Consistent Bear Dominance out to go one better
Consistent Bear Dominance hasn't managed to notch a win but that doesn't detract from his appeal as banker material in the final leg of the Triple Trio at Happy Valley tomorrow night.
The son of Zilzal has been the bridesmaid on both starts over 2,200 metres at the city course and gets his chance to go one better against similar opposition.
He ran very well in defeat behind Dr Well over the same trip at Sha Tin at the end of last month and will take all the beating this time around.
Dr Well has proven a little unreliable in the past but is more than capable of figuring in the finish and merits plenty of respect.
In-form Cheerful Heart, who failed to land back-to-back wins when second to Dr Well last time, must be added to the short list.
Peak Power (fourth) and Cornwall Chiefs (fifth) both finished behind Dr Well and merit consideration, while California Bishop should appreciate the step up in trip and can hit the frame.
It's hard to look past Sunny Desert when looking for a banker in the opening leg. He followed a win at the city course with a respectable third to Wafer King and he should prove hard to keep out of the frame with Douglas Whyte on board.
Mamouska ran well in defeat when runner-up behind Couldn't Care Less over the course and distance and he is drawn to get the run of the race.
Last-start winner Highland Dawn is drawn well in gate one and deserves inclusion. Mr President was more than a shade disappointing last time but is capable of better, while Justinian can fill a minor place.
The Craigengower Cricket Club Challenge Cup is the middle pin and progressive Captain Happy looks a standout banker material. He has enough class to score his third win in a row.
Grand Commands is the obvious danger, having won his last three starts, including two over the minimum trip at Happy Valley. Beauty Plus handles the city course well and based on his latest performance must be given due respect.
Classa For Ever and Foursquare impressed in recent trials and have the ability to prove competitive.
The removal of blinkers sparked a win out of China World over the Valley mile last time and based on that run he looks a good banker selection in the third event.
Present Treasure is holding his form well and can hit the frame, along with Couldn't Care Less.
Acclamation has hit the frame five times from 10 starts over 1,650 metres and as a result merits strong consideration.