We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
There are some big races scheduled this Saturday, so punters can enjoy betting into some big pools. We have our best value bets for the entire Sha Tin card.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (16:00) Ng Fong C5 Handicap (1200m)
#10 – Jimson the Dragon – Bet Now
The Yip-trained runner has yet to win from 16 attempts, but he’s due a win and found form when running third last start.
That placing came at Sha Tin and although he rises up in weight, there isn’t much to this field and he could take advantage.
Race 2. (16:30) Shung Ling C4 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Beluga – Bet Now
David Hall lines up Beluga, which finished second at Sha Tin on debut. The three-year-old by Tavistock is bred to be good and he could go one better on Saturday.
It’s good to see Zac Purton retain the ride and jumping from barrier five should see him settle on the speed and kick strongly.
Race 3. (17:00) Fung Mo C4 Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Zero Hedge – Bet Now
Zero Hedge has rattled off three consecutive placings and he’s due a winning turn. The six-year-old owns four wins and six placings from 34 starts, so the ability is there.
Getting a 3kg claim from Alfred Chan helps, and despite drawing barrier 13, he could jump and be too quick for them.
Race 4. (17:30) Sze Mei C4 Handicap (1400m)
#4 – Juneau Park – Bet Now
Juneau Park has two second placings from three starts, and the John Size-trained runner should produce another tidy effort.
He finished only a nose behind the winner at Sha Tin last start and having Joao Moreira in the saddle is a bonus for this run.
We’re expecting strong money to come his way.
Race 5. (18:00) Tseuk Luk C4 Handicap (1800m)
#2 – Foodie Princess – Bet Now
Foodie Princess is aiming for three consecutive wins, which isn’t easy to do in Hong Kong. The four-year-old won by 3.5 lengths last start and that was a classy win.
He gets the services of Joao Moreira for this race and that’s only going to drive his price down. However, he’s worth including in all bets.
Race 6. (18:35) Sheung Hei C3 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Harmony Spirit – Bet Now
The four-year-old is looking to bounce back after a poor run at Sha Tin last start. It was his first run after coming over from Europe, so he was entitled to get run off his feet.
The son of Bated Breath looks better-suited to this race and he could run well at each-way odds.
Race 7. (19:05) Sam Chuk C3 Handicap (1650m)
#4 – Bear Slam – Bet Now
Bear Slam is shooting for his third consecutive win after scoring nicely at his last two starts. The five-year-old scored by 1.5 lengths two back before winning by 1.3 lengths last start.
It’s good form coming into this race and it should stack up nicely.
Race 8. (19:35) Lung Cheung C1 Handicap (1600m)
#1 – Ka Ying Star – Bet Now
Ka Ying Star is knocking on the door after back-to-back placings. The Tony Cruz-trained five-year-old has been running in Group 1 contests behind Waikuku and Beauty Generation, so he should find this easier.
He has class on his side and although winning hasn’t been easy, he hasn’t raced in this class for some time now.
Race 9. (20:10) Tau Yau C3 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Transcendent – Bet Now
The Cruz-trained gelding owns five wins from 10 starts and it’s tough to overlook that form. He ran a close second last start, and had won three out of his last four starts prior.
Drawing barrier 12 doesn’t help but Zac Purton rides and that could make the difference.
Race 10. (20:45) Sheung Hei C3 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Mighty Giant – Bet Now
Mighty Giant has been mighty lately, with two wins and two second placings. The four-year-old has had only five career starts and he could rise through the grades nicely.
It’s another good ride for Zac Purton, so put on top of your selections. He won’t be paying a big price, but good enough.