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

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 17 Nov 2019
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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. 

Sha Tin Tips - November 17

His run of ten straight victories came to an end last start but BEAUTY GENERATION will strip fitter for his first two starts this time in and still be the one to beat here. The champion miler couldn’t have been more impressive when resuming from a 22-week break. Carrying 60.5kgs, he ran away with the Group Three Celebration Cup (1400m) here last month, winning by more than a length eased on the line. Then last start, he stepped up to his pet distance of 1600m, but was found wanting over the final 150 metres, with the 60.5kgs being the telling factor in the end. Rise High and Waikuku beat him to the line with a substantial weight advantage over the horse of the year. It’s a whole new ball game here as he drops in weight to carry  58kgs and concedes the other six runners just 2kgs. The winner of 10 races over the track and trip from 15 starts, he draws the fence which should see Purton take up a forward spot without any trouble. The only issue will be if he is pressured up front as he was last start. With the big turnaround in weight however, I don’t think it will matter. Back to his best, the multiple Group One winner takes out this event.

RESULT: 3RD (No Div.)

Second-up and fitter, the classy EXULTANT will take a ton of beating in this. The Tony Cruz-trained gelding enjoyed a superb campaign before being spelled for six months, winning four of his last five starts prior to hitting the paddock. He comfortably beat home Southern Legend in the Group One HK Gold Cup (2000m) back in February before just falling short of winning again when finishing second behind Win Bright in the Group One QE II Cup (2000m). He then bounced back in the Group One Chater Cup (2400m), putting paid to Rise High (who last start was the conqueror of champion Beauty Generation). Resuming from that long spell, Exultant lined up in the Group Three Sa Sa Purse (1800m) where he finished third (less than a length) behind Southern Legend, whilst lumping 60.5kgs first-up. That was a super effort after six months in the paddock. He drops 2.5kgs from that run and from gate three, should just about land the run of the race from there. Zac Purton has saluted seven times from 12 rides with the six-year-old and has the experience to give him the best opportunity here. A two-time winner and yet to miss a top-three finish from five runs at the track and trip, he will strip fitter second-up here and looks the testing material.

RESULT: WON ($1.80)

In a field of many chances, I’m sticking with HOT KING PRAWN to continue his success at the track. The multiple Group-winning grey has an impeccable record at Sha Tin, especially on fresh legs. Last preparation, he won his first three on the trot before finishing unplaced in the Group One HK Sprint (1200m). After a 15-week break, he resumed with a solid win in the Group Three National Day Cup over 1000m. He followed that up with another win, this time in the Group Two Premier Bowl over 1200m, clocking a slick 1:08.2 for the trip. These two wins saw him start a $2.40 favourite for the Group Two JC Sprint (1200m) where he ran another sub-1:09 to hold off a late challenge from Mr Stunning (with Beat The Clock back in third). He’s been out of action for almost a year now but has trialled well, finishing top-three in four trials contested. The ‘magic man’, Joao Moreira rode him in his first three trials but has chosen to ride stablemate Beat The Clock in this. Grant Van Niekerk rode the Denman gelding in his last trial and has won the ride here. This will be by far the biggest moment since moving to Hong Kong for the South African-born rider and from gate six, should find a nice sit with cover early. There are many here with strong winning claims but if this fellow is anywhere as fit as he has been when resuming in the past, he will take some beating.

RESULT: 2ND ($4.00)

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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