Breeze Of Luck is coming to hand nicely and put in his best run with a smashing second behind Scent Of Osmanthus in the Class Four MacWhinnie Cup (1,400m) at Sha Tin on Saturday. The David Hall-trained three-year-old had stepped up to the plate on three earlier occasions, keeping on seventh best after an ordinary break over the straight 1,000m in his January debut, before catching the eye with the ring bit removed in March to come from last down the outside for a 11/2-length sixth behind Dispatcher over the 1,400m. He entered this off a non-threatening effort last month over the same 1,400m when losing ground after being steadied between runners at the top of the straight. The good-looking chestnut had plenty of sharp workouts and looked a treat on raceday. He settled three deep with cover and fourth from the rear after breaking fairly for Brett Prebble (pictured), shifted widest out and let down with plenty of purpose with avalanche of money at the jump. Breeze Of Luck is loaded with rich pedigree - Flying Spur and the Fuji Kiseki mare Fuji Dancer. Flying Spur has made a good name for himself as a sire following a win in the 1994 Golden Slipper Stakes, fathering 32 winners from 43 starters in Hong Kong, including John Moore's Inspiration, a 127-rated winner of the Group One Hong Kong Sprint, and 107-rated Group Three winner Sapelli from the John Size yard. Fuji Dancer was a black-type winner of the listed VRC Gibson Carmichael Stakes over a mile and was second in the VRC Edward Manifold Stakes and third in the MRC Thousand Guineas. Trainer Gary Ng Ting-keung's import Elephant Cheers caught the eye when turning heads with a much-improved second-up effort in the Class Three Li Cup (1,400m) as the longest-priced player at 263-1. Breaking from stall 13 for Eddie Lai Wai-ming, Elephant Cheers was able to find his way onto the fence, pushed five wide entering the straight, had to hesitate and steady for a run behind the favourite Costa Del Sol at the 200m before staying on strongly to finish 3 1/2-length sixth behind Fun Heroes. He's a well-bred son of Cox Plate winner Savabeel out of a maternal line littered with black-type winner in the southern hemisphere. His dam, the Housebuster mare Paolino was a Group Two winner of five races up to 1,400m and a half-sister to a New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year 2000. Elephant Cheers was never a threat in his opening six starts in New Zealand, before winning at his final run over the mile at Te Rapa last October. He stepped out for the first time 13 days back over the 1,400m at Sha Tin and made no impression. Elephant Cheers needs to improve on his overseas form but, with a promising pedigree and off a promising second-up effort, he's headed in the right direction.