Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – 14/04/2024

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Hong Kong Tips for Sunday, April 14

Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for today’s horse racing at Sha Tin Racecourse and gives his best bets.




John Size saddles-up RAGING BLIZZARD here who is in top-shelf form and looks set to bring up the hat-trick today. Last start, the Per Incanto gelding won his second-straight at Happy Valley when he clobbered a Class 3 field over the 1200m trip. Perfectly ridden by Purton that night, he jumped from gate three and settled quickly, one out, one back, enjoying the run of the race. Crossing heels on the turn, Purton soon had him taking over then hands and heels he raced away to win by 1.5 lengths, eased over the final 50m. He steps-up in class today but drops 5kgs in the process. Already a two-time winner at the track and distance, he looks set to handle the class-rise and will take beating again.



Race 9:  No.3  TOP SCORER

Another from the John Size stable is TOP SCORER who resumes off a 10-week break and looks well placed on fresh legs to bring up another podium finish today. Last start, the Shooting To Win gelding made it three-straight top-three finishes when he finished third, here in a Class 4 Hcp over 1400m. Zac Purton stuck with him that day and after drawing gate 12 (of 14), Purton was forced to settle him last, a dozen lengths off the pace. He straightened, the widest of all and could still seem them all as Purton asked him for an effort. He powered home to grab that minor placing, finishing just three lengths from the winner. Drawn way better in gate six here , Purton sticks with him and settling closer to the speed he should have less work to do and looks a serious contender on fresh legs today.




We’re shooting for a John Size/Zac Purton treble today as we run STELLA EXPRESS who is third-up today and looks ready to record his first win on the Sha Tin track. Last start, the Zoustar gelding wasn’t far away when finishing third in a Class 3 Hcp, here over the 1000m sprint. Settling mid-field down the straight course, he was doing his best work late where he finished less than two lengths behind Baby Crystal (the winner). The pair of them clash again in this contest where the four-year-old meets ‘the Crystal’ 2.5kgs better at the weights today and will strip even fitter after two runs back. Zac Purton steers the ship again and looks on target to reverse that last start result here.