FRENCH star Gerald Mosse appears to be firmly on Wong Tang-ping's Christmas list, picking up three rides for the astute local handler on tomorrow night's equitrack card at Happy Valley. It's hardly an upbeat note with which to go into the festive season or with which to see off equitrack racing at the city venue. This is the last meeting to be held on the Valley dirt - ever - and there will be many who say good riddance. It has been an unedifying spectacle and there have been problems with the consistency of the racing surface of late. All the same, it would be nice to go into Christmas on a winning note and Mosse appears to have a second-to-none chance on Ping's Star Of Marble in the opener. Star Of Marble ran a cracker last time out under apprentice Eddie Lai when caught in the dying strides by Neville Begg's outsider, Palette Star. But the pair drew well clear of their rivals and the form has a solid ring to it. Tomorrow night Star Of Marble drops back from a mile to 1,400 metres for which he is perfectly drawn in barrier one. It is something Mosse will be keen to exploit and he knows from yesterday's work on the main all-weather surface at Sha Tin that Star Of Marble is in fine fettle. Mosse didn't ask him to run time, or anything like that, it was just the simple way that Star Of Marble flowed to the line that showed he has held his form well from his last start. There was also good work for this race from Lam Hung-fie's Winning Vincent under local jockey K. H. 'Little' Hung. Winning Vincent got away with one on the equitrack last season, did not run too badly on the surface two starts ago and went firmly into the notebook last time out behind Ever The Best over 1,200 metres at Sha Tin. Yesterday's work suggested that Winning Vincent is worth keeping safe in the tierce at the very least. Brian Kan's Golden Era worked strongly yesterday morning in readiness for the second event, but it will be very tough for him from barrier six under Willie Ryan. The brothers Cruz also put a pleasing piece into Precious Delights who impressed. His problem will be barrier five. Walter Swinburn has a serious book of rides to match his consummate riding skills. He's never ridden better is the general view and don't worry, he's ridden extraordinarily well on many occasions in the past. Usually the big ones. In Hong Kong, as Swinburn readily acknowledges, every occasion is a big one and it brings out the best in him. He put Stephen Leung's Courageous through a quality final quarter yesterday morning. It would be no surprise to see this one step up on his previous efforts for the third event. Swinburn also has a major chance in the fourth on David Oughton's improved stayer, Figure It Out, who was noted hitting the line hard over a mile on the dirt last time. The move to 2,000 metres will suit this one ideally and yesterday he simply trounced his galloping companion in a quality jump out by his standards. The addition of blinkers this season is something which has definitely helped Figure It Out. His main danger will almost certainly come from the Mosse-ridden Money Fountain who went through a typically one-paced, but nevertheless good enough, gallop yesterday morning. Sky Eagle went well in a jump out alongside Viva St Paul's and could possibly add value to the tierce now that he is fitter. Mosse's mount in the fifth, Raider's Luck, again worked superbly well from the barriers yesterday, but he has never won a race and looked to have the perfect opportunity and the perfect run last time when second to Never Say Tired, whom he reopposes tomorrow night. Swinburn has another fine chance in this race on Oughton's Solar Century who has definitely gone better for the application of blinkers. High Reward has also been working along well for Tony Cruz and must be the main threat to Solar Century. Tony P. H. Chan appears to have set Dragon's Pal for the sixth. Dragon's Pal was most impressive from the barriers yesterday morning. Ivan Allan's Horse Delight is also fitter and a big quinella chance in this race.