Hong Kong Preview June 25 – Sunday Best Bets & Tips
Hong Kong Tips 25/06/2023
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for today’s horse racing at Sha Tin Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6: No.2 GOLDEN EXPRESS ($1.40 with bet365)
The John Size-trained GOLDEN EXPRESS has already started work on a picket fence next to his name and looks a strong chance of adding another picket in this contest. Last start, the Not A Single Doubt gelding brought up the hat-trick when he destroyed his rivals in the Class 2 Centenary Cup (1200m) on this track. After easily taking out the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (the start prior), the four-year-old put almost three lengths on them last start, making it three wins from five starts over the 1200m trip at Sha Tin. Zac Purton has been aboard for all three latest wins and understandably sticks with the galloper here. He will be skinny with the bagmen but looks a stand-out in this event.
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Race 9: No.6 HELIOS EXPRESS ($1.80 with Bet Right)
John Size and Zac Purton team-up here again with HELIOS EXPRESS who looks well placed to make it a winning treble for both of them today. Last start, the former Australian galloper had his first run on Hong Kong soil (after a lengthy 30-week break), when he beat all but one home in a Class 3 , here over 1200m. Drawing the carpark at the gates (in barrier 12), Purton crossed to have him mid-field with cover but still travelled three-wide to the turn. Spotting them eight lengths on straightening, he arrived one bound short of victory, beaten a whisker on the line. Fitter for that run, he gets the gun-run here from gate one and looks the one to beat here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7: No.5 TUCHEL ($2.05 with Bet Right)
John Size saddles-up TUCHEL here who is a model of consistency boasting 11 podium finishes from his 14 career starts to date and lines-up here looking the goods for another top-three finish today. Last start, the Redwood gelding came off a Class 2 win here over the mile when he finished third in similar company over the longer 1800m trip. With Zac Purton aboard, the 61kgs slowed him down that day, beaten two lengths on the line. Today he faces his first black-type event but looks ready for it with Purton retaining the ride. He will appreciate the 5.5kg drop in weight today and ideally drawn in gate four, he looks a serious player in this contest.