We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
There is always good racing out of Hong Kong on Sunday and we have our best value bets.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:45) Yung Shue O C5 Handicap (1400m)
#8 – Great Harvest – Bet @ Sportsbet
Great Harvest comes off a solid effort for second at Sha Tin and although he doesn’t win often, he has upside.
The five-year-old broke maiden grades three back at Happy Valley, so it was good to see him run well at Sha Tin earlier this month.
Barrier seven is ideal and punters should expect a solid effort.
Race 2. (16:15) Wong Ma Tei C4 Handicap (2000m)
#1 – Joyful Heart – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Frankie Lor-trained son of Smart Missile finished a narrow second at Sha Tin and he could go one better on Sunday.
He is a three-time winner from 26 starts and most of his racing has come on this track, which bodes well for this run.
Karis Teetan rides and we expect a competitive run.
Race 3. (16:45) Lai Chi Chong C3 Handicap (1000m)
#3 – Brilliant Fortune – Bet @ Sportsbet
Caspar Fownes lines up the talented son of Deep Field that scored by two lengths on debut at Hawkesbury before being sold to Hong Kong.
He finished a close second at his Hong Kong debut earlier this month and that should top him off nicely for this race.
Joao Moreira takes the ride and that should tell punters all they need to know.
Race 4. (17:15) Wong Chuk Wan C4 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Speed Fay Fay – Bet @ Sportsbet
Speed Fay Fay looked good last campaign when winning twice from his last four starts. His last-start win at Sha Tin was classy and suggested he could rise through the grades.
The Yung-trained four-year-old owns two wins and three placings from 13 starts, so there is plenty of ability in his legs.
Punters should get each-way odds on race day.
Race 5. (18:05) Sham Chung C3 Handicap (1400m)
#4 – Beauty Fit – Bet @ Sportsbet
Beauty Fit is an imported runner that was unbeaten from two starts in Australia.
The John Size-trained four-year-old scored by five lengths on debut at Sale before beating some smart types by 2.5 lengths at Geelong.
He showed a nice turn-of-foot and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him maintain his unbeaten record in Hong Kong.
Race 6. (18:40) Tai Mong Tsai C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Family Folks – Bet @ Sportsbet
Family Folks scored a good win three back at Sha Tin and anything close to that form should be good enough here.
The four-year-old son of Snitzel scored by a nose and he followed it up with consecutive placings behind the likes of Fantastic Treasure and Dragon Fortune.
The inside barrier is ideal and we’re expecting a top effort.
Race 7. (19:10) Wong Chuk Wan C4 Handicap (1400m)
#10 – Mission Smart – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mission Smart has yet to win from eight attempts but he is capable of breaking through on Sunday.
The four-year-old son of Smart Missile comes off a second placing at Happy Valley and he owns a placing at Sha Tin.
Moreira takes the ride and with only 54kg on his back from the inside draw, punters should be in his camp.
Race 8. (19:40) Shui Long Wo C3 Handicap (1600m)
#7 – Authentic Champ – Bet @ Sportsbet
Authentic Champ is always around the mark and with two wins and three placings at Sha Tin, he should go close again.
The five-year-old son of Star Witness finished only a half-length behind the winner last start and that is a good betting guide.
Barrier 12 isn’t ideal but he should be right in the mix.
Race 9. (20:15) Pak Sha O C3 Handicap (1200m)
#12 – Forte – Bet @ Sportsbet
Forte has had three starts for a win and a placing. The son of Per Incanto won by 1.3 lengths on debut before going close behind Carroll Street at an odds-on quote.
Carrying only 51.5kg is ideal and the Magic Man is in the saddle. He should be going close at the weights and the betting will tell the full story.
Race 10. (20:50) Hoi Ha C2 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – California Rad – Bet @ Sportsbet
California Rad was a winner three starts back at Sha Tin and although his form since has been only fair, he’s capable of turning it around.
The Cruz-trained son of Fastnet Rock was only two lengths behind the winner last start and it’s another quality ride for Moreira.
Look for a betting push on race night.
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.