Outstanding Prebble can roll over opposition again
Brett Prebble followers in the Jockey Challenge will be counting Sacred Kingdom as 12 points in the bank today, and if realised, Prebble looks a great bet in the point-score event for the riders as $2.60 favourite.
Close second favourites, Darren Beadman ($3.20) and Douglas Whyte ($4.30), are the obvious dangers, but both lack a standout winner to hang their hats on.
No-one is riding better than Prebble at the moment and the Australian ace looks poised to snare another monster haul at Sha Tin this afternoon, with plenty of strong chances littered throughout his card, and a great 'banker' in Sacred Kingdom to claim maximum points in race three.
Debutant First Class and the Caspar Fownes trained Tout Va Bien will both benefit from the expert hands of Prebble on the reins and can be considered each-way hopes in shallow opening races.
Sacred Kingdom should convert an 18th-career victory in the Sprint Cup, before Prebble takes a rest leading into the Class Four rides on The Only Kid and Vilasol.
A strong finishing treble of Irian, Real Supreme and the Yiu-trained Pretty One should make Prebble incredibly hard to run down late in the day, and $2.60 may seem luxurious long before then.