The Group 1 Champions Mile promises to be a classic edition with the likes of Beauty Generation and Waikuku going head-to-head.
A field of nine runs for the big money and we have our best bet, best each way, and best roughie for the 2020 Champions Mile.
Champions Mile Preview & Betting Tips
Our best bets for Champions Mile
Best Bet: Beauty Generation @ $1.85 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet: Waikuku @ $3.60 Bet Now
Best Roughie: More Than This @ $9 Bet Now
Champions Mile Form Guide & Tips
1. Beauty Generation (Best Bet – $1.85) Bet Now
Beauty Generation suffered four consecutive runs without winning, but he has hit back in only a way he can.
The John Moore-trained gelding won the Group 1 Silver Jubilee Cup before winning the Group 2 Chairman’s Trophy.
He owns 18 wins at Sha Tin and he could add another.
2. Waikuku (Best Each Way – $3.60) Bet Now
Waikuku is a serious threat to the favourite and he showed that by beating Beauty Generation two starts back in The Steward’s Cup.
He didn’t fire last start but he was coming off a four-month break and his fitness will be in better condition this time around.
He only needs some luck from the barrier.
3. Ka Ying Star ($9) Bet Now
The Tony Cruz-trained gelding finished only a half-length behind Beauty Generation last start and he can’t be discounted because of that run.
He hasn’t won in a long time, which is a negative, but he’s knocking on the door and he could continue improving.
Consider at each-way odds.
4. Rattan ($26) Bet Now
Rattan has been struggling to show his best form and although he has been running in tough races, this is no easier.
He’s fresh up after last running in the Silver Jubilee Cup in February. He’ll need to find a few lengths to get the better of this field.
5. Southern Legend ($13) Bet Now
He’s an 11-time winner that went well at Sha Tin last time out, but he exceeded expectations.
The son of Not a Single Doubt finished a half-length behind Beauty Generation and he’s a professional winner, so don’t discount his chances.
Punters should get good odds.
6. More Than This (Best Roughie – $9) Bet Now
The four-year-old has made a nice start to this career with seven wins from 13 starts. He’s yet to win at Group level but he did finish third in the Derby behind Golden Sixty.
That form isn’t likely to stack up well in this grade but he’s a rising star and Derby runners can improve with more racing.
Watch for any late betting moves.
7. Singapore Sling ($31) Bet Now
Singapore Sling hasn’t raced since November when he finished 10th in the Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse. His form hasn’t been good for a while now and it would be a massive upset if he won.
We’re prepared to put him to the side for this race.
8. Fat Turtle ($61) Bet Now
Fat Turtle used to be a top type but he needs to find a few lengths to turn his form around. He’s coming off a last-place finish at Sha Tin and he was 6.5 lengths from Beauty Generation.
His most recent win came in December and he has yet to win again in five attempts. He will be paying a good price and that’s the upside.
9. Thinkin’ Big ($41) Bet Now
Thinkin’ Big looked decent in Australia but his form since arriving in Hong Kong has been dreadful.
He finished 13th at Sha Tin and followed that up with a last-place finish last start. He hasn’t shown any form since winning at Caulfield in 2018 and it’s hard to see that form stacking up here.