The addition of blinkers can make a world of difference to lightly raced three-year-old Hawkie Star, who bids to open his winning account for trainer David Hayes. The nicely bred youngster has only raced three times for a second, a third and a fourth and the decision to go for the blinkers should make the vital difference that enables him to convert that consistency into a victory. Shane Dye rode Hawkie Star last time when the son of Danehill stallion Dangerous drew 'ideally' in barrier one. But instead of being an asset, the inside gate was actually a liability for Hawkie Star, who never really travelled inside horses. Dye had no hesitation in recommending the addition of blinkers after that display and to help him along, this time Hawkie Star has come up with barrier 13. There can be no excuses this time on account of field shyness. Debutant Silver Mark from the David Hall yard is an interesting runner. He is by the new Woodman stallion Way Of Light from the smart Melbourne staying filly Cate's Mill and has looked the part in his barrier trials. Hall has three youngsters in his yard who are unbeaten after two runs - Laser Power, Romantic Winner and Siameric Te Specso. So he clearly understands what's required to produce first-up winners in Hong Kong and those figures add to the demand to keep Silver Mark safe. Enriching led throughout over 1,200m here to defeat Hawkie Star on April 3 and then went equally well for second to Taiji Spirit, beaten a neck after being lifted six points in the ratings. He has gone up another three points in the ratings but is a natural runner and stays under notice. Happy Kid lost his way mid season and often looked to be moving poorly in the mornings. However, he seems to be over those problems and has decent course-and-distance stats. He should get the run of the race from barrier six.