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2019 Hong Kong Mile Racing Tips - Will Indy become the Champ?

Alex Marsh has previewed another strong edition of the Group One Hong Kong Mile.
2019 Hong Kong Mile Racing Tips
Beauty Generation winning Race 7, the Longines Hong Kong Mile during the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Racecourse on December 09, 2018. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
       

2019 Hong Kong Mile Racing Tips - Will Indy become the Champ?

The Hong Kong Mile is Sha Tin's top 1600m event and what looked to be a one-horse affair two months ago has now morphed into the most interesting race of the afternoon.

Beauty Generation's back-to-back defeats has cast doubt over whether he still has his top tier ability, with Waikaku ready to take the mantle as Hong Kong's premier miler. Right in the mix too is Japanese raider Indy Champ, who claimed Grade One glory in on home soil three weeks ago.

Will it be a hometown horse taking out the mile or an international invader claiming the prize?

Hong Kong Mile Odds

Horses
Odds
Beauty Generation$3.10
Indy Champ$3.30
Waikuku$3.80
Ka Ying Star$7.00
Admire Mars$12.00
Normcore$12.00
Persian Knight$19.00

Odds are provided by Ladbrokes and are correct as of 04/12/19 - 10.30am.

Hong Kong Mile Best Bet - Indy Champ @ $3.30

An exciting Japanese galloper that arrives here following a slashing victory in the Grade One Mile Championship at Kyoto on November 17.

With completing that win, he became seventh horse in history to prevail in both spring and autumn Japanese group one mile races in the same year and the first since Maurice in 2015 to achieve the feat.

Maurice followed a similar path when winning the Hong Kong Mile in 2015 when defeating the local champion Able Friend and come back the following year to win the Hong Kong Cup.

Looks the perfect time to strike with an out of form Beauty Generation and with that, we'll make Indy Champ the best bet in the Hong Kong Mile.


Hong Kong Mile Next Best Bet - Waikuku @ $3.80

This four-year-old by Harbour Watch is the in-form local heading into this feature.

Whilst he did get the favours when toppling Beauty Generation last time out in the Group Two Jockey Club Mile, he wasn't exactly pushed out late in a soft win.

Waikuku is seemingly improving with every outing and the last start defeat of Beauty Generation was no fluke as he similarly went past him quite easily the start prior as well.

Trainer John Size won the Hong Kong Mile in 2013 with Glorious Days and is a live chance to add to that in 2019.


Hong Kong Mile Best Value Bet - Normcore @ $12.00

Another Japanese visitor is this striking grey mare who has won her last two outings which have both been at this trip.

She made a stack of ground to score last time out in the Group Three Fuji Stakes at Tokyo on October 19 after sustaining a long and wide run from the rear in slick time late.

It's been a strong 2019 for the family with Normcore taking out the Group One Victoria Mile in May and her half sister in Chrono Genesis winning the Shuka Sho in style (Almond Eye won that race in 2018).

Looks the beneficiary if there is to be a strong tempo up front and whilst this is harder, she's in the mix as a value chance.


2019 Hong Kong Mile Information

When is the Hong Kong Mile?

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

Who is the favourite for the Hong Kong Mile?

Beauty Generation is the current market elect for the Hong Kong Mile.

Who won the 2018 Hong Kong Mile?

Beauty Generation won the Hong Kong Mile in 2018 as well as 2017.

Who's ridden the most Hong Kong Mile winners?

With 3 winners each, Zac Purton and Olivier Doleuze have been the most successful jockeys in the Hong Kong Mile.

How do I live stream Hong Kong racing?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Hong Kong racing and all other codes.

                                   

Verdict

Backing Indy Champ as the main wager in the 2019 Hong Kong Mile.

We'll save on Waikuku and Normcore who are both in-form.

Best Bet: Indy Champ To Win Win @3.30 at Ladbrokes Australia - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Waikuku To Win Win @3.80 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value: Normcore To Win Win @12.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit

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