Win For Us has form on the board
It's Triple Trio time again with another juicy jackpot of 20 million smackeroonies carried forward to tomorrow's Sha Tin card.
Win For Us looks to have strong banker claims in the TT's opening leg, a Class Three sprint down the straight, 1,000-metre chute.
He was beaten on his reappearance only by lack of hard racing condition when a close second to Kevmate at Happy Valley and generally has solid form stretching back throughout last season, with the exception of one run which is best written off.
But this opening leg is packed full of chances, with the other main contenders probably being the likes of Flying Tiger, Green Supreme and Strong Win.
Flying Tiger and Green Supreme have good records down the straight and the latter put in a particularly good effort last time when forcing Spring all the way to the line, the pair clear, over tomorrow's course and distance.
The reason Green Supreme is not nominated as the anchor is that he has drawn five and the best chances all appear to be clumped together out wide.
Flying Tiger was noted keeping on well on his reappearance and, like so many of David Oughton's, he should progress for the outing.
Strong Win goes well down the straight, too, while Hong Kong Legend appeals as potentially very well handicapped. He had a torrid trip out wide after missing the start when third on his seasonal bow at Happy Valley.
Interstar could race well fresh and comes right into this, as does Seattle Sun, who has always trialled well down the straight.
But for meeting significant interference which wasn't in the stewards' report, Tres Vite would have gone very close to winning on his reappearance.
Tomorrow's 1,400-metres is on the short side, but such was his run first-up, he looks as good a banker as any in the fourth event, which is a tough middle pin to the TT.
Any rain would benefit Tres Vite, who loves to get his toe in.
Zambezi ran well first-up and is worth considering, as is Seven Glory, who looks to be going better now he's with Geoff Lane. He appears to have progressed for his one run for the Lane stable.
Markgraf is showing a lot more zip in his work lately, while Perpetual Harmony has solid form claims in that he looks a progressive type.
Wasabi appeared to have every possible chance last time, though this is slightly easier.
Pasha could find it hard to come from behind given that the rail is out to the 'C+3' position, though he does look very well handicapped on a few runs from last season.
Win-Etic, Danetop, All The Glory and Songs Of Victory could be the four to take against the field in the sixth event, which concludes the TT.
Win-Etic put in a big run first-up behind Strikers on a day it was hard to come from off the pace.
He's an improving type and while he can't be recommended as a banker, due to the presence 10-pound claimer Carol Yu on top, he is certainly well worth putting in.
His stablemate, All The Glory, has solid form over Sha Tin's 1,400-metre trip and is another worth plenty of consideration.
Danetop should get the run of the race, in behind the likely leader, Optic General, who is a major doubt at the trip.
Songs of Victory improved throughout last season and trainer David Hayes appears to have him forward enough to run a placing.
Of the others, Shinnecock Hills could be the fly in the ointment. It just could be that he's improved in his work going into this but he, Chagall and Trobis are going to need luck in running as they come from off the pace.