HONEST stayer Farishta should have benefitted sufficiently from an excellent last outing to take the fifth event at Sha Tin today where the David Oughton-trained galloper strikes a relatively weak Class Four field. Farishta was having his first run in almost six weeks when coming home solidly to take second place to runaway winner Lucky Treasure, course and distance, late last month. Lucky Treasure simply overpowered his rivals to dash well clear inside the 200 metres and Farishta, coming as usual from off the pace, surged home to take second place. It was a typical run from the Irish six-year-old who has invariably put in good runs over staying trips. Today's 1,800 metres is short of what he is really after but it is not a formidable field and he could prevail. Club jockey John Marshall again has the ride and he certainly knows enough about the horse now to have him in a position to strike if the breaks do come his way. Tony Cruz, hungrily eyeing the jockeys' championship, is back on board Monopoly who won over this trip at Happy Valley two starts back. But that was in Class Five and this does look a much taller order. City Raider did not have the easiest of passages in the concluding stages of his last race but there could still be a question mark over his ability to run out the trip strongly. That is certainly the least of Farishta's worries. Trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee has wasted no time in pitching William's Tact in at the deep end. A winner of his last griffin race over 1,400 metres he now steps up dramatically in distance. He is a chance, of course, as the horse has ability and is not badly placed in this class. But it is a tough assignment. Lightly-framed Oriental Oilfield will benefit from the maximum claim of K. S. Lam and if the kid does not lose his way could be worth considering.