RECENT all-weather trial winner Sharp Shooter can turn that form into a race win that matters in the fifth event on the surface at Sha Tin tonight, writes Robin Parke. The David Hill-trained Sharp Shooter has not been seen in raceday action since scooting up for John Marshall in a similar event last season, but the way he went in the trial suggests that he is on good terms with himself. As his form on the turf is ordinary, it must be a reasonable assumption that Sharp Shooter certainly favours the dirt and his lone win was impressive as he scored, eased down, by a length and a quarter. American Eagle was backed for good money last time, but failed to oblige down the straight 1,000 metres and may be a better proposition here although his all-weather form is negligible. A local riders race can be a tricky medium in which to bet with confidence, but Gotcha shapes as a likely winner of the sixth event. Maximum claimer Alex K. S. Yu takes over in the special conditions race from Irish rider Kevin Manning who rode the gelding into third place behind On The Beat last time out. Significantly, the horse to split the quinella on that occasion was the Wong Tang-ping galloper Amazing Grace, who came out and won decisively on the same surface on Wednesday night. Gotcha finished two lengths behind the winner last time over 1,600 metres and should have no trouble staying the extra 200 metres of tonight's Class Four event. The horse is an excellent worker in the mornings and has invariably run decent races without actually breaking through to win. He has finished second to horses like Face The Odds and Most Delighted and the overall form is good enough to win a staying race in this grade. There is no doubt that the horse has solidly held his form since the run behind On The Beat and Gotcha does like to race up on the pace which suggests he will run well for a claimer. City Raider will also have derived benefit from his one run to date over 1,650 metres and could easily show up for champion apprentice Simon H. K. Yim. Excel Treasure finally broke the ice and won for Basil Marcus at his last start in Class Five, but this is harder. However, now that the horse has finally won a race it is possible he could build on that and the win did come on the all-weather surface.