Viva Pataca, Sunny Sing and Able Prince spearhead hopes Trainer John Moore believes the public will see the 'right' Viva Pataca in the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday. 'I love these meetings and I'm thrilled to be going there on Sunday with five runners when a couple of years ago I didn't even have one, and especially going with a couple of what I think will be very competitive runners,' Moore said yesterday. Last season's Derby and Champions & Chater hero, Viva Pataca has to turn his form upside down after a trouncing behind Hello Pretty in the Cup Trial, but Moore is sure the ingredients for that turnaround are there. 'We meet Hello Pretty a bit better at the weights and most importantly we will be able to have the horse ridden properly,' he said. 'In the Cup Trial there was never a chance to get cover in the small field and also I am a great believer in the second-up syndrome - without the cover, he ran very flat that day after running well first-up. 'Obviously, the draw will be crucial to everyone from the 2,000m start, but if Viva Pataca is able to get cover I think he is peaking for this race. The boys riding him in the mornings are delighted with him and he looks great,' Moore said. 'Like a few of the northern hemisphere horses in the stable his coat is getting a bit hairy with the change in the weather, but otherwise he looks great. You can never be too confident in these types of racing, but I'm firmly of the opinion that he'll be as competitive as any of the Hong Kong horses against the visitors.' The other stable rep giving Moore goose bumps is Hong Kong Sprint runner Sunny Sing, who he says is 'thriving'. 'He couldn't be better. He's another who is a bit woolly in the coat and [paddock analyst] Mark Richards will probably knock his appearance in the parade yard but I think he looks terrific,' Moore said. 'His owners were over here on Sunday trying to feed him carrots and he is that well he was almost eating the owners. I hope he draws well so he can switch off and be held up for that strong finish at them. My other sprinter, Able Prince, has also done everything right. He doesn't need much and he's ready to race right now.' But on the prospects of Art Trader (Cup) and Joyful Winner (Mile), Moore is more in the hopeful than bullish camp. 'I've got reservations about whether Joyful Winner will be near his peak for this, the kind of peak that we saw from him last season when he looked right up to the very best,' Moore admitted. 'We clipped him out after he came back from running in Japan and it has taken him some time to come back in his coat. He's looking a bit better now but has taken longer than I expected and his two runs have been a bit lacklustre.'