He's unlikely to be much of a price, but Kimber looks a good thing to get punters off to a winning start at this evening's Happy Valley meeting. He was trained by Stephen Leung when running a very good second first time out behind Classic Jester, closing all the time on the Ivan Allan-trained winner who is well regarded by his connections. More importantly, and more objectively, Kimber recorded a smart Topspeed figure for a griffin making his racecourse debut and as he's such a big type, he should improve significantly for the outing. He showed plenty of natural pace on that debut run to be sitting second and third as Classic Jester took them along at a good clip and that speed should stand him in good stead tonight as it should allow him to jump and take up a forward position from barrier 10. The barrier could prove to be the only real obstacle to Kimber and a first training victory for the veteran horseman Li Lap-sai who has taken over the Leung stable in the wake of his suspension. Barrier 10 of 11 at this poorly designed 1,200-metre start is not in Kimber's favour but in these griffin events, the draw means much less than in a normal handicap. There is such a spread of ability from the worst griffin to the best griffin in each race that the good ones can get out and across. On their Topspeed figures the only real opposition to Kimber could come from the experienced Diamond And Gold, who has also been declared for Monday's Kukri Trophy, and from the promising Smart Stuff. Diamond And Gold's best Topspeed rating puts him three pounds behind Kimber, but the selection is almost certain to improve on his figure while Diamond And Gold is not the most consistent of performers and is much more exposed. Smart Stuff is open to plenty of improvement and he is the subject of good reports from my track spies. He is another almost guaranteed to clock a Topspeed figure in excess of the one he notched first time out when 41/4 lengths fourth to Perfect Star over 1,200 metres at Sha Tin. But according to my speed figures, Kimber clocked a time 16 pounds faster than that registered by Smart Stuff and it has to be doubted that he can bridge the gap. What is not to be doubted is that Smart Stuff can feature in the quinella and tierce. Given that Smart Stuff is the third highest rated in this griffin contest yet still 16 points inferior to Kimber, is a measure of the promise of Kimber's intial outing and what an exciting young prospect he is. Super Goal Star has put together an outstanding sequence of speed ratings and is highly recommended to win the night's final event. The Brian Kan Ping-chee-trained four-year-old is still improving and won easily last time from Flirting Dancer over a mile at Sha Tin. The move to 1,800 metres at the Valley should not be a problem and now Super Goal Star is much more experienced he should be able to whizz around the tight city circuit. On the clock, Super Goal Star comes into this event with a six-pound advantage over one of the lightweights, the Francis Lui-trained Taliswin who should be at big odds given the booking of apprentice Sherie Kong. Super Goal Star's figures actually point to him having more improvement in him and he could well be in the middle of Class One by this time next season. As well as putting in Taliswin for a value quinella with Super Goal Star, it could also pay to include the Alex Wong Yu-on's Pride And Joy who needed his most recent outing when down the field behind Fortune Maker. Pride And Joy didn't have any luck in running that day either when markedly baulked and blocked inside the final furlong when he was also returning after a number of months off. He should strip appreciably fitter for the outing and has to be respected.