Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday November 2
Hong Kong Tips 02/11/2022
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.4 COMET SPLENDIDO ($2.40 with bet365)
The Danny Shum-trained COMET SPLENDIDO is flying high this time in and has the runs on the board to warrant plenty of respect in this contest. Last start, the War Command gelding went one better when he finished best to take out a Class 3 Hcp, here over the 1650m trip. He posted the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals while running the last 600m, 6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. Zac Purton steered him to that victory and remains aboard for tonight’s assignment. Nicely drawn in gate six, he maps to settle mid-field with cover and will take beating from there.
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Race 7: No.5 HEROIC MASTER ($3.20 with bet365)
The Frankie Lor-trained HEROIC MASTER is second-up tonight and looks poised to go one better in this contest. Last start, the former Australian galloper made his Hong Kong debut and was impressive when finishing third in a Class 3 Hcp, here over the 1000m sprint. Beaten less than a length on the line, he ran a personal best that night, covering the trip, 6.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Lor has secured Zac Purton for the ride tonight and already a winner when second-up, he will strip fitter here and looks right in the mix.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 8: No.2 ADIOS ($3.30 with Unibet)
Frankie Lor saddles-up ADIOS here who is back to his best and third-up tonight looks the testing material. Last start, the Snitzel gelding made his second visit to Happy Valley a winning one when he took care of a Class 3 Hcp, winning the 1200m event by more than a length. He posted the fastest final 200m sectional that night and ran a personal best, running the trip out, 5.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, also the best in this field. Matthew Poon steered him home for that victory and has the reins again tonight. Ideally drawn in gate two, all boxes are ticked for the four-year-old tonight and despite carrying 3kgs more here, he still looks the one to beat.