Super Falcon ready to soar

SUPER Falcon (Nap), who was punched out hands and heels to the line when a good second to Chiu Chow Warrior last time out, looks the day's best bet at Sha Tin this afternoon.

He ran on really strongly and now has the added advantage of Johnny Marshall's taking over the riding.

And, on my speed figures from last season, Super Falcon looks more than good enough to add another Class Three victory to his name.

He simply trotted up last season when right, slamming Active Bobo down the straight 1,000-metre course. He certainly is one of those peculiar types who seem to fall between classes.

He struggles when in Class Two, but, when in peak condition, can make minced meat of Class Three opposition. He looks to be cherry ripe for this afternoon.

The next best bet has to be the Basil Marcus-ridden River Verdon. I was impressed by his last run and his overall speed figures at today's set weights in the Stewards' Cup make him impossible to oppose.

Should he start at 2-1 or bigger he would be worth a really good bet, but it is hard to imagine the public letting him jump at those kind of odds.

He put in a super effort last time when forcing Sound Print to pull out all the stops over an inadequate 1,235 metres at Happy Valley and will be much better suited by today's mile.