FUN AND SMILE can maintain David Hayes' training momentum by taking the fifth event on Ladies Day at Sha Tin this afternoon. Indeed, there could be few more aptly named performers as there has been a deal of fun and plenty of smiles for Hayes' owners during the opening exchanges of the season which have seen some good feature event wins through the likes of Evasive Tactics and Above All, and at decent prices too. Fun And Smile is unlikely to start at much over 3-1 or 4-1 but he does look almost certain to go very close to winning the fifth event which is a 1,400-metre Class Three event. In the past, the five-year-old's best form has been over a mile to 1,800 metres and he's always been a most consistent individual. But he flew home to run third to Speedstar in a 1,050-metre sprint on the dirt on his first start for the Hayes camp and has been showing a lot more speed since he moved to the brilliant young Australian handler who can get his horses very fresh and well in themselves. That first-up run from Fun And Smile had future winner written all over it and his work has been good since, especially on Tuesday morning when he appeared to go as well if not better than stablemate Our Pal, who was himself coming into the gallop off a decent fourth placing. So it wasn't as if Fun And Smile had a fitness edge over Our Pal and that could explain the work. The draw should help Fun And Smile, as he jumps from barrier three, and so should the jockey. The very much in-form Steven King takes over from apprentice Raymond S. M. Tam this afternoon and that must be a factor in Fun And Smile's favour. If there is one thing that stands out above all others as affecting a horse's chance in racing Hong Kong style, it is the jockey. This is because the tracks are pretty tight and the handicapping is even tighter. Against this background, tactics and jockeyship become all-important and King is currently riding on the crest of a wave as his great winning ride on Perkyman underlined last weekend. The quinella and the tierce will not be that easy to find behind Fun And Smile. Colours Hero has looked very well in himself in the mornings but he does lack a recent run and most of the John Moore team need at least one run to come to hand. A word of warning here. Colours Hero could be the exception as he showed last season when winning unexpectedly first time out without having done too much in the mornings. Golden Prosperity ran pleasingly for a long way on his reappearance off a relatively light preparation and should be appreciably fitter this afternoon. He definitely merits consideration. Chater Sovereign has been running into peak condition and a reproduction of his close fourth to Canadian Champ over course and distance last time could see him run into the placings. Country Lad has been working well but the booking of former stable apprentice Victor C. F. Chan for the second Moore galloper in this event tends to indicate that he is expected to need the run. Super Freighter is hard to get away from in the final event on the card which sees a quality clash over 1,900 metres involving an all-Class One field. Super Freighter stayed on well over 1,400 metres last time out when second to Evasive Tactic and will be much better suited to today's trip. Last season his form was most consistent as well and these consistent types are the ones to follow from a punting point of view because should they get beaten they often run the quinella or the tierce. There are a heap of chances outside of Super Freighter, especially Privilege who didn't stop improving through last season and appears to have been trained for this race. He is an ideal racehorse who is as determined on racedays as he is lazy in the mornings. Lucky Clover could run really well for Emma O'Gorman at huge odds, while Galway and Fortune Ride are others that could figure at value prices for their somewhat unfashionable riders. Lucky Clover will be fitter for two runs back and the return to a more suitable trip. Galway has looked on excellent terms with himself as he's cantered around in his work and Fortune Ride has just started to move towards a competitive level of fitness. If Fortune Ride's stablemate, Concert Boss, runs well in the seventh that would give even more confidence as they have been working together and going about as well.