Some of the world’s best sprinters have won the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint and this Sunday won’t be any different.
It’s a cracking field for the second feature race of the night and all eyes are firmly on the favourite, which could be a superstar in the making.
We do the form to find our best value bets for the Hong Kong Sprint.
Hong Kong Sprint 2019 Tips
Hong Kong Sprint 2019 final field, barrier draw & odds
Hong Kong Sprint 2019 Best Bets
Aethero @ $2.05 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Hot King Prawn @ $6.50 Bet Now
Mr Stunning @ $12 Bet Now
Hong Kong Sprint 2019 Form Guide & Tips
Beat the Clock ($5.50) Bet Now
Beat the Clock has been well-backed to win after running third at Sha Tin behind Aethero last time out.
He has more experience than Aethero with eight wins from 22 starts. He also has 14 placings, which means he has never finished worse than third throughout his entire career.
Deserves attention and punters are getting good odds.
D B Pin ($26) Bet Now
D B Pin resumed with a sixth and we’re not sure he’s running well enough to be competitive in this race.
The John Size-trained sprinter owns three wins on this track and Ryan Moore is in form, but we couldn’t have him in our selections.
Mr Stunning (Best Roughie – $12) Bet Now
He didn’t fire last time out but he has been good to punters and could turn his form around.
The 11-time winner is a legend of the sprinting turf in Hong Kong and with nine wins coming on this track, he demands respect.
Good enough to win and the $12 is a fair price given his form.
Hot King Prawn (Best Each Way – $6.50) Bet Now
John Size lines up the talented gelding which has won nine of his 12 starts and should be going close in this.
The son of Denman was beaten two lengths by Aethero last start but he should strip fitter for the run.
Punters are getting good odds for the slick type and he’s an obvious each-way hope.
Rattan ($34) Bet Now
Rattan was good enough to beat Beat the Clock earlier this year and he’s a chance based on that effort.
The six-year-old hasn’t quite returned in the same form this season and that’s why his odds are so long.
Looks held but could surprise.
Little Giant ($91) Bet Now
Likely to start at triple figures and we couldn’t have him in our selections. Looks outpaced by some smart types in this.
Danon Smash ($20) Bet Now
Six wins from 14 starts and this will be his first try at Sha Tin. Always respect the Japanese runners but we’re not sure his form is good enough.
Look for a betting push.
Ivictory ($51) Bet Now
Was once a very good horse but hasn’t been able to find that form this year. He owns seven wins from 15 starts, but most of those came early on.
Likely to struggle and drawing barrier 11 makes it harder.
Wishful Thinker ($26) Bet Now
Good money coming for Wishful Thinker, which hasn’t won at his last six starts.
Ran four lengths behind the favourite last start and although it will be tough to peg back that margin, he owns each-way claims.
Not the worst and the betting reflects that.
Seasons Bloom ($23) Bet Now
Drawing barrier 14 won’t help his chances but he looked good winning at Sha Tin last start against easier company.
The seven-year-old has been in solid form for awhile now and if he can get some luck from the draw, he could figure in the finish.
Full of Beauty ($20) Bet Now
Nice odds on offer for a promising five-year-old which scored a good win fresh up this campaign.
Fourth behind Aethero last time out and there’s no reason why he couldn’t improve enough to add some value.
Good chance and worth a first-four inclusion.
Regency Legend ($23) Bet Now
Didn’t fire last start but it’s tough to overlook his overall record. He has six wins from eight starts, including a 1.5-length win at Sha Tin in September.
He form around some nice types, including Seasons Bloom, so punters shouldn’t be overlooking his chances.
In Her Time ($11) Bet Now
Australian runner which ran well at Flemington behind Nature Strip last start and she should handy Sha Tin.
The Kris Lees-trained is a nine-time winner from 27 starts and although she has had only four runs this year, she should have plenty of offer.
$11 is a touch short for our liking.
Aethero (Best Bet – $2.05) Bet Now
The three-year-old is a rising star of the turf after recording five wins from six starts.
He defeated many of his rivals with ease last start and there’s a real buzz around his chances this Sunday.
Drawn a little awkwardly, but expect jockey Zac Purton to push forward and give him every chance in the run.
$2.05 is a short price but good enough to take.