Fairy Fun should suit punters to TT

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 January, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 January, 1997, 12:00am

Fairy Fun can get punters off to a good start in tomorrow night's Triple Trio. The Triple Trio operates on races three, four and six and requires the first three to be found, in any order, in all of these events.

The Wong Tang-ping-trained Fairy Fun is very competitive down in Class Six, and should be ideally suited by the 1,200-metre trip of the opening Trio event. They usually go along at a fast speed in these 1,200-metre races, and should do so tomorrow night with the likes of Family of Wah Yuen and Diamond Chance set to cut out the early running.

The Valley's 1,200 metres is an unforgiving trip as they belt out of the barriers, dash down the hill, clamber over the Rock at breakneck speed, race around the top bend and give it all they've got in the straight. The Valley trip allows the back runners to come home like no other distance.

Fairy Fun is the type who can take a position in mid-division under local rider Simon Yim, and then burst through in the last 200 metres. A recent barrier trial suggests he's on good terms with himself. Diamond Chance is working very well too, and if something is able to lead and keep going, it will be him.

Pocket Full, with four-time champion jockey Basil Marcus on board, is the likely favourite. The 1,200-metre trip could well prove ideal, and Pocket Full should be running home well. His work has been good. It is very hard to go past Tres Vite as the banker in the middle pin of the Triple Trio, the fourth event.

His work since his defeat of Proud Of You, who has franked the form by subsequently running a close second on the dirt, has been nothing short of excellent and he should relish the 1,800-metre trip. Chiu Chow Boy is another improving type. He scored a very dominant win last time as he had to defy all kinds of trouble in running.

He is very relaxed in his work these days, having matured a lot in his attitude compared to last season, and that should see him handle the move to 1,800 metres. The different racing tempo should also ensure he travels much more kindly round the Valley bends. He hung out badly at the top bend when twice racing in sprint trips at the Valley earlier in the season. The David Hayes' pair, Royal Attire and Arrowmint, are both working well, as are Lucky Clover and Miss Piggy, who could surprise at big odds.

Mission Sealed is improving all the time and should appreciate the move to a mile. He is a likely banker in the sixth, the final leg of the Triple Trio, and is almost certain to be a point or two longer on the tote owing to the presence of trainer Lawrie Fownes' stable claimer Richard So.

It may be difficult for So to win but he should, at least, run into the placings on this talented grey. Proud Of You has to be another banker on his close second to Tres Vite two starts ago, while the likes of Classa Speed, Sincerity and Grand Prize have all been racing well. Feodor is back to a more suitable trip, while Ellen's Romance could surprise as he has hinted at a return to form in his work.

Shaxi Treasure looks the one on which to rely in the fifth, the concluding leg of the Double Trio which also takes in race four.