We have expert betting tips for the card this Sunday at Sha Tin which features 10 quality betting races.
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Sha Tin horse racing tips
Race 1. (16:00) Sky Darci Handicap (1200m)
#3 – June Planet
June Planet has had the benefit of a race day start at Happy Valley and he could resume as a stronger type.
The Caspar Fownes-trained four-year-old was only a half-length behind the winner as a $6.80 chance, so there’s no reason why he can’t win.
Punters should get similar odds again.
Race 2. (16:30) Furore Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Rattan Kingdom
Rattan Kingdom looked good earlier this preparation when winning consecutive races at Happy Valley.
We expect that form to hold up well enough at Sha Tin, and although he’s yet to go well here, it’s not an overly strong field.
Having Zac Purton in the saddle helps, so put him on top.
Race 3. (17:00) Ping Hai Star Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Fast Buck
The John Size-trained three-year-old has been around the mark throughout his career, including a win at Sha Tin in January.
The son of Al Maher owns a win and a second placing from six starts, and he wasn’t far behind them last time out.
It’s a tough field but Ryan Moore rides, so that’s a positive.
Race 4. (17:30) Fay Fay Handicap (1400m)
#2 – Golden Bull
Golden Bull is a model of consistency with four placings from five starts, including going down by a nose at Sha Tin last time out.
The four-year-old son of Tivaci was paying $14 last time out, but punters won’t get anything close to those odds again this season.
James McDonald rides, which is a bonus.
Race 5. (18:00) Rapper Dragon Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Packing Treadmill
Packing Treadmill is all class after posting six wins from nine starts, including a third placing in the Group 1 Hong Kong Classic Mile last start.
The son of Manhattan Rain hits the ground running and he’s unbeaten in two fresh up starts, so there is a lot to like about his chances.
Having Bowman in the saddle adds weight to his chances.
Race 6. (18:30) Werther Handicap (2000m)
#1 – Five G Patch
Five G Patch is always tough to beat, including when scoring a win two starts back at Sha Tin.
The five-year-old son of Camelot wasn’t far behind Running Glory last time out and that should be an excellent form guide.
It’s another premium ride for Bowman, so he’s worth backing.
Race 9. (20:20) Luger Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Magniac
Magniac is a former Australian, who posted three consecutive wins in Perth before coming to Hong Kong.
Since arriving, he has two placings from two starts, so he’s nearing a win, and he’s worth following.
Purton will need to weave his magic from barrier 12, but he’s the man for the job.
Race 10. (20:55) Designs on Rome Handicap (1400m)
#6 – Mighty Stride
Mighty Stride started his career with consecutive wins before adding consecutive placings.
The four-year-old son of Rich Enuff ran second as the $1.60 favourite last start, so punters will look to get their money back.
He adds to Bowman’s elite book of rides.