Happy Valley Tips May 18

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Happy Valley Tips Wednesday May 18

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

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

See below for the horses to follow from the upcoming race meetings at Happy Valley.


The Manfred Man-trained E LEGEND (best odds currently $5 with bet365) has found his mojo of late and looks a real threat in this contest tonight. Last start, the Dissident gelding finally shook the Maiden monkey off his back and after six starts, broke through, here in a Class 4 over the mile. He ran the trip, 5.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best and more than 3 lengths faster than this field. Jerry Chau steered him to that victory and has the reins again here. Meeting similar company tonight, he looks poised for back-to-back wins.


The Frankie Lor-trained SMART IDEA (best odds currently $5 with bet365) is a track specialist and looks set to make it a hat-trick tonight. Last start, the Swiss Ace gelding made it back-to-back victories when he finished too strong for them in a Class 3, here over 1200m. He ran his last 600m, 6.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He meets similar company here, on the same track, over the same trip where he boasts four wins and two minor placings from his eight starts over the track and distance and has Harry Bentley sticking with him tonight. With a similar tempo tonight, he should prove hard to hold out.


Tony Cruz saddles-up CAMPIONE here (best odds currently $4.20 with Unibet) who has clocked-up five wins from his six career starts to date and perfectly drawn here, looks the testing material in this contest. Last start, the Brazen Beau gelding too good care of a Class 3 field over the 1200m at Sha Tin. With Matthew Poon aboard, he jumped from the outside gate (12) and still had too much for them, crossing the line 1.5 lengths ahead of them. He steps up in class here but is dropping 3.5kgs for the assignment. Drawn much better tonight in gate five, Poon has the reins again and at the current odds on offer, he looks great value in this line-up.


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Where to bet on Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley as well as at Sha Tin.

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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