If you can make it through to the last leg in tomorrow night's Triple Trio there is a natural banker waiting there in the shape of the David Hayes-trained My Buddy. The top Australian trainer is going all out to clinch his first Hong Kong premiership. This, then, is the time of year where a winner here and there can prove vital, and Hayes appears to have My Buddy primed to run the best race of his career. The youngster did really well to run into second place last time out over an inadequate 1,200 metres at Sha Tin. Admittedly it was in a weak race won by Fast Action, but My Buddy was inconvenienced by the fall of Dragon Ball and he was ridden by the inexperienced 10-pound claimer Jimmy Wong. He will also find tomorrow night's 1,800 metres much more to his liking and, with the superb French rider Eric Legrix on board, it will be a major surprise if My Buddy can't run home into the tierce. Others to respect in this sixth event are the improving Never Say No, the experienced staying handicapper Palette Star, and the revitalised Intermac Joker. In terms of an outsider, Virtus Pride has become very well handicapped and could surprise at big odds. Lam, responsible for Never Say No, should go very close to winning the third with his well classified stayer, Saint Dragon Hill. Last time out Saint Dragon Hill won with a fair bit in hand as he was twice checked by Excel Treasure and still won going away. He will stay every bit of this 2,200 metres, and missed an earlier race in order to contest this event. Action Win had a tough run on the speed last time and should be respected in a weaker race, while A Fortune should relish the move up in distance and looks one of the other top chances. The feature event, the Indian Recreation Club Challenge Cup, is the middle pin of the Triple Trio and far and away the most difficult leg to predict. Usually these 1,000-metre events put a premium on speed with the leaders so often hanging on, if not to win then to run in the quinella or the tierce slots. With this in mind it is hard to get away from Dragon's Pal, who is probably the speediest horse in the race and should be able to blast to the front from barrier four. He is likely to be followed across by his stablemate, Sun-Rise, from barrier five and they should go close. But the track, with the rail out to the B2 course, is not certain to favour front runners. So in terms of a banker, the freshened up Raymondo could be the one to be on.