LOCAL hero Tony Cruz produced a titanic finish on Exporter to score a welcome win at Happy Valley on Wednesday night and he could be back in the winner's circle on trainer-brother Derek's Terrific Guts after the fifth race at Sha Tin tomorrow. Terrific Guts is a subscription griffin who did not race last year and began his racing career promisingly with a solid run over 1,200 metres in Class Four back on October 22. Derek Cruz has now wisely stepped up the son of staying sire Kenmare to 1,600 metres and the manner in which he was finishing off his debut race suggests Terrific Guts will relish the extra distance. Almost certainly Kaapargen will jump favourite for the race and those who saw him find an extra leg over the last 200 metres to win for champion jockey Basil Marcus last time over 1,400 metres will have no qualms supporting him over the extra ground. Flowers Treasure landed another good touch for the Wong Tang-ping stable last time out but there would be a real degree of hesitancy in backing him confidently over the added 400 metres of tomorrow's race. Splendid Feeling also has enough ability to be considered in this company but he seems to be a horse who needs plenty of work or racing to get him really tuned up. He has had one run but did little in that, lobbing along for an apprentice and finishing well back. Topweight Highland Laddie is an enigma, capable of running a top race or putting in a distinctly below-par performance. But given the present form of the David Oughton and Mick Kinane combination, it might be unwise to totally leave him out. The Stewards' Cup, first leg of the Triple Crown, is the first leg of the Double Trio and it is difficult to look beyond China Cruise who won his first outing of the new season in the manner of a budding champion.