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Sha Tin Horse Racing Tips - Best bets for Hong Kong racing

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 17 Mar 2019
  • Latest horses to back at Sha Tin
Sha Tin Racecourse

Looking for tips for the latest race meeting at Sha Tin racecourse? Our tipsters bring you the best bets and horses to back from all Hong Kong races and find you winners at Sha Tin.


Sha Tin is one of two racecourses staging feature horse racing in Hong Kong with the other being Happy Valley racecourse. 

See below for the horses to follow from the upcoming race meetings at Sha Tin.

Sha Tin Tips - March 17

Race 8 - THE BMW HONG KONG DERBY 2019 2000M
The top two here could end up fighting this out with DARK DREAM looking to have the better run in transit courtesy of a better barrier. Peaking at the right time, the ever- consistent gelding showed what he is capable of at his second start on Hong Kong soil. In class 2 company, he destroyed his opposition over 2000m, winning by 4.5 lengths. Then last start, he ran home strongly, however after losing a plate he couldn’t reel in Mission Tycoon and had to settle for second prize in the Hong Kong Classic (1800). He is drawn out in barrier eight but is well inside the John Size-trained Waikuku who is out in gate 14 and will have to do something special from out there to beat Purton home on Dark Dream. 



Race 10 - RAPPER DRAGON HANDICAP (CLASS 2) 1400M
Trainer John Moore and Zac Purton are teaming-up three times at the Sha Tin meeting and here they unite with SOLAR PATCH who after a disappointing run in the Hong Kong classic, looks set to atone in this. First-up after seven months in the paddock, he ran on well behind What Else But You to take second money in a class 1 over 1400m. He then drew the car park (13) in the Hong Kong Classic and trapped three-deep the entire way, he failed to respond to Damien Oliver in the run home. He has since trialled and put more than three lengths on Tornado Twist over the 1200m trip. He teams-up with Purton again here and together they are yet to miss a top-three finish. Watch for a vast improvement in the Stratum gelding. 









Sha Tin Tips - March 10

Race 10 - ONCIDIUM HANDICAP (CLASS 3) 1200M
Winning two of his past three starts, HARD PROMISE is drawn to repeat the dose here. After winning a class 4 here over 1200m by two lengths, he then stepped up to class 3 grade and looked like winning his first race against harder company but was caught on the line, and finished third (beaten a long neck). He made amends last start beating Lucky Hero and Ultimate Glory to the line in a class 3 over 1200m. The more fancied Champion’s Way and Solar Wai Wai have drawn the outside gates and will have to some work from out there to keep in touch. Hard Promise jumps from gate three and will give these something to chase in the run home.

RESULT: Unplaced

Race 11 - PRIMULA HANDICAP  (CLASS 3) 1600M 
After three starts into this campaign, NOT USUAL TALENT should be at his peak now and can give this a real shake. His last start second was very encouraging where he travelled back in the field and for the last half of the race was caught three-deep. He showed a lot of promise in the run home where still wide, he kept taking ground off the leader and finished just over a length back in second place. It was a big effort after jumping from gate 13 that day. Drawn much better here in gate six, he won’t be doing as much early work as last start and if he can settle nearer the fence, he should be storming home again. 

RESULT: 2ND





Sha Tin Tips - March 2


Race 8 - THE MERLION HANDICAP (CLASS 3) 1400M
The sparingly-raced BETTER CHOICE could be one at good odds to upset the apple cart here. The five-year-old has had just eight race starts for a win and three minor prizes but his last two runs suggest he right in this. Two starts back he finished second at Happy Valley (beaten a neck), after sitting better than mid-field in the run. Then last start, he was caught out of his ground and sat second last, spotting the leaders 10 lengths at one stage. He looked 100-1 at the 200m mark but rallied well and finished like a train to get up and grab second behind race favourite Tornado Twist, clearly finishing better than any over the final 100 metres. Matthew Poon remains aboard and if the Hard Spun gelding can reproduce that last effort, the extra 200 metres here will have him right there again. 

RESULT : 4TH

Race 10 - THE MERLION HANDICAP (CLASS 3) 1400M
The Frankie Lor-trained RIGHT CHOICE is a lightly-raced four-year-old who has the ability to overcome his wide draw and take this out. Two starts back he proved too good for a class 3 field over 1400m on this track, and then repeated the dose in another class 3 over the same track and trip. His four starts have produced three wins and a second prize and he gives the impression he will be in the top grade very soon. Top hoop Silvestre De Sousa remains aboard for his fourth ride on the gelding and has the experience to negate jumping from the outside gate and have him settled mid-field or better. He looked good in winning his last two starts and he can go on with it here. 

RESULT : WON ($2.50)



Where to bet on Sha Tin racing...


Hong Kong stages some of the biggest racing in the world and several bookmakers offer you the chance to bet on the every race and get Sha Tin betting odds and market as well as Happy Valley tips and predictions.

Most bookmakers offer fixed odds on all Happy Valley and Sha Tin races now throughout the year. Some have markets up quicker than others with LadbrokesBetEasy and Sportsbet among those to lead the field with odds available.

What are the big horse races in Hong Kong?


World famous races like the QE II Cup and Champions Mile take place on the island across the year with the best of action being staged at Sha Tin.

The best of the racing is undoubtedly at the Hong Kong International meeting in December each year, which features four Group 1s in the shape of the Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Mile, Hong Kong Vase and Hong Kong Sprint.

Some of the best racehorses from across the globe head to Hong Kong to take on the locals, with gallopers from Britain, Ireland and France joined by Australian and New Zealand stars to create a real international flavour.

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