A Fortune to be made
By VOVA RODNEY
A FORTUNE (Nap), one of my horses to follow this season, looks the day's best bet in the seventh event at Sha Tin.
He has a bad draw to overcome as he is set to jump from barrier 14 on this 1,900-metre track and that means that he could get caught out wide running into the first bend just as they turn out past the member's grandstand.
But he is blinkered for the first time so that should freshen him up and have him more alert for the jump.
He has also worked much better since his reappearance effort when a very creditable second to Gold Capture over 1,800 metres at Sha Tin.
That could actually turn out to be pretty decent form as Gold Capture looks to be a very progressive sort with a great chance of winning today's second event. If he does it will pay a considerable compliment to A Fortune's form and make him an even betterbet than he is now.
I also like the way that A Fortune has trained on since his first-up effort. He looks to be in the pink.
For me the two main dangers appear to be a couple of the young horses who are really made for this distance of ground. They are Money Fountain who is very well bred being by Omnicorp. He put in a bold showing when second to Star Of Marble on his reappearance which was a much improved effort. The query is how he will handle a rain-affected track.
I've also got time for Super Prince now that he is blinkered for the first time and has Darren Beadman on board. Beadman is a top rider of a stayer.