Multi-win looks a treat
Francis Lui Kin-wai may be the trainer to follow in the coming weeks based on the exceptional work of several of his charges over the past week.
That was certainly the case for Multi-Win, who was noted on his turf gallop when clocking 49.6 seconds over 800 metres. The son of Frenchpark has plenty of ability and although he went winless last term there was more than one occasion when bad luck played its part.
He has also had a questionable temperament but with a patient preparation, he has settled much better and his behaviour has been improved. Douglas Whyte was aboard the lightly framed sort in his turf gallop, where he glided along over the final 400 metres in 22.9 seconds - better work than most Class Four horses can produce. He looks a treat and as he holds an entry this weekend, he is clearly one to keep safe.
Also hailing from Lui's yard is Bowin, who has come out of an impressive trial in tremendous order. He worked with plenty of zest over 1,200 metres in 1:28.2 under Simon Yim and has made a good deal of progress since his only start this term. Bowin left the impression last season that he was capable of rising much higher in the ratings this term with a bit more strength and maturity. Now he is near peak condition, he looks one to follow with confidence.
The recent work of Top Of The Crown has also been pleasing and he won a trial for Lui last week. Although it was a compulsory trial due to a poor performance last time, it did not look as if anything was amiss.
Torsten Mundry looked as though he had plenty of horse underneath him when hitting the wire.
Danny Shum's Made In Hong Kong caught the eye in his turf gallop, clocking 50.7 under Henry Tsang.
As it was just his third gallop in his first local preparation, it was a noteworthy effort.
He is still a long way from peak fitness, but the manner in which he strode out signalled he has ability and is one to watch more closely when he trials. Caspar Fownes' Jazz Beat continues to work in an impressive manner and maintained the momentum when winning a dirt trial last week.
He clearly had excuses in defeat last time when the steady tempo made it impossible for a backmarker like him to win, but it was still an excellent effort. There is every likelihood of punters writing him off now, but the best option might be to give him another chance. He should be at decent odds.
David Ferraris' new addition Kiddyland (formerly with Sean Woods) was the winner of the only dirt trial yesterday, and went about his business as might be expected from a horse with his rating (97).
The South African trainer has done very well with recruits from other stables so far, and this fellow's future work should be examined for any signs of improvement.
Ones To Note: Multi-Win