Hong Kong Tips – Best Bets at Sha Tin on Sunday, March 29
Hong Kong Tips
Thankfully there is still plenty of racing going on around the world and there is a10-race card at Sha Tin to get stuck into on Sunday morning.
We’ve put together our best bets for the later races on the card and you can watch all the action on Sky Sports Racing or on Unibet’s website. All you have to do is bet £1 on any of the races and you can watch live on Unibet’s website.
GRADE ONE (Sha Tin Race 5, 6f, 8.05am GMT)
Undoubtedly has a difficult draw in stall 13 to overcome but has the assistance of leading jockey Zac Purton to assist in that cause. Has been competing in class 3 races since October 2018, winning once in 13 starts at that level in January last year. Has failed to fire in his last few starts but has dropped in the weights as a result and is now able to compete in this class 4 contest. Is 4kg below his last winning mark and given the chance to resume winning ways.
SAM’S LOVE (Sha Tin Race 6, 7f, 8.40am GMT)
Zac Purton can hopefully continue his good form by also partnering Sam’s Love to victory in race 6. He’s been running particularly well recently, winning over course and distance three starts ago and has held his form well. He’s still 3kgs below his highest career mark in Hong Kong so there is still some wriggle room off this mark and a decent draw in stall 4 gives Purton plenty of riding options.
MIG ENERGY (Sha Tin Race 7, 5f, 9.10am GMT)
Ran pretty well in his first taste of Hong Kong Action when finishing sixth of 12 at Happy Valley 11 days ago. Will obviously need to show his liking for Sha Tin but he was good enough to win a decent sprint handicap in his native Australia and should have the ability to win in this grade. Trained by legend Tony Cruz, who sits third in the leading trainer statistics, Mig Energy can improve on his second Hong Kong start.
TOYCOON (Sha Tin Race 8, 7f, 9.40am GMT)
British racegoers will be familiar with jockey Neil Callan who is plying his trade in Hong Kong. Callan has ridden 15 winners in Hong Kong this year and could be set for another one with Toycoon, who makes just his third start in Hong Kong. After watching the replay of Toycoon’s last run, his fifth-placed finish last time can be upgraded given he missed the break and his jockey Matthew Chadwick dropped the reins when coming with his challenge inside the last furlong. Better can be expected here,
COT CAMPBELL (Sha Tin Race 9, 1m, 10.15am GMT)
Disappointed in two of his last three runs but they came at Happy Valley and all his best performances have come at Sha Tin. Ran extremely well to finish fourth on his last start given he was trapped four wide for much of the route and was hampered turning for home. Has been dropped further in the weights and should be competitive off this mark.
TRANSCENDENT (Sha Tin Race 10, 6f, 10.50am GMT)
This horse was known as Pizzicato when trained in Europe and won on all-weather finals day at Lingfield last year before going on to win at Listed level and finish placed in a Group 3. Produced a strong late finish to come from a long way back to win on his Hong Kong debut and that run suggested plenty of promise given it was his first run for a year. Should go well under Chad Schofield.