'He loves it here at Happy Valley. I expected he could win and he really delivered' - Cruz Happy Valley star Super Combed raced himself out of events at his favourite track last night with another brilliant last-to-first win to set up an intriguing Queen Mother's Memorial Cup and set himself even more firmly towards the Melbourne Cup. The Tony Cruz-trained stayer made it win number six over the Valley 2,200 metres as he prevailed in a titanic contest with another rising stayer in Best Gift and they streaked almost five lengths clear of their rivals in sizzling time. 'That was a real battle of the titans,' concluded Best Gift's trainer, John Moore, after Super Combed (Felix Coetzee) arrived to win in the dying strides. Moore added that he might fancy his chances of turning the tables at Sha Tin. 'Best Gift fought back there after the winner looked like he was going to win easily and he's a horses-for-courses galloper around here. I'm sure we will be better on the bigger track and Best Gift is headed towards the Queen Mother's, too, so it should be an interesting rematch.' Cruz has had Australia's Melbourne Cup sketched in his plans for Super Combed for some time provided he proves himself worthy of the trip in his upcoming assignments in the Queen Mother's Memorial Cup and Champions And Chater Cup, both over 2,400m at Sha Tin. 'He loves it here at Happy Valley. I expected he could win and he really delivered and it's nice to know that the state of the track doesn't bother him whether it's wet or dry,' Cruz said. 'I think he ran very well in his races at Sha Tin lately and I think when he gets to his right distances there, he'll be just as effective on the different track, too. He's a real stayer and a race like the Melbourne Cup is really going to suit him.' Super Combed would have an unblemished record from seven tries at the Happy Valley 2,200m but for being foiled by a clever Douglas Whyte ride last season when beaten narrowly by Seasons Knack. However, the rehandicap from last night's victory will just about take him away from the Valley as his rating will be too high. Cruz and Super Combed's owner, Tomson Lam Chung-wai, share more than the fortunes of a Valley specialist stayer, too. 'Around the same time those guys broke in and robbed me, he [Lam] was chloroformed and robbed in a car park up in Shenzhen,' Cruz said. Riding honours for the night were shared by Whyte - who scored on Winning Attorney and Soaring Angel - and French wizard Olivier Doleuze, who strung a double together with Forever Win and another Valley specialist, Victory Marble. 'I'm happy to have two but it could have been three as I thought I had the first race won on Gung Ho,' Doleuze said. 'I didn't really know what to expect from Forever Win but he found the right position on tonight's track and in the end won very easily. 'As for Victory Marble, he is a leader so the track was good for him and I was surprised he was allowed to lead quite so easily. When he gets that sort of run he is a very happy horse and very hard to run down.' Australian Craig Williams rode his 100th Hong Kong winner when the Almond Lee Yee-tat-trained Tabbris led throughout to win his second on end and Brett Prebble gave David Hall a first-up win with Laser Power in the opener. 'That's the first winner I bought for here and I bought him off his second place in a trial in Australia,' said Hall. 'The horse who beat him is a half-brother to Anabatik, I think he's with Tony Cruz now, and he had a huge reputation. I figured if the winner is that good I'd be happy to buy the second and here he is.' New jockey Leith Innes caught his first careless-riding charge in the second race, with a two-day ban and $10,000 fine for his ride on Back Seat Driver.