Bullish addition to winning stable With the International Races having come and gone, it's now time to crank up the Ready To Win stable and add to the considerable profits we've derived from the system during the first three months of the new season. It's a rare weekend that goes by without followers of the Racing Post Ready To Win stable not having a healthy collect. And that sort of consistency has won Ready To Win a battalion of fans over the past few months, giving them an interest in just about every race meeting. Recent runners: Sunrise Rainbow ran very poorly in what looked to be a suitable race at Happy Valley on Wednesday. He won at his previous start for us at Sha Tin, as the front half of a $150.50 quinella with Gold Striker, and his job is done. The Happy Valley disappointment was, however, perhaps a sign that all is not well and we had better let him go from the stable, albeit with our gratitude. Lightning Star had his second run for the stable at Sha Tin last weekend on international day and although he narrowly missed the place, you had be a hard marker if you were unhappy with the performance. The Caspar Fownes-trained galloper, who was a Group One winner in Australia when he raced as Ambulance, was three wide with no cover throughout after starting from a wide barrier. His performance to finish just 13/4 lengths from winner Palette Natural was full of merit and confirmed that, yes, he is ready to win. Amazing One had his second run for the stable at Sha Tin last weekend and finished a close-up fourth after starting from a wide barrier. The John Size-trained, New Zealand private purchase is more ready to win than ever and will be taking a quantum leap forward at his next appearance. What is Ready To Win? For those who weren't aware of the Ready To Win stable at the start of the season, this may be a good time to provide you with guideline as to how the stable works. The Racing Post team has launched the 2004-05 racing season with an insiders look at some of the horses most likely to succeed in the early part of the new term. These are the horses that have ability, look to be training well and - most significantly - are READY TO WIN! Racing editor Murray Bell, chief racing writer Alan Aitken and trackman-tipster Clint Hutchison have been joined by the Jockey Club's popular English-language commentator Mark Richards to provide you with a team of horses that you can profitably follow in the new term. The READY TO WIN team has started off as a stable of 12, with three horses consigned by each of our experts. They are managed like a real stable, and we'll reserve the right to hire and fire with some aggressive, profit-conscious management. The guidelines are that each of the horses will have three chances for the stable before being released. If a horse warrants one more chance after three runs, he may be given it. Or if his first two runs are too far below par, he may be sacked one run early. For every sacking, there will be a new horse added, but If they aren't READY TO WIN, they don't get a start. Stable addition this week: BULLISH GENERAL (4g, Danehill - Chinese Justice, by Diesis, tr, A S Cruz): This promising young galloper is a brother to Group winner Dr More and, like that good-class animal, is going to be much better suited over 1,600 metres. We have had our eye on Bullish General for a while and, as luck would have it, he steps up to that trip today at Sha Tin and can make his stable debut a winning one. CAPTAIN HAPPY (3g, Sandtrap - Sparks, by Victori Dance; tr, A.S.Cruz): Another member of the Cruz yard to attract our attention. We don't normally like putting in last start winners but the victory of this fellow at Happy Valley last Wednesday was so emphatic, that he will be winning several more before the handicapper catches up with him. He has so much natural speed that he is a beauty around the tight turns of the city circuit. Full stable: Amazing One, Bullish General, Captain Happy, Dashing Thunder, Fat Choy Forever, Gold Striker, Great Idea, Kaiser's Prize, Lightning Star, Master Able, Summerville Power, Zabebe, Total 12. This week's runners: Bullish General (race 2, No 2), Dashing Thunder (race 10, No 7) and Kaiser's Prize (race 10, No 4).