John Moore should celebrate his 'vintage season' by winning the Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m) at Sha Tin today as Best Gift finally gets his name on a Group One. Moore's hopes of taking the trainers' championship went from slim to slimmer at Happy Valley on Wednesday when John Size crept one win further in front. But Moore has enjoyed a marvellous season in the majors and in prize money, with his final stakes tally every chance of eclipsing all previous records except Tony Cruz's extraordinary 2004-05 season total of almost $114 million. He has a live chance next weekend in the Yasuda Kinen with Joyful Winner and a good grip on the lion's share of $8 million in the Champions & Chater, saddling a powerful trio in Best Gift (Brett Prebble), Super Kid (Glyn Schofield) and Viva Pataca (Michael Kinane). Best Gift has probably been the best Hong Kong horse this term not to win a serious race. In October, he won the Group Three Sha Tin Trophy under handicap conditions but has since been third in the Hong Kong Vase and photo-finished out of the Stewards' Cup and the QEII Cup, all at Group One level. Moore has already drawn up plans to tackle Australia's Caulfield Cup and Best Gift can justify the October trip by winning today. The 2,400m holds no fears, the gelding finished runner-up to Vengeance Of Rain last year, and wet or dry he is the horse they will have to beat. A rogue last season, Best Gift has become a more complete racehorse and showed new versatility in the QEII when Eric Saint-Martin was able to ride him much closer when the race looked to lack any real speed. He failed by only a head to beat Irridescence, outdashed by the mare after she dictated the pace, and that is his biggest hurdle today. The way the barriers have fallen, with the pace horses in gates one, two and three, there is no reason to think that Saturn (Dwayne Dunn) will get anything but a soft run to the front. He finished third a year ago when able to dictate this race to suit himself and is always dangerous under those conditions. Best Gift seems most likely to be on the inside rail but two horses back, a tricky position approaching the home turn, so Prebble's biggest task will be to ensure the gelding gets a clear crack at the race when the heat goes on. Though he may appear the better of Moore's trio, Best Gift doesn't have a lot to spare over his stable, though. Any give in the ground would give Super Kid just as strong a chance and Schofield looks like he might be on Best Gift's outside when Prebble is trying to get out to make a run. Derby winner Viva Pataca's performance in the QEII was outstanding after racing four wide throughout. He probably could have been forgiven for dropping out but he stayed on well to beat half the field and gives every indication that 2,400m won't be problem.