The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Tips

The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Tips

The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Tips

It is the biggest day of the year in Hong Kong with the running of the The LONGINES Hong Kong International Race Series.

Here are the tips from Knightsbridge the home of quality horses, you can get the tips of the week all around Asia at www.asiaracingclub.com

Race 1 – FANTASTIC LIGHT HANDICAP
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 12:25
Turf, “A” Course, 1800M, Good
Prize Money: $1,310,000, Rating:80-55, Class 3

JE PENSE loves this track and distance, his form of late is very sound and he has been kept fresh for this.
VICTORY BOYS is another horse who has been aimed at this race, he was given a break and has only had 2 runs back, he will be fit and ready.
LOTUS STRIKES BACK will be finishing like a freight train, if they go hard early they will not hold him out.

Race 2 – ABLE FRIEND HANDICAP
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 12:55
Turf, “A” Course, 1200M, Good
Prize Money: $1,310,000, Rating:80-60, Class 3

BRAVO WATCHMAN has been a model of consistency of late, this is a difficult race as there are a few newcomers and not a lot of form on the rest, he has done enough to be worth considering.
ALWAYS WIN always trys and has been impressive he will be there at the finish.
SIMPLY BRILLIANT this Frankel Gelding was very impressive last time out, he will be a good horse in time and he is good enough to test this field.

Race 3 – FLYING DANCER HANDICAP
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 13:30
Turf, “A” Course, 1400M, Good
Prize Money: $2,500,000, Rating:115-95, Class 1

NOTHINGILIKEMORE
5 in a row and this will make it 6, Size and Moreira will strike in this one.
SOUTHERN LEGEND has been running in to some form and is from the hot Frownes stable, hard to see him winning but he has claims.
RACING SUPERNOVA give it his best every time and should be included in the exotics.

Race 4 – THE LONGINES HONG KONG VASE
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 14:00
Turf, “A” Course, 2400M, Good
Prize Money: $18,000,000, -, Group One

The first Group 1 of the night and not an easy race.
HIGHLAND REEL the international superstar has to be put on top here, the track will be to his liking and he looks unbeatable.
TALISMANIC the Godolphin horse is in Hong Kong to win and he will go close, this is a quality horse and he will be right next to Highland Reel at the finish.
KISEKI the Japanese horse is a quality race horse, he is the one for the exotics.

Race 5 – THE LONGINES HONG KONG SPRINT
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 14:40
Turf, “A” Course, 1200M, Good
Prize Money: $18,500,000, -, Group One

THEWIZARDOFOZ is the local sprint champion, Size and Moreira have a real chance of beating off the speedy imports.
ONCE IN A MOON a very handy Japanese challenger has claims here, has the benefit of Zac Purton on board, if he handles the track he is a legitimate chance.
STORMY LIBERAL trained by Peter Miller in the USA is a fast horse, definitely include him in your exotics.

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Race 6 – LORD KANALOA HANDICAP
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 15:15
Turf, “A” Course, 1200M, Good
Prize Money: $1,860,000, Rating:100-80, Class 2

JING JING WIN super impressive form and has done enough to win this.
PERPETUAL JOYANCE great win last time out, improving horse that has real claims.
LOCKHEED whispers are this horse has some talent, watch betting.

Race 7 – THE LONGINES HONG KONG MILE
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 15:50
Turf, “A” Course, 1600M, Good
Prize Money: $23,000,000, -, Group One

Hong Kong’s race of the year and the hardest race of the day.

SEASONS BLOOM is hard to fault and is very strong over the mile.
BEAUTY GENERATION another professional top of the line Hong Kong miler worth considering.
BEAUTY ONLY has been aimed at this race, the Holy Roman Emperor gelding looks to be ready.

Race 8 – THE LONGINES HONG KONG CUP
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 16:30
Turf, “A” Course, 2000M, Good
Prize Money: $25,000,000, -, Group One

WERTHER is best bet of the day, his form is impeccable and is hard to see anything beating him other than the import.
WAR DECREE here is the danger Aiden O’Brien is always a danger and this a good race horse, keep safe.
TIME WARP has been running well and has strong place claims.

Race 9 – JIM AND TONIC HANDICAP
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 17:10
Turf, “A” Course, 1400M, Good
Prize Money: $1,310,000, Rating:80-60, Class 3

TOP BEAUTIFUL is the in form horse here and looks the likely winner.
CALCULATION Bowman on board and his last few runs have been good, he is the main danger.
SPICY SURE for the exotics.

Race 10 – MAURICE HANDICAP
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Sha Tin, 17:50
Turf, “A” Course, 1600M, Good
Prize Money: $1,860,000, Rating:100-80, Class 2

TIME TO CELEBRATE
Size and Moreira the Hong Kong dream team combine again in the last and they should finish the day with a win.
RATTAN looking for 4 in a row here, the horse has been a stand out at its last few runs and is improving all the time.
CITRON SPIRIT looks to be a handy horse, include in the exotics.

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