Prebble has Power to burn off rivals

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 19 April, 2005, 12:00am

Laser Power has what it takes notch his second consecutive win tomorrow night at Happy Valley.

The way he won on debut last month suggests he is the perfect selection for banker in the middle pin of the Triple Trio.

There was a good deal of merit in the victory, especially the tenacity he displayed in the final 100 metres under Brett Prebble. With the benefit of that experience, along with natural improvement, he should prove hard to beat. Prebble takes on the ride again.

There was plenty to like about the first-up performance of Superb, who finished third to Cannonise last week over 1,200m. His work leading up to that run was not that impressive and he may be open to more improvement than most.

Choice And Chance is switching back to the turf after finishing second last month in the all-weather track at Sha Tin.

His work and trials had been solid prior to that run and he has ability to fill a minor place, along with Supremacy, who comes into this event competitively weighted with the claim of the apprentice Jackie Tong Chi-kit.

The logical choice for banker in the opening leg is Soaring Angel, who is aiming for a third straight win. He should relish the step up in trip and has struck a relatively weak Class Four contest.

Noble Glory has had two starts for a win and second over 2,200m at the city course and looks a strong chance to add to his tally.

There is little doubt Syllabus should have gone close to wining on his last start when beaten less than a length and it is interesting to note that Douglas Whyte has snapped up the ride.

Spectacular Hit has had three starts over the course and distance for two wins, and as a result must be given due respect, while Top Prize has fallen to a competitive mark and deserves respect.

Happy Valley specialist Classa Win looks the best option for banker in the final leg. The four-time winner over the Valley mile has drawn ideally in gate four and looks well handicapped on his best form.

Eastkowloon Spirit managed to win the last time he competed over the course and distance and will prove hard to beat with a little luck from a wide alley.

The recent form of Sir Octavius has been uninspiring but the one-time course and distance winner is drawn well in gate five and should get a perfect run.

Shabu Shabu has been in cracking from this term and cannot be ruled out of hitting the frame.

The logical option for banker in the third event is La Merveille, who finished second in a Class Four contest over the Valley mile last time.

He shouldn't have any trouble with the step up in trip and looks the one to beat.

The blinkers applied to One Eye Jack should bring about improvement and he deserves respect. In a weak event, Money Express has shown enough potential to warrant inclusion, while Lazy Buddies, who needs some luck from gate 12, is capable of hitting the frame.