Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday September 14


Hong Kong Tips 14/09/2022

Our form expert provides Happy Valley tips for today’s horse racing at Happy Valley Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 6:  No.2  BIG TWO  ($3.40 with Ladbrokes)

The Doug Whyte-trained BIG TWO was in outstanding form prior to the season break and looks well placed here to continue with the good work. Last start, the Irish-bred galloper ended his preparation with a resounding win in a Class 4 Hcp, here over tonight’s distance. Putting 1.5 lengths on them over the line, he ran the trip out, 1.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. Lyle Hewitson sticks with him here after finishing top-two with him in all three previous rides. His resume shows a win and four minor placings from his six starts at the track and distance and after having the benefit of a recent trial, he looks a genuine winning chance tonight.



Race 8:  No.5  BEAUTY GLORY  ($4 with Neds)

The Tony Cruz-trained BEAUTY GLORY is still a Hong Kong (maiden) but gets the chance here to change all that tonight. Last start, the Toronado gelding ended the season beating all but one home in a Class 3 Hcp, here over 1200m. In the field of 12, she drew the outside gate and did a mighty job to be beaten just over a length on the line. She ran that trip out, 6.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than three lengths. The winner of that race was Ping Hai Galaxy (who he meets 2.5kgs better here and enjoys a better draw). Zac Purton kicked off the new season with a winning hat-trick at Sha Tin on Sunday and has the reins here. He took some ground off Ping Hai Galaxy last time but meets him better here tonight.



Race 3:  No.1  ELON  ($12 with bet365)

The John Size-trained ELON carries top weight here but still looks a genuine chance in this company tonight. Last start, the British-bred galloper couldn’t go the early pace and settled back in the field. Spotting them too much start, he never threatened in the run home but still hit the line well. He ran his final 600m, 3.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 5 lengths. Already a winner at the track, and a winner on fresh legs, The five-year-old in the mix here and each-way odds are (currently) on offer.