Rainbow And Gold looks a handicap certainty in the Queen Mother's Cup today based on his game half-length second over course and distance behind Oriental Express in the Champions & Chater Cup. It was a tremendous effort under the circumstances, as he was substantially disadvantaged by the level weights conditions with his rating of 92, but it was no fluke to beat Industrial Pioneer, Indigenous, Helene Vitality and Housemaster - all of whom are rated 117 or above. The Queen Mother's Cup is run under handicap conditions (rated 120-80) and, with Rainbow And Gold receiving only five points for his Champions & Chater second, he does look very well treated. He should win, and win easily. David Hill's Peak Power, who gives the impression he needs every yard of the mile and a half, finished second to Idol in this event last season. He ran well under top weight last time and has hit form at the right end of the season. His proven form over course and distance makes him the main threat to Rainbow And Gold. Magic Hands has enjoyed a fabulous season, having notched four successes, and he almost made it five last time when beaten a head by Danswinner over the unsuitable 1,400 metres. He could be something of a risk over 2,400 metres, but he did win impressively earlier in the season over 2,200 metres and should see out the journey. Tony Cruz is treble-handed in the event with Millennium Supreme, Natural Winner and High Spirits. Preference is for the former, who was a shade unlucky not to have won two starts back over the same journey at Happy Valley when he was baulked for a run at a vital stage. He will stay the trip and, while he may not have the quality to win this event, he could fill a minor placing. John Moore's Survey General is the dark horse in this field, having shown glimpses of real quality in the little that has been seen of him. He gives the impression he will appreciate 2,400 metres and, with a light weight, should be kept safe. Helene Express is gradually showing improvement but has a tough task with top weight. Last-start winner Ironic Commander, who began the season rated 65 and is now up to 104, is holding his form exceptionally well but may be a risk over the trip.