We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha tin which features 10 quality betting races.
It’s always premier racing at Sha Tin and we have our best value bets available.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (16:00) Egret C4 Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Ka Ying Spirit – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old son of Rubick scored a win on debut at Sha Tin before running a close third at Happy Valley last time out.
The David Hayes-trained runner should enjoy the return to Sha Tin, and it’s good to see Zac Purton stick with him.
Watch betting moves for a push.
Race 2. (16:30) Flamingo C4 Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Sight Spirit – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sight Spirit is making his debut for John Size, and the booking of Joao Moreira is enough to go with him.
The son of Toronado is bred to be better than average, and punters have come for him in early betting markets.
Getting barrier two should see him right in the thick of the action.
Race 3. (17:00) Heron C5 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Regency Gem – Bet @ Sportsbet
Regency Gem is only a two-time winner, but the seven-year-old has shown some improvement in recent starts.
The So-trained son of Showcasing finished third fresh up at Sha Tin behind Little Bird, which should be a good form guide.
Barrier two is ideal and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 4. (17:30) Kestrel C4 Handicap (1400m)
#8 – Durham Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Deep Field didn’t start his career very well, but his form has improved over his last two starts.
He finished fifth to end last season before resuming with a fourth behind Lord Thunder at Sha Tin. There was merit in that performance, so we’re putting him in the mix.
It’s another good ride for Zac Purton.
Race 5. (18:00) Peacock C4 Handicap (1600m)
#3 – Decisive Action – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to score back-to-back wins is Decisive Action, who scored by just under a length at Sha Tin last start.
The Charlie Shum-trained five-year-old wasn’t the most consistent runner last season, but he defeated a quality field last time out.
Barrier 12 will make it tough, but we’re sticking with him.
Race 6. (18:30) Chinese Chamber of Commerce C3 (1600m)
#6 – Maldives – Bet @ Sportsbet
Maldives wasn’t too far behind them when fifth at Sha Tin last start, and it doesn’t take him long to find his best form.
The five-year-old son of Burgundy won two of his last four starts, and he saves his best form for this track.
Purton rides off the inside draw, so he’ll get all favours.
Race 7. (19:05) Sea Eagle C3 Handicap (1400m)
#7 – Dragon Fortune – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dragon Fortune scored by 1.8 lengths fresh up and that form looks good for the rest of the season.
The four-year-old son of Per Incanto scored once from six starts last preparation, but he was rarely too far away from the winner.
Dropping to 54.5kg is ideal.
Race 8. (19:35) Spoonbill C3 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Master Eight – Bet @ Sportsbet
Master Eight is unbeaten after two starts and he looks like an exciting type. The Lor-trained four-year-old scored by 3.3 lengths on debut before winning by a length at Sha Tin.
Having Moreira in the saddle will only shorten his odds on race day, but he looks like a good multi-bet inclusion.
Race 9. (20:10) Spoonbill C3 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Five Elements – Bet @ Sportsbet
Form is with Five Elements, who scored wins at his first two starts in New Zealand before coming to Hong Kong and running second fresh up.
The Lor-trained son of Telperion was a short margin behind Packing Victory, which should be a good form guide going forward.
Watch the tote, as he shouldn’t be paying much.
Race 10. (20:45) Swan C2 Handicap (1400m)
#2 – Californiadeepshot – Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Deep Field looked good when winning by 2.3 lengths fresh up before running fifth at Sha Tin.
He is a nice type on his day, and although a little inconsistent at times, he could be a class above this field.
It’s another top-notch ride for Moreira.
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.