Championship leader Eric Saint-Martin's steady flow of winners has dried up recently but it will be a surprise if he does not leave Happy Valley tonight with at least one more win added to his season tally. Progressive stayer Rugby Supreme appears to almost have the Sports Club Golden Jubilee Challenge Cup at his mercy even though this is the toughest event the Peter Ho-trained galloper has tackled in his short career. It is certainly a handy ride for the French jockey whose lead has been whittled down to five by the ever-threatening champion Basil Marcus, who partners bottomweight French Fry. Rugby Supreme absolutely hacked up at Sha Tin last time out in a tremendous staying display that stamped him down as capable of winning in better company. He should have won here two starts back but for a tremendous ride from Michael Kinane on Jade Dynasty who denied the Jimmy Ting-ridden Rugby Supreme victory in a pre-Christmas trophy event at the city track. While Kinane pulled out all the stops in his impressive repertoire, the hapless Ting - thankfully he has since won a race - looked an absolute certainty beaten on Rugby Supreme. There have been few more dejected figures enter a weighing room than Ting on that occasion as he had just been married and it looked like an ideal wedding present for the local rider, who had not ridden a winner for over a year. It might also be added that Jade Dynasty has since run a stout second at Happy Valley although there are many who will subscribe to the theory that the Tony Cruz-trained galloper would be more at home at Sha Tin. Rugby Supreme is likely to start a short-priced favourite and sorting out the quinellas might prove to be the best way to play. Kinane, who spoiled the party last time for connections at the Valley, partners topweight Excel Kid for John Moore and they are worth strong consideration. Excel Kid's form has dipped but he was noted winning a Sha Tin trial recently and doing it in fair style. He may be coming out of the doldrums and if he does happen to strike anything like his best form, Excel Kid and Kinane would be a threat. Moore also has Po On Power in the Class Two event, with Gerald Mosse to ride, and his most recent form is better than that of his stablemate. Po On Power has also done well at the Valley in the past and is a hope. Win For Lily is another who has done well enough this season without necessarily storming up the ratings as many thought might be the case after a couple of sterling runs as a juvenile. However, Win For Lily could be inching towards his best form and that would make the Ivan Allan-trained stayer a threat. It would be unwise to leave him out of quinella and tierce calculations. Kieren Fallon, back from a fruitless foray to Bombay for the Indian Derby, partners Shadeyiev who is another under a bit of cloud. He won handsomely earlier in the season but does not seem to have gone on with it. The enigmatic Score has run well here in the past and is not hopeless while Fortissimo, on his best efforts, would be a chance. But it all comes down to Rugby Supreme and just how good he really is. Good enough for this, one would suggest.