ALEXANDER'S Choice steps out against the big boys in the Sing Tao Gold Cup in Macau this afternoon, and he can wipe the floor with the lot of them, writes Lawrence Wadey. The Louis Ho-trained three-year-old has a perfect record of four wins from four starts and he's improved with each of them, taking his last race by seven lengths from the bang in-form Lucky Governor. That start came over 1,800 metres on heavy ground and the move up to 2,000 metres should be right in Alexander's Choice's favour as he is one of those rare types who is blessed with both speed and stamina. But today's Gold Cup is by far the toughest company Alexander's Choice has faced. A quality Class One field is assembled and how Alexander's Choice fares will tell much about whether or not he's as good as he looks. It would be a major surprise if he isn't and the advice is to back him accordingly. The track at Taipa this afternoon is heavy after prolonged rain there in the past few days. Heavy in Taipa means exactly that, and the wet-track specialists have to be found and supported. In the Gold Cup this means the likes of Hegemony, Macau Venture, Storming Force, Hay Wick and Smiley King come right into the reckoning for the quinella and tierce spots behind Alexander's Choice. Preference is for the topweight, Hegemony, who looks sure to run out the distance and has been in great form for his handler Gordon 'The Bear' Benson. Storming Force stays very well and appears to have been set for this event by his trainer, the astute Singaporean Joe Lau. When the ground rides heavy at Taipa, the outside barriers can be heavily favoured. With this in mind, Dancing Present should be supported in a modest seventh event. The eight-year-old had no luck last time when wide all the way when third to Lyntasha. Dancing Present is also a special in the wet and has a good record at the 1,400-metre course and distance. Fast Glory and Speedster are worth taking in quinellas with Dancing Present, who is a top ride for the underestimated local hoop, K. S. Tam.