Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – 05/11/2023
Hong Kong Tips for Sunday, November 5
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for today’s horse racing at Sha Tin Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4: No.10 AESTHETICISM ($2.90 with bet365)
The Pierre Ng-trained AESTHETICISM is three starts into this campaign and now looks set to win. Last start, the Australian-bred galloper made it consecutive podium finishes when he finished third in a Class 4 Hcp, here over 1600m. That was just his sixth race start and today, things could be a little different as Zac Purton takes the reins for the first time and the four-year-old comes up with barrier four today. He maps to settle near mid-field with cover and with a trouble-free run here, he looks poised to shake off that maiden status and record his first win today.
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Race 7: No.3 SENOR TOBA ($21 with Bet Right)
The Caspar Fownes-trained SENOR TOBA is second-up today and ticks enough boxes here to warrant plenty of consideration at odds in this contest. Last start, the Toronado gelding resumed off a 16-week break and wasn’t disgraced when finishing mid-field in the Group 2 Sha Tin Trophy behind California Spangle. Keith Yeung had his debut ride on the galloper that day who was beaten just 2.5 lengths on the line. Ideally drawn in gate two today, the six-year-old is already a two-time winner when second-up and a three-time winner at the track. He is well ‘overs’ here and an each-way ticket looks the go in this contest.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5: No.3 ERIMO ($23 with Bet Right)
John Size saddles-up ERIMO here who is second-up today and could give this contest a real shake at double-figure odds. Last start, the Street Boss gelding resumed from the season-ending break and on fresh legs, finished a creditable fourth (of 13) in a Class 2 Hcp, here over 1650m. Brenton Avdulla will pilot the six-year-old for the first time who is already a winner when second-up and has recorded all five career wins on the Sha Tin track. With a trouble-free run here, he is capable of figuring here today and is well worth an each-way ticket in this contest.