HUMDINGER has been a good servant to the David Oughton camp, and although winless this season, can live up to his name and take out the third event over 1,235 metres this evening. South African jockey Feliz Coetzee takes the ride on the seven-year-old as last-start rider John Marshall is committed to ride newcomer Muster Mark, at the top of the handicap for Bruce Hutchison in this. Coetzee, retained by Brian Kan Ping-chee, has not had too many outside rides this season, but with Kan having no runners in the race, Oughton has smartly taken advantage of the situation and put the polished South African on board. Don't be put off by the fact that Humdinger has yet to find the winner's circle this season because he has been running some consistently good races and is overdue for a win. He was not really suited by the inside barrier draw last start despite only going down by a shorthead to the Derek Cruz trained Aubade over course-and-distance. He was trapped on the fence coming off the home bend and never saw daylight until it was far too late in the proceedings. The outside barrier draw to-night may not be ideal for most but for a horse such as Humdinger it could not be better as he is the sort who likes to race a fraction wide and come with a withering run down the outside in the run for home. Defending champion trainer John Moore is still clinging on to a slender lead in the championship standings this season and has Ever The Best entered for this with Tony Cruz on board for the injured Darren Beadman. Ever The Best has done most of his racing at Sha Tin although he did have one race over course and distance four starts back, finishing three-and-a-half lengths from the winner. He came from well off the pace that day and was making steady ground at the finish, and trainer Moore will be hoping Cruz can utilise all his expertise to keep his horse in a much handier position to challenge tonight. Speedy Good had an emphatic win here four starts back in a pretty good time of 1:13:9. He is a horse who likes to make all and is ideally drawn in barrier two for rider Basil Marcus. However he can be a in-and-out customer who you have to take on trust. Chiu Chow Warrior must also have some claims but I prefer this horse down the straight 1,000 metres at Sha Tin where he won twice earlier in the season. Muster Mark is not a bad looking sort but may find it hard first time of asking under the city lights and tight Valley bends. Speedy Winner on his best would be a threat but for my money Humdinger, ridden to perfection will get the money.