Last-season griffin set to win again for in-form South African pair Jockey Felix Coetzee and trainer Tony Millard have struck up a formidable partnership this term - including a double at Happy Valley last weekend - and that trend is set to continue for the South African duo, who should land tonight's Hong Kong Golf Club Centenary Cup with Noble Man. The former griffin won with ease over the 1,400 metres circuit at Sha Tin mile last time, at his first attempt against older opposition, and like several of last season's griffins appears to be on track for further success. This event has obviously been programmed for Noble Man some time ago, and with a three-week gap since his only run this term he should be spot on to make it back-to-back wins. Although, he has to be taken on trust to manage a strong 1,650 metres, his relaxed nature and strong pedigree - he is out of a mare by 2,400 metres influence Rainbow Quest - suggests he'll do so. Native Language finished fifth to Noble Man last time but does meet him eight pounds better for a 21/4-length defeat. He handles the Happy Valley circuit and the wide draw is not a major concern as he is likely to drop out and be produced for a strong finish. The pace is likely to be set by Latte, who may take some catching. His only outing over 1,400 metres earlier this season has served as a fitness enhancer and he is expected to be back to near peak condition for this outing. As Latte is a multiple winner over the course and distance, he does warrant serious attention. The effort of Fortune Life, when second to New Face over the metric mile last time, was full of merit and definitely good enough to justify adding him to the shortlist for this event. Fortune Life should be fitter for that run and, having drawn ideally in gate one, should have every chance to figure in the finish. Sanbenito finished a respectable third to Noble Champion last time over the Sha Tin mile, which looks good enough form to hit the frame in this event. Indeed, both of Sanbenito's runs this term have been sound and he has now fallen to a competitive mark in the handicap. Industrial Pride caught the eye with a fast-finishing second to Triumphant Master over 1,400 metres and will be suited by the extra furlong this time round. Although he would probably prefer Sha Tin, he has been placed over this course and distance and could be a value chance to sneak into the frame. Although Trust Me meets Noble Man on eight pounds better terms today for finishing fourth to him last start, there are major concerns as to whether he will see out the distance here. In addition, he has a tendency to travel keenly and could prove the nemesis for the likes of Latte - not to mention himself - if he does not relax for his rider. Smart Horse has failed to hit the frame in three attempts over the Valley mile. As two of his recent victories have come on the all-weather track, his current rating is somewhat flattering and the gelding should find this a harder test. Saluzi also returns to the turf following a dismal performance last time round. He has his work cut out from the outside draw and should find an easier test in future in Class Four. Operation Humour travels to the Valley for the first time under race conditions, although he did trial at the city circuit last season. However, the main concern is not the tighter course but whether he will see out the journey, given his failures at his only two attempts over a mile. The form of Happy Contender has been woeful and at this stage he can be safely ruled out. The booking of Douglas Whyte for Glory Hero promotes some interest, but he is another with stamina limitations. He has been placed over the dirt mile at Sha Tin, but form on the artificial surface can often be misleading and there are grave doubts whether he will be as effective over the turf mile. Earlier in the evening, Dennis Yip Chor-hong has an excellent chance to continue his impressive roll of winners with Buddies Power in the fifth event. The Valley specialist is fitter now following a game third to Joyful World last time and strikes a similar contest here. John Size has an excellent chance to add to his tally with Down For The Count, who finished second on debut to Bacchus down the straight 1,000 metres course at Sha Tin. The move to the Valley should not cause too much concern and with further improvement he will be hard to beat. Manifest and Golden Promise both have good records at the city venue and look the logical dangers.