We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
Racing is back in Hong Kong for the new season. It promises to be another exciting year of racing, which kicks off on Sunday.
We have our best value bets available for every race on the card.
Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (15:00) Mount Parker C5 Handicap (1400m)
#14 – Shinealot – Bet @ Sportsbet
Shinealot had two placings from three starts last preparation and he can show pace in a fresh state.
The six-year-old started his campaign with a 3.3-length win fresh up at Happy Valley before running sixth at Sha Tin.
It’s not a strong field and getting the inside draw with 53.5kg on his back is ideal.
Race 2. (15:30) Lantau Peak C3 Handicap (1000m)
#3 – California Concord – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tony Cruz lines up the six-year-old gelding that owns four wins and five placings from 27 starts, so he’s consistent enough to feature.
He is a well-bred son of Fastnet Rock that scored three placings last preparation, and he deserves a win this time in.
Karis Teetan rides and that is a bonus.
Race 3. (16:00) Yi Tung Shan C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Packing Victory – Bet @ Sportsbet
Packing Victory scored an easy 2.5-length win on debut at Happy Valley, and we think that form carries over to this season.
The four-year-old son of Reliable Man had plenty of betting support on debut and that’s no different this time around. He will likely start short with bookmakers, especially from barrier four.
Race 4. (14:35) Hksar Chief Executive’s Cup C1 (1200m)
#2 – Lucky Patch – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lucky Patch is a five-time winner from 13 starts, including two starts at Sha Tin. The son of El Roca ended his last campaign with a win at Sha Tin, which followed a fourth in a group three.
He is also a three-time winner at the distance, and he only needs luck from barrier 10 to figure in the finish.
Having Jerry Chau and his 2.5kg claim helps.
Race 5. (15:10) Kowloon Peak C5 Handicap (1200m)
#7 – Fox Cheunger – Bet @ Sportsbet
The seven-year-old son of Hussonet typically needs time to warm up, but it’s not an overly tough field and he could take advantage.
He is a three-time winner from 36 starts, including two at this track. He gets every chance from barrier six, which should give him a nice drag into the race.
Punters will get each-way odds on race day.
Race 6. (15:40) Lin Fa Shan C4 Handicap (1000m)
#3 – Spicy So Good – Bet @ Sportsbet
Charlie Shum lines up the four-year-old gelding that looked good in two of his three starts last preparation.
The son of Whittington ran third at Sha Tin last time out, but the addition of Joao Moreira in the saddle only adds confidence.
He looks tough to beat against this level of opposition.
Race 7. (16:10) Yi Tung Shan C4 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Turbo Power – Bet @ Sportsbet
Turbo Power looked good during his first campaign when scoring on debut at Sha Tin. He followed it up with back-to-back second placings before running fourth last start.
The son of Mizzen Mist looks to have a bright future, and although this isn’t an easy field, getting a 2.5kg apprentice claim helps.
He only needs luck from the wide barrier.
Race 8. (16:40) Ma On Shan C4 Handicap (1600m)
#10 – Dragon Commander – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to score three consecutive wins is Dragon Commander, who won at Sha Tin by under a length in both his last two starts.
The six-year-old is a three-time winner overall, but his confidence improved last season. Carrying 55kg is ideal and he draws a positive barrier.
Expect a good run at nice odds.
Race 9. (17:15) Sunset Peak C3 Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Lucky Fun – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lucky Fun is a consistent type that owns three wins and three second placings from eight career starts.
The Shum-trained gelding owns a win and a placing at Sha Tin, so he handles the track, and we expect short odds with Zac Purton in the saddle.
Watch the market with interest.
Race 10. (17:50) Tai Mo Shan C2 Handicap (1400m)
#4 – E Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
E Star is a professional six-time winner from 30 starts, and there is nothing wrong with that record.
The six-year-old son of Ferlax scored a win four back at Sha Tin before running behind the likes of Fantastic Treasure and Hinchinlove.
It’s strong form for this level of racing.
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.