Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday October 26
Sha Tin Tips 26/10/2022
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for tonight’s horse racing at Sha Tin Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 8: No.2 SUPER WIN DRAGON ($3.20 with Neds)
The Chris So-trained SUPER WIN DRAGON hasn’t missed a top-two finish in his past four starts and second-up tonight, looks the one beat in this contest. Last start, the Better Than Ready gelding was fresh off the season break and showing no signs of fatigue, put 2.5 lengths on his opposition, here in a Class 3 Hcp over 1200m on the all-weather track. He ran that trip out, an impressive 11 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 5 lengths. He also clocked the 1200m in a sizzling 1:07.9, and unsurprisingly posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Vince Ho sticks with him tonight after steering him to two previous victories. He is carrying 4kgs more here but gets the gun-run from gate one and still looks the best of the night.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 7: No.6 YES WE CAN ($2.50 with bet365)
Zac Purton sticks with YES WE CAN here as he is in search of his third win on the galloper. Last start, the I Am Invincible gelding went one better than his first-up effort when he destroyed his opposition in a Class 4 Hcp, here over the mile trip. Spotting the leaders four lengths on the turn, he past them in an instant and went on to put four lengths on them over the line. He ran the trip, 2.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best and the best in this field as well. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Meeting similar company here, and remaining on the all-weather track, he carries just 2kgs more tonight and looks set for a repeat of his last-start effort.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4: No.3 BERLIN TANGO ($4.80 with bet365)
The Tony Cruz-trained BERLIN TANGO is third-up tonight and looking good for back-to-back victories here. Last start, the Dansili gelding bounced back to the winner’s circle when he took out a Class 2 Hcp over 1650m at Happy Valley. Second-up that night, he ran the mile journey out, 7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. His record on the all-weather track is a win and a close-up second from two starts on the surface and he is also a three-time winner over the mile trip. The claim here sees him carry 4.5kgs less than his last start win and from a favourable draw in gate five, he is in this contest up to his eye teeth.