2021 Hong Kong Sprint Betting Odds at Sha Tin racecourse

Sunday, 12 December 2021

We’re counting down to the 2021 Hong Kong Sprint on Sunday 13 December, with Sha Tin Racecourse hosting this spectacular event and this is one of the four Hong Kong International Races, with this also being the final leg in the Global Sprint Challenge.

2021 Hong Kong Sprint Betting Tips

The Hong Kong Sprint is a race which has been dominated by five and six-year-olds in recent years, with Mr Stunning winning in 2017 and 2018. These victories were followed by Beat The Clock in 2019 before Danon Smash obliged under the jockeyship of Ryan Moore a year later.

Now comes the 2021 Hong Kong Sprint on 12 December and the bookies have this is as a wide open encounter between some of the fastest horses in the land. Pixie Night is favourite and it’s easy to see why this runner is regarded as the most likely to win. The Hidetaka Otonashi-trained horse won the Sprinters Stakes in October.

This victory took place at Nakayama at the beginning of the month, with this being a two-length victory over six furlongs on good to firm ground. Previously to this, the horse finished second in the Sankei Sho Centaur Stakes on 12 September, with the horse losing by a neck on that occasion although perhaps the horse that won this contest is the betting value.

Resistencia Could Be Each-Way Play in the Hong Kong Sprint

Resistencia is a horse that won the Sankei Sho Centaur Stakes and we’re surprised that you can get odds of around 6/1 that this charge lands victory. The four-year-old is packed with ability and his age is an advantage considering that he has more scope for improvement. The horse is never usually far away and finished second in the Takamatsunomiya Kinen back in the spring.

Lucky Patch is another interesting runner and the horse is bidding for a consecutive hat-trick of wins, with the five-year-old having scooped some notable victories along the way. The New Zealand bred horse claimed victory when triumphing in the Premier Bowl at Sha Tin, with a victory then coming in the Bochk Private Banking Jockey Club Sprint.

Wellington, Courier and Danon Smash are some of the other horses that could be in the reckoning and this seems to be one of the more open Grade 1 races at the meeting. This is set to be an exciting duel over 1,200 metres, with the purse somewhere in the region of HK $22,000,000.

Bet On 2020 Hong Kong Sprint

The Hong Kong Sprint is run over 1,200 metres and Classique Legend is trading around the even money mark to become the latest champion and follow in the footsteps of recent winners Beat The Clock and the famous Mr Stunning who landed a double in 2017 and 2018.

Can Classique Legend Win the Hong Kong Sprint?

Classique Legend is the talking horse going into the big sprint race at Sha Tin Racecourse, with bookmakers such as bet365 and Unibet going odds-on about the runner, although William Hill are prepared to be more aggressive with their prices and they currently offer odds of 7/4.

The horse is clearly highly notable in international racing after winning The Everest and trainer Les Bridge will have the runner primed to run a big race after previously winning The Shorts, with Kerrin McEvoy on board the charge that beat Bivouac Gytrash in that mega money race held at Randwick Racecourse.

Hot King Prawn Bidding to Win in Hong Kong

If Classique Legend is relatively untested when it comes to running at Sha Tin Racecourse, the same can’t be said of Hot King Prawn who has virtually ran exclusively at this track over the past few years, with the six-year-old trading as second favourite in the betting market to land the spoils.

Interestingly, the Size-trained charge went on a run of races without landing a victory, although there was everything to like about the Jockey Club Sprint on 22 November 2020 and this victory in a Group 2 race suggests that the horse can find the sort of improvement to win this encounter.

Computer Patch is a young and talented Australian-bred horse who could run a big race over six furlongs and his sprinting credentials have been on display for all to see when winning a Group 3 Handicap on 1 October 2020, while his recent effort when finishing second behind Hot King Prawn gives him a shot of victory here.