Trainer Manfred Man Ka-leung has a formidable strike-rate when he calls in the expertise of French riding ace Gerald Mosse, and they look like being the team to follow in the fifth event at Sha Tin today. Man has progressive New Zealand-bred four-year-old Million Chase aimed at the Class Four race over 1,400 metres. And the gelding only has to run up to his last start second over 1,200 metres at Happy Valley on October 20 to go one better. Million Chase is a son of O'Reilly, the Group One winning Last Tycoon sprinter who was prepared in New Zealand by Paul O'Sullivan (now HK based). O'Reilly was a Group One winner from 1,200m to 1,600m, with his most famous win being the Telegraph Handicap (Gr 1, 1200m) at Trentham against the older horses as a three-year-old. O'Reilly's dam is Courtza, winner of the world's richest two-year-old race, the STC Golden Slipper Stakes, so it was only reasonable to expect her mating with shuttle sire Last Tycoon would produce something superior. Not only was he a grand racehorse, but O'Reilly is doing the job at stud as well. Million Chase debuted in February with a pleasing third over the unsuitable 1,000m Happy Valley circuit, in the race won by The Grand Roof. Million Chase was put away after one more (below-par) run, but put the writing back on the wall first-up with his second to Brilliant Express. Shane Dye takes over as the new rider for Happy Kid, who broke through on September 29 when the rail was in the same placement as today - the C+3 position. At his only subsequent start, Happy Kid drew badly at the Valley on October 6 and was forced to burn a lot of petrol in the early stages. Even so, he was still right there until the 200m and was only gobbled up in the dying stages to finish behind winner Sixty Seconds. The likely leader in the race is Brave Commander, trained by Caspar Fownes and to be ridden by Robbie Fradd.