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On Sunday at Shatin, the Fast Tracker tipped the following winners!

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RACE 2

RACE 2

The Zac Attack should strike here with last start winners Rouge Et Blanc though trying to snare the Quartet won’t be easy.

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QUARTET: (5)-10-11-12-13-14

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Races 4,5,6
TRIPLE TRIO

RACE 4

The interesting runner is first starter and fairly expensive NZ purchase named Happy Agility. Some who know this horse which was purchased for Hong Kong on the strength of a trial, dismiss Happy Agility as “average”, but its recent trackwork has shown considerable improvement and the booking of Purton is a significant one.

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The favourite might be Winner St Paul, still very much a big baby and learning to race, but sure to be far more suited to the bigger Shatin track than Happy Valley where it raced at its last start like a drunken sailor searching for Pinky’s Tattoo Bar.

It has barrier ten to overcome, and, like a few others in this race, looks to be needing longer than the 1200m it tackles here.

Brett Prebble should, however, know the young galloper’s quirks, let it find its feet and have it storm home off the pace to, at least be in the top three. If it wins, it might see a revival of the former very tight partnership between jockey and trainer Dennis Yip.

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Though taking Top Bonus (12) on a win line, which has everything to suit here, there are two runners engaged that seem to be running into form and will fly under the radars of many- and at odds: Ultimate Winners (3) and Ambitious Speedy (11).

FIRST LEG OF TT AND QUARTET: BANKERS: (4-12) LEGS: 3-5-8-9-11-13

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RACE 5

Superoi was disappointing at its last start, but with Douglas Whyte, fresh from a double last Wednesday night, and taking an unusual backseat role to all the talk surrounding Moreira and Purton, sticking with it and riding two pounds over, is a tip in itself. There’s then the extra 200m it tackles here, which should suit it, and have it run into the top three placings.

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The other place chances can be narrowed down to Dr Good Habit, Número Uno, Forever Accurate, Graceful Kingdom and Hit A Home Run with the winner looking to be Dashing Fellow for the John Moore-Joao Moreira combination.

QUARTET: BANKERS: (10-14) LEGS: 1-3-9-11-12-13

RACE 6

Moreira weaved his magic to get a win outta Athena’s Baby at its last start. It might start favourite again and, if it does, I’ll take it on as the winner. It’s running over 1600m here for the first time, and I think this longer trip will take its toll on an average conveyance.

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This being the last leg of the Triple Trio, no Athena’s Baby amongst the top three place getters will mean a better payout with me preferring the David Hall-trained Heroic Guru on a win line.

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The enigmatic galloper nearly won its last start when Brett Prebble took it almost to the grandstand rails from where it ran its own race and stormed home, off the pace, and down the outside, to run a closing third over 1400m to Kids And Win. The 1600m it tackles here for the first time should suit it even better though it could eventually even be able to run out a strong 2000m.

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The horse obviously loathes being crowded and it will be interesting to see what tactics Prebble will employ today whereas Joyful Moments (8), which will also appreciate the extra distance it tackles here, can go very close in a very difficult race.

QUARTET: (2-8)-4-5-6-7-9-12

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Race 7

RACE 7

The Chairman’s Trophy where Champion Miler Able Friend, no doubt bloody grateful it wasn’t forced to wade through Randwick’s heavy 9 bog track yesterday, faces six others with the question being who’ll run the quinella. Other than that, sit back and watch the John Moore-trained galloper’s exhibition outing.

SELECTIONS: 1×2-3-4-5

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