Punters to bask in $6.2m jackpot Glory

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 May, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 17 May, 2005, 12:00am

David Hayes and Corey Brown team up with Glory Years to give punters a perfect start for the Triple Trio, which has the added bonus of a jackpot of $6.2 million.

The strapping son of Flying Spur finished a game second to Laser Power over 1,200 metres at Happy Valley on April 20 and based on that performance should prove hard to beat this time.

He definitely makes a best banker option.

That was his first attempt around the tight city circuit and displayed excellent gate speed from the outside barrier last time, so Brown doesn't have too much to worry about from gate 10 tomorrow night.

Kimbo Kid has drawn the outside alley this time but showed marked improvement in his last outing and the switch back to the turf looks a bonus.

The recent form of Kao And Ming has been decent and from gate six he merits serious consideration. Murcielago worked home nicely in a turf trial and is one to keep safe, while South China Ninety is capable of hitting the frame.

John Moore's Bear Dominance is probably the best option for banker in the middle pin, a 2,200-metre contest. He has recorded one win and two seconds from three starts over the course and distance, which bodes well for his chances against this opposition.

Dr Well is holding his form exceptionally well this term and should relish the step up in distance.

There was plenty to like about the victory of California Bishop over 1,800m at the Valley last month and he deserves plenty of respect. In an open contest, Come See You has the quality to prove very competitive while Northerner finished a distant third behind Super Combed last time but was far from disgraced.

The marked improvement displayed from Capitaland when beaten a shorthead over the Sha Tin mile last time out was good enough to promote him as the banker choice in the final leg.

He is competitively weighted and will be prove hard to beat in his first attempt at the Valley.

Winning Kevin and Phoenix Fortune each won their respective races on their last run over the Valley mile and have to be considered decent chances of figuring in the finish.

Sunrise Rainbow has proven a little unreliable but is more than capable of hitting the frame, while Fortune Boy should appreciate the move back to the turf and warrants respect.

Thunder Storm looks the best option for banker in the third event following two sound efforts. He is competitively weighted and will appreciate the step up to 1,650m.

African Forest can fill a minor place, while Nicku Nicku is drawn perfectly in gate three and has been running well in defeat. Thunder Man has the blinkers re-applied and that could spark some improvement.