Triple Trio

Forget Triple Trio, TT means Twin Turbo at the Valley

Twin Turbo can win again after being unlucky last Wednesday night. Photo: Kenneth Chan

With a little more luck than last week, Twin Turbo can win his way out of Class Four over the same 1,650m course and slots in as the best banker of a tough Triple Trio at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 9:19pm

Numero Uno to be number one at last in Triple Trio

Numero Uno (Zac Purton) was just edged out by Mighty Equus (Nicola Pinna) two starts back, but he can win on Saturday. Photos: Kenneth Chan

He keeps creeping up the ratings without winning, but Numero Uno drawing barrier number one is a great sign in more ways than one in the middle leg of Saturday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

Narrowly beaten at his last two starts, the Benno Yung Tin-pang-trained four-year-old can get all the favours in the Macau-Taipa Bridge Handicap (1,400m) and haul top weight to victory.

27 Feb 2014 - 9:22pm

Class Four stayers to maintain rivalry in the middle leg of the Triple Trio

Hei Hei Posh (Zac Purton) holds off Super Strike (Tye Angland) by a short head in November. They renew their rivalry once again here. Photo: Kenneth Chan

In November, Hei Hei Posh and Super Strike fought out a titanic battle in the gripping final stages of a 2,200m Class Four. Last start, they could barely be separated again, and the same pair can slot in as a double banker in the middle leg of Wednesday night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley.

24 Feb 2014 - 9:25pm

Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg of the Triple Trio

Khaya (Douglas Whyte) was impressive last Sunday and can repeat in the final leg of the Triple Trio. Photo: Kenneth Chan

A group of longshot Derby hopefuls line up in a Class Three handicap on Sunday at Sha Tin, all needing a win to keep their slim chances of competing in the four-year-old classic alive, and John Size-trained Khaya stands out from the rest as far as quality is concerned.

20 Feb 2014 - 8:50pm

Gibson's Fire a good Starter for TT jackpot

Fire Starter (Olivier Doleuze, navy) was unable to catch Pearl Win (Joao Moreira, light blue) last start, but faces an easier task here. Photo: Kenneth Chan

With a good draw and the services of Douglas Whyte, Richard Gibson's Fire Starter can make the necessary progress at his fifth start and salute as banker in the opening leg of the Triple Trio at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

17 Feb 2014 - 9:27pm

Third time lucky for Access Years and Moreira in Triple Trio

Joao Moreira wins on Access Years in November. Victory has eluded the pair the last two times John Size's galloper has raced. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Another low draw, another Class Three handicap with a big weight, and John Size-trained Access Years is likely to start favourite again too, but punters will be hoping for a change of luck for the sprinter in the middle leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

13 Feb 2014 - 8:28pm

Roman Win a step towards rebuilding Yip's empire

Braveness (Tye Angland) and Brilliant Proposal (Mirco Demuro) fight out the finish to Wednesday's Volunteers' Challenge Cup, but Roman Win (Douglas Whyte) caught the eye splitting the pair late. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Most racing fans are waiting for the Dennis Yip Chor-hong stable to strike form in the second half of the season, after suffering in the handicaps for last year's championship victory and there was a flash of form from one of his newer horses on Wednesday night.

13 Feb 2014 - 8:36pm

Big week for Fownes begins with live Triple Trio hopes

Caspar Fownes looks to have two live chances in the first and last legs of the Triple Trio. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Caspar Fownes can provide a bookend of bankers in Wednesday's Triple Trio at Happy Valley, with Starting Over and Braveness looking the goods in the first and last legs.

10 Feb 2014 - 8:34pm

Purton can produce a Triple Trio Smile on his return

Zac Purton (right) can make a winning return aboard Paul O'Sullivan's Celestial Smile. Photo: Kenneth Chan

A re-energised Zac Purton returns from a two-meeting suspension on Saturday and should salute in the final leg of the Sha Tin Triple Trio on the Paul O'Sullivan-trained Celestial Smile.

Celestial Smile has given the indication he needs further at each of his three runs so far, and he again progresses up in trip to what looks like an ideal 1,600m.

6 Feb 2014 - 9:34pm

Sticking with Divine Ten not the path to Triple Trio jackpot

Divine Ten will start favourite for the final leg of the Triple Trio, but he is not a good banker prospect. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Divine Ten is the logical favourite in the final leg of a jackpot-boosted Triple Trio at Sunday's Chinese New Year meeting, but a bad draw means looking elsewhere for a banker is the way to go.

29 Jan 2014 - 9:09pm

Hypersonic can sound happy ending to TT

Hypersonic is one of the improvers in the John Size stable. Photo: Kenneth Chan

There is a sense that John Size is about to assert his authority on the trainers' championship and lightly raced Hypersonic is just the sort of horse that will help him. The progressive three-year-old can get back to his winning ways on the Sha Tin all-weather track on Sunday and is a standout banker in the final leg of the Triple Trio.

14 Jun 2013 - 5:12am

Follow horses drawn low for TT riches

Plain Red Banner goes through his paces on the turf. He has the draw to take up a good position at his first attempt on the dirt.

Playing the low barriers could pay off for Triple Trio players at tomorrow's midweek meeting at Sha Tin - with two legs on the dirt and the final leg on the turf with the rail set wide.

11 Jun 2013 - 6:27am

Size youngsters hold the key to Triple Trio

Forever Ahead has shown plenty in the mornings. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Size has slipped from first to fourth in the trainers' championship chase in the past five weeks, and while he remains favourite for an eighth title, he will need to break a bad run soon if he is to stay in the hunt.

11 Jun 2013 - 2:59am

Double banker is the way to go in last leg

Pleasure Gains (left) has always caught the eye in the mornings.

Triple Trio players rarely get any easy assignments but at least the final leg at Sha Tin on Sunday looks a straightforward double-bankered contest.

31 May 2013 - 5:03am

Victory Mascot eyes more joy at Valley

Victory Mascot grows an extra leg at the Valley and is a solid banker in the first leg of the Triple Trio.

Tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley, with the rail in the wide "C+3" position, looks one of this season's toughest, so much so that a horse boasting a none from 17 record this season - Victory Mascot - could be the best banker.

28 May 2013 - 3:24am