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Hong Kong Vase 2020 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Group One Hong Kong Vase will be contested on Sunday, December 13
  • This feature is run over the 2400m at Sha Tin Racecourse
  • Mogul just shades Exultant for early favoritism 
  • Preview and Tips below
Hong Kong Vase Tips
Mogul (R, blue/orange) has been backed into favoritism ahead of the 2020 Hong Kong Vase. (Getty)
 

Hong Kong Vase Information


  • DateSun 12 Dec, 2021
  • Race Time06:00
  • RacecourseSha Tin
  • Race Distance2400m
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize MoneyHK$18,000,000

The Hong Kong Vase is run over 2400m at Sha Tin and is the first of four Group One's run on the Hong Kong International Race Day.

A small field has been assembled for the 2020 edition which now sees the Aidan O'Brien-trained three-year-old Mogul take over as the $1.90 favourite with PlayUp from the 2018 Hong Kong Vase winner Exultant.

The full field and market can be found below along with out best bets for this December 13 feature.

Hong Kong Vase 2020 Field & Odds


No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Barrier
Odds
1ExultantA S. CruzZ. Purton57kg5$2.15
2ChefanoD A. HayesP C. Boudot57kg 7$61
3 Ho Ho KhanD J. HallC Y. Ho57kg 2$91
4Columbus CountyC. FownesJ. Moreira57kg 1$10
5Royal JuliusJ. ReynierM. Barzalona57kg 3$21
6Play Del PuenteC S. ShumW. Buick57kg 6$34
7MogulA. O'BrienR. Moore55kg 4$1.90

Odds are provided by PlayUp & correct at 11/12/2020 - 7.50pm.

Hong Kong Vase Tips 2020

Hong Kong Vase 2020 Best Bet - Mogul

He improved with every start in Europe this year and followed in the footsteps of his full brother Japan when winning the Grand Prix de Paris, beating future Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe runner-up, In Swoop by two-and-a-half lengths in the process

Was due to run in the Arc, but had to be withdrawn due to the contaminated feed fiasco and finished fifth of ten in the Breeders' Cup Turf, where the ground was a little on the quick side and he didn't seem to handle the final bend that well. 

Good ground is much more suitable, and with the three-year-old allowance on his side, Mogul can take out what isn't a deep edition of the Hong Kong Vase.

MogulHong Kong Vase 2020 Best BetGET 2/1 HERE
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Hong Kong Vase 2020 Value Bet - Columbus County

Leading Hong Kong trainer Caspar Fownes and "The Magic Man" Joao Moreira combine with Columbus County, a galloper that improved as the last season wore on and resumed with a big win with 60kg at Happy Valley.

The son of Redwood handled the step up in class well via the Jockey Club Cup on November 22 where despite settling last in a truly run affair, made good inroads and was only just over a length off Exultant on the line over that 2000m journey.

Outside of Mogul, Columbus is one of the very few in this line-up with some upside as only a lightly raced gelding and looks about the only logical threat to either of the favourites with a good platform to peak on Sunday.

Columbus CountyHong Kong Vase 2020 Value BetGET 7/1 HERE
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Hong Kong Vase 2020 FAQs

What date is the 2020 Hong Kong Vase?

The 2020 Hong Kong Vase is scheduled to run on Sunday, December 13.

It will run as Race 4 at Sha Tin.

How can I live stream the 2020 Hong Kong Vase?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Hong Kong Vase.

What distance is the Hong Kong Vase?

The Hong Kong Vase is run over a distance of 2400 metres.

Where is the Hong Kong Vase held?

The Hong Kong Vase is held at the Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Hong Kong Vase?

We're with Mogul as the best bet in the 2020 Hong Kong Vase.

What's the Hong Kong Vase worth?

The Hong Kong Vase is worth HK$18,000,000.

That equates to $3,125,824 AUD.

Who won the 2019 Hong Kong Vase?

Glory Vase won the 2019 Hong Kong Vase.

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Verdict

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Mogul finds a thin edition of the Hong Kong Vase and is well placed to record another Group One victory.

The query is whether Columbus County stays the 2400m, but he hasn't done a thing wrong in readiness for this and Moreira is aboard who has won this race twice in the last four years.

Best Bet: Mogul To Win @200.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Columbus County To Win @700.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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