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2021 Centenary Sprint Cup Tips - 10/1 chance can fulfill punter's Wishes

  • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Centenary Sprint Cup
  • This Grade One takes place at Sha Tin on Sunday 24th January
  • Hot King Prawn, Computer Patch and Wishful Thinker square off again
  • Wishful Thinker is our best bet at 10/1
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Sha Tin racecourse. (Getty)

Sunday's card at Sha Tin features two of Hong Kong racing's most lucrative Grade Ones. The first feature race is the Centenary Sprint Cup, a fast and furious six-furlong sprint, which offers a lucrative first prize of £650k.

We've taken a look through the field and picked out our best bets. 

2021 Centenary Sprint Cup Odds


Draw
Name
Odds
1Voyage Warrior12/1
2Hot King Prawn5/4f
3Regency Legend40/1
4Amazing Star8/1
5Wishful Thinker10/1
6Buddies33/1
7Big Party12/1
8Jolly Banner14/1
9Computer Patch7/2
10Strong12/1
11Fat Turtle25/1

*Odds taken on 22/1/21*

2021 Centenary Sprint Cup Tips


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Previous form in this race has been vital down the years. We've seen three back-to-back winners from nine renewals, and Frederick Engles managed to place in the Centenary Cup four years in a row.

Hot King Prawn finished third in this race 12 months ago. John Size's six-year-old returns to Sha Tin as the highest rated horse in the field, despite only managing to win two of his eight starts in the meantime.

Hot King Prawn has often looked a little one-paced once out in front, and his draw in stall two might force Joao Moreira to hit the head of the field a little earlier than he would ideally like.

The favourite could be vulnerable to a fast closer, and the one who holds most appeal is WISHFUL THINKER.

CH Yip's seven-year-old was drawn poorly here last year, and couldn't execute his preferred hold-up tactics from the gate closest to the rail. 

Wishful Thinker flew home from the rear to beat both Hot King Prawn and Computer Patch in The Premier Bowl. After a limp performance in the Jockey Club Sprint, Yip's seven-year-old came from the clouds again to finish a one-length fourth in the Hong Kong Sprint.

KC Leung, who has partnered Wishful Thinker on all his starts this season, may feel a little hard done by after getting jocked off. Christophe Soumillion will take his place in the saddle, and the Frenchman is the perfect jockey to call on if you want to win a race coming fast and late. 

Centenary Sprint Cup FAQs

When is the 2021 Cententary Sprint Cup?

The 2021 Centenary Sprint Cup will be run at Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong on Sunday 24th January.

Who won the Centenary Sprint Cup?

In 2020, Beat The Clock secured back-to-back wins in the Centenary Sprint Cup under jockey Joao Moreira.

Who will win the Centenary Sprint Cup?

Our best bet in the 2021 Centenary Sprint Cup is Wishful Thinker, at an each-way price.

Where can I watch the 2021 Centenary Sprint Cup?

Visit the Hong Kong page on our website to find out how you can stream the Centenary Sprint Cup live on your mobile or tablet.

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Verdict

From stall five, Christophe Soumillion can ride WISHFUL THINKER as he likes, and 10/1 on this classy, experienced sprinter is an excellent price for an each-way bet.

2021 Centenery Sprint Cup Tips: Wishful Thinker Each-Way @1000.0 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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