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2021 Stewards' Cup Tips - Do we dare take on Golden Sixty?

  • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Stewards' Cup
  • This Grade One takes place at Sha Tin on Sunday 24th January
  • Golden Sixty will bid to extend his incredible unbeaten run into a 12th race
  • Waikuku is our each-way tip at 12/1
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Golden Sixty winning at Sha Tin races. (Getty)

The second of two Grade One races at Sha Tin on Sunday is the Stewards' Cup. This contest is one of Hong Kong racing's most historic, having first been run in 1994. Many of Hong Kong's best milers have won this Grade One, and Golden Sixty will look to add his name to that list this weekend.

We take a look through the latest odds, before picking out our best bet.

2021 Stewards' Cup Odds


Draw
Name
Odds
1Ka Ying Star25/1
2Southern Legend14/1
3Champion's Way16/1
4More Than This28/1
5Mighty Giant33/1
6Golden Sixty2/11
7Rise High8/1
8Waikuku12/1

*Odds taken on 22/2/21*

2021 Stewards' Cup Tips


Golden Sixty will be looking to win his 12th race in a row on Sunday, and it's hard to see how the odds-on favourite will get beaten. 

KW Lui's stable star has lost just once during his career. Golden Sixty started last season winning over sprint distances, and ended his 2019/20 campaign scoring over 10 furlongs. Lui immediately stepped his five-year-old up in class on his reappearance, and Golden Sixty has responded with four comfortable wins.

It wasn't until his latest run in the Hong Kong Mile that Golden Sixty ran in Grade One company for the first time. CY Ho's mount looked head and shoulders above his rivals again, and after being drawn kindly in the centre of the track, another win looks a mere formality.

There are, however, three paid placed available here, making an each-way punt look profitable. The only runner here who hasn't been beaten by Golden Sixty at least once is Rise High, but Caspar Fownes' seven-year-old hasn't been seen on the track since December 2019.

The most appealing proposition in the betting is WAIKUKU, who justified an SP of 1/2 when beating Beauty Generation to win this race 12 months ago.

Since then, John Size's six-year-old has been beaten three times, but was given way too much to do by Joao Moreira in the Champions Mile and ran a decent race to finish two-lengths adrift of Golden Sixty in the Hong Kong Mile.

Moreira won't be worried about his wide draw, having won from stall seven last season. As long as there are three places up for grabs, Waikuku looks a solid bet.

Stewards' Cup FAQs

When is the 2021 Stewards' Cup?

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

Who won the Stewards' Cup?

John Size won his sixth Stewards' Cup in 2020, as Waikuku beat Beauty Generation at Sha Tin.

Who's the favourite for the Stewards' Cup?

Golden Sixty is the odds-on favourite to win his 12th race in a row in the Stewards' Cup.

Where can I watch the 2021 Stewards' 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

I doubt Waikuku will be able to upstage Golden Sixty, who's undoubtedly the best horse in Hong Kong. However, 12/1 on the defending champion to at least hit the frame looks good value.

2021 Stewards' Cup Tips: Waikuku Each-Way @1200.0 at BetMGM - 8 Units

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