We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
Premier racing continues in Hong Kong and we have our best bets available for every race on the card.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (14:45) Po Tin C5 Handicap (1200m)
#11 – Tigerlad – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tigerlad is only a one-race winner but this isn’t the strongest field and that win came four starts back at Happy Valley.
He has yet to fire at Sha Tin, but with only 54kg on his back and Matthew Poon in the saddle, he’s good enough to compete.
Punters will get value odds and he should go well.
Race 2. (15:15) Mei Tin C4 Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Corrienthes – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old gelding comes off back-to-back second placings and it’s tough to overlook that form.
He was only a nose behind the winner two back before closing well behind United We Stand last month. Both runs were top-quality efforts and another is expected.
Barrier 11 isn’t ideal over this distance, but he could push forward and kick well.
Race 3. (15:45) Kwong Tin C3 Handicap (1000m)
#2 – Brilliant Fortune – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brilliant Fortune won on debut at Hawkesbury before being sold to Hong Kong. He owns two placings from three starts and both placings came at Sha Tin.
The son of Deep Field has raced against some smart types and having Joao Moreira in the saddle only strengthens his chances.
Punters should be confident of a winning run.
Race 4. (16:15) Yan Tin C5 Handicap (1650m)
#9 – Shinealot – Bet @ Sportsbet
Shinealot has yet to win from 26 starts, but he indicated a winning run won’t be far away last time out.
The six-year-old finished second at Happy Valley and that was an encouraging run. He also gets Zac Purton in the saddle, which helps.
The French bred runner has upside and could finally get the monkey of his back.
Race 5. (17:05) On Yam C4 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Unicornbaby – Bet @ Sportsbet
Unicornbaby scored by 1.8 lengths two back at Sha Tin and a repeat effort of that would see him win again.
The six-year-old followed it with a second placing behind Peach Blossoms, which is another good form guide for this contest.
Barrier 10 makes it awkward, but getting a 3kg claim helps.
Race 6. (17:40) Ping Tin C4 Handicap (1650m)
#13 – Fairy Floss – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fairy Floss owns three wins and a placing from seven starts at Sha Tin and we like his chances on Sunday.
The five-year-old son of Guillotine comes off an impressive 3.3-length victory and we expect that form to stack up despite rising in grade.
Moreira rides with only 52.5kg on his back and that makes him tough to stop.
Race 7. (18:10) On Ting C4 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Victory Scholars – Bet @ Sportsbet
The David Hall-trained three-year-old owns two second placings from three starts and he shouldn’t take long to win.
He comes off a placing behind Drops of God and we’re liking that form, so punters should stick with him until he breaks through.
Barrier two is ideal and having Purton ride doesn’t hurt.
Race 8. (16:40) Lai On C3 Handicap (1200m)
#11 – Drops of God – Bet @ Sportsbet
Victory Scholars’ race will be a good form guide as Drops of God won by 2.3 lengths. The three-year-old made a statement on debut and Moreira has stuck with him.
He gets in nicely on the weights and although giving up experience, he looks like a type that could rise through the grades.
Expect him to settle midfield from the barrier before making a run in the straight.
Race 9. (17:15) Lee On C3 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Splendid Living – Bet @ Sportsbet
Splendid Living is an imported runner that is shooting for three consecutive wins after scoring at Southwell and Newbury.
He kicks off with a run over 1400m which should suit and his win two back came by four lengths, so it was a stylish effort.
He might need the run but punters should get value odds.
Race 10. (17:50) Chung On C2 Handicap (1600m)
#1 – Tourbillion Diamond – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old is a professional five-time winner that comes off a second placing at Sha Tin and that form stacks up nicely.
He has done some of his best racing on the track and although carrying 60.5kg isn’t easy, he gets Purton to ride which helps.
Punters should get each-way odds.
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.