Caramba pick of Moore's big team
WITH the jockey-trainer partnership of Basil Marcus and David Hill climbing to the top of their respective premierships with winners galore, it must seem like shovelling snow off a descending avalanche for the other camps involved.
Marcus is seven clear of Tony Cruz going into this penultimate meeting of the jockeys' championship, while David Hill is two clear of John Moore in the trainers' title.
However in an attempt to stop the slide, defending champion Moore has nine horses entered for the six-card event on the Sha Tin turf this evening.
Although none stand out as a solid win proposition, they all look to have some sort of claims.
Particularly Caramba in the Class Five second event who has been racing with a great deal more consistency in recent months.
Owned by the Club Lusitano syndicate and to be ridden by John Marshall he has finished in the frame in his last three runs.
Last start over course and distance he just failed to peg back the front running Derby Gazelle on a good track.
He again tackles, 1,400 metres tonight and again looks set to go very close.
With the unsettled weather conditions prevailing, track conditions can change dramatically, as can a horse's chances. But Caramba has performed equally well on both types of surfaces which is an added bonus.