2014 Hong Kong Vase Betting Preview and Tips

December 12th, 2014

Just eleven runners remain in contention for Sunday’s Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Red Cadeaux is more than worth consideration for a bet in 2014 Hong Kong Vase markets. Photo: Taron Clarke

Red Cadeaux is more than worth consideration for a bet in 2014 Hong Kong Vase markets. Photo: Taron Clarke

Having found exceptional form since returning to racing this year, talented French raider Flintshire has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in 2014 Hong Kong Vase betting markets ahead of Red Cadeaux ($6), Snow Sky ($7.50) and Dominant ($8) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Flintshire justify favouritism and win the 201 Hong Kong Vase, or will one of his classy rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Flintshire ($2.50)

Securing three wins and a further five minor places from just eleven competitive starts so far, Flintshire has taken particularly well to his time since arriving in Hong Kong and will be particularly hard to beat this weekend. A Group 1 winner, having taken out the 2013 edition of the Grand Prix De Paris (2400m), the Dansili stallion ran second in the Group 2 Prix Foy (2400m) first-up this time before a close second to standout stayer Treve in the Group 2 Arc De Triomphe (2400m) on October 5th. Having placed second in the Group 1 Breeders’ Cup (2413m) in the United States last time out, trainer Andre Fabre has been thrilled with Flintshire’s condition this time and is confident of 2014 Hong Kong Vase success,

2nd

Dominant ($8)

A leading chance for success of the local contingent, Dominant will leave from the ideal barrier 2 in the 2014 Hong Kong Vase and is more than worth a bet at current $8 odds for success. Claiming five wins and a further seven minor places from just 28 competitive starts so far, the Cacique entire failed to beat a single runner home in the Group 3 Celebration Cup (1400m) first-up this time, but has continued to build in form over two proceeding starts at elevating distances.

3rd

Red Cadeaux ($6)

The winner of the 2012 edition of the Hong Kong Vase, Red Cadeaux charged home to secure a record third second-place finish in the Melbourne Cup (3200m) most recently on November 4th and is more than a chance of figuring in the top three on Sunday. Taking out seven of his 47 career starts in a career which has also featured 18 minor place finishes, Red Cadeaux ran fourth in the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2670m) first-up this time; placing seventh in the Group 3 September Stakes (2414m) in his only other start prior to his one race Australian campaign. A proven performer over both track and distance, Red Cadeaux’s superior experience is sure to count for a lot in the 2014 Hong Kong Vase.

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