He will never win any prizes for good looks or conformation but Pinky Long Legs is the only real success story from the controversial Select Sale of 17 months ago. His galloping action is, to put in kindly, somewhat unique but he does have a real engine inside his frame and Pinky Long Legs can pass his final test at Happy Valley tonight and win in Class One. Trainer John Moore shook his head when he first saw Pinky Long Legs but now he hands out unqualified praise for the ugly duckling of the yard who has chalked up four straight successes. Not many horses in Hong Kong can make it five on end but it would be unwise to totally oppose Pinky Long Legs tonight as he reverts to 1,800 metres after being given a break by Moore. Pinky Long Legs began the long haul to the top in Class Four on January 8 when he beat Great Intent over 1,650 metres at the Valley when ridden by Mick Kinane. The Irish ace, who added a second 2,000 Guineas triumph to his long list of international successes at the weekend, was aboard him for his second win but was then tied to Plenty Success when Basil Marcus deputised for Pinky Long Leg's third win. Kinane was back aboard for a storming fourth win, again over 1,650 metres, last time out when he delighted Moore. 'Mick [Kinane] told me that he puts his legs anywhere but when it comes to going on with it and winning, Pinky Long Legs has all that matters. He is really impressed with the horse,' said Moore. There is no doubt that Pinky Long Legs is a Valley freak although that is not to say that he would not score at Sha Tin if sent there. But the races have fallen Moore's way in relation to the city track and if you've got one who likes the bends and gradients, why not keep sending him there? Man-of-the-moment Paddy Payne gets the ride tonight and can continue his great run which produced another foursome last Saturday. Pinky Long Legs just seems to keep on improving and he has been a regular trackwork star since his last win. The Bellotto three-year-old is going to take a lot of beating and simply cannot be left out of all bets. The David Oughton-trained Legitimate is blinkered for the first time and is a winner at the Valley in the past. He has also been working and trialling particularly well and a very forward showing is expected with Eric Saint-Martin aboard. Legitimate won a recent trial on the dirt as he pleased and his work has been completed with a zest that bodes well for tonight. But he has struck a tough one in Pinky Long Legs and may have to settle for a minor placing. Super Goal the mount of Jimmy K. H. Ting, is really well in himself and has won handily over tonight's trip. The Brian Kan Ping-chee stable is in good form and Super Goal must be respected. There are really not that many chances in this Class One event which has attracted a field of 10 and bottomweight Winning Lad does not really look to be one of the main hopes. Since finishing a narrow second at his last start Winning Lad has not noticeably improved and may be as high as he wants to be in the ratings at the moment. Topweight Kadbridge put in a much better run at his last start and, like so many in the Lawrie Fownes yard, has kept up the good work. Although this is not his pet distance he cannot be ruled out and can improve on a last-start fifth when he was just over two lengths adrift of Danzighill over 1,200 metres. Winning Horse comes back to this trip after an outing over 2,200 metres and is looking in good shape at the moment. But the stable has been out of form and he is probably worth opposing. Royal Attire was a fair last-start winner for Damien Oliver over 1,800 metres but this is harder and he may not really have gone on that much. He is not out of it but it won't be easy. Trainer David Hayes also starts Celestial Fortune, with Glen Boss up, but he found little under Frankie Dettori so it does not augur well. Pinky Long Legs looks the one with Legitimate likely to give him most to do.