Trainer David Ferraris goes into today's $8 million Champions & Chater Cup (2,400 metres) at Sha Tin with his usual quiet confidence in Vengeance Of Rain but happy to see further rain stay away. Vengeance Of Rain has been the find of the season, winning his past four starts including the Hong Kong Derby and Queen Elizabeth II Cup, and Ferraris expects him to add the third leg of the triple crown to his resume. 'But I wouldn't like to see it too wet,' Ferraris admitted yesterday, as forecasts continued to allow the possibility of further thunderstorms following those earlier this week. 'It's not that he doesn't handle the soft ground - he's won two on pretty soft going including the Derby very impressively. But at this stage of the season, stepping up to 2,400m for the first time, it would be a slight concern.' It probably looks the only concern, with Vengeance Of Rain (jockey Anthony Delpech) throwing off an early-season leg injury to establish himself in the second half of the term as one of Hong Kong's big three horses with Silent Witness and Bullish Luck. It has been enough to set Ferraris thinking about World Racing Championship events like next season's Cox Plate for Vengeance Of Rain. But the Champions & Chater will be the last mission for this campaign and the trainer is keen to keep the horse's momentum going. 'He's done really well and maintained his form all the way through so I'm confident he's holding the standard he has set so far and he is the horse to beat,' Ferraris said. 'You just hope in these Group One races that everything falls into place and he doesn't have any bad luck. I'd like to see a decent pace for him. From gate four and stepping up in distance, I don't expect he will get too far out of the race but the better the speed the better he can show that great turn of foot which he has.' While Ferraris is a relative newcomer to Hong Kong in his second season, David Hayes completes 10 years as one of Hong Kong's leading trainers and would dearly love to win his last shot at a Group One before returning Down Under. 'And I'm better than a knockout chance with Ain't Here,' said Hayes, who has saddled up the beaten favourite, Elegant Fashion, in the past two editions. 'He's raced well all season and his third in the Champions Mile was a cracker after looking the winner at the 200m. Bullish Luck has probably made Ain't Here's turn of foot look a bit pale a couple of times but the clock tells you he finishes his race faster than almost anything else in Hong Kong. Buried behind them at 2,400m, I think he'll come with a rush.'