Punters have thrown the weight of their expectations behind Team Prawn - owner Phillip Lau Sak-hong, trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing and jockey Robbie Fradd - to win their third race for the week with Chateau King Prawn. The three-year-old chestnut was sold to Lau by his former owner, Ivan Allan, after a wonderful juvenile season in England in 2004, during which he won a Listed race at Royal Ascot and then came back later in the term to take the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster. Lau owes much of his success to the great judgment and mercurial talents of the now-retired Allan, who prepared Fairy King Prawn to win the Yasuda Kinen (Gr.1) in Tokyo in June, 2000, in Lau's famous pink and purple silks. Last Sunday, Lau, Shum and Fradd had a Sha Tin double with Elegant King Prawn and Special King Prawn, so a first-up victory by Chateau King Prawn will rack up three in the space of seven days for the owner with the midas touch. Chateau King Prawn, who formerly raced as Chateau Istana, has won both his trials over 1,000m down the straight at Sha Tin brilliantly, as you'd expect of a sprinter with his formidable record. If there is a question mark, it lies with his being stretched to 1,200m first-up. Both the Grand Lodge gelding's wins were over five furlongs (1,000m) in England, and in his two forays at 1,200m he failed to beat a runner home. The Prawn double was part of afive winner haul over the past two meetings for Fradd, who was also on board when Chateau King Prawn impressed in an 800m gallop down the riverside on Thursday morning. Chateau King Prawn was a $22 favourite on overnight markets, with Douglas Whyte's mount Egyptian Ra a generously-priced second elect at $65.