Fireball ought to burn in next outing
If you are judged by the company you keep then Wong Tang-ping's Fireball (79-1) deserves plenty of attention when he next meets the starter.
The Be My Chief gelding was a game sixth in last night's Classes One and Two middle-distance affair won in fine style by Golden Duke and he seems to be finally reaching a mark where he can be competitive.
Female apprentice Win Chung Lai-fong elected to drop the five-year-old to the tail of the field and follow the fence until they reached The Rock. From there she bustled him up and Fireball responded.
He did a grand job in the straight, negotiating a clear passage and finishing on really well under the light weight (103 pounds).
Granted, he was passing beaten horses in the run to the line but they did get along - the 1,800 metres was clocked a full second under standard time for Class One performers.
Wait for a return to the more spacious Sha Tin and perhaps a drop in class.