Expect to see blinkers on Me Tsui Yu-sak's sprinter Super Abundante next time he appears at the races after a sharp 800m trial in the shades at Sha Tin on Tuesday.
An easy winner up the straight two starts back after a second to another smart sprinter, World City, Super Abundante was a touch disappointing when sixth as 4.6 second favourite to My Little Friend last start.
Despite jumping in the unfavourable centre part of the track in a nine-horse heat, Super Abundante travelled on the bit for Joao Moreira but won easily in good time. The Argentine-bred four-year-old ran 46s flat for the four furlongs, including a fast final 400m of 21.8s. The trial ended up nearly half a second faster than the other 800m trial of the morning.
World City later produced a nice trial effort of his own later in a 1,200m dirt trial, while obviously being sent around with some education in mind. The Benno Yung Tin-pang-trained three-year-old split two former Group race winners - Destined For Glory (Brett Prebble) winning the heat and Zaidan (Matthew Chadwick) in third.
World City was flattered a touch by a grandstand-side draw in his debut win, and had overraced and hung at times in his races since, before blowing the start last time out and being sent back to the trials by stewards. After jumping cleanly, Gerald Mosse took a sit on World City and there was a notable improvement in his racing manners. The 59-rater showed a decent turn of foot to finish along side the 105-rated Destined For Glory.