Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday September 28
Hong Kong Tips 28/09/2022
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for today’s horse racing at Happy Valley Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 8: No.7 COMET SPLENDIDO ($3.40 with bet365)
Danny Shum saddles-up a couple here with COMET SPLENDIDO lining up as the best winning chance tonight. Last start, the War Command gelding resumed from the season break with an eye-catching third in a Class 3 Hcp, here over the 1650m trip. Beaten just half a length on the line, he was held up at a vital point and only got clear in the last 150m, while the rest has a full head of steam by that time. Meeting similar company here and ideally drawn in gate four, Harry Bentley sticks with him and all he needs is a little more luck in the run home and he can get the job done tonight.
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Race 7: No.9 WINNING ICEY ($5 with bet365)
The Caspar Fownes-trained WINNING ICEY is doing exactly that of late and looks well placed here to bring up the hat-trick tonight. Last start, the Hinchinbrook gelding picked-up where he left off last preparation when he claimed victory in a Class 3 Hcp, he over 1200m. He was fresh off a 12-week break that night and with Luke Ferraris aboard, carried the 60.5kgs well to snare his second-straight win on this track. He steps-up to Class 3 company tonight with Ferraris sticking with him. Ideally drawn again in gate three, he will no doubt push forward again and settle just behind the pace. He does face a class rise but accordingly, is dropping in weight and should find the 7kg relief to his liking. He can give this contest a real shake tonight.
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Race 3: No.10 AMAZING BOY ($5 with bet365)
The Michael Chang-trained AMAZING BOY made a successful return from the season break and looks poised for back-to-back victories tonight. Last start, the Holy Roman Emperor gelding resumed and started the new season with an impressive win, here in a Class 4 over the 1650m trip. In putting 1.5 lengths on them over the line, he ran the trip, 1.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the second-best effort here behind Painter (who resumes tonight after a four-month lay-off and is yet to see the podium in three previous first-up runs). Luke Currie has the reins for the first time tonight and will get the gun-run from gate one. Already boasting five top-three finishes from nine starts at the track and distance, he looks a good showing here.