Although Tony Millard's Argentinean import The King has been a revelation on the all-weather dirt track recently, he'll be a value play to maintain his momentum when he returns to turf in the final event. The King has been absolutely thriving under the tutelage of Millard. Anyone who saw the four-year-old's finally breeze of 400 metres in 26.1 seconds on Monday morning could not fail to have been impressed. The liver chestnut is relishing his racing and seems to have completely acclimatised to the Hong Kong environment. Unlike a few of his fellow imports from Argentina, The King was purely a turf specialist in his homeland. He won a juvenile maiden at only his second start before finishing fourth in the Group One Estrellas Juvenile over 1,600m at his third attempt. Two months later, The King was back in the top-grade action, finishing second (11/2 lengths) in Argentina's 2000 Guineas equivalent at domestic Group One level. He then disappointed at his fifth and sixth starts - one of them on a heavy track at 2,000m - before winning a Group Three mile at his finals start before export. The key factor for The King tonight will be the way this race sets up. The scratching of Wyndam Easy, who died on Monday afternoon, has made certain of a strong pace by giving renowned front-runner Money Strong a start. With other speed horses like Victory Marble, California Bishop, King of Fish and Dashing Champion also engaged, Brett Prebble can take his time on The King and end up in the position which supplies such a large percentage of Happy Valley winners - forward of midfield on the fence. Happy Valley Million Challenge winner Fruity Fruity has looked a sharper horse in trackwork lately and he, too, will enjoy a strong gallop up front. With Robbie Fradd on board from barrier five, the three-time course-and-distance winner should pounce in the straight and show something closer to his peak form.