Sunday Sha Tin tips – Best bets for Hong Kong’s Sunday racecard

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Get Our Sunday Sha Tin tips where we assess the day’s ten-race card and give our best bets for the Hong Kong action!

Sunday’s horse racing action might centre on Newmarket and the latest renewal of the fillies’ Classic, the 1000 Guineas; but there’s a solid warm-up card in the morning for punters to get their betting eyes in with a ten-race fixture going to post in Hong Kong at Sha Tin.

Our international horse racing experts have looked over the racecard at the premier Hong Kong track on Sunday morning where they give their best bets across the fixture. Catch the action live on Sky Sports Racing or via live streaming!


5:45 Sha Tin – Wu King Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf) (3yo+) 6f

EXPONENTS has hit the crossbar the last twice, finding only one too good over course and distance two starts ago and latterly finishing less than one length behind Victorious Leader when finishing third at Happy Valley.

The Foxwedge gelding was perhaps just given too much to do on the back of the steady pace in that latest run; but he has won over this trip in the past – albeit on dirt – while he has also scored over further than this so may ideally want this field to go at a decent clip.

Assuming there’s a stronger pace this time around then he ought to get a decent tow into the contest and he’ll be finishing to good effect so looks worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet if the race is run to suit him.

6:45 Sha Tin – Po Tin Handicap (Div II) (Class 4) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf) (3yo+) 6f

SUPER EIGHTEEN hinted at a revival of fortunes when run down late over course and distance last month and the Casamento gelding might be able to go one place better here.

Anthony Millard’s six-year old has been winless for more than two years; but his last success came over course and distance from a higher mark than this current rating although his form has been patchy since registering that win.

However that latest effort suggested it might not be too much longer before he finds himself back in the winners’ enclosure and this doesn’t look as strong a contest as the one he took in last time where a repeat of that performance could be good enough to see him get back to winning ways.

7:15 Sha Tin – Yau Oi Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf) (3yo+) 1m1f

CURLING LUXURY won twice over course and distance last October and the O’Reilly gelding has emerged from a spell in the doldrums to post successive runner-up efforts back over this trip at Happy Valley and here latterly last month.

Me Tsui’s was beaten less than one length on his last outing over this course and distance behind Hidden Spirit, run down late in the day by the winner. But on recent evidence it shouldn’t be too much longer before he finds himself back in the winners’ circle and although he’s 2lbs higher in the ratings for this latest run he has the services of the excellent Jerry Chau whose 10lbs claim could prove significant.

Likely to stride on early from his number three berth, he should make a bold bid from the front and every chance he can go close here.

9:10 Sha Tin – Fu Tai Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+) (Course C) (Turf) (3yo+) 5f

WAR OF COURAGE has been on good terms with himself and is yet to finish out of the first three in seven starts which includes registering a pair of wins over this course and distance.

The last of those successes came in March when Manfred Man’s charge beat Valiant Dream by a short-head, and he’s since gone close in both subsequent starts including over an extra furlong. His latest outing saw him beaten only a neck behind Good View Clarico last month where he was only caught late having tried to make all.

He’s only 3lbs higher here but he has top jockey Joao Moreira in the saddle for this assignment and another big run looks in the offing for the son of Declaration Of War who could have further improvement to come.