Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – 01/11/2023
Hong Kong Tips for Wednesday, November 1
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for tonight’s horse racing at Happy Valley Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6: No.3 RIGHTEOUS ARION ($3 with Ladbrokes)
Tony Cruz saddles-up RIGHTEOUS ARION here who was a beaten favourite last start but can make amends tonight. Second-up since April, he lined-up in Class 4 company with Zac Purton on board in a race where nothing went right for him. The Rich Enuff gelding carried 61kgs that night and simply couldn’t find cover as he was trapped three-wide to the turn, while overracing as well. He ran home strongly just the same and considering the circumstances, did well to finish fifth, beaten a tick over two lengths on the line. A change of rider tonight and after Angus Chung’s claim, the four-year-old carries 3.5kgs less than last start. He has found the podium six times from his eleven starts at this track and rock-hard fit from two starts back, he can turn it around in this contest.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 9: No.3 SUGAR SUGAR ($4 with Neds)
He has cost us dearly from his first two starts this campaign but tonight we can cash-in on the Caspar Fownes-trained SUGAR SUGAR. After being beaten a whisker in his first-up run, he found another way to end up with second prize last start as well when he beat all but one home in a Class 3 Hcp, here over 1200m. Trapped three-deep without cover to the turn, Hugh Bowman pushed him forward to take over passing the 300m mark but was out-gunned by Lighting Bolt (who enjoyed the run of the race) and nosed him out of first prize that night. Alfred Chan takes the pilot’s seat tonight and after his claim, the galloper carries a little less weight here. Already a winner when third-up and a three-time winner at the track and distance, he is in this contest up to his eye teeth.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 3: No.4 HEROIC MASTER ($5 with bet365)
The Frankie Lor-trained HEROIC MASTER is third-up tonight should be ready to produce his best here. Last start, the Not A Single Doubt gelding remained unbeaten when second-up by taking out a Class 3 Hcp, here over the 1000m sprint. Karis Teetan had his first ride on the five-year=old that night and remains in the saddle for tonight’s assignment. He’s had just the one third-up run previously and placed third in that event. He has an extra 4kgs to carry here but in great touch this time in and fitter for two runs back, he can figure here.