winner and he has much more to give.
Only the wide barrier is a concern but it’s another good ride for Joao Moreira.
Race 4. (17:30) Topaz C4 Handicap (1600m)
#2 – Eternal Bloom – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Eternal Bloom has been around the mark throughout his career, including a win at Sha Tin three back.
The three-year-old son of Turn Me Loose comes off a second placing at Sha Tin and he is drawn ideally in barrier four.
Punters should get each-way odds on race day.
Race 5. (16:00) The Premier Plate (1800m)
#1 – Ka Ying Star – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Ka Ying Star comes off a second placing at Sha Tin in the Chater Cup and Group 1 form bodes well for the Premier Plate.
The seven-year-old was a $17 shot and ran out of his skin, so we have to follow him against easier opposition.
Punters should get value odds on race day.
Race 6. (16:35) Emerald C3 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Brilliant Way – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Brilliant Way is shooting for three consecutive wins after scoring at Sha Tin by under a length at his last two starts.
The three-year-old has made a positive start to his career and we see that continuing on Sunday. We also expect the market to be onboard, so punters shouldn’t expect big odds.
It could pay to wait for a market push.
Race 7. (17:05) The Premier Cup (1400m)
#3 – Beauty Joy – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Beauty Joy is a classy son of Sebring who is already a four-time winner this preparation and he owns eight wins from 12 starts overall.
The five-year-old has been a class above his opposition, and although this is a tough race, he should run at short odds and he could dominate.
Race 8. (17:35) Lapis Lazuli C4 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Tuchel – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Tuchel scored a two-length win at Sha Tin last start and having winning form only odds to his appeal.
The three-year-old son of Redwood was well-backed at $2.80, so punters should expect another short quote on Sunday.
Barrier three is ideal and it’s another premium ride for Purton.
Race 9. (18:10) Sapphire C3 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – En Pointe – Bet @ Ladbrokes
The Frankie Lor-trained gelding is a three-time winner from eight starts and he looked the goods when winning three back.
He also owns three placings, so he’s rarely far away from the prize and drawing barrier three should see him right in the mix.
Another big effort is expected and the odds could be generous.
Race 10. (18:45) Amethyst C3 Handicap (1600m)
#5 – Oriental Smoke – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Oriental Smoke has figured in the finish in all of his six starts and we’re backing him to add another.
The four-year-old son of Artie Schiller won by three lengths at Sha Tin two back and his subsequent placing was good enough.
Purton adds to his good book of rides.
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.