The Derek Cruz-trained Fun Rider has been making inroads on his HK$2.2 million International Sale price tag, but can recoup a good chunk of that with a win in the Zung Fu Race, the middle leg of Sunday's Triple Trio boasting an estimated pool of HK$4 million. The three-year-old battled away late for a third and fifth from three griffin starts last preparation, and has continued to do his best work late for three thirds and two fifths from six well-punted outings this term, but hasn't had too much luck at the barrier draw in three of those starts. In his latest two starts from the widest two stalls, Fun Rider copped a bump soon after breaking from gate 13 and was also held up at the 400m before closing off strongly for third behind Amazing Journey over this course and distance. Last start, he had to be reined back from gate 14 before making good strides late for fifth behind Rain Of Thunder over the 1,800m. Cruz has called on reliable Douglas Whyte for the ride on the three-year-old son of Encosta De Lago and, with the great possibility of conserving energy from gate three, Fun Rider can rattle home for an overdue win. Spectacular Award hasn't done much wrong in first three starts, winning first-up over the 1,200m and staying on well from an awkward gate for fifth and third from a wide gate. The four-year-old looks the only speed in the race and shouldn't have too much trouble clearing from gate 11, while Sparkling, Noble De Best, Animation, United, Encosta Don and Mega Bullet are worth consideration. In the first leg, The Untouchablelad has been threatening to greet the judge with placings in his last five runs at Happy Valley and should appreciate the longer Sha Tin straight. The son of Monolith will have to be ridden cold yet again from gate 13, but with Brett Prebble taking over, he remains the logical banker. Pizzazz was collared late on the line by Plentiful in a promising debut second as the favourite last month and should get the extra 200m. He can play a dual banker role, while Cristal Magnum, Chater D'Cat, Nice King, Namjong Hunter, Conqueror, Good Fortune and Red Lotus are other chances. In the last leg, Blessing stands out as a banker. He has come right with a rallying third over the 1,400m, before making a nice bid late to nail rival National Treasure by a nose over this course and distance last month. Visiting Australian rider Craig Williams will replace sin-binned Howard Cheng Yu-tin and the son of Danehill Dancer remains hard to deny from gate four. National Treasure is drawn off the course, but has figured in the placings in his five starts and remains a definite chance, while Ribot Legend, Stilton, Mr Topaz, Ming Hoi Treasure and Great Guy merit consideration.