HK Derby Power Rankings™️

Hong Kong Derby Power Rankings™️: Pre-Classic Mile edition

Beauty Legacy holds top spot, Moore pair on the move but Classic Mile could shake things up


Beauty Legacy retains top spot in the Hong Kong Derby Power Rankings™️ heading into the Hong Kong Classic Mile but the the first leg of the four-year-old series should shake things up.

The biggest movers in the rankings have been two John Moore-trained contenders: Enjoying (Ex-Global Exchange), who bounced back into form and back into the rankings in early January and continued his climb from seventh to fifth, and now Savvy Nine.

Savvy Nine’s slashing second at Happy Valley on January 15 caught the eye of our experts and the French-bred import makes his first appearance at number 12.

A G3 third and encouraging trial has Champion’s Way climbing his way back up to number 11, but the Classic Mile will provide a true test of the former number two seed’s credentials.

The top three in the Power Rankings will run in the Classic Mile as well as Champion’s Way, Playa Del Puente (10th) and Star Performance (13th).


Horse Ave. rank HKJC rtg. Trainer
1 Beauty Legacy (1) ↔️ 1.4 100 John Size
2 More Than This (2) ↔️ 3.6 92 Francis Lui 
3 Golden Sixty  (5) ⬆️ 5.0 102 Francis Lui
4 Super Oasis (4) ↔️ 5.6 87 Frankie Lor 
5 Enjoying (7) ⬆️ 6.0 86 John  Moore
6 Private Secretary (3) ⬇️ 8.0 94 Tony Cruz
7 Decrypt (8) ⬆️ 8.5 93 Frankie Lor
8 Columbus County (10) ⬆️ 8.6 85 Caspar Fownes
9 Reliable Team (6) ⬇️ 8.8 84 Frankie Lor
10 Playa Del Puente (9) ⬇️ 10.6 82 Danny Shum 
11 Champion’s Way (13) ⬆️ 11.4 108 John Size 
12 Savvy Nine (-)  ⬆️🚀 11.9 83 John Moore
13 Star Performance (-) ⬆️ 12.9 86 Tony Cruz 
14 Butterfield (14) ↔️ 13.5 85 Danny Shum 

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. 


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