Tony Cruz-trained Perfect Partner can justify the choice of stable jockey Felix Coetzee and confirm his place as Hong Kong's premier miler by giving the C-Team combination yet another feature race in today's Group Two The Chairman's Trophy (1,600 metres) at Sha Tin. Coetzee has had a difficult choice again between Perfect Partner and stablemate Bullish Luck (Brett Prebble) and he will be looking nervously over his left shoulder in the final stages for Bullish Luck's big finish. But a good draw and the likely tempo should advantage those closer to the pace - and that should be Perfect Partner. In December, Cruz was handed a readymade topliner with a shock stable change from Caspar Fownes on the eve of the Hong Kong Mile. Perfect Partner lived up to many expectations and filled the runner-up's spot behind Firebreak. He blew his chances of confirming his place as the top local miler after being scratched when dropping Coetzee at the start during the Stewards' Cup. Bullish Luck went on to salute the judge in a messy stop-start race. It was Perfect Partner's tactical adaptability which then saw him lead throughout in the Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m) last time and that same ability to take a handy position should be vital this time around. John Size-trained High Intelligent (Michael Rodd) looks the only leader in the race and he will likely set the tempo to suit himself. But being fairly one-paced, he won't want to go too slowly in the front for too long. While a slow lead tempo is not generally a plus for backmarkers, ironically it was the very slow tempo in the Stewards' Cup which set it up to be decided by late finishers such as Bullish Luck and Ain't Here. Rodd will know that to avoid the same thing today he must get his mount running early enough to stop those big finishers behind him and the horse which will logically be in touch with him will be Perfect Partner. High Intelligent must have a great show backing up from his Derby run last week and Bullish Luck cannot be denied a chance, but the race may also see a better effort from Bowman's Crossing (Eric Saint-Martin). He was checked badly in the Hong Kong Cup in December and may not have been at his top when he contested the Gold Cup but from gate three he should not be as far out. If he gets a passage more like his run when second to Ain't Here over the same course in October's Sha Tin Trophy, Bowman's Crossing can improve sharply. Gerald Mosse has won the race three times in its five-year history but faces a tricky trip from gate 10 on Ain't Here after being replaced on fallen princess Elegant Fashion.