We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 11 quality betting races.
The Group 1 Chater Cup and Sha Tin Vase take centre stage this week. We have our best value bets for every race on the card.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (14:30) Pakistan Star Plate (1200m)
#1 – Turbo Power – Bet @ Sportsbet
Turbo Power scored a one-length win on debut at Sha Tin before running second behind Cordyceps Six last time out.
It was a solid effort in defeat and although he has to carry a big weight, he should have the class edge over this field.
Zac Purton rides and that is a positive.
Race 2. (15:00) Precision C5 Handicap (1400m)
#8 – Victorious Leader – Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Alamosa needs to turn its form around but getting Joao Moreira in the saddle is a bonus.
He comes off a disappointing run for ninth at Happy Valley, but his effort for third at Sha Tin two back was a much better form guide.
Barrier five is ideal and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 3. (15:30) Makarpura Star C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Victory Scholars – Bet @ Sportsbet
David Hall lines up the three-year-old son of Per Incanto that finished second on debut and he wasn’t far behind them last start.
He is likely to sit just behind the pace from barrier three and getting Zac Purton in the saddle could make the difference.
We’re expecting plenty of money to come his way in betting markets.
Race 5. (16:30) Viva Pataca C4 Handicap (2000m)
#4 – Donc Je Suis – Bet @ Sportsbet
The David Hayes-trained three-year-old has made a solid start to his career, which was capped off with a win at Happy Valley.
He scored by a nose against an easier field, but the win was a step in the right direction. He had been running well without success, so his confidence levels should be up.
Barrier five and Blake Shinn riding should give him every chance.
Race 6. (17:00) Blazing Speed C4 Handicap (1600m)
#4 – Dandy Years – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dandy Years scored a win on the track four back and although beaten since, he hasn’t been too far away.
He followed it up with a second placing at Sha Tin behind Super Winner before running consecutive fifths behind some smart types.
Punters always come for him and that should be the case again.
Race 7. (17:35) Vengeance of Rain C3 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Uncle Steve – Bet @ Sportsbet
Uncle Steve is getting close to a win after posting three placings from three starts this preparation.
The Douglas Whyte-trained son of Dabirsim finished second at Sha Tin fresh up before going down by a length behind Golden Link.
His most recent effort was a solid run at double-figure odds, but expect him to be much shorter in the market this time around.
Race 9. (18:40) Indigenous C3 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Yo Beauty – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former European hasn’t shown the same form in Hong Kong as he did in Ireland, but he’s warming to the task.
He won by 10 lengths in a race at Leopardstown, but finished a combined 30 lengths from the winner in this first two Hong Kong starts.
His efforts since have been better and he is trending in the right direction. Moreira rides and punters should expect shorter odds.
Race 10. (19:15) Oriental Express C4 Handicap (1400m)
#2 – Dragon Fortune – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dragon Fortune hasn’t had the most consistent start to his career, but he’s capable of handling this field.
The son of Per Incanto scored a narrow win second-up before running sixth behind Gallant Express. However, he quickly bounced back with a second placing last month.
A similar effort would take him close, so consider at an each-way price.
Race 11. (19:50) River Verdon C3 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Namjong Sings – Bet @ Sportsbet
Namjong Sings comes off a third placing at Sha Tin and we think that form should be good enough to compete.
The son of Your Song was good enough to score back-to-back wins last preparation and that is stellar form for this contest.
Alex Badel takes the ride and he should be right in the mix.
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.