We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
Premier racing heads to Sha Tin with the Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse Handicap. We have our best value bets available.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (16:00) L’oreal Paris C5 Handicap (1600m)
#4 – Regency Gem – Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Showcasing finished third when fresh up at Sha Tin before running 4.3 lengths behind the winner last start.
We’re prepared to forgive that effort, and he started to show form around this time last season, so he should be right around the mark.
Zac Purton rides, which adds confidence.
Race 2. (16:30) Grace One C4 Handicap (1400m)
#14 – Mega Bonus – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mega Bonus hadn’t shown much until he ran third at Sha Tin last start, which was a step in the right direction.
The son of Shooting to Win has paid a big price in all five career starts, but with Joao Moreira booked the ride, expect those odds to shorten.
Carrying 52.5kg should see him right in contention.
Race 3. (17:00) Kate Tokyo C4 Handicap (1600m)
#1 – Oscar Glory – Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Per Incanto made a good return this season when running fourth behind Beauty Spirit at Sha Tin.
He showed his best form when winning by a nose last season, and anything close to that effort would be good enough.
Barrier 11 is a problem, but Purton could find cover and go close.
Race 4. (17:30) Canmake Tokyo C4 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Sight Spirit – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sight Spirit finished a close fifth on debut at Sha Tin, and we like his chances of improving that position.
The son of Toronado was well-backed on debut and we can’t see that changing with Moreira riding on Sunday.
Barrier four is ideal and he shouldn’t take long to win.
Race 5. (18:00) Eleanor C4 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Unicornbaby – Bet @ Sportsbet
Unicornbaby needed both runs back from a spell and it’s about time he showed his best form.
The son of Dragon Pulse looked good when winning by 1.8 lengths last season, so if that form is brought to the table, he should go well.
Punters should get each-way odds on race day.
Race 6. (18:30) Ahava C2 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Lucky More – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lucky More went close when finishing second by a nose last start and his form prior came at group level.
The son of More than Ready started his career in fine style when winning two of his first three starts, so he has class on his side.
It’s another good ride for Purton.
Race 7. (19:05) The Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse (1800m)
#4 – Colombus County – Bet @ Sportsbet
Columbus County was under a length behind the winner fresh up and he’s only going to improve with the run.
The son of Redwood has form behind the likes of Southern Legend and Golden Sixty, so that bodes well for this level of racing.
Backing Moreira at the meeting could result in success.
Race 8. (19:40) Suisse Programme C3 Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Nervous Witness – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to remain unbeaten is Nervous Witness, who has been electric in two runs to date.
The son of Star Witness won by three lengths on debut before winning by 3.8 lengths last start at Sha Tin.
Punters will have to take short odds again, but he’s well worth including in selections.
Race 9. (20:15) La Estephe C3 Handicap (1600m)
#11 – Beauty Spirit – Bet @ Sportsbet
Beauty Spirit comes off a half-length win, which was a significant turnaround following a poor effort prior to that.
The son of Duporth drops to 52kg for this run, and that could make all the difference against this level of opposition.
Punters should expect each-way odds.
Race 10. (20:50) Cyber Colors C3 Handicap (1400m)
#7 – Star of Yuen Long – Bet @ Sportsbet
Star of Yuen Long hasn’t won for some time, but he could provide punters with value odds.
The son of Makfi was only a half-length behind the winner fresh up before running 2.5 lengths behind them last start.
Having 55kg on his back is ideal.
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.