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2019 Hong Kong Sprint Race Preview - Is Aethero the world's best sprinter?

Can the Hong Kong hero Aethero reign supreme?
In Her Time
In Her Time will fly the Aussie flag in Hong Kong (Getty Images)
     

2019 Hong Kong Sprint Racing Tips - Does Aethero become a hero?

Who are leading hopes in the 2019 Hong Kong Sprint?

Hong Kong Sprint Odds

Horses
Odds
Aethero2.10
Beat The Clock5.50
Hot King Prawn7.00
In Her Time12.00
Mr Stunning12.00
Seasons Bloom16.00
Regency Legend17.00

Odds are provided by Bet365 and are correct as of 03/12/19 - 9.30pm

Best Hong Kong Sprint Bet - Aethero @ 2.10

Aethero goes into the Hong Kong sprint as a short-priced favourite after just missing out on a Sha Tin track record last start in the Group Two Jockey Club Sprint.

The three-year-old toyed with the rest of the field and looked a complete class above. While the race is a step up again in class he'll confront a number of runners he smashed last time out in this race, which boosts our confidence immensely.

We think Aethero is not only the best Hong Kong Sprint bet but the safest play of the entire card.

Next Hong Kong Sprint Best Bet - In Her Time @ 12.00

The sole Australian competitor at this year's Hong Kong International Races, In Her Time brings strong form lines into this contest.

The Kris Lees-trained mare was disappointing in her resuming run in the world's richest race on turf the Everest but bounced back sharply in the Melbourne Cup Carnival's key short-course race the Group One VRC Classic.

Australian top tier racing is several rungs above Hong Kong's, so if In Her Time can bring that form across to Sha Tin she'll be hard to hold out.

Hong Kong Sprint Best Value Bet - Danon Smash @ 18.00

This lightly raced four-year-old was impressive in the Group One Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama on September 29.

The Japanese import has two wins from four starts this preparation including a pair of Group Three wins in Japan. At his best this smart sprinter can trouble our top two elects with his sustained speed.

Whether the horse will handle his first ever trip outside Japan is the main query, but at these odds we're happy to find out.

Hong Kong Sprint FAQ

When is the Hong Kong Sprint?

The Hong Kong Sprint in 2019 will be run on Sunday, December 8 at Sha Tin Racecourse.

Who won the 2018 Hong Kong Sprint?

Mr Stunning won the Hong Kong Sprint in 2018 as well as 2017.

What distance is the Hong Kong Sprint?

This group one is run over 1200 meters.

How to live stream Hong Kong racing?

Visit our live streaming page for all the information on how to stream this race and all the others ran as part of the Hong Kong International Races.

                                  

Verdict

Aethero is the hardest to beat in the Hong Kong Sprint.

Aussie import In Her Time will be right on his heels while Danon Smash's best will be enough to be highly competitive.

Best Bet: Aethero To Win @2.10 at bet365 - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: In Her Time To Win @12.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Value: Danon Smash To Win @18.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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