Team Valour is one to watch for

IVAN Allan, the master trainer, continues to send out some promising young horses that are catching the eye with cracking runs.

It was just that case with Team Valour in the sixth event at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon.

He was very unlucky in running, seeming to get caught up and lose his position when the field tightened going into the bottom bend.

It may well have cost him the race, as he then flew home down the centre of the track to be beaten by one and three quarters of a length by Derek Cruz's winner, Souper.

The experience of being in amongst horses racing round a bend will have done Team Valour a world of good, and he should be much more equipped next time out and can be followed.

A move to a mile would not do him any harm either, the way he finished really strongly over yesterday's 1,400 metres.

Alex Wong Yu-on's Always Money Comes just failed to catch the brilliantly ridden Easy Beat in yesterday's staying seventh event, having earlier received a favourable mention in these columns when a good fourth to Intermac Supreme.

He clearly relished the extra distance yesterday and a win should be just round the corner for this strapping son of Cyrano De Bergerac who, himself, was much more of a sprinter-miler than the staying type that Always Money Comes has developed into.

Ever since first working seriously as a griffin, Always Money Comes has looked good enough to win in Class Four.