2014 Hong Kong Cup Early Betting Update

December 2nd, 2014

A classy field of 13 runners has been confirmed for the 2014 Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin Racecourse on December 14th, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Jockey Tommy Berry partnered 2014 Hong Kong Cup favourite Designs On Rome to Group 1 success earlier this year. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Jockey Tommy Berry partnered 2014 Hong Kong Cup favourite Designs On Rome to Group 1 success earlier this year. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having returned to racing in career-best form this year, talented local Designs On Rome has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in 2014 Hong Kong Cup betting markets and is currently available at a quote of $4 for success with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Securing a commendable record of six wins and as many minor places from his 17 competitive appearances on course so far, Designs On Rome charged home to win the Chevalier Cup (1600m) in November last year before running a close second in the Group 1 Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) on upon returning to the races on January 19th.

Partnered by local Australian jockey Tommy Berry to a maiden victory at the highest level in the Group 1 Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) on February 16th, the Holy Roman Emperor entire progressed to another impressive victory in the Group 1 Hong Kong Derby (2000m) before repeating the dose in the Group 1 QEII Cup (2000m) on April 27th.

Having steadily built to the task over three starts this time in, trainer John Moore is confident Designs On Rome will find the 2014 Hong Kong Cup in peak order.

A four-time Group 1 winner is his own right, Military Attack has returned to racing in typically scintillating form this time in and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current $4.60 odds for success in the 2014 Hong Kong Cup.

Claiming 12 wins and a further eight minor places from his 32 competitive appearances at the races so far, the Oratorio gelding won the Group 1 Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m) most notably over his busy preparation at the beginning of the year and has taken out the Group 2 Sha Tin Trophy (1600m) and finished second in the Group 2 Jockey Club Cup (2000m) since returning this time.

Hong Kong-based British import Blazing Speed will carrying winning form into the 2014 Hong Kong Cup having taken out the Jockey Club Cup most recently, and currently occupies the third line of betting at a quote of $7 for success.

Producing eight wins and five minor places from 26 appearances to date, the Dylan Thomas gelding won the Group 1 Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) in May this year and is a great chance of figuring in the 2014 Hong Kong Cup top three.

Talented French raider Cirrus Des Aigles arguably offers punters the best value for success in Hong Kong Cup betting markets at a quote of $9 for success, while sole Australian entrant Criterion is also given a chance at $11.

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