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Whoever gave trainer KL Man his English name of Manfred has a sense of humor and a love of Sixties pop music as Manfred Mann were one of the popular bands during the British Beat Boom, had a number of hits in Hong Kong and even performed in the city at the height of their popularity.

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(Manfred Mann, Sixties Pop Band)

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(Manfred Man, Hong Kong horse trainer)

On Sunday, trainer Manfred Man has the impressive last-start Dining Star entered in a Class 3 event over 1200 meters to get his first day of the new season off to a flyer.

What we tend to forget is that though Zac Purton forged a strong partnership last season with Champion Trainer Dennis Yip, he also enjoyed considerable success with Manfred Man whose performance last season has been somewhat downplayed and not exactly sung out in a Do Wah Diddy Diddy way.

Dining Star has been “trumped” by Man to ensure his horse is a definite runner which means that it must be fit and ready to take on Class Three opposition for the first time including Smart Volatility which will be having its first start for the Francis Lui stable and the Richard Gibson-trained Glacier Blue.

When Man has use this trump card to guarantee starts for his horses, he has almost always legged up Purton and they have delivered as they did on the last day of last season when Dining Star scooted off and got to that winning buffet first by over three lengths.

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