TRAINER Wong Tang-ping has his string in excellent form at the moment and can strike in the featured Indian Recreation Club Challenge Cup at Happy Valley tomorrow night with rising star, Unmasked. The gelding steps up to 2,230 metres for the trophy race which is also the first leg of the Double Trio but gives every indication that he will see it out. Unmasked swooped close to home to see off All Thrills at Sha Tin two starts back and that form has been solidly franked by the subsequent winning effort of the Ivan Allan-trained galloper. But of even more significance was Unmasked's own subsequent performance at the Valley where he was tried on equitrack in a race won by Local Colour, again a handy performer. That was over 1,600 metres, as had been his winning Sha Tin effort, and he came from a hopeless position to storm home for second, a mere three parts of a length away from the winner. The run is of significance to the extent that the gelding showed no adverse effects when racing under lights and round the Valley bends. He did not seem in any way concerned by the bustle and noise of a Valley midweek crowd, all of which augurs well for his debut on the Valley turf. Trainer Wong, tipped by many to have a good backend to the season, has kept Unmasked right up to the mark and he will go into this testing event fitter than he's been to date. Unmasked is on the way up while the form of the other contenders here is very well exposed - but none the worse for that. Unmasked will have it to do against the likes of topweight Able Quest - a great run last time when narrowly beaten over the extreme 2,400 metres by Freedom Reigns - and Spirits Bay, who will also be ready for this after a useful run at Sha Tin last weekend. Able Quest looks a solid each-way chance and is fancied to turn the tables on Freedom Reigns at the distance and with a lesser handicap burden than last time. Great Time is a marginal possibility but Unmasked looks a good banker for the first leg of the popular bet. The second leg features a white-hot Classes One and Two longer sprint where chances abound. The banker, with some reluctance, is the David Hill-trained Compradore who is blinkered for the first time. He failed conspicuously behind stablemate and shock winner Fortune Leader last time but that was over a Sha Tin mile and he did not appear to get the trip. However, there was just a suggestion that he was not willing to go through with it and Hill has decided on the added equipment. But he does have top Valley form and he can run in the first three - which is all we require. Active Market, who has trialled well at both courses, could street the field but he is a bleeder and not a wise banker. But he must be included. Maraheb is coming back to form and is worth putting in along with Sea Of Jasper, who won earlier this season course and distance and is now back in action. Unsound Democrat has a ton of ability but would have to be taken on trust after a long break and Irish import Fortune Basin looks to have it to do against these.