Sunday's 10 per cent turnover rise year-on-year was one of the most significant increases yet as the Jockey Club's rebates play an increasing role in the betting figures - and confirmed in real life all the theoretical arguments. After 13 meetings last season, the figures were down by the best part of nine per cent. In 2006, the club is showing a raw increase of over 8 per cent, or around HK$760 million. Raw figures, that is, because apples are not apples - the scheduling of the season last year was different and also because the 2005 figure for the first 13 meetings contains one more Happy Valley midweek meeting since this year's September 13 fixture was typhooned-out. Still, no matter what your angle of approach, the rebates are working. However, one question which now looms for the club is that of the super exotics, which look to be suffering from a migration of funds across to the rebate pools. The strength of the turnover rise has been in the win, place, quinella and quinella place, with the club's own estimated dividend pools for Double and Triple Trio and the Six Win bonus slashed by HK$1 million in comparison with this time last year, even though turnover is on the rise. While the healthy overall state of play is most important to the club, the super exotic bets are actually a richer source than the rebate pools of those operational profits which are then paid out to government and charities, so preserving their turnover level is of vital significance.