IF YOU look no further than their official ratings then the top three in the National Panasonic Cup at Sha Tin today have the race between them. There is a lopsided look to the feature race, much of it brought about by the superb performances this season of the David Hill-trained topweight Fortune Leader, almost unrecognisable from the horse going around 12 months ago. His two superb wins over the less-than-suitable mile distance has seen his rating soar to 119 and he carries topweight of 140 pounds in today's 1,800-metre contest. Motivation, having his first start of the season, and the grey Wonderful World, who seems to have been set up for this, keep Fortune Leader company at the top of the handicap. But half the field of 12 are racing out of the handicap, which, quite clearly, does suggest the winner will come from the top half of the field. Fortune Leader will appreciate the trip today and he must be a superb chance, even at the weights. The Irish import has been simply excellent in his two starts to date and trainer David Hill has his eyes set on the International Cup. ''On what he's done already and off his rating, he should be straight into the Cup, but, obviously, it would be good to win another one. There is no doubt that the added distance will help him, he had to be kept very fresh to win his last outing over 1,600 metres. ''I have every confidence that he will run really well, but a couple of others in this field are coming along very well and they will not make it easy for him,'' added Hill. Wonderful World, unwanted in betting, finished almost five lengths from Fortune Leader when the Hill horse won last time. He was in receipt of two pounds and today gets seven pounds from the topweight. Wonderful World ran very well last time out when lumping 144 lb to finish two lengths off Wind Dancer. That has primed him right up for today's test and Wonderful World could easily stake his claim for International Cup consideration with a big run here. Argentinian-bred Motivation ran quite magnificently last year in the International Cup, where he was the best of the local finishers. But this is his seasonal debut and it will surely be hard for him against some other quality performers, who have run, and, indeed, won. But Motivation is a grand horse, who has fully repaid the faith of his owners and trainer in bringing him from Argentina via England. The feeling, however, is that time may not be on his side in the battle for a Cup place in a month's time. Motivation really has to virtually win this or certainly place to be in there swinging. Thinking solely in terms of today's race and not events a month down the line, the Lawrie Fownes-trained Innovation makes plenty of appeal. Innovation has had two runs and is off his right mark here with 116 lb to carry. He has had two runs over 1,600 metres and both had merit to them. Since his last run behind Fortune Leader - he finished three and a half lengths adrift, receiving 15 lb - he has come on a bundle at the track. Fortune Leader must now concede Innovation a staggering 24 lb over 1,800 metres and that will be a task. At the weights, the trip and given his superb lead-up work, Innovation looks a top chance here. Innovation is a winner over this trip and with the added maturity of his six years, may well be looking for it now. He is certainly fit enough for the task ahead and could well be at a worthwhile quote. Although he is well out of the handicap and has a lot to do, it is possible that Our Pal could make his presence felt - even in this fairly exalted company. He is coming back from 2,000 metres where he should have won last time and Our Pal has done well since the run. He is, undoubtedly, holding his form, but his main aim in next February's Derby. He is a lightweight chance here and one to consider for tiercebets. Endurance ran an absolute shocker last time for Tony Cruz and his trial on Friday was nothing to jump up and down over. French trainer Patrick Biancone starts three, but none makes much appeal. Swept Away will be the better for the run, Mastermind is not the soundest and knocked up last time, while Sea Of Jasper looks fully stretched on the score of class. Enthusiasm, with excellent maximum claimer Francis K. S. Lam aboard, put in a good run over 1,600 metres last time and has continued to impress in the mornings. The 106 lb the horse will actually carry brings Enthusiasm into official calculations - and they all seem to run for this boy.