AT an all-weather meeting where extreme caution is urged, it may be worth taking a chance with topweight Fairy Fun in the opening event at Sha Tin tonight, writes Robin Parke. Fairy Fun had shown no worthwhile form before stepping out on the all-weather surface over 1,150 metres at his first start of the season and he then came home strongly to take second place to noted first-up equitrack star, Wind Traveller. It was a top run from the Wong Tang-ping galloper who came from 11th in the run to storm home along the rails to get to second berth inside the final 100 metres. But it was not a completely free run and Wind Traveller was going too strongly down the centre of the track for Fairy Fun to make the ultimate impression. This Class Five race is over 1,650 metres and is likely to suit Fairy Fun given his strong, late finish last time. The rest in this modest contest are well exposed and Fairy Fun may be the one who just has that little bit more left to give. But he will face stiff competition from old-timer Nickels King who will be ridden by trainer Geoff Lane's stable jockey Darryll Holland. Nickels King has run good races on equitrack before and in better company than this. Luang Huang Shan has drawn next to the rails and has scored over this trip on the surface before, making him an each-way chance. He is working fairly and was not too far away at his last start over 1,600 metres on the turf. A couple of good spins on the all-weather could have Third Time Lucky just right for the fifth event tonight when he is re-united with Irish champion jockey, Mick Kinane. At his last start over tonight's trip of 1,050 metres, Third Time Lucky, who loves the surface, finished fourth to Speedstar under girl claimer Win Chung Lai-fong. Third Time Lucky was only three-parts of a length away from the winner and the engagement of Kinane is a massive boost to the gelding's chances.