Sha Tin Tips February 19
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Sha Tin is one of two racecourses staging feature horse racing in Hong Kong with the other being Happy Valley racecourse.
Sha Tin Tips – February 19
Race 7 – LAM TIN HANDICAP (CLASS 3) 1800M
The Caspar Fownes-trained ENFOLDING has finished just behind the placegetters at his past three starts but has the ability to turn that around here. Four starts back, he was coming off a good win here in Class 4 company with Zac Purton in the saddle and stepped up to Class 3 grade for the first time. With Silvestre De Sousa aboard for the first time, he finished strongly to grab victory on the line from Holy Heart over the 1650m journey. Last start, he jumped slowly and was tailed off early. Still well back on the turn, De Sousa weaved his way through traffic and finally got clear. He hit the line strongly in the last 100 metres to finish within a length of the winner. Two changes here appear to enhance his chances for victory. Firstly, Zac Purton returns to the saddle and secondly, he steps up to 1800m which should be ideal considering the way he closed off last start. The only concern is the wide gate (after drawing gate 11 at his past three starts and missing the money each time). Should he overcome the gate, he will be hard to hold out in the run home.
Race 8 – CHA KWO LING HANDICAP (CLASS 2) 1200M
Finishing top-three in his first nine starts, MR CROISSANT could easily be known as ‘Mr consistent’ with a career start like that. But his past three starts have seen him finish out of the placings, but still not far away. Two starts back, he was well-placed in running and ran home well, just finding the 1400m a little testing. Last start, trainer Chris So brought him back to the 1200m trip, unfortunately his first trip to Happy Valley wasn’t that happy, finishing fifth behind Amazing Star, beaten three lengths. Plenty going for him here however, as he steps out onto the Sha Tin track where all four of his victories have been won. He also has a new rider with Matthew Poon jumping aboard for the first time. This could prove to be a good omen as all four of Mr Croissant’s victories had a different rider aboard each time. He has also drawn the fence which can only enhance his chances. Ten starts at Sha Tin for nine top-three finishes speaks for itself here and throw in the fact he carries 3.5kgs less here, he should give this a real fright.
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 Ladbrokes, BetEasy 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.