We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
Midweek racing at Happy Valley is a good time to find value and we have our best picks available.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:00) Daphne C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Eligere – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Tsui-trained five-year-old comes off a tidy fourth placing at Sha Tin and he should appreciate the fitness.
He is only a one-race winner from 21 attempts, but he doesn’t meet a tough field on Saturday and having Zac Purton in the saddle is a bonus.
Look for each-way odds.
Race 2. (15:30) Jasmine C5 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Alloy Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to go back-to-back is Alloy Star, which scored a narrow win at Sha Tin last month. He was well-backed at each-way odds and punters got the chocolates.
It is another good ride for Zac Purton and with the confidence up following the win, we’re expecting another top effort.
Race 3. (16:00) Daphne C4 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Amazement – Bet @ Sportsbet
John Size lines up the four-year-old gelding that was six lengths behind the winner on debut, but expect a better run here.
He gets the services of Joao Moreira in the saddle and there isn’t much form in this field, so he could take advantage.
Watch betting moves on race day.
Race 4. (16:30) Lotus C5 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Kung Fu Tea – Bet @ Sportsbet
The David Hall-trained five-year-old is better than his form suggests after posting just one placing from eight starts.
He comes off a second placing at Sha Tin and there was good betting support on that occasion, which is a good sign of things to come.
Purton rides and it adds to his quality book.
Race 5. (17:00) Hydrangea C4 Handicap (1800m)
#3 – El Jefe – Bet @ Sportsbet
El Jefe has been around the mark throughout his career and he went close last start at Sha Tin. He finished just a half-length behind the winner and it could be a sign of things to come.
The son of Bernardini runs his best races at Sha Tin, including a win and two placings, so punters should be confident.
Barrier 10 is a slight concern, but Joao Moreira rides.
Race 6. (17:35) Erica C4 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Zone D – Bet @ Sportsbet
Zone D got the job done three back at Sha Tin and we wouldn’t be surprised if he won again at each-way odds.
The four-year-old gelding won by 1.3 lengths and his two subsequent runs for third have been right around the mark.
It’s another good ride for Moreira and he should have every chance from barrier four.
Race 7. (18:05) Balsamine C3 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Namjong Sings – Bet @ Sportsbet
Namjong Sings is a professional four-time winner that hasn’t been too far away in two runs back from a spell.
He looked good winning consecutive races last preparation and anything close to that form would be good enough here.
Those wins came at Sha Tin, so we’re expecting a top effort.
Race 8. (18:35) Chamomile C3 Handicap (1650m)
#8 – Party Everyday – Bet @ Sportsbet
Party Everyday hasn’t been able to win since November, but the five-year-old gelding is getting very close.
The son of Snitzel comes off a second placing behind So We Joy and his form at Sha Tin stands out above the rest. He has had 12 starts for three wins and six placings, so it’s impressive form.
Karis Teetan rides at 52.5kg and that weight is ideal.
Race 9. (19:10) Celosia C3 Handicap (1400m)
#7 – Perfect Pair – Bet @ Sportsbet
Perfect Pair comes off consecutive placings at Sha Tin and he deserves a win. The six-year-old is a three-time winner at Sha Tin and punters get value odds this time around.
Carrying 55.5kg is ideal and staying at the 1400m should suit. Punters should look for value odds on race day in what is a competitive field.
Race 10. (19:45) Carnation C2 Handicap (1650m)
#1 – Elusive State – Bet @ Sportsbet
Elusive State is a 10-time winner and he has faced some quality fields throughout his career.
The Tony Millard-trained seven-year-old wasn’t far behind them when fourth fresh up and he has more to offer this season.
Moreira rides and that is only a positive.
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.