THE one thing you get when you back horses from Peter Tse Yan-sid's stable is a big price. They may not always win but if you follow the Australian import Gold Crystal in the coming months there should be a collect along the way. Yesterday the four-year-old was noted staying on well over the closing stages in the second event won by the Bruce Hutchison-trained Perkyman. This was considerable step up on Gold Crystal's debut effort when trapped wide under Greg Childs in the race won by New Asia Sage. Gold Crystal was noticeably fitter yesterday, as a close paddock inspection revealed and a couple more runs should see him come to peak condition and greet the judge at rather long odds. In the same race, there was an eye-catching effort from the Ivan Allan-trained Perfect Smile. He performed in similar fashion to Gold Crystal in that he was doing all his best work at the finish and is another who has needed his first couple of runs to get vital racing condition. Most of local handler Stephen Leung's runners have needed their seasonal reappearances and this was almost certainly the case with his well-supported Gotcha in yesterday's seventh event. The most talked about thing from this race was the defeat of track star Belarus, who should not be deserted because he did not get the run of the race whatsoever in the home straight when caught behind the pacemaking Happy King. But from a punting point of view it was the run of third-placed Gotcha that was really noteworthy as he looked the winner when this Class Four, 14-runner field cornered for home. There is no substitute for hard racing fitness and that is what found Gotcha out in those telling final strides. But there is always a next time and from a rating of 51 he is worth following at the top of Class Four. Stablemate Basketball Leader, making his debut in the territory, did well to show up for such a long way behind Way Ahead in a highly competitive final event.