After already being one of the surprise packets of the season, flying sprinter Successor can raise the bar to a new level when he tackles Class Two company for the first time in the final leg of Sunday's triple trio at Sha Tin. The Almond Lee Yee-tat-trained gelding arrived from New Zealand with the impressive CV of six starts for two wins and three placings as a juvenile but in seven starts last season he failed to manage a placings, regularly showing speed but weakening badly in the final stages. To the credit of Lee, he has the Bahhare gelding a lot more settled this season and the results were instantly seen when Successor thrashed a Class Four field on his resumption to racing on September 11. He made the rise to Class Three last outing and it was a carbon-copy performance, jumping from a wide barrier, straight to the lead and gave nothing else a chance in winning by a good margin over the promising Pocket Money. Despite being still eligible for another Class Three event, Lee has taken the option to take Successor one class higher to get in with a light weight and after the two-pound allowance for in-form jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin, the four-year-old will only carry 111 pounds - the identical figure to what the form guide may be showing on Sunday afternoon. The John Size-trained Alinsky is a solid guide to Successor measuring up to the harder assignment as the pair met as juveniles in New Zealand with Alinsky winning by a half length but there is a 13 pound swing in favour of Successor on this occasion. While a lot of water has flown under the bridge since, Alinsky has proven with his two performances in Class Three that he is more than capable at this level. Toughest for Successor to hold out will be in ever-reliable Firm Offer, who turned in an enormous performance for second to Chateau King Prawn last start after settling well back in the field. Alinsky should enjoy a cheap run and warrants consideration, as does Egyptian Ra from a good barrier, the improving Sunny Sing, Sanziro and Winning Success can improve on his local debut performance. In the opening leg, the power stables of Tony Cruz and Size look to hold the key to the race with two promising four-year-olds. Cruz will saddle Floral Pegasus, who ran a smart second to Thistle King at his debut, while Size will be represented by last-start winner Rely On Me. Floral Pegasus was a late scratching from his last assignment after becoming fractious in the barriers but he showed he was right on song for a return to the track when running second to the classy Sambuca in a trial on November 8. Happy Elite, from a good barrier, and Red Storm Rising look the main other chances in a leg that appears on the thin side for serious chances. The middle pin looks a bit tougher but the up-and-coming youngsters - All's Well, Ocean Tranquil, Romantic Winner and Gold Medal Winner - look the best way to go with. Old-stager Diligent is capable of figuring in the minor money, while Don Felpie has been impressive in his two starts for the Size stable and should be kept safe, despite the rise in class.