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Hong Kong Cup Tips & Predictions - Loves Only You to repeat Breeders' Cup victory

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Last updated: 09 Dec 2021
Alex Marsh 09 Dec 2021
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  • The Group 1 Hong Kong Cup will be contested on Sunday, December 12
  • This feature is run over the 2000m at Sha Tin Racecourse
  • Loves Only You heads the betting
  • Will the Breeders' Cup champion win again?
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Hong Kong Cup Tips
Loves Only You heads the betting for the 2021 Hong Kong Cup. (Getty)
 

The Hong Kong Cup is run over 2000m at Sha Tin and is the last of four Group 1's run on the Hong Kong International Race Day.

A mixture of locals, Japanese and European visitors make-up the final field for 2021, which includes Japanese mare Loves Only You.

Will the Breeders' Cup heroine win once again?

Hong Kong Cup Tips

Best Bet - Loves Only You

This three-time Group 1 winning mare became the first Japanese runner to win at the Breeders’ Cup meeting via the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2200m) at Del Mar on November 6.

Along with it being a famous victory for the Japanese, it was big win under the circumstances, as she was held-up at key stages before taking a tight gap and dashing away under Yuga Kawada.

Drawing for a soft run in transit from barrier four, where she can be saved up again for one big, final surge off a good tempo, Loves Only You will be hard to hold out with even luck.

Value Bet - Glorious Dragon

A four-time winner in Hong Kong is this striking grey son of Teofilo, who via his last two lead-up runs to the 2021 Hong Kong Cup, has been building quite well, without luck on each occasion.

Glorious Dragon was slow away on November 7 and after tacking on, was badly caught on heels and held-up in a muddling affair, while his fortunes were no better in the Group 2 BOCHK Jockey Club Cup.

In an event tailor-made for the leaders, his effort for third from off the speed was full of merit, while off a faster tempo here, expect Zac Purton to have him in a better rhythm early and chiming in late.

Hong Kong Cup 2021 FAQs

What date is the 2021 Hong Kong Cup?

The 2021 Hong Kong Cup is scheduled to run on Sunday, December 12. It will run as Race 8 at Sha Tin.

What distance is the Hong Kong Cup?

The Hong Kong Cup is run over a distance of 2000 metres.

How can I live stream the 2021 Hong Kong Cup?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Hong Kong Cup.

                                                 

Verdict

Loves Only You can repeat her Breeders' Cup heroics in the 2021 Hong Kong Cup.

Glorious Dragon has had no luck of late and is an each-way chance under Purton.

Best Bet: Loves Only You To Win @6/4 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Glorious Dragon Each Way @14/1 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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