HAPPY Valley punters can expect to see the best of Tony Cruz tonight as he attempts to shake off the annoying attentions of defending champion jockey Basil Marcus in the quest for this season's title. Cruz came a cropper at Sha Tin on Sunday when five strongly fancied rides all failed to oblige - as Marcus chipped in with another double to trim the local hero's lead to just seven winners. But Cruz has the right material in the fourth event where he partners topweight Saint Dragon Hill who seems to finally get all conditions to suit. Last time out he ran a creditable fourth over what is undoubtedly his best trip of 1,800 metres, finishing behind runaway winner Lucky Treasure. But he was racing in Class Four, connections having taken a voluntary promotion. He was alongside Fat City and Farishta in that run and the form is not at all bad. Finally tonight he gets back to 1,800 metres at Happy Valley and in Class Five, a combination of factors that makes him very appealing. However, with Cruz up there is unlikely to be much of a price about the Lam Hung-fie galloper but the multiple Hongkong champion needs winners and this one fills the bill. Sky Eagle shapes as the most likely threat to a Cruz success. He made up his groundlate on at his last start, course and distance, to wear down stablemate Royal Blue and win a special conditions race. It was only a win so the added eight pounds tonight could find him out but in a race not replete with chances, he does make significant quinella appeal. Rising Sun has been disappointing over longer trips which seemed most suitable but he can be accorded a modest tierce chance in this event along with last start winner, Speed Age.