How do the Hong Kong Derby Power Rankings™️ work?
Our panel of Hong Kong racing experts each rank the horses eligible for the 2020 Hong Kong Derby, with the average ranking of each horse forming a top 14 “pre-post” market order for the big race in March. We will regularly update the Hong Kong Derby Power Rankings™️ as the race gets closer, using trials and races to assess each four-year-old’s chances.
A tough win by More Than This last weekend has propelled the 90-rated stayer ahead of Champion’s Way and to the top of the first edition of the first Hong Kong Derby Power Rankings™️ for the 2020 race.
Champion’s Way received more number one rankings than More Than This, but with some experts questioning the John Size-trained talent’s ability to stretch to the 2,000m of next year’s Derby, some lower rankings pulled the 108-rater down to number two.
Champion’s Way gets a chance to put his Derby credentials on the line in Saturday’s Panasonic Cup at Sha Tin while More Than This, who has won two-from-two this season already, well next race in the always competitive 1,600m Class 2 on International Day (December 8).
Interestingly, seven of the top 14 selected by our experts are yet to have a start in Hong Kong, including Size’s Australian import Beauty Legacy, a G2 winner in Australia when racing under the name Hawkshot.
|1||More Than This||3.5||90||Francis Lui|
|2||Champion’s Way||4.3||108||John Size|
|3||Beauty Legacy * (ex- Hawkshot)||6.3||92||John Size|
|4||Playa Del Puente||6.4||90||Danny Shum|
|5||Private Secretary *||7.0||87||Tony Cruz|
|6||Super Oasis * (ex- Surely Sacred)||7.1||88||Frankie Lor|
|7||Golden Sixty||7.4||94||Francis Lui|
|8||Extra Brut*||9.3||93||Frankie Lor|
|9||Home Made*||10.3||74||Chris So|
|10||Columbus County||10.8||82||Caspar Fownes|
|12||Decrypt *||12.1||93||Frankie Lor|
|14||Savvy Nine * (ex- Insandi)||12.4||81||John Moore|