Unthinkable as it may be, the all-conquering Tony Cruz is on track to wipe out the only 'safe' record in Hong Kong racing history - George Moore's all-time benchmark of 87 winners in a single season. The dynamic Moore, who was 10-times champion jockey in Sydney, came to Hong Kong soon after racing went professional in the early 1970s and carved out a similar niche for himself here, taking the trainers' premiership 11 times. In his benchmark season, 1979-80, Moore won 87 of the 457 races contested in Hong Kong. What made that number look so safe, for so long, is that it was achieved in the era before the Jockey Club put a ceiling of 60 on the number of horses any licensee could train here and Moore undoubtedly had the biggest string of any trainer in the former British colony at the time. In 2003, more than a decade after the 60-horse limit had been introduced, John Size prepared a modern-day record of 67 winners and created a new Hong Kong prize money record of $81,745,270 as well. Twelve months later, Size eclipsed his own record by preparing 73 winners and Tony Cruz refashioned the prize-money threshold upwards by more than $8 million, with the historical barometer now set at $90,931,470. This season, as we are seeing week after week, Cruz is powering along at the head of the trainers' stable and is simply unstoppable. Two months ago, most thought he could not possibly maintain a 20 per cent strike rate, but he has. On the eve of the 52nd meeting for the season at Sha Tin tonight, Cruz has trained 60 winners from 297 runners at a strike rate of 20.2 per cent. If he trains winners at the same average for the remaining meetings, Cruz's final tally would be 92. To look at the puzzle in an alternative way, Cruz had 447 runners for the whole of last season. If he was able to apply a 20.2 per cent strike rate to those numbers, he'd come up with 91 winners. Either way, at those rates, the record of George Moore - father of five-times champion Hong Kong trainer John Moore - would be safely erased. And one of the most incredible feats of training will have been accomplished.