It’s been a productive month or so for Matthew Poon Ming-fai and the 27-year-old believes he’s getting the strongest support he’s had since graduating to the senior ranks.

After winning the Group Three Centenary Vase aboard Glorious Dragon on January 31, Poon went on to land seven winners in February in what was his most prolific return in a calender month as a senior jockey.

“I’ve got lots of good support from different trainers – from Frankie [Lor Fu-chuen], from Francis [Lui Kin-wai] and from David Hall,” said Poon, who finished his apprenticeship in October 2018.

Trainer Frankie Lor and jockey Matthew Poon celebrate after All For St Paul’s saluted at Sha Tin on Sunday.

“It seems like I’ve been given stronger support recently and it’s led to better results, so I’m happy with that.

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“I think it’s the best support I’ve had [as a senior rider], hopefully I can keep it going and spread out even more.”

Poon has 20 winners for the season and is on track to surpass the 29 he accumulated in 2019-20 in his first full campaign as a senior rider.

He has a full book with which to attempt to add to that total at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, including Triple Triple and Heavenly Thought for Lor.

Triple Triple enters the Class Three Bowrington Handicap (1,200m) looking to snare back-to-back wins after a strong season that has seen the six-year-old place in his past five outings.

He returns to the course and distance of his victory under Poon a month ago but there is one significant difference.

“Last time he drew one and this time he has 12. He has been in good form all season but often his performance depends on the draw. It won’t be easy for him but if he relaxes behind horses he could be OK,” Lor said.

Lor and Poon will also be forced to concoct a plan for the Class Three Canal Handicap (1,650m) after Heavenly Thought was lumped with barrier 11.

After winning at the course and distance on a mark of 69 earlier this season, the son of So You Think enters Wednesday night’s contest rated 73.

“It’s not easy from a wide gate at Happy Valley so I don’t know what I’ll do yet. I’ll discuss that with Frankie but he will need a bit of luck from that draw,” Poon said.

Lor also has a less-than-ideal gate to mull over for second-starter Hurry Hurry Gain, who jumps from stall nine under Zac Purton in the Class Four Matheson Handicap (1,200m).

“He should improve and the distance should be much better for him. He’s still got a chance despite the draw but Zac hasn’t ridden him before so we will wait and see,” Lor said.

Purton jumps aboard after Vincent Ho Chak-yiu partnered Hurry Hurry Gain to a three-quarter-length second behind Pleasant Endeavor down the Sha Tin straight last month.

Ho sticks with the ultra-consistent Shining On, who is chasing a fourth win in Class Four this season after starting his campaign on a mark of 40.

The seven-year-old, now rated 57, has strung together eight consecutive top-three placings dating back to June last year, with all of them coming over the Valley 1,200m.

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