Winning Glory can return to his winning ways when stepped up dramatically in distance for the featured Sports Club Golden Jubilee Challenge Cup at Sha Tin today. Having racked up a couple of effortless wins on the dirt earlier in the season, Winning Glory was dropped back to 1,400 metres on the Sha Tin turf last time and came from nowhere to finish an eye-catching three lengths from Pasha with the Bruce Hutchison-trained Trobis second. Behind him was Roaring Star and the form from that particular race has stood up very well. Trobis came out to win a quality race and Roaring Star landed a major plunge at Happy Valley. This is a much easier contest as it is for Classes Two and Three and the only real question to be answered concerns Winning Glory's ability to run out a strong 2,000 metres on turf. Considering his excellent efforts over 1,800 metres on the all-weather surface when he ran out a convincing winner in both starts, the extra distance should pose no problems. Given the manner in which he ran last time, it is almost certain that the 1,400 metres was too short and trainer Alex Wong Yu-on, enjoying the best season of his career, has ensured that he has not gone short of work since. Winning Glory holds an entry for the Derby and, although he is not going to trouble the likes of Johan Cruyff, a win today could see him squeeze into the field for the Classic on March 1. Winning Glory's earlier season form entitles him to maximum respect but he is still likely to start at backable odds in a field where there are a number of chances. English rider Jason Weaver stays with Winning Glory, on whom he won two starts back, and from an ideal barrier draw he can have the American-bred four-year-old in an excellent position from the jump. It was noticeable at the much shorter trip last time that Winning Glory was outpaced and never got into the race until it was all over. Conversely, on the dirt earlier and over 1,800 metres Winning Glory was fairly quickly up on the pace and in a position to strike. It will be a surprise and disappointment if Winning Glory does not give a decent sight in this trophy event, but he does face a number of challenges. Trainer Lawrie Fownes starts both Port Hope and Inventor and the pair have claims, although the inclination is to stick with the former. Port Hope was beaten into fourth place last time by Supreme Bases and he had no answer to that one. However, the five lengths he was beaten by can be put into better context by the performance of Supreme Bases in a higher quality race on Wednesday at Happy Valley when he simply breezed in over 1,800 metres. Port Hope is a handy stayer and the 2,000 metres is bang on for him. He scored in useful fashion two starts back and this is a handy ride for jockey Brett Doyle. Stable jockey Wendyll Woods is aboard Inventor who made all over a mile at Happy Valley last time and justified the short odds about him on that occasion. As he has finished a fairly close second over 1,900 metres, the three-year-old son of Grosvenor should get the extra distance here and he does have claims. It is also easy to make a case for Celestial Fortune as he finished just two and a half lengths off Supreme Bases last time and that form certainly looks good now. Celestial Fortune has held his form and he will be at a much shorter quote than the 19-1 available about him last time. Champion jockey Basil Marcus is aboard and the South African ace is hungry for winners. The maximum claim of Patrick P. H. Tse will take weight off the back of All Good but a 2,000-metre Sha Tin event is a fairly tough assignment for an apprentice so it may be best to take the slight chance and oppose the Tony Cruz-trained galloper which has been ridden by Douglas Whyte at its past two starts. Whyte is aboard the other Cruz runner, Jade Lake, but his form this season does not entitle him to a major chance. The possible improver is Fat Choy Together which has gone a lot better in his work and is fitter now. He might give a sight at big odds.