Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – 15/10/2023
Hong Kong Tips for Sunday, October 15
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for today’s horse racing at Sha Tin Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7: No.3 BEAUTY ETERNAL ($1.85 with bet365)
John Size saddles-up BEAUTY ETERNAL here who resumes off the season break and ticks all boxes before him that suggest he is the best of the day. Last start, the Starspangledbanner gelding ended his last campaign on a high when he took out the Group 3 Premier Cup (1400m) on this track. Drawn ideally today in gate three, Zac Purton returns from his stint at Randwick yesterday and partner’s the five-year-old here, being the only jockey to sit on his back for all 10 starts to date. Unbeaten first-up and unbeaten at the track and distance, his resume spells trouble for his rivals in this contest.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6: No.6 SNAFFLES ($3.40 with bet365)
The David Hayes-trained SNAFFLES is third-up today and ticks enough boxes to suggest he can take this contest out. Last start, the Churchill gelding was second-up and showed improvement over the mile when he beat all but one home in a Class 3 Hp on this track. Karis Teetan remains in the saddle today as he seeks his first win on the four-year-old. Ideally drawn in gate two, he maps to settle better than mid-field and already a winner when third-up, he will take beating in this event.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 9: No.2 TAI DRAGON ($3.80 with Bet Right)
The Pierre Ng-trained TAI DRAGON is second-up today who also ticks the boxes here and should prove hard to beat in this contest. Last start, the Irish-sired gelding was fresh off the season break when he beat all but one home in a Class 3 Hcp, here over 1400m with Zac Purton in the saddle. He gets the gun-run here from gate one and has Purton sticking with him as well. Already a winner when second-up, he is also a two-time winner at the track and distance and fitter for that first-up run, he will take beating here.