We have expert betting tips for the 2020 Hong Kong Mile this Sunday at Sha Tin.
Won by some of the world’s best middle-distance horses, the Hong Kong Mile is a must-watch race for horse racing fans.
We have a runner-by-runner guide for the Hong Kong Mile, which includes Golden Sixty and Beauty Generation.
Hong Kong Mile 2020 final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for Hong Kong Mile 2020
Golden Sixty @ $1.80 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Beauty Generation @ $10 Bet @ Sportsbet
Waikuku @ $14 Bet @ Sportsbet
Hong Kong Mile Trifecta Tips
Punters should have four runners on their ticket for the Hong Kong Mile trifecta. The favourite dominates betting, but value is present throughout the market.
- Golden Sixty
- Beauty Generation
- Admire Mars
Hong Kong Mile Classic First-Four Tips
We have included five runners in our first-four selections for the Hong Kong Mile. The pools in Hong Kong are huge, so punters can get a slice of a big dividend.
- Golden Sixty
- Beauty Generation
- Admire Mars
- Mighty Giant
Hong Kong Mile Form Guide & Tips
1. Beauty Generation (Best Each Way – $10) Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters shouldn’t rule out Beauty Generation and the champion miler is paying generous odds with bookmakers.
The 20-time winner didn’t fire behind Golden Sixty last start, but he finished second the start prior and improvement would take him close.
Dropping in weight is a huge positive and $10 is excellent each-way shopping.
2. Golden Sixty (Best Bet – $1.80) Bet @ Sportsbet
The class runner of this field having won 13 of his 14 starts. He is a star runner that scored by 1.5 lengths against a similar field last start.
The son of Medaglia D’oro is riding a long winning streak and despite this being his biggest test to date, he will likely come through it with winning colours.
$1.80 is on the shorter side of value, but we wouldn’t be looking past him.
3. Admire Mars ($5.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
Slightly shorter in the market than we expected but the Japanese runner brings in solid form to the Hong Kong Mile.
The four-year-old finished third in The Mile Championship at Hanshin last start and the form out of that race looks strong.
He is the defending champion of this race and having the ability to travel is an asset, so include him in first-four calculations.
4. Ka Ying Star ($14) Bet @ Sportsbet
There is nothing wrong with the form from Ka Ying Star, which has finished second behind Golden Sixty at his last two.
The Tony Cruz-trained gelding owns numerous placings behind the best horses in Hong Kong and although he hasn’t beaten them, he is worth an each-way bet.
5. Southern Legend ($21) Bet @ Sportsbet
In solid form this campaign but he has yet to win and that’s unlikely to change. He ran third last start and that was a solid effort, but we don’t think he has two lengths improvement in him.
We wouldn’t rule him out of first-four calculations, but he shouldn’t be winning.
6. Waikuku (Best Roughie – $14) Bet @ Sportsbet
Waikuku is every chance of causing an upset despite having only two runs last preparation.
The John Size-trained runner defeated Beauty Generation last season and he finished second behind Admire Mars in this race last year.
He hasn’t quite come back as strong but with Joao Moreira riding, the $14 is value.
7. Romanised ($19) Bet @ Sportsbet
We expected Romanised to be around $26 in the betting, so we don’t see value in his price. The French runner ran third in a lowly event last start and that form doesn’t bode well.
He is a Group 1 winner in France but we would need longer odds to entertain his chances.
8. Simply Brilliant ($81) Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Frankel is no longer living up to his name and most of his recent form has come in much weaker company.
He finished last behind Golden Sixty last start and he will be closer to the tail of the field than the front.
9. Mighty Giant ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet
A winner of five consecutive races before running fourth behind Golden Sixty. That was his first test in the big time and he wasn’t disgraced.
He will get better with time but this race might have come a bit too soon.
10. Order of Australia ($11) Bet @ Sportsbet
A winner of three from eight and it won the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland last time out. That was a world-class win when he paid $72 to win.
He is much shorter in the betting for the Hong Kong Mile, but we’re not sure he’ll handle racing in Hong Kong.
Watch for late betting moves.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.