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Hong Kong Tips for Wednesday, October 25

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



Race 8:  No.5  GALAXY PATCH  ($3.50 with bet365)

Former Australian galloper, GALAXY PATCH, is unbeaten in two starts and second-up tonight, looks set to remain that way. Last start, the Wandjina gelding raced on Hong Kong soil for the first time and made every post a winner as he proved too good for them in a Class 3 Hcp over 1200m, here on the turf track that day. That was his first start since leaving the Australian shores back in January. Karis Teetan was the pilot that day and has the job again in this contest. Ideally drawn in gate three, race tactics will play a major role here as Teetan looks to have him in a preferred spot on settling. If he handles the all-weather track, he should prove hard to beat tonight.



Race 4:  No.8  RED DESERT  ($3 with bet365)

The John Size-trained RED DESERT is second-up tonight and ticks all the boxes that suggest he can take this one out. Last start, the European-bred galloper was fresh off the season break when he came within a whisker of victory, taking home second prize in a Class 4, here on the all-weather track over 1200m. He races under similar conditions tonight (with all races being conducted on the dirt), as Brenton Avdulla backs-up for this assignment. Nicely drawn in gate four for this, he maps to settle better than mid-field with cover. Already a winner when second-up and a four-time winner at the track and distance, a trouble-free run should see him fight this one out tonight.



Race 6:  No.2  FIERY DIAMOND  ($13 with Bet Right)

Benno Yung saddles-up FIERY DIAMOND here who is an all-weather track specialist and second-up tonight, looks in this contest even at double-figure odds. Last start, the American-bred gelding resumed off the season break and wasn’t disgraced when finishing third in a Class 3 Hcp, here over 1200m. His good early gate speed should see him overcome the wide gate (10) as he maps to settle in the first half-dozen. Jerry Chau is back for his sixth ride on the galloper and will be keen to bring up his first win with the six-year-old. His resume shows he has a hat-trick of wins on Sha Tin’s dirt track which puts him in good stead for this assignment. He comes off a big trial win here two weeks ago and with a clear run to the line, he can give us a bold sight at great odds tonight.