Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – 15/11/2023
Hong Kong Tips for Wednesday, November 15
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for tonight’s horse racing at Happy Valley Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 8: No.3 CAPITAL DELIGHT ($3.80 with Bet Right)
The Caspar Fownes-trained CAPITAL DELIGHT is third-up tonight and drawn better here, looks a great chance to bounce back and record his second win in three starts. Last start, the Capitalist gelding blew the start and settled last, a dozen lengths off the pace. Despite having no (real) chance of winning, Hugh Bowman kept him close to the inside and in the run home, he managed to pass eight of his rivals and take home fourth prize, beaten less than three lengths on the night. He is already a winner at the track and trip (taking out Country Club Challenge Cup, two starts back) and tonight, comes up with gate two and has Vince Ho back (who rode him to that win in the Challenge Cup). An even start tonight should see him settle better than mid-field and another clear run to the line just might see him pick up career win number five here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 2: No.4 HUMBLE STAR ($2.80 with bet365)
Pierre Ng saddles-up HUMBLE STAR here who is in great touch this time in and will be looking for his first win this preparation tonight. Last start, the Star Witness gelding made it a hat-trick of minor placings when he beat all but one home in a Class 3, here over the 1000m sprint. Fitter for three runs back now, Zac Purton is sticking with him for this assignment where he drops in weight and is already a winner at the track. The former Australian galloper just needs a touch of luck tonight and with a clear run to the line, is capable of taking this contest out.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5: No.8 CHAMPION INSTINCT ($7 with Ladbrokes)
The David Hall-trained CHAMPION INSTINCT is now four starts into this campaign and while still a maiden, looks a solid chance here to being up that elusive first win tonight. Last start, the son of Holler was fourth-up when he finished a respectable third in a Class 4 over 1400m at Sha Tin. Hall has decided to venture out of his comfort zone tonight, sending the four-year-old around the Happy Valley track for the first time with all nine career starts to date failing to produce a win on the Sha Tin circuit. Alex Badel has his fifth ride on the galloper and is also looking for his first victory with him. Drawn nicely in gate five, he maps to settle better than mid-field with cover and a trouble-free run here amongst new surroundings just might see a change of luck tonight.