We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Sha Tin, which features 10 quality betting races.
The political unrest saw Wednesday’s races at Happy Valley cancelled, but Sha Tin is expected to go ahead this Saturday.
It’s a big 10-race card and there’s good value throughout the day.
Sha Tin free tips & form
Race 1. (15:00) Hung Shu Kiu C5 (1200m)
#3 – Never Better – Bet Now
Paul O’Sullivan lines up Never Better, which ran nicely for fifth when fresh up last start and he should improve on that position.
The son of Red Giant was backed at each-way odds on that occasion and after getting well back in the run, he flashed home late.
Having Zac Purton in the saddle helps here.
Race 2. (15:30) Kam Tin Handicap (1000m)
#3 – Gunnar – Bet Now
Gunnar is a bit of a “gunna” but he’s running well enough to score an overdue win here at Sha Tin.
The Caspar Fownes-trained four-year-old is an Australian-bred runner by Hinchinbrook which has finished second at his last three starts.
He has looked good without winning in a limited career to date but this race is there for the taking.
Natural improvement takes him close.
Race 3. (16:00) Lam Tei Handicap (1400m)
#12 – Lotus Breeze – Bet Now
Lotus Breeze is vying for three consecutive wins and we wouldn’t be backing against the experience eight-year-old.
He opened his season with a terrific win at Sha Tin earlier this month and he made steady ground in the straight and launched late.
The son of Oasis Dream has turned around some fair form to win his last two races and we’re confident that he can win again at each-way odds.
Race 4. (16:30) Lau Fau Shan Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Very Sweet Orange – Bet Now
Very Sweet Orange got the job done for us last time out and we’re going to follow him here.
The five-year-old scored nicely from the front of the field at Happy Valley last start and he can handle the rise in class for this.
The son of Exceed And Excel is bred for speed and with the confidence up now, he could kick on with it.
Nice each-way chance.
Race 5. (17:00) Lam Tei Handicap (1400m)
#4 – Central Express – Bet Now
Three-year-old on debut for John Size and there should be plenty of support for the Australian-bred.
The son of More Than Ready has looked good at the trials to prepare for this run and he has attracted Joao Moreira to ride.
That’s typically a good form guide for punters and we’re expecting him to be well-favoured in the early markets.
Race 6. (17:35) Nam Sang Wai Handicap (1000m)
#9 – Ka Ying Master – Bet Now
Unbeaten runner Ka Ying Master could remain unbeaten after three starts this Saturday.
The four-year-old colt by Snitzel has shown good speed in two starts to date. He scored nicely last season at Sha Tin before spelling and coming back to win on this track last start.
His time was impressive enough to warrant attention at this level and although facing a harder field, he’s an exciting type in the making.
Race 7. (18:05) The Pok OI Centenary Cup (1600m)
#9 – Star Performance – Bet Now
Star Performance lived up to his name on debut when scoring a quality win at Sha Tin.
The Tony Cruz-trained four-year-old wasn’t expected to win but he made good ground from the back and that performance holds him in good stead for this.
It’s important to note that Joao Moreira takes over the riding duties here and that will only lower his starting odds.
Race 8. (18:35) Tai Tong Handicap (1600m)
#3 – Winning Delight – Bet Now
Impressive debut winner at Sha Tin and the four-year-old looks a good chance of remaining unbeaten here.
The son of Sebring was another performer on that card which made up big ground from the back and it was a good effort.
He’s a gelding which could rise through the grades and he’ll have some supports with Zac Purton riding.
Race 9. (19:10) Tin Shui Wai Handicap (1200m)
#9 – Utopia Life – Bet Now
Utopia Life has been threatening to win a race and he looked good running second last time out.
The Man-trained runner does face a tough field here, but he could provide punters with some good value with bookmakers.
Should get a good run in transit and be tough to hold out.
Race 10. (19:45) Yuen Long Handicap (1400m)
#13 – Flying Victory – Bet Now
Flying Victory showed good form last season when scoring a win and a placing from three starts.
The Lor-trained four-year-old scored a good win at Sha Tin before rising up in grade and running third last start.
He should have matured in the offseason and he could run well in a fresh state. Top chance here.