CHAMPION jockey elect Tony Cruz can continue his amazing run of success by capturing the fifth event on newcomer Wonderful Treasure on the Happy Valley grass tonight. Cruz, his sixth championship almost certainly in the bag, comes into the meeting 12 winners clear of the stricken Gerald Mosse and riding better than ever. He was in brilliant form last Saturday, completing a 360-1 four-timer when first-season handler Wylie Wong's Golden Rule romped home in the seventh. Cruz had been on Golden Rule for some really searching gallops going into that race and it has been a similar case with stablemate Wonderful Treasure, who has done more work than any other horse in training over the last three weeks. Wong has thrown caution to the wind and really set this New Zealand import for a bold first-time out display. The three-year-old, winner of one of his eight starts and second on two other occasions when racing in New Zealand, first caught the eye in a barrier trial down the straight 1,000 metres on December 29. He went really well on the bridle the whole way that day in the style of a future winner. He went equally well the next time they trialled on the grass down the straight 1,000-metre course on February 2. In between he had worked solidly on January 21 and 26 and since then he has been responsible for a series of exceptionally fast gallops on February 23, 26 and most recently on Monday. He is as fit as it is possible to get a horse for its Hongkong debut and he also looks the type to run well at the first time of asking. He is quite a sparely made, almost lean individual who lacks the physique to progress to the top but is just the sort to fire early in his racing career in the territory. Cruz has been on him for his most recent trial and much of his lead-up work so knows the horse very well. The one drawback is the outside stall. Wonderful Treasure is drawn nine of 10 with fast-starter Garlic Lad poised to cross him from barrier 10. But there is no one better at getting a horse out of the gates than Cruz and no one better at finding a run around the Valley. This is his environment and the Cruz genius can be trusted to compensate for Wonderful Treasure's seemingly poor draw. Diablo has to be given consideration as he has run into form. He was up there all the way and kept on well last time out to be a highly creditable and close third to the improving Namjong and All Thrills over 1,400 metres at Sha Tin. Futures drops back in distance after his fair fourth to Insider over 1,400 metres in a fast-run race at Sha Tin last time. That was the Derek Cruz import's first start in the territory and he looks to have progressed well enough in the mornings since to warrant quinella respect. On The Double has more to do from his topweight of 140 pounds than when scoring on the equitrack recently but, along with Humdinger and the apprentice-ridden Speedy Winner, could hold tierce claims. Ever The Best has become disappointing. He showed precious few signs of a return to form when unplaced behind runaway scorer Winning Partners down the straight 1,000-metre course last time out. Garlic Lad may find this trip a bit too far. He may also struggle to lead from barrier 10, even with his natural speed. Freedom Reigns finally gets the trip he has been crying out for in this evening's second race. Freedom Reigns couldn't go the pace when unplaced behind Spirits Bay last time but is exceptionally well handicapped on his staying form behind Romantic Tango 12 months ago. He stays all day and his work in the mornings suggests he has been laid out for this event. Spirits Bay remains in great shape, having done heaps of work since his last win. He and Hongkong Spirit look the ones for the quinella and tierce.