Wong's Syllabus primed to get his revenge over Sniper
A jackpot of $3.6 million in the Triple Trio pool adds more than a little interest to the Sha Tin meeting tomorrow where Alex Wong Siu-tan can provide valuable banker assistance in the final leg with Syllabus.
There is little doubt the progressive stayer should have won on his last appearance when finishing a close second to Sniper at Happy Valley over 2,200 metres.
And he was more than a shade unlucky prior to that run when competing over 2,000m at Sha Tin, but gets his chance to atone with the move back to the premier course.
Sniper, who had the run of the race when winning in his last start, should enjoy a similar passage from gate five. He obviously has strong claims to hit the frame, along with Out Of My Way, who finished third in the same event.
King Of Field ran well in defeat on his first attempt over 2,000m at Sha Tin when third to Cotton Ball on April 9 and is another with place claims. The drop in grade brings Happy Contender into contention, while Victory Treasure is another capable of figuring in the finish.
The recent form of Mr Genki over 1,400m has been encouraging and he makes most appeal for banker in the opening leg.
After scoring in the bottom grade over the course and distance, he finished second to Flying Kenny over the same trip and proved he could compete well in Class Four.
Don Felipe finished third to Flying Kenny and based on that run, must be added to the shortlist.
Super Fighter created a positive impression on his debut when finishing fourth to Enriching over 1,200m and should relish the step up in distance. He is open to improvement, along with Fortune Gold, who switches to the turf after performing reasonably well on his first outing.
Ambition has hit the frame twice over the course and distance and should be kept safe.
John Size-trained Dr Well is performing consistently well over a variety of distances and he looks a good choice for banker in the middle pin. He will appreciate the step up to 1,800m.
Mine Host hinted he was one to follow after finishing third to Best Gift over 2,000m two weeks ago. He should be even fitter this time round and must be added to the shortlist.
Day or Night has shown glimpses of potential and deserves plenty of respect, while Country Boy is competitively weighted and could hit the frame.
It may be wise to stick with last-start winner Enriching when looking for banker material in the third event. He once again strikes similar opposition.
Globe River has been holding his form well and can figure in the finish, while Superb should get the run of the race from gate four and has place claims.
Speed Fighter has shown some potential on a couple of starts and with further improvement to come, he deserves inclusion.