ON paper the final event at Sha Tin tonight looks very competitive, but there is a real chance of making excellent money off a smaller investment in this longer sprint. It is fair to say that Irish sprinter Grassland Star, trained by Brian Kan Ping-chee, is not going to go off as one of the market leaders but he does have the rating earned that can see him win this 14-runner race. Grassland Star should probably jump at double-figure odds as his chances are not helped by the outside draw of 14, but he has run the time to be the one most likely to matter off his light weight of 118 pounds. Grassland Star has shown real pace in the past and after one early run this season over a similar trip, he is taken to have shown sufficient improvement to see out the 1,200 metres. Ridden by Jimmy K. H. Ting, Grassland Star can be expected to leave the barriers in a hurry and if he can get across and establish a lead it could be all over. He does have the very fast Tiger's Spirit on his inside, but this one comes nowhere near Grassland Star on ratings over their respective careers. I have Grassland Star on a rating of 104 for this race while Tiger's Spirit is on 86. Closest to the selection on my ratings is the Patrick Biancone-trained Royal King Prawn who is on 101 and another who must come solidly into it off his low weight and with champion apprentice Simon H. K. Yim to ride. Front-running Bogie's Pride, although he will find it hard to get to the lead, and Happy Hunting both come into tierce reckoning. The fourth event tonight over 1,900 metres for Class Three horses is another interesting contest with William's Tact well clear for me. Although he has done a few things wrong in the past, William's Tact has undoubted ability and in this grade he is going to win on what he has shown in the past. William's Tact came home very well over the less suitable 1,600-metre trip last time and it will have helped prime him up for this. William's Tact can miss the start and will not be helped by the outside draw of 12, but he is a horse who can finish on very strongly and gets an ideal rider to assist him in the strong Eric Legrix. Although he would prefer cut in the ground, William's Tact is on a very good mark here and I have him in my ratings on 92 which puts him well ahead of front-running Village Bard who is 10 rating points lower. Village Bard probably had his chance last time as he does go best fresh, but there could be another run in him here and he is worth including in the quinella. The David Oughton-trained Invincible is perched at the bottom of the weight scale, but needs a senior jockey as opposed to a girl claimer and gets one tonight in Greg Childs. It could be foolhardy to leave Invincible out of quinella and tierce combinations - particularly, too, as Childs is in unstoppable form. The best bet on the programme is again Zakarad who did us a turn when winning first-up this season. That was over 1,400 metres and he tackles the same trip again tonight off a very light weight as he is taking a voluntary promotion. There is no logical reason why Zakarad cannot win again at this trip although most racegoers would have been expecting trainer Ivan Allan to step him up in distance. But Allan thrives on doing the unexpected and with absolutely no weight on his back Zakarad can again come storming home and win this. He is marginally ahead of Racing Star who will be much better suited by tonight's distance than the testing trip of 1,800 metres when he made the early running last time.