2022 Hong Kong Gold Cup Betting Tips & Predictions

We have expert betting tips for the Hong Kong Gold Cup this Sunday at Sha Tin which features a quality field of 11 thoroughbreds.

The bubble burst on Golden Sixty last start, but the champion returns to defend his Gold Cup title.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the Hong Kong Gold Cup, which runs at 7:35 pm.

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Best bets for Hong Kong Gold Cup 2022


Best Bet:

Golden Sixty @ $1.40 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Russian Emperor @ $11 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

Tourbillion Diamond @ $17 Bet @ Sportsbet


Hong Kong Gold Cup Trifecta Tips

Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Hong Kong Gold Cup trifecta.

  • Golden Sixty
  • Russian Emperor
  • Tourbillion Diamond
  • Zebrowski
  • More Than This

Hong Kong Gold Cup First-Four Tips

We have included six runners for our Hong Kong Gold Cup first-four.

  • Golden Sixty
  • Russian Emperor
  • Tourbillion Diamond
  • Zebrowski
  • More Than This
  • Butterfield

Hong Kong Gold Cup Form Guide & Tips


1. Golden Sixty (Best Bet – $1.40) Bet @ Sportsbet

Despite his defeat in the Steward’s Cup, we’re sticking with Golden Sixty to bounce back.

He’s one of the best thoroughbreds in the world and he might have been a touch tired last start. Being defeated as a $1.05 chance hurts punters, but the $1.40 is worth taking.

He goes clearly on top in the feature.

2. More Than This ($11) Bet @ Sportsbet

More Than This is on the second line of betting following some solid efforts in defeat this preparation.

He ran fourth and then second behind Golden Sixty before running fourth in the Steward’s, but he should be better for the run.

Zac Purton rides from barrier two, so keep him safe.

3. Panfield ($17) Bet @ Sportsbet

He looked the goods when winning fresh up at Sha Tin, but his efforts since have been well below par.

The son of Looking at Lucy is a Group 1 winner of the Chater Cup, so he needs to find that form.

4. Russian Emperor (Best Each Way – $11) Bet @ Sportsbet

We are fans of Russian Emperor and he could cap off consistent form with a win.

The son of Galileo finished third behind Waikuku and Golden Sixty last start, just 1.6 lengths behind them.

He’ll likely get back from the draw, but watch for him late.

5. Sky Darci ($21) Bet @ Sportsbet

The stock of Sky Darci has fallen in recent times and we’re not sure if he’s running well enough to contend.

He owns two placings this preparation, most recently in the JC Mile, but we needed to see more last start to warrant putting him in the mix.

6. Tourbillion Diamond (Best Roughie – $17) Bet @ Sportsbet

The son of Olympic Glory scored a win in the Ladies Purse three back and his runs since have been solid.

He will need to find a length or two to be competitive, but he’s a progressive type that could get the ideal run from barrier six.

We’re prepared to include him at the price.

7. Columbus County ($34) Bet @ Sportsbet

He hasn’t placed in his last six starts and we don’t think that’s about to change at Group 1 level.

He finished 3.5 lengths behind Tourbillion Diamond in November, so it’s not looking good for the outsider.

8. Reliable Team ($34) Bet @ Sportsbet

Finishing 7.3 lengths behind Zebrowki isn’t going to get it done at this level and we see him struggling to keep up.

Getting the inside draw is a positive, but that’s where they end.

9. Butterfield ($17) Bet @ Sportsbet

He was only a nose behind Zebrowski in the Centenary Vase, which is solid enough form to enter first four calculations.

It was his best performance of the season, but he has won big races in the past and he’s good enough to be competitive.

10. Savvy Nine ($51) Bet @ Sportsbet

We liked his run last time out but he’s unlikely to repeat it. He would need to find a few lengths to beat the favourites and bookmakers aren’t expecting much.

11. Zebrowski ($17) Bet @ Sportsbet

He won a good form race last time out and that puts him into the mix. His win in the Centenary Vase puts him in contention and the odds appeal.

Barrier five helps and he could add value.

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