Sevens Heaven a wonder to behold

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 April, 2005, 12:00am

There weren't any barrier trials at Sha Tin yesterday but there has been no shortage of impressive workers in the morning, including Tony Millard-trained griffin Sevens Heaven.

He has improved by leaps and bounds since his debut, when finishing third to Good Ba Ba down the straight 1,000 metres on March 5.

Sevens Heaven maintained his good race day form to win a turf trial last Tuesday clocking an impressive time of 46.6 seconds over 800m. The Argentinean import's work on Monday for Craig Williams was excellent, clocking a final 400m in 23.3 seconds, firmly on the bridle.

He is entered to run this Sunday at Sha Tin and is expected to make his presence felt when stepping out to 1,200m.

Meanwhile, Alex Wong Yu-on's Good Ba Ba also worked very well for Douglas Whyte on the turf, when clocking a scintillating 21.5 seconds in the final half of his 800m gallop.

There hasn't been much to like about the performance of Aberdeen on his two starts over the all-weather surface. But on Monday he looked a different horse as he indicated in his 800m gallop. He displayed a good deal of zest and definitely looks in better shape now.

He could be a value chance worth considering when he competes on the turf for the first time at Sha Tin.

Paul O'Sullivan has a decent prospect with Good Nature, who won a qualifying trial at Happy Valley last week.

He led from start to finish under a quiet ride from Williams and although there is no question he has a little to learn, there is some ability to work with.

David Ferraris has his string firing on all cylinders and he has a promising griffin in the form of Quest For Love.

He finished second in a turf trial last Tuesday and displayed marked progress from trial two weeks earlier.

He leaves the impression he is looking for more ground than most griffin events on offer, but is nonetheless one to keep safe in the short term.


Sevens Heaven, Aberdeen.