Highfield Princess 11/2 for Hong Kong Sprint success
Highfield Princess is 11/2 joint-second favourite in Coral’s Hong Kong Sprint betting odds in the opening show on next month’s Sha Tin Group One.
The outstanding English sprinter, already a four-time Group One winner in three different countries, will bid to become the first visitor to land the Hong Kong Sprint since Japanese star Danon Smash won the blue riband speed test in 2020.
John Quinn’s mare will face a formidable challenge led by the world’s top-ranked sprinter Lucky Sweynesse, who is the 4/5 favourite in the Hong Kong Sprint betting odds after winning the G2 BOCHK Private Banking Jockey Club Sprint at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Last year’s Hong Kong Sprint winner Wellington (pictured below) is 11/2 for a repeat success while Highfield Princess will also be joined by Aidan O’Brien’s Aesop’s Fables, who finished a narrow third in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita when last seen.
Coral’s David Stevens said: “Although Highfield Princess will be racing in Hong Kong for the first time, and the local stars Lucky Sweynesse and Wellington will provide stern opposition, she goes there following a brilliant victory in the Prix de l’Abbaye last month and could well give connections another memorable day.”
A stellar cast of world-class horses also featuring Golden Sixty and Romantic Warrior feature among 49 gallopers from Hong Kong, Japan, France, Ireland, Great Britain, Singapore and the United States selected for the Hong Kong International Races, with approximately £12million of prize money up for grabs.
Sixteen individual Group One winners will bid for a share of the combined record purse on offer across the Hong Kong Cup (2000m), Hong Kong Mile (1600m), Hong Kong Sprint and Hong Kong Vase (2400m).
Hong Kong Sprint betting odds
4/5 Lucky Sweynesse
11/2 Wellington, Highfield Princess
7/1 Victor The Winner
8/1 Mad Cool
16/1 Aesop’s Fables
20/1 Sight Success
33/1 Courier Wonder, Jasper Krone
66/1 Duke Wai, Lucky With You
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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication