We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 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. (15:00) Tourmaline C5 Handicap (1600m)
#8 – Jimmu – Bet @ Sportsbet
The German-bred runner didn’t fire last time out at Sha Tin, but his placing at Happy Valley prior is a good form guide.
He hasn’t been the most consistent type, but having Joao Moreira riding helps and that could make all the difference.
Moreira rode him when he scored consecutive placings last year, so consider.
Race 2. (15:30) Peridot C4 Handicap (2000m)
#6 – Nuremberg – Bet @ Sportsbet
Nuremberg scored a win three back at Happy Valley and his form since consists for a fourth and a last-start second placing.
The five-year-old son of War Command is a two-time winner from 17 starts and it’s another good ride for Moreira.
Carrying 55kg is ideal and he could start his day on fire.
Race 3. (14:00) Jasper C4 Handicap (1000m)
#11 – Millennium Falcon – Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Charm Spirit finished six lengths behind the winner fresh up, but he’s going to improve with the run under his belt.
He showed promising signs last campaign when running fifth on debut and it shouldn’t take him long to find his feet.
The inside barrier is ideal and Karis Teetan rides.
Race 4. (14:30) Onyx C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Dragon Baby – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dragon Baby looked the goods when winning on debut and although only fair since, he could get back to his best.
The John Size-trained son of Sizzling was only ninth last time out at Sha Tin, but he gets Moreira in the saddle and that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Barrier two is ideal and punters could get each-way odds.
Race 5. (15:00) The Premier Plate (1800m)
#1 – Southern Legend – Bet @ Sportsbet
Southern Legend hasn’t won for a while but he has been competing against the very best thoroughbreds in Hong Kong.
The son of Not A Single Doubt finished with four consecutive second placings behind the likes of Golden Sixty and Waikuku, which is stellar form.
Punters should expect a quality effort.
Race 6. (15:35) Opal C4 Handicap (1600m)
#2 – New Future – Bet @ Sportsbet
New Future scored an 1.8-length win in January and although unable to win since, he should be tough to beat in this company.
The Yung-trained runner was only 1.3 lengths behind them when finishing sixth last start, so the effort was better than it looked.
Blake Shinn rides and he should be tough to hold out.
Race 7. (16:05) The Premier Cup (1400m)
#2 – Sky Darci – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sky Darci was too good for them in The Lion Rock Trophy last start and that form bodes well for this contest.
The Fownes-trained gelding made it consecutive wins and although he can produce the odd poor effort, his form has been relatively consistent.
Moreira rides and we expect big bets to come his way.
Race 8. (16:35) Amber C3 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Killer Bee – Bet @ Sportsbet
Killer Bee looks like a rising star after winning three of his four career starts. The son of Savabeel won by 1.5 lengths last start and he didn’t pay a big price with bookmakers.
He faces a harder field here, but punters should expect skinny odds again for this promising and potentially group-winning type.
Race 9. (17:10) Alexandrite C2 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Beauty Smile – Bet @ Sportsbet
Beauty Smile didn’t pull up well when ninth last start, but he has been given time to recover and his form prior was good.
The Cruz-trained runner scored back-to-back wins by over a length earlier this year and there is little wrong with that form.
Zac Purton rides and punters should be confident.
Race 10. (17:45) Aquamarine C3 Handicap (1400m)
#4 – Super Winner – Bet @ Sportsbet
Super Winner is shooting for four consecutive wins after producing the goods this season. He scored by three lengths three back before winning two more races.
It was his four win in the last five starts and the other start was a second placing behind Decisive Twelve.
He should be going close in the last race.
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.