Smart Irish galloper Fastest Star can parade his talents successfully at Sha Tin today and give connections the featured Lane Crawford Cup. The four-year-old reverts to a sprinting trip of 1,200 metres after finishing a close third to En Rapport in the Centurion Trophy over 1,600 metres. His effort in the Centurion, which saw him finish just behind Victory Star, was a very solid performance but trainer John Moore has done his best to freshen Fastest Star up for today and appears to have succeeded. In most recent days, Fastest Star has been looking sharp in his work and Patrick Payne, who won on him two starts back over 1,400 metres, will be harbouring thoughts of a return to the presentation podium. On that occasion Fastest Star looked good in beating Straight Way and the form generally around him is very solid. Fastest Star has a touch of class about him and will certainly be rattling home at the end of this for Payne who will jump from barrier 10. With only 10 runners involved it does not look an ideal draw, but the horse will not match them for speed and will have to come from behind anyway. It should give Payne the chance to get him over and into some sort of position to wards the rear before making what will hopefully be a winning run halfway down the straight. Racing is on the narrow C Course so there will be no room for mistakes, not that Payne makes too many. Moore also runs topweight Adjareli, to be ridden by Douglas Whyte, and the Irish 2,000 Guineas runner-up comes back fairly dramatically in distance. The hope here will be that Whyte, whose local career has been almost incredible, will settle the enigmatic Adjareli and be able to produce him for a late bid. The distance does look too short but if Adjareli settled for Whyte he is not entirely out of it. The biggest danger has to be Regal Ridge who has been working very well for Ivan Allan. Regal Ridge is almost due a win after two excellent recent runs which saw him finish second on both occasions to Kowloon Pride, who re-opposes today. On the book Kowloon Pride has no chance of beating Regal Ridge as there is a six-pound swing for a short head. Logically, that would be prohibitive but Kowloon Pride has turned into a remarkable performer and it would be unwise to leave him out of calculations completely. But Regal Ridge appears to have gone right on with it and he is favoured by this trip which suggests he is a very big quinella and tierce chance. At any sort of each-way odds, he is worth a bet. Despite the fact that this is a Class One field, there does not seem to be a lot of depth to it. Right Way is as honest as the day is long but is now getting to the pensioner stage and has been used up recently. From his inside draw and with front-runner Anton Marcus up, Right Way is not out of it. Victory And Gold is another inmate of the Brian Kan Ping-chee stable who has been earning his oats this season and goes around again today under Jimmy K. H. Ting. In an admittedly weaker field, he could have real claims on his best form but he may finally be feeling the pinch of a strenuous campaign and is best left alone. Chagall is back after a break and is worth consideration with Wendyll Woods booked to ride. He won on Chagall three starts back, course and distance, and is a tierce chance. Danzighill has lost the lustre that made him such an exciting horse last season and would not be an immediate pick on his most recent form. He has not been far away but has had every chance to win and not really produced the goods. Again, he could be a small chance because the field is thin but he has not gone on in the manner connections were obviously hoping for. Kadbridge has been out of form and Flying High, who is not sound, resumes after a lengthy break and is best opposed.