PUNTERS' Pal Ivan Allan is the man to rely upon once again at Happy Valley this afternoon. Allan, the champion trainer, did us all a favour a couple of weeks ago when Wonderful Way obliged at 8-1 and he looks to have set another couple to go close on today's card. It is funny, in Singapore, Allan had the reputation for being devilishly difficult to work out what he was doing. Yet in Hong Kong he appears to be very straightforward. Has he mellowed in his maturity or is the betting public up here that much smarter? It is an interesting question and the answer probably lies somewhere between the two. Anyway, Allan looks well worth following in the sixth event where his speedy All-Winners (Nap) is going to take some pegging back from barrier three under Darryll Holland. All-Winners has had a couple of races this season which should have brought him on nicely in condition - and it should be remembered that Allan's often need that one run to come to themselves as he is constantly at pains not to leave their races on the work tracks in the mornings. That is just one thing I've noticed about his training methods which could come in helpful for future betting purposes - they often need a run or two. And last time All-Winners was not helped by being taken on in front by Peter Ng Bik-kuen's Speedster. In fact, these two front runners basically cut their own throats and set the race up for Clean Them Up to come swooping through from mid-division. At the revised weights, I can't see Clean Them Up being able to repeat that victory, nor given the way today's race is going to be run. It would not be any surprise at all if All-Winners had a very 'soft' run up in front under Holland and made every post a winning one. This is Holland's first mount for Allan in Hong Kong and the ultra-competitive Englishman, who is also ultra-talented in the riding stakes, will be eager to impress. The biggest danger could come from Parkview Fame who I note is ridden by Tony Cruz who was successful for trainer John Moore on Super Bomb on the equitrack the Wednesday before last. Parkview Fame has drawn barrier one, but he may not be able to lead All-Winners though he should get a comfortable trail in behind which could well enable him to run the quinella. Jumble Pet also comes into the reckoning on his best Topspeed figure of the past 12 months, but the way he has been racing has led me to doubt his resolution and he may just be a tierce prospect at best.