Three-year-old sprinter Royal Delight should confirm his standing as one of the most exciting prospects for next season by maintaining an unbeaten career record in the Kowloon Cricket Club Centenary Cup (1,000m) at Sha Tin today. Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing won the Group One Centenary Sprint Cup with Scintillation this season, and looks to have a young galloper capable of going all the way to similar races in the coming year. Royal Delight won all three starts in Australia before his import, and made an impressive entry to the local scene with his withering finish to take a Class Two over 1,200m in April. In that debut win, Shane Dye was after the gelding to pick up in a fast-run event a long way from home, but he swept up quickly as the leaders tired to put his rivals away by almost three lengths. Royal Delight this time comes back to 1,000m, but with the freshness on him after two months without a race combined with the natural speed Royal Delight displayed during his career in Sydney. This should see him in reasonable touch in the run before again quickening over the top of his rivals. Today's race should nevertheless provide a serious guide to Royal Delight, as he goes from 123 pounds to 132 pounds in the weights, conceding poundage now to all but Able Choice. He is giving some real handicap advantage to talented horses in Yellow Diamond (Olivier Doleuze) and Blue Genes (Felix Coetzee) and, in addition, has to cope with starting from an inside draw up the straight course. The Alex Wong Yu-on-trained Yellow Diamond also has an inside gate and has suffered another setback in his unfulfilled career since narrowly going down at Happy Valley in January, first-up after being out from injury for almost a year. Yellow Diamond has looked the real deal since his booming maiden win by seven lengths last season, but Wong has had to stop and start with him for some time now. The gelding was reported with a knee problem again in February, necessitating Wong to back off again, but two recent trials have suggested Yellow Diamond is back on song. The give in the tracks at this time of year should assist with his knee trouble and so should the straight course, even though his only run over it as a griffin was an unplaced effort. Last-start winner Blue Genes, another three-year-old, shouldn't have any trouble with the straight or the give in the ground either. His major performance as a juvenile in Australia was a Group win up the Flemington straight course on very heavy ground. Tony's Cruz's team are finishing the season off strongly and Blue Genes, drawn towards the outside of the course, should be very competitive at the weights, even though he does not impress as having quite the same future as Royal Delight. He was a tough, rather than impressive, winner over 1,000m at Happy Valley last time out in this grade, but a repeat of that should put him somewhere in the frame.