TONY Cruz maintained his marvellous championship form with a Happy Valley double on the equitrack last night. The former multiple champion scored on Eddie Lo's Solar Century in the third and Gary Ng Ting-keung's Imperial Braid in the fifth to move on to 35 winners for the season, five clear of the chasing Gerald Mosse. Mosse was also on the mark with a comfortable success on Patrick Biancone's Star Of Pakistan in the fourth. Despite having nearly half of the campaign to run, he and Cruz have pulled clear at top of the standings and it is by no means premature to say they have the title between them. Third-placed Darren Beadman is 11 behind Cruz. Cruz said: ''I've never worked so hard for rides in my life but it is paying off. ''I thought it would be really difficult once I split with Derek (Cruz). It's certainly meant getting out there and finding the rides. But that makes it all the more rewarding. I'm really enjoying my riding. ''I'm in a great frame of mind and very determined. Another Hongkong championship would mean a lot to me as this is my home - it's something special.'' Cruz was seen at his brilliant best on Solar Century, riding a cunning waiting race from the front. He was joined by the David Oughton-trained Rain Dancer at the top of the straight but had kept a little in reserve to repel the challenge. ''That's what it's all about,'' added Cruz with a smile. ''You've got to keep the occasional ace up your sleeve.'' Rain Dancer was subsequently found to have bled in running and, as it was his second attack, will be mandatorily retired. Cruz also made all the running on Imperial Braid who scrambled home by a short head from the gutsy Music Magic. Biancone eased one clear of John Moore, Peter Ng Bik-kuen and Lawrie Fownes in the trainers' title race when Star Of Pakistan made short work of his rivals in the fourth. Star Of Pakistan was racing back on the equitrack for the first time in nearly three years and clearly relished the return. He has now won his only three starts on the dirt which lends itself to his free-running style of racing. There is hardly an equitrack meeting that goes by without champion jockey Basil Marcus featuring on the score-sheet. His supporters had to wait until the last but they did not have to sweat. He gave David Hill's On The Double a smooth run through to win comfortably from Good Day who given the perfect ride from Alan Munro. Good Day found nothing off the bit and may well benefit from the application of blinkers. Neville Begg and Robert Thompson enjoyed a welcome change of luck when Local Colour took the opener like an odds-on chance should.