Hong Kong Preview April 26 – Wednesday Best Bets & Tips
Hong Kong Tips 26/04/2023
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for tonight’s horse racing at Happy Valley Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7: No.6 SON PAK FU ($2.05 with Bet Right)
The Benno Yung-trained SON PAK FU is in career-best form and looks on target for his fourth-straight win tonight. Last start, the Fighting Sun gelding brought up the hat-trick in style taking out a Class 3 Hcp, here over 1200m. Jerry Chau has steered him to all three career victories to date and has the job again in this contest. The four-year-old steps-up in class tonight but drops 5.5kgs from that last-start win. Ideally drawn in gate four, he maps to settle in the first half-dozen and in his current form, he can give this a real shake tonight.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 9: No.7 HOWDEEPISYOURLOVE ($2.20 with bet365)
The John Size-trained HOWDEEPISYOURLOVE has strung together six-straight podium finishes and looks set to keep that trend going here tonight. Last start, the Deep Field gelding was shooting for the hat-trick but came up half a length short when finishing second in a Class 2 Hcp over 1200m at Sha Tin. Never on the track, he travelled four-wide most of the way and did a mighty job to finish withing a half a length of victory that day. His record at the Valley is outstanding, boasting seven starts at the track and distance for three wins and as many minor placings, missing the podium just once. Karis Teetan sticks with him here after his five rides on the three-year-old all ended in top-three finishes. Nicely drawn in gate five here, he maps to settle mid-field only this time should manage to secure some cover in the run. With a clear run to the line, he looks a genuine threat to victory tonight.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 8: No.7 SEASONS WIT ($4.20 with bet365)
Jamie Richards saddles-up SEASONS WIT here who is third-up and looks right in the mix tonight. Last start, the Capitalist gelding had his second start on Hong Kong soil when he made his Sha Tin debut. In Class 3 company with Zac Purton aboard, he wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth (of 14) in the 1000m sprint. In the past eight weeks, he has trialled at Sha Tin and won that 1050m hit out by two lengths. Tonight, he returns to the Valley and has Purton sticking with him. Already a winner when third-up, if he can overcome the wide gate (10), he can prove to be very competitive in this line-up.