We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Happy Valley which features nine quality betting races.
Midweek racing returns to Happy Valley and we have our best value bets for the evening card.
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Happy Valley horse racing tips
Race 1. (21:45) Hong Kong Park C3 Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Stoltz – Bet @ Sportsbet
Stoltz broke the course record when scoring by two lengths last start, so it would be foolish not to put him on top.
The four-year-old ran 55:85 for the 1000m journey, which is sizzling. That could be competitive anywhere in the world, so the former Australian has class on his side.
We’re putting the four-time winner on top.
Race 2. (22:15) Shan Kwong Road Park C5 (2200m)
#5 – Jolly Forever – Bet @ Sportsbet
Jolly Forever scored a breakthrough win at Happy Valley after 16 winless starts.
The five-year-old son of Declaration of War scored by just under a length and he had solid betting support, which is a good sign.
Karis Teetan rides and his form measures up.
Race 3. (22:45) Kowloon Tsai Park C5 Handicap (1650m)
#7 – Dragon Pride – Bet @ Sportsbet
Form is with Dragon Pride, who has turned his form around in a big way this season.
The five-year-old son of Sebring won his first race at Sha Tin two back before following it up with a placing at Sha Tin.
The first nine starts of his career were dreadful, so something has changed.
Race 4. (23:15) Morse Park C4 Handicap (1800m)
#3 – Red Impact – Bet @ Sportsbet
Red Impact comes off four consecutive placings, and despite being a one-win gelding, he has upside.
The David Hayes-trained son of Real Impact was only a short margin behind the winner three starts back, which is an excellent form guide.
It’s another good ride for Zac Purton, who could have a big night.
Race 5. (23:45) Penfold Park C4 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Captain Long – Bet @ Sportsbet
Captain Long has experience at Happy Valley when running fifth on debut. He followed it up with a placing at Sha Tin, which is excellent form.
The four-year-old son of Rubick was only 1.5 lengths behind August Moon as a $3.75 chance, so expect short odds on Wednesday.
The top weight has the experience edge but Captain Long has plenty of upside.
Race 6. (00:15) Kowloon Park C3 Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Party Warrior – Bet @ Sportsbet
Party Warrior owns one win and four placings from eight starts, so the early signs are good.
The four-year-old son of Contributer was a short margin behind the winner at Happy Valley last month, so a repeat of that is good enough.
Getting the inside draw is ideal and Purton could continue his big night.
Race 7. (00:45) Penfold Park C4 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Spicy Grill – Bet @ Sportsbet
Spicy Grill has rediscovered his best form after posting two wins and two placings this preparation.
The five-year-old son of Pierro scored by two lengths in September and returned a winner at Happy Valley two starts back.
Getting the inside draw is ideal and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 8. (01:15) Penfold Park C4 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Happily Friends – Bet @ Sportsbet
Happily Friends is only a one-race winner from 24 starts, but he has been threatening to win another race.
The six-year-old comes off three consecutive placings at Happy Valley and he has been only a half-length behind the winner.
Getting a good barrier draw could see him turn consistent form into winning form.
Race 9. (01:50) Victoria Park C3 Handicap (1650m)
#6 – Invincible Missile – Bet @ Sportsbet
Invincible Missile is an experience runner with 42 starts for four wins and 12 placings.
The Caspar Fownes-trained gelding scored a win at Happy Valley two back before placing behind Leap of Faith, which is good form.
Barrier 10 is our only worry but punters get value odds.
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