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OUR FIVE TO FOLLOW

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 September, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 September, 1999, 12:00am

DR WIN: Lovely type; set to improve significantly on a couple of eye-catching griffin efforts. Could easily be better than Class Three, never mind current position in Class Four.


MALAYAN PEARL: Solid griffin winner who should progress as moves up in distance.


ORIENTAL TREASURE: Half-brother to the stable's useful but injury-plagued stayer, Par Excellence, there should be plenty to come from this one when he hits a mile or farther.


RUGBY SUPREME: Already a leading Derby contender by dint of a superb last season. Could develop into very top of Class One stayer.


TOY WARRIOR: Classy individual by no means burdened with a rating of 94 with which to start the season. Unlikely to stay more than a mile.


ROBIN PARKE KEEN WINNER: Won only race in fine style and has obvious scope for considerable improvement. Headed for Class Three or beyond.


REDONDOR: Good fourth at big odds on debut. Looks a middle-distance type but could peak later in the season.


CHIU SHAN GLORY: Could emerge as one of last season's better youngsters. Gelded over the break and reported to have come back well. Capable of going higher than Class Three.


MR WINNER: A definite winner in waiting. Has come back looking a treat after a hectic schedule last term.


CUPID: Interesting Class One newcomer who won Listed Race in Ireland prior to export. A son of Japan-based sire Generous. Should mature to regular top-flighter.


TIM PRATT TRILLION WIN: An obvious choice after record-breaking griffin effort. Has Class One stamped all over him.


DR WIN: Came home with the red light flashing at second start and should be quick to find the winning habit.


HANDBAG DRAGON: Well-configured youngster. Appears well handicapped and has trialled well. One for sooner, rather than later.


EL VIENTO: Short on track craft but long on talent. His debut win over an inappropriate 1,000 metres will stay in the memory.


SUCCESS MAGIC: One of the biggest horses in training. Has a lot of scope for improvement and has already proved he handles the Valley with aplomb.


JOSEPH LEUNG RUGBY SUPREME: Middle-distance star in the making. Shot up the ratings last season and should continue where he left off. Look for him from 1,800-2,200m now he's had time to mature.


HORSE OF FAME: Showed great zip at Happy Valley debut over 1,200 last season and is set to improve further this season. Considered a Valley specialist but will handle Sha Tin 1,200-1,400m.


NEW ASIANS: Still plenty of room for improvement off current rating of 64 in Class Three. Looks headed for top of Class Two and beyond. Best distance: Sha Tin 1,600-2,000m.


EXPEDIENT: Could prove Ng's secret weapon, two of both wins at Happy Valley, his ideal distance should still be Sha Tin 1,400, watch out for him.


STRONGHEART: Promising Aussie import. Didn't miss a place from five outings last season and will mature considerably this term. Seek him from 1,400-1,600m at Sha Tin.


PETER METREVELLI KINGSTON TREASURE: Showed great potential in first season and looks destined to rise even further up the ratings.


SKASE RACE: Has had problems but returned to form late last season with two placings over 1,800 metres in fast time. Now with former champion trainer Brian Kan.


EL VIENTO: Highly regarded and will make presence felt as he matures. Strong win last start over 1,200 metres and will get much further this season.


DOLBRIDGE: Better than what his form has revealed. Managed two wins from seven outings last season and is probably at his best over fast ground.


RUGBY SUPREME: Won four of eight starts at three. Has a terrific turn of foot and should be competing for top staying prizes.


GREG WHITMORE INDIAN ROAD: Talented griffin from last season impressed at only start, looks to have bright future.


MOMENTUM: Ran on strongly for second behind Trillion Win. Looked a little green and should come on considerably this term.


CHARMING CITY: Raced well against best of his age and should make it the top grade.


DR WIN: Caught the eye at last outing and should make great progress this season.


GOOD FIT: Good type and looks just the type to thrive under Brian Kan's spartan regime.


VINCENT WONG COURAGE STAR: Has beefed up during the break and has shown more on the track. Plenty of improvement to come from this three-year-old.


NEW ASIANS: A consistent performer who, like many of the Palace Music progeny here, can keep on improving.


TERRIFIC SPIRIT: By Shadeed, he's one to watch after finishing close up behind Bomberman and Extraordinary in two of his runs last season.


DR WIN: Very impressive when running third to Keen Winner - it was a huge run. Part of Ricky Yiu's tasty team.


FAME AND WEALTH: Good trial form last term, but immaturity cost hium come race day. Look for him at Happy Valley, around 1,200-1,650m.


RICHARD HOILES WINNING BOY: Second in recent trial, unlucky not to win when involved in speed dual on final start last season. Begins season off mark of 57 and can find an early opening.


ORIENTAL TREASURE: Won a griffin race over 1,600m and looks potentially useful stayer. Follow at 1,800-2,000m.


GALLANT BLOSSOM: Can be timid amongst horses but form lines very solid and terrifically rated off just 50. Has potential to be at least Class 2 if remains sound.


DR WIN: Deep the trip but ran on well second griffin start. Kindness can reap its reward at 1,400-1,600m.


CENTURY HORSE: Lot of trial promise and travelled well for long way on debut despite looking short of fitness. Another smart youngster from the stable. Class 4 race will be his for the taking on the way to better things.


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