English jockey Brett Doyle could be in for a night and morning he'll never forget as he bids to land the Millennium Cup on last-start winner, Commander Charlie. Success in the featured finale, due to be run 45 minutes into the 21st century, would be an all-English affair as Commander Charlie is trained by debonair David Oughton. Naturally, a full field of 14 goes to post for the Classes One and Two, 1,800-metre test, which is the showpiece of the Club's contribution to millennial festivities. Commander Charlie goes into the contest with last-start winning form and the distinct feeling that now he has won, he can do it again. He was given a faultless ride by British champion jockey Kieren Fallon - as far as punters, if not the stipendiary stewards, were concerned. As a result of his winning ride, Fallon was suspended for four meetings and has not been seen in Hong Kong since. The astute Irish-born ace tracked over to be on the heels of Chiu Shan Glory and that led to his inquiry room appearance as he interfered with another runner. But Commander Charlie, who has always impressed and was runner-up in this year's Derby to Holy Grail, had the last crack at Chiu Shan Glory and Fallon made it tell. But Doyle is a top-notch rider in his own right and the extra seven pounds which Commander Charlie goes up for his victory may not be enough to stop him. But it will help to make the rising five-year-old a solid each-way bet. The gelding has drawn barrier 10 but Doyle does have the length of the Valley straight to get into a position and is confidently tipped to do so. He can muster pace as he has shown in the past, not least two starts ago over the Valley mile when ridden by Eddie W. M. Lai. Ironically, one of Commander Charlie's biggest dangers could be stablemate Legitimate, who also has a distinct liking for the city track and has run two respectable races over longer trips recently. Oughton has turned to French star Eric Legrix and Legitimate is now in easier company although he is probably more effective over longer. There was plenty to like about the way Master Magic rattled home over the Valley mile last time when he was 1.5 lengths second to Aipoder, who flashed home for third at Sha Tin last Sunday. We have it on authority that Master Magic is in rude health and, under Robbie Fradd, can certainly be expected to run a top race. Highly rated Triumphant Feeling brings reasonable Sha Tin form over 1,800 metres to the Valley and David Hayes' excellent claimer, Howard Y. T. Cheng, brings the weight down appreciably. William's Surpass, to be ridden by Pat Smullen, ran well here two starts back over a mile in the International Jockeys' Series when ridden by Terry Hellier. At the outing before that, William's Surpass flew home to be a neck away at Sha Tin over 1,600 metres. There were excuses for him last time as he was slow to begin and then got his head up when being restrained to a rearward position. He is worth putting in for a bit of value. Full Metal Jacket is arguably better over a mile than 1,800 metres and Happy Champ is unknown at the trip although be is out of a Roberto mare so it should pose no problems and he is another to consider as a tierce possibility.