Keep faith with Stallion
MY best bet is Winning Stallion and he can come good at the third time of asking this season in tonight's third event.
Trainer Lam Hung-fie has enjoyed a good start to the campaign and few of his horses have run better than Winning Stallion who has been most unfortunate not to prevail.
He ran up against Cheguei who had been revitalised by the move to John Moore when making his reappearance. The pair drew well clear of their rivals and ran a very fast time over tonight's course and distance.
But Cheguei, who has made the form look rock solid by going on to beat a competitive Class Three field at Sha Tin, was just that little bit stronger and more resolute on the way to the line.
Winning Stallion was then sent out over 1,800 metres at Sha Tin and again found one too good in Wong Tang-ping's progressive New Zealand import Royal Horse.
Tonight's Nap was beaten just a neck by Royal Horse and again had the third many lengths behind.
It is always a sign of good form when the first two or three draw so far clear of their rivals and this evening's third event does not look to contain either a Cheguei or a Royal Horse.
My best quinella comes in the staying event, the sixth, where there the main hopes are pretty thin on the ground.
Miss Piggy is set to run a solid race. Ka Fook is the pick of the handicap and Spirits Bay is a confirmed stayer. These three should dominate.