Hong Kong Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday March 29
Hong Kong Tips 29/03/2023 (All-Weather Track)
Our form expert provides Hong Kong tips for tonight’s horse racing at Sha Tin Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6: No.3 ROYAL BOMB ($5 with bet365)
Caspar Fownes saddles-up ROYAL BOMB here who boasts a solid record on the all-weather track and in great form of late, poses a real threat to this field tonight. Last start, the Zebedee gelding came off a big win here in Class 3 company over the mile and was shooting for back-to-back wins when he found one better and had to settle for second-prize against similar company. Both those starts were on the dirt track and saw Australian rider Jamie Kah in the saddle. The Australian contingent continues tonight as Hugh Bowman takes the reins and on current form, he looks the one to beat here.
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Race 5: No.13 ASIAN ONE ($10 with bet365)
The Jamie Richards-trained ASIAN ONE is up in grade tonight but has found his mojo of late and looks a genuine threat to this field. Last start, the Ocean Park gelding had a third-straight crack at Class 5 company over the 1400m and for the third-straight time, scored a podium finish when he beat all but one home, carrying 61kgs that day. He ran his last 600m, 2.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here and he ran the fastest final 800m and 600m sectionals as well. He is up in class here but drops 8.5kgs for the contest which is substantial. Drawn nicely in gate six, Matty Chadwick is aboard for his ride and with the up-front speed on here, he could claim them late with that weight.
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Race 8: No.2 NERVOUS WITNESS ($8.50 with bet365)
Fitter for three runs back, the David Hayes-trained NERVOUS WITNESS has to do it the hard way again tonight, but has the runs on the board and fitness to get away with this one. Last start, the Star Witness gelding drew the outside gate and after working hard early, stuck in the three-horse dog-fight and took home the bronze medal that day. Zac Purton pushed him forward and eventually found the front and there he stayed until he was joined and out-gunned late, beaten less than a length on the line. He ran the 1200m out, 10.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 2 lengths. Tonight, he sees the all-weather track for the first time so we take him on trust here. With the firmer surface, he just might manage to steal this race.