The new season's bullet performers have been trainer Caspar Fownes and jockey Gerald Mosse and punters need go no further than the dynamic duo and Dr Green in the search for a winner in today's Skol Cup (1,200m). The pair combined to win the final event on Wednesday night at Happy Valley with Excellent Boy, taking Mosse to the top of the jockeys' table and securing Fownes' lead over rival trainers, and Dr Green should be part of another big afternoon for them at the all-weather Sha Tin fixture. There's no doubting his ability on the dirt surface, as Dr Green's first Hong Kong start was a third placing to Liberal's Knight on the all-weather back in June. When he returned for the season, much was expected of Dr Green but he let his supporters down badly first-up down the straight course as favourite behind Royal Delight. There are two reasons to think he might put the lie to that form this afternoon. Firstly, the switch back to the dirt. The Sha Tin turf has been particularly hard in the early part of this season and many horses have not stretched out on it under pressure, so the easier texture of the dirt could suit Dr Green. Secondly, the good doctor has had blinkers applied since his failure up the straight and showed the benefit when he toyed with Jolly Good Fortune in an all-weather trial last Friday. From barrier one, Mosse will have Dr Green wherever he wants to have him, as the horse has good early speed and has shown in trials that he can be held up effectively if that's what is required, too. The Peter Ng Bik-kuen-trained Expectations (Olivier Doleuze) looks an obvious danger from a good draw and back on to his favourite surface. Expectations has won two of his four starts on the all-weather and his only serious defeat was behind Our Jet in June with Dr Green in third. On that day, the rail was on fire and from gate 10 Expectations was under a major disadvantage and simply never got into the race. Resuming this term, he caught the eye behind Noble Man at the Valley at long odds and that run should have him peaking for this race. Liberal's Knight (Douglas Whyte) is another who seems to relish this course and finished second behind Our Jet in that key race from June. He also drew a wider gate that day although Whyte produced a magical ride to find the rail. His draw 11 is again the greatest concern, though the all-weather has not been quite so unforgiving of horses away from the fence so far this season. David Hall seems to have cured the mental problems which have made Egyptian Ra a difficult horse during his career and a repeat of his third to Down Town in fast time at Sha Tin would give him a shout too.