The 'star wars' continue at Sha Tin today between Douglas Whyte and Brett Prebble. After the Aussie took advantage of a strong set of engagements on Thursday and rode brilliantly to dominate the card, the Durban Demon will be hoping today's the day the empire strikes back. The South African's string of six successive jockeys' championship-winning seasons is on the line after Prebble landed four during the week to draw level with Whyte at 72 wins apiece and this pair are making suspended Olivier Doleuze's task to catch them look well nigh impossible now. Again today, Prebble has the momentum up and a powerful set of rides on paper, with no less than six outright favourites in early betting, and some of them can be expected to hold that position today. Ironically, it was Prebble who nosed out the Peter Ng Bik-kuen-trained As You Wish on Thursday and now goes on to that horse as he backs up as the likely favourite in the opening event. The positive for Whyte is that his rides overall look a better group this afternoon than at the last meeting, with Grand Store (race two) and Pocket Money (race nine) looking the clear first choice runners in their races. In addition, Ever King (race three), Royal Falcon (race seven), Galbraith (race eight), Don Felipe (race 10) and Master Power (race 11) look strong players in their respective events. With 94 races left in the season, anything can happen yet.