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WINNO'S WINNERS: HKIR - HONG KONG, DECEMBER 8

By Darren Winningham | Saturday, December 7, 2019

LONGINES HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES – SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER 2019

The stage is set for a great day of racing on Sunday. The overseas horses, trainers, jockeys and connections have primed their horses to peak for this day … bringing horses from all around the world to Hong Kong to take on the local stars and contest the HK$93 million that is on offer for the races.

The feature races are:

The Longines Hong Kong Vase – race 4 of the program (HK$20 million prizemoney)
The Longines Hong Kong Sprint – race 5 (HK$20 million prizemoney)
The Longines Hong Kong Mile – race 7 (HK$25 million prizemoney)
The Longines Hong Kong Cup – race 8 (HK$28 million prizemoney)

All four races are listed at Group 1 level. With so much glory and prizemoney on offer there will be some competitive racing.

There is a massive program set down with 10 races with the first race to commence at 12.00pm local time.

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Race 1

Race one is an open event to start the day off over 1400 metres.

Looks a nice way to start the day with the pin up jockey Joao Moreira riding the Frankie Lor trained Triple Triple (7) who is fitter for two recent runs and is third up this weekend. Three weeks since his last start effort – he looks well placed here.

The topweight is Emerald Spur who is trained by Ricky Liu (the current season leading trainer). This runner has won his past two starts here and must lump a large weight, but his wins have been dominant and the times very good. Despite the large weight he has drawn well and could post a hat trick of wins.

Zac Purton rides All Wongchoy (3) for Danny Shum. His recent starts and wins have been at Happy Valley and he steps out to Sha Tin for this first time on Sunday. He trialled well here two weeks ago. Look for Purton to come about four wide in the straight on this runner and fly home late.

Looks like the current two Hong Kong jockeys may battle the first race out.

If you are looking for a roughie to sneak a place – take a good look at Fantastic Show (13). This could be a topical tip as I am betting this LONGINES program will be a fantastic show! He gets back out of his ground and storms home late – if there is good pace in this race – he could be the one to knock them off with no weight on his back.

Selections:

7 – Triple Triple
3 – All Wongchoy
1 – Emerald Spur
13 – Fantastic Show
Rough chance 6

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