Windicator has been beaten but far from disgraced at his past two starts as favourite but the Andy Leung Ting-wah-trained gelding should put his name back in lights at Happy Valley tonight. One of a number of excellent Douglas Whyte mounts at this meeting, Windicator has been only lightly raced and has run only three times since a gelding operation during the off season which appears to have focused the son of Monashee Mountain. He was ultra-impressive first-up this season, bolting in with a Class Four at the Valley 1,200m in December when running very fast time and gave every indication he has what it takes to go higher in the ratings. Since his ascension to Class Three, Windicator has been downed by Mr Cool and Easy over the same trip, but didn't go down without a fight either time and was beaten only by narrow margins. Considering what Easy has been able to do lately, the form line reads very well for Windicator and he fought back strongly to be beaten just a short head by that horse last time out. Whyte retains the ride again and from gate three, the Durban Demon can put Windicator wherever he likes in the running. His main rival, improving Tiger Prawn from the Tony Millard yard, presents the age old question for punters, whether it is better to have the apprentice allowance or the senior jockey. On the face of it, with 120 pounds to carry, he looks well placed after three successive wins, but Felix Coetzee's navigation and strength have played a major role in that win streak and the seven-pound claimer, Thomas Yeung Kai-tong, has some big shoes to fill this evening. To help him along, he does have a good draw and a very willing young horse to ride, with Tiger Prawn's obvious professionalism going to take him a long way. The John Size-trained O Danny Boy (Danny Nikolic) maybe in need of one run after not appearing since the end of November, but he represents another threat in the race. Coetzee has switched to another danger in the Andreas Schutz-trained Tiger Ridge, who has run just twice for the German and followed his fourth over 1,400m with a narrow 1,200m defeat last time.