Three of the favourite personalities among Hong Kong punters - Douglas Whyte, Tony Cruz and David Hayes - account for the entire list of 10 overnight favourites for today's International Cup trial programme at Sha Tin. Whyte is the man in the hot seat, as usual, with his 10 mounts providing five favourites, including the Cup Trial elect Bowman's Crossing ($35). The Durban Demon, having his first meeting back following four days on the sidelines due to suspension, is also engaged for Fortune Maple ($37) in the Class Five opener, Shogun ($32) for John Size in the third, Handbag Premier ($26) for Paul O' Sullivan in the fourth and Saint Thomas ($44) for John Moore in the last. Cruz, who has racked up four-timers at the last two Sha Tin weekend fixtures, has provided three short-priced commodities in successive races during the middle of the card. He'll saddle up Mystic Force ($23 fav) in the fifth (C4, 2000m), Dreams Come True ($40) in the sixth and Wind Winner (28) in the eighth, as well as Hong Kong Gold Cup hero Bullish Luck, a solid $40 second favourite behind Bowman's Crossing in the Cup Trial. Hayes, another trainer whose stable fancies inspire widespread punter support, will supply the favourite Fair Win ($42) in the second race, as well as improving open-class galloper Native Dream in the ninth, a Class One event over 1,600 metres. Hayes and Cruz supporters look set for a betting duel in the sixth race (C4, 1400m) where Hayes' promising Fasliev three-year-old Grand Master is the obvious danger to in-form Cruz' Dreams Come True, a Marju colt who won on debut at Happy Valley on October 27. Punters have really cottoned on to the Cruz-trained Mystic Force (Felix Coetzee) after his unlucky second to outsider Specific Sorcerer over 2,200 metres at Happ Valley last time. The emerging stayer is the veteran of just five runs but has been placed at two of the three times Cruz has taken him to 1,800 metres of beyond. If there's a downside to taking the short price, it might be that his two best runs have been at Happy Valley, not Sha Tin. The last-race rally by Whyte punters to first-up failure Saint Thomas has made ultra-consistent Fifty Fifty a very attractive price. Caspar Fownes-trained Fifty Fifty (Gerald Mosse) was rated second favourite at $52 last night - an outstanding price about a four-year-old who has never missed a start in nine racecourse appearances, and who looks ideally placed for score win number five at only the 10th time of asking.