Is there any way of stopping Tony Cruz? The former champion jockey has taken all before him this season, and the way most of his yard are winning races, it is hard to envisage him not keeping his superb strike rate going. Once again Cruz (pictured) continued to land more silverware, this time with Sun Power taking out the Lusitano Challenge Cup (race 545) on al the all-weather surface last Saturday. The breaks may have gone his way, but Cruz is making the most of the rub of the green at the moment and he looks like setting a new record for number of wins well before the end of the season. There was a lot to like about the efforts of Egyptian Ra (sixth) and Cheeky (seventh) in defeat. Both will appreciate a longer trip. Although the time clocked by Shiny Ribbon was nothing special, there was plenty to like about the way he cruised to victory down the straight course (race 538) on his debut. Cruz has a potential star in the making, and the manner of his win was reminiscent of his stablemate Silent Witness. There was very little market support for Cash Baby ($920), who finished a distant third, but he is heading in the right direction and warrants respect next time round. There is little doubt griffin Expeditious is looking for further than the minimum trip (race 537) but he ran on gamely to finish third to Lucky Stravinsky. It shouldn't be too long before he is in the winner's enclosure, while Ergo Sum (fourth) is bred to handle a lot further and must be given due respect when he next competes. Hawkie Star (third) may not have been ideally suited to the minimum trip on the dirt surface but ran on strongly in the concluding stages and will be winning races over 1,400m or further in the short term. It has been six months since Upbeat has been to the races, but there was a good deal of merit in his performance to finish second to Sheriff Bamboo over 1,200m (race 544) on the all-weather. He has been more effective over 1,400m on the turf and that is where he can be followed again. The improved trackwork of Go Go Victory was reflected when finishing fourth to Easy Game over the Valley mile (race 532) last Wednesday night. He should strip fitter for this outing and is one to consider next-up. It was Night Ninja's first start at the city course but he ran on well to finish third to Czar Of Prussia over the Valley mile (race 535). He will prove competitive over the same trip at Sha Tin, where the longer straight will give him a chance to reel in the leaders. The Sean Woods-trained Green In Blue, who clocked 23.7 seconds in the final 400m, deserves a good deal of praise for his victory (race 536). He reeled in the leaders on a track which was suiting those on the pace. It was his first win, and he should prove competitive over 2,200m. ONES TO NOTE: Cheeky, Cash Baby, Go Go Victory.