Former Singapore-trained speedball Lucky Win starts afresh tonight as he makes his Hong Kong debut - and he goes straight in at the deep end against several leading local sprinters in the Group Three Happy Valley Trophy. Now trained by Peter Ho and at 116 the highest-rated horse imported to Hong Kong so far this season, Lucky Win arrived with high-class form from Singapore, where he raced as Trillion Win. Hong Kong viewers saw what he was capable of in the simulcast KrisFlyer Sprint in May when he led until caught in the dying strides by French raider Iron Mask. Ivan Allan's consistent Plenty-Plenty, who reopposes tonight, was fourth then. Despite his high rating, Lucky Win failed to impress most observers when only fifth behind Fairy King Prawn in a recent barrier trial after being asked to show something, but jockey John Egan isn't concerned about that. 'People are entitled to their opinions but I wasn't disappointed,' Egan said. 'I was happy enough with what he did there and Peter has brought him along further since that trial. Ultimately, I expect his aim is the Hong Kong Sprint at the International meeting and that's a fair way off yet. Lucky Win will give a good account of himself at Happy Valley, but he is going to improve from the run.' The 1,200-metre race also features another highly rated import in Champ de Union, who raced in Germany as Sunderland, and coincidentally was withdrawn from that race in Singapore when well fancied. Trainer David Oughton said yesterday: 'He trialled OK down the straight and I'm happy enough with him but, although he had short-course form in Europe, I don't know if he really strikes me as a short-course horse for here. The races are a lot faster here and it might be that he is not a speed horse in that sense.' Cliffhanger is the likely favourite, but jockey Weichong Marwing is concerned about the draw. 'Cliffhanger is well and he has come along nicely since his win first-up but he will need some luck,' Marwing said yesterday. 'From gate 12 I'm going to have to try to slot in behind the speed, so it will be tricky.' Lawrie Fownes struck form on the weekend with a double and he has turned to blinkers to keep the fire burning with Kenwood Melody. 'It's his first time with blinkers since he came to me from David Hayes,' Fownes said. 'Really they're just to try to keep him sharp for the 1,200 metres around Happy Valley. The horse is very well, looks terrific, although he will improve on what he does. We've had to tread a fine line with him because he has had some joint problems, but we have him as fit as he can be.' David Hayes, who runs Charming City and Prime Witness, said: 'Charming City has won first-up, he has a nice draw and he did everything we wanted him to do in his trial. He is a quality horse and I'm sure he'll run well even though he is probably going to be at his very best at 1,600 metres. Prime Witness showed he had come on when he finished third to Fairy King Prawn and Kenwood Melody in his trial the other day and he's better suited at this distance.'