We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 11 quality betting races.
It’s a Group 1 day at Sha Tin, which includes the Chater Cup. We have our best value bets for every race on the premier HK card.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (14:30) Pakistan Star Griffin Plate (1200m)
#6 – Smiling Face – Bet Now
Smiling Face is a three-year-old by Acclamation that has run two solid races to date. The Whyte-trained runner ran second in both starts and it’s good to see Joao Moreira sticking with him.
He draws barrier seven and that should ensure he gets a good run throughout. He’s an open-class horse in the making and well good enough to win the opener.
Race 2. (15:00) Liberator C4 Handicap (1400m)
#2 – Leap of Faith – Bet Now
John Size lines up the three-year-old gelding that went close in back-to-back starts. The son of Sebring scored consecutive second placings at Sha Tin before running sixth last time out.
There wasn’t much wrong with that run and he didn’t get all favours in the run. Moreira takes over from Zac Purton and he could make the difference.
Race 3. (15:30) Mighty High C4 Handicap (1600m)
#10 – Enjoy Life – Bet Now
Enjoy Life is only a one-race winner but he has been threatening to score again. The six-year-old ran second on two occasions at Sha Tin, which is a big turnaround from his Happy Valley form.
He seemingly enjoys life better at Sha Tin and it’s another runner with Joao Moreira in the saddle.
Take the each-way odds on offer.
Race 4. (16:00) The Sha Tin Vase (1200m)
#1 – Hot King Prawn – Bet Now
Hot King Prawn didn’t live up to expectations at Group 1 level last start but he shouldn’t be forgotten about.
The 10-time winner is a superstar and not drawing on the rails should help him. It will allow Moreira to find the back of a runner and climb into the race late.
He’ll likely be at short odds to win.
Race 5. (16:30) Werther C3 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Big Brook – Bet Now
Big Brook is having his first start in Hong Kong following a win at Sunshine Coast. The son of Hinchinbrook won two of his six starts in Australia and that form could stack up well.
There is plenty of unknown about this runner, but betting will be a good guide and he could pay nice odds for punters.
Race 6. (17:00) Mr Medici C4 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Kinda Cool – Bet Now
Kinda Cool didn’t lose any admirers when running second on debut at Sha Tin. The three-year-old by Per Incanto was only a half-length behind the winner and he’s only going to get stronger.
Drawing barrier 14 won’t help the Frankie Lor-trained runner, but with Zac Purton riding, he should get every chance to impress.
Race 7. (17:35) Helene Super Star C4 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Yee Cheong Pegasus – Bet Now
Yee Cheong Pegasus owns one win from 17 starts but he also has six second placings to his name. The son of Lonhro scored that win in February and backed it up with three consecutive placings.
He is going to get every chance from barrier three and given his consistency, he should be fighting out the finish once again.
Race 9. (18:40) Blazing Speed C3 Handicap (1800m)
#8 – Enzemble – Bet Now
The Whyte-trained runner gets a valuable 4.5kg claimer in the saddle, taking his weight down to 51.5kg.
That could be the difference between winning and losing, and he’s coming off some solid efforts. He won at Sha Tin two starts back and followed it up with a third placing.
Punters will get each-way odds.
Race 10. (19:15) California Memory C3 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Beauty Smile – Bet Now
Beauty Smile is nearing a win after two solid runs since arriving in Hong Kong. The former European won twice in Ireland and he went close when running second at Sha Tin fresh up.
He was Group 3 placed overseas and it’s only a matter of time before that form shines through in Hong Kong.
Having Moreira riding will drive the odds down.
Race 11. (19:50) Viva Pataca C2 Handicap (1400m)
#14 – Will Power – Bet Now
Will Power is a gelding in form and that could continue this Sunday. The Whyte-trained gelding owns three wins from five starts and there’s little wrong with that form.
He gets the inside draw and only 53.5kg on his back, so this race is his for the taking. Expect his odds to be shortening throughout the week.
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.