TRAINER Bruce Hutchison is back in town after a lightning trip to his native Australia and is hoping for an Easter present from a horse that did the right thing by him a year ago. Hutchison was in Melbourne last week sorting out horses for Hongkong and had no runners at Sha Tin on Saturday. But he swings solidly back into action at today's Easter Monday programme and will be hoping that Perkyman will land him the day's feature race. The Sassoon Challenge Cup, named after the late Sir Victor Sassoon, who kept a major stable in Shanghai, has been on the local calendar for many years. History will be of secondary consideration to Hutchison as he sends out handy Perkyman to do battle in an entertaining 10-runner affair. He said last night: ''I have always felt he was a decent little horse. He won first-up for me at the Valley about a year ago and has run some excellent races for me since. ''We are certainly hoping for the best today and on his best form I think he would run them very close. In his favour, too, is the fact that he does like Happy Valley well enough.'' Hutchison has turned to versatile visiting rider Greg Childs and the New Zealander has impressed since arriving here three weeks ago. He has been doing much of his riding for Derek Cruz and has been seen to great effect on a number of horses from that stable. Perkyman ran in the Hongkong Derby but it was clearly too rich for him and he was never really going to be a factor. But he came out of the race well and has been in good form at the track since, suggesting that today's event is exactly what he is after. But Perkyman, good as he is in this Class Two company, does have one horse very definitely to beat - relative newcomer Just Delight. Defending champion jockey Basil Marcus, who ironically rode Perkyman to his debut win at the Valley last year, takes over from K. H. Hung on the Ivan Allan-trained Just Delight and it is clearly a significant change. Just Delight put in a mighty run over 1,235 metres at the city venue last time out, coming from a hopeless position at the turn to be denied third place in a photo finish which was very tight. He finished just over a length and a half from easy winner Make It Happen but his fourth placing caused more comment than the run of the winner. Just Delight will clearly appreciate the step up in distance judging by his last run and Marcus is worth lengths when the riding change is taken into account. The South African is also excellently drawn in barrier two and will be able to be close to the pace and in a position to run on. He will take a lot of beating in this but the quinella does make a lot of appeal. Trainer Gary Ng Ting-keung has gone for the services of Irish champion Mick Kinane on House Honour who has had an excellent season to date. The horse also appreciates Happy Valley and, while his best efforts may have been on equitrack, he has been seen tovery great advantage on the turf here too. Kinane looks certain to give House Honour every chance and he is definitely a tierce proposition along with interesting Irish import Village Bard. This one had a pleasing introduction to local racing last time out at Sha Tin and looks a forward type. While he may still really be in need of today's outing it may pay to keep him safe in relation to Tierce bets. Patrick Biancone sends out Diamond Forever, another handy type around Happy Valley and not without a reasonable quinella chance here. Diamond Forever is well suited by the 1,650-metre trip and is drawn handily so that Gerald Mosse, who rides the city track to perfection, can have him just off the pace and ready to pounce. Diamond Forever has run some excellent races here and if there are any weaknesses in the two principals, then this fellow would be the one to expose them. Local Colour has made rapid progress recently but it has been via his equitrack triumphs and he may find those hard to emulate today in this good company. Topweight Super Structure has disappointed on a couple of occasions after a good win at Sha Tin and would have to be slightly suspect over the trip while Blue And Gold has been definitely out of sorts. Trainer Derek Cruz legs up claimer Ricky C. K. Chung but it is difficult to see Blue And Gold taking a meaningful part in this one. Bottomweight Shining Star will be ridden by John Marshall for Geoff Lane but he looks up to his neck in class and can be opposed at little risk.