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The Three Amigos, our amateur tipsters who wouldn’t know a burro from a burrito and handicaps from hubcaps started 2017 with a fiesta of winners and are probably still doing a Mexican Hat Dance and gulping down tequila shots at Shatin! Note their advice for today’s racing…

RACE 1
7-2-8-9

Our old amigo, these days, the always happy David “Darth” Ferraris, with fourteen winners on the board and numerous placings, and now that he has a new swimming pool, where he can swim with his horses, has THREE runners entered for this Class 5 affair, which is guaranteed a huge Quartet payout as no one can tell which horses might suddenly wake up and smell the char siu baos.

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Things are not made easier by this being a distance race where there will be plenty of chopping and changing during the running- “You go first,” “no, you go first”, “let him go first” etc until someone throws a Spaniard in the works by making a mid-race move to confuse things even more. It can become quite a bumbling mess, and reminiscent of The Three Amigos at Kyoto Joe last night seeing in 2017 with our amigos Señors Sake and Jose Cuevo.

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NOTE: The David Ferraris-trained Rock The Tree (2) won with High Speed Metro running the quinella which paid a whopping $513.50!!!

RACE 2
2-4-10-5

From a distance race, we go south of the border down Mexico way, and to a 1000 metre sprint, where, again, there could be some flies in the ornament that will come off the pace to add some spice to the Quartet.

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Having said this, we’ll hold onto our sombreros, and cheer home apprentice Dylan Mo. He’s sure to take Fish’N Chips straight to the front and hang on for dear life to record his first win in Hong Kong, which is taking quite a while to happen while The Poon Train aka Hong Kong-born apprentice Matthew Poon is waiting in the wings riding winners in Queensland before returning to riding winners here.

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NOTE: Dylan Mo rode his first winner in Hong Kong when Fish ‘N Chips (2) won at 6.5 to 1.

Dylan Mo and Almond Lee

RACE 3
2-7-14-8

El Zaco riding for Almond Lee in a Class 5 race- Wingold (2)- just has to be included in a Quartet that we’re tipping could be not just huge, but YUUUUGE!!!

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NOTE: Yeeee haaaaa! Zac Purton aka El Zaco won on the favourite Wingold for trainer Almond Lee. He also trained Dylan Mo’s winner with The Three Amigos tipping a good day for Lee based on the riders he had booked for today’s runners.

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RACE 4
5-10-4-7

El Zaco should win this on Go Beauty Go, but don’t be surprised if Sammy Clipperton gets the very best out of Daring Dart (10). His last run had sirens going off.

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NOTE: El Zaco won on Go Beauty Go (5) with The Three Amigos tipping the tierce- 5,7,10!

RACE 5
4-11-6-2

Frankly, we will make Daring Fit (11) our banker in this, the first leg of the Triple Trio with a massive payout if lucky enough to win it, but all those form students keep telling us that the John Size-trained first starter Infinity Endeavour (4) is something special. Who are we lovely gauchos to disagree? Our question is where’s the value if these two run in the top three?

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NOTE: The Three Amigos bowed to the advice of the professional tipsters albeit reluctantly, and were right when first starter and favourite Infinity Endeavour came fourth- a blowout for many Triple Trio followers- but Daring Fit (11) came second with their other tip Star Of Patch winning the race giving Zac Purton three wins in a row. The Three Amigos had tipped El Zaco to win the Jockey Challenge- easily!

Zac winning r3 today

RACE 6
12-13-10-9

The first leg of the Six Up where you can take the entire field and still lose. We’ll be looking at those at the bottom of the totem pole, but shudder to think what might happen. It’s like the shower scene from Señor Hitchcock’s “Psycho”.

You can kill it with your steely knife, but you just can’t kill the beast.

Janet Leigh in Psycho

Note: The Three Amigos warned that this race could throw up a wobbly- and it did when the favourites crashed and burned and King Mortar (10) won at double figure odds! As for the Quartet, apart from number 1, the other numbers were on the low end of the totem pole- 9 and 13. The Quartet paid over $66,000!

King Mortar winning

RACE 7
3-2-1-9

Again, another open leg of the Six Up, but we really like Right Call (3) and glad to see a change of jockeys on those Volatility horses- here, High Volatility (2) with the often overlooked Brett Prebble aboard and not regular rider the suspended- that’s putting it mildly- Howard “The Duck” Cheng.

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NOTE: Another upset- as predicted- but A Beautiful (1), amongst the tips/advice took it out.

Three Amigos dancing gif

RACE 8
5-2-1-8

The day’s feature event- the Group 3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup- where there’s no need to look any further than Contentment (1), Joyful Trinity (2) and Blizzard (5).

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NOTE: Again, as predicted, Blizzard (5) took out today’s feature event.

Blizzard with Moreira

RACE 9
4-2-9-13-14

We’re back to another tough leg of the Six Up and where there can easily be a blowout.

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NOTE: The Three Amigos were bang on target again when 47 to 1 shot Razor Sharp won by the narrowest of margins by beating three horses picked by our friends from South of the border down Mexico way- Booming Delight (2), Friends Of Nanjing (4) and Thunder Stomp (14). The favourite Unicron Jewellery finished out of the money which meant a Quartet payout of $310,863!!! Guess who won that?

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RACE 10
3-11-13-8

We really can’t see anything else other than Seasons Bloom (3), Beat The Clock (11) and Regency Bo Bo (13) running the quintella. Or as you hombres call it, a quinella.

NOTE: This is getting boring, but The Three Amigos picked the tierce!!! And El Zaco won the Jockey Challenge very very easily!!!

Three Amigos singing gif

RACE 11
5-13-3-2

We’re hungry Amigos here looking for value, which is why we have Mr Stunning on our third line. Mr Stunning can be ridden off the pace or from the front, and Señor Joao is the best horseman we have ever seen, but there are some pretty good horses here, and from a wide barrier, Mr Stunning, apparently named after the HKJC’s Mr Bubbles, might be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues again.

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NOTE: The Three Amigos went looking for value and they got it when Midnight Rambler (10) won the last. Though not mentioned in their picks above, The Three Amigos had it in their Quartets and Six Ups where they picked up the Six Up consolation- over $35,000- quite a few times!!!

Three Amigos dancing