AFTER the disappointment of Little Big Horn last Wednesday, trainer Lawrie Fownes can resume his chase again for the trainers' championship by cutting down the opposition with the aptly named Blazing Blade in the penultimate event. Realistically John Moore looks favourite for the title now that his horses are starting to race into form and leads by three from Fownes with the rest of the pack snapping right behind. However Fownes is a real fighter and won't concede his challenge to the dominance of the Moore stable easily. Which brings us back to Blazing Blade who looks the pick of the Fownes stable this afternoon. Blazing Blade came here two seasons ago as a heavily raced UK import with five wins over six furlongs. Trained initially by Alex Wong Siu-tan he moved over to the Fownes yard mid-way through this season. Despite running close on several occasions, Alex Wong managed to coax only one win out of Blazing Blade. Blazing Blade has raced four times this season under the care of Fownes, and although winless, was never out of the frame. The 1,200 metres today is by far his best trip and the first time Fownes has started him over that distance. He was full of runninglast start over the straight 1,000 metres when just behind Classabove in third spot and had they gone another 50 metres would surely have won. He re-opposes Classabove and also Colourful World, the latter defeating him over 1,400 metres, but at 1,200 metres Blazing Blade should get his revenge over both these horses.