The early bird gets the worm and one name that jumps right off the page is this one. Not a whole to go on form-wise as the three-year-old has only had a couple of career runs. This horse did break his maiden tag here last month in impressive fashion.
Improvement will be expected on the back of that and jockey Chad Scholfield retains the ride with a promising inside draw.
This four-year-old will be right in the mix here. He’s a consistent performer who has won over course and distance. The horse has only been outside the frame once in his last five starts. Trainer Tony Cruz is in a bit of form.
He had a couple of winners and a runner-up just a few days ago at Happy Valley. Top Jock Zac Purton steered him home last time out for a decent one-and-a-quarter lengths victory. Purton is not on-board this time, as he rides Telecom Rocket in the same race, but this horse will have a good chance regardless.
This consistent four-year-old has decent form. He has only once missed a top-three finish in his six starts. On his penultimate start, the Danny Shum-trained gelding showed impressive gears to finish second when he had to go wide at the turn before finishing strongly. That was in a Class 3 race here over 1200m.
Last time out over track and trip against similar opposition, he sat in a pocket tracking the leaders. A furlong from home Jockey Joel Moreira asked him to quicken and the horse obliged winning by two lengths. Moreira is a pilot in decent form too. He has ridden six winners in the last 14 days including a treble on the card back at Sha Tin a week ago.
Trainer Tony Cruz will fancy his chances of being in the mix here. He saddles California Argent. The five-year-old weakened over 7f last time out but is back at 6f here. He could hit the frame for a trainer whose fleet look like they are coming into some form.
This horse is a consistent performer who I’d expect to be there at the business end. The six-year-old has also won three times over course and distance and has only failed to place once in his last six starts. This Smart Missile Gelding has also shown improvement in all it’s runs this term.
Three races ago the horse won in Class 3 company, then dipped its toe in Class 2 company and finished third. Last time out he overcame a tough draw to finish third again. Better draw today could see this guy hit the frame at a price.
Plenty of these horses have course and distance form in what is the last race on the card. One horse that is hard to ignore is hat-trick seeker Mighty Giant. This four-year-old has not finished worse than second in his last five runs.
Stepped into Class 3 company with relative ease last time out winning by just under two lengths. Top jock Zac Purton rides again. Looks the one to side with.