Smart sprinter Pinch The Devil has been carefully prepared by first-season trainer Tony Cruz for tonight's fourth event on the Sha Tin all-weather surface and the Irish import can prevail in a tricky contest. Cruz had the disappointment of seeing hot-pot Touchwood labour home at the Valley on Saturday and has afresh learned the ups and downs of the racing game. Bouncing back quickly from a disappointment is a sure way to forget it and Pinch The Devil may just have the edge on this field. The former Ivan Allan-trained galloper has a good overall record in Hong Kong, but is obviously a shade short of the top class with the result that he tended to struggle in a number of races last season in Class One. But he seems well placed here on his best form in this Class Two short sprint on the new Sha Tin dirt and he has been working and trialling most encouragingly. Two recent pieces of work suggested that Cruz has him in tip-top shape for this 14-runner race and he has engaged French rider Eric Legrix - a wise move. The Frenchman was at his best to land Big Mac at the Valley on Saturday and is one of the most reliable and determined riders here. Most of this field has little or no record of dirt racing and, of course, we are racing on the new Track Master surface for the first time. There were comments after last week's special trials session that the dirt surface was heavier for racing than for morning work. But clerk of the course John Ridley said: 'There was no difference from the trials night to the trackwork session on the following morning. 'What we are doing with the track is to cut it to one and a half inches and inform the public accordingly. The further we cut it back the faster it should get.' Untested as a racing surface, the Track Master concept has been warmly welcomed by all jockeys and trainers as a training track in the mornings and it certainly does seem to be much kinder to horses than the old equitrack. Undoubtedly, as the season wears on, we will find that there are going to be some all-weather freaks popping up - and with that in mind it might be worth including Danish Heights in the quinella tonight. The disappointing maiden is now with trainer David Hill and won a trial easily last Friday. He certainly showed gave every indication that he likes the surface and won as he pleased - though admittedly against a bunch of rivals who are rated considerably lower than he in the handicap scale. But he went to the line comfortably for Philip Robinson and he must be a chance in this contest. So, too, is Tiger's Spirit, to be ridden by Mick Kinane. There's no doubting the gameness of Tiger's Spirit, but he is another who finds it hard in top company. At this stage, if we are attempting to equate equitrack form to the all-weather surface then Tiger's Spirit can come into it. He has one sterling equitrack win to his credit over the old minimum trip of 1,030 metres at the Valley. Tiger's Spirit is invariably a good worker, but he does give every indication that he is in good form and the presence of Kinane will ensure support. The horse has speed to burn and should be able to get across and into a position even from his extreme outside draw. Claimer Stanley K. M. Chin is enjoying an excellent season and he should be seen to good account again on the John Moore-trained Win Theatre. The now modest claim of Chin will be a help as Win Theatre is not the most robust of individuals, but he does have plenty of sprinting ability and he has been working well. Cornwall Hero has chalked up two wins, but this is much harder and he could be opposed while there must be a doubt about whether this is now the ideal trip for Belarus. It is hard to fancy the bottom two, King Of Jewelry and Parkview Fame, while Flashing pulls so hard it makes it difficult to go for him. But if he is to do anything in a race it will almost certainly be on the dirt. Diamond Treasure is going well and is not hopeless but Trobis, well spoken about before his recent debut, flopped and both Speedstar and Action Time would have it to do here.