THE Sha Tin faithful trooped home after the final event yesterday talking more about the race's impressive runner-up than the shock 50-1 winner. Winning Partners (7-2), although beaten by a head by outsider Colourful World in the 1,400-metre Class Two event, looks to be a horse which is going places in Hongkong. He showed his worth in last month's belated Class Three debut, impressing on a straight 1,000 metres course. Trainer Neville Begg stepped him up to yesterday's 1,400-metre trip after the handicapper had done his bit in stepping the four-year-old up to Class Two. Begg said before the race: ''We'll know how good he is after this. It's not the trip I'm worried about, more the outside draw.'' The horse is very good, but never saw anything near the inside, striking trouble at the top of the straight. He finished down the outside of the track absolutely flying. He was also checked slightly at the top of the back straight so it was a tough passage for jockey Robert Thompson. Thompson said: ''I haven't the slightest doubt that if I had not struck the interference at the top of the straight I would have won by a good few lengths.'' The winner, Colourful World, gave claimer Victor C. F. Chan and trainer Gary Ng Ting-keung an unexpected winner although the horse had run a good race at his previous start when finishing sixth. Colourful World, well drawn in barrier three, was on the pace virtually throughout and Chan was able to get the upper hand over Speedstar (25-1) on straightening. The 3-1 favourite Super Fellow ran poorly, having been drawn wide. Jockey Eric Legrix made a forward move coming to the turn but the horse was done with soon after they straightened. Blazing Blade (20-1) ran a pleasing race to finish third, although he may also have been helped by the ease in the ground. Fighting Strike (7-1) came home strongly to take fourth, without threatening the winner.