Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – 13/09/2023
Hong Kong Tips for Wednesday, September 13
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for tonight’s horse racing at Happy Valley Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4: No.4 JOY COMING ($4.80 with Palmerbet)
The Francis Lui-trained JOY COMING was in great touch before the season break and looks well placed here to pick up where he left off tonight. Last start, the Sooboog gelding went one better than two starts back when he registered his first win at the track, beating home a Class 4 field over 1200m. Keith Yeung is the pilot tonight where the galloper draws even better than last start, leaving the machine from gate three where he maps to settle just behind the speed. With a trouble-free run here, he can repeat the dose and go back-to-back tonight.
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Race 5: No.2 HAMERON ($3.40 with Unibet)
Another from the Francis Lui stable is HAMERON who is a track specialist and resuming tonight, will take beating in this contest. Last start, the Irish-sired gelding chalked-up win number four here when he beating home a Class 3 field over the longer 1800m trip. Ridden the perfect race by Luke Ferraris, he box seated the leaders to the turn, then bullocked his way between runners and took over, hanging on to take home the major prize that night. He has won twice in three first-up appearances so the season break shouldn’t bother him tonight. Drawn nicely in gate four, Ferraris sticks with him for this assignment and already a track and distance winner, he looks the one to beat again.
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Race 7: No.8 HUMBLE STAR ($17 with Palmerbet)
Former Australian galloper, HUMBLE STAR ticks some noteworthy boxes here and at big odds, can surprise tonight. Last start, the Star Witness gelding resumed off a 10-week break and at his only start for that preparation, finished mid-field in a Class 3 Hcp, here over 1000m. He now returns after the season break where all four of his career wins have come from racing on this track. Karis Teetan sticks with him for this contest where the five-year-old’s resume shows he is a two-time winner at the track and distance and from five first-up appearances, he has been successful on three occasions. He looks a little over the odds here and is well worth an each-way ticket tonight.