Jimmy Ting Koon-ho is hoping for a second Group success at Sha Tin on Sunday.

The trainer broke his Group-race duck when Amazing Star shocked Hong Kong punters to win the Group Two Sprint Cup at odds of $179 last year and Ting is targeting the Group Three Lion Rock Trophy (1,600m) with My Sugar this weekend.

The five-year-old seemingly has it all to do as the only runner in the race with a rating in double figures but he gets plenty of weight from his eight rivals as he tackles Group company for the first time carrying just 114 pounds.

The winner of three of his six races this season, My Sugar has jumped 24 points in the ratings since September but Ting admits the decision to up one of his stable stars in class has been forced upon him.

“There’s no race for him, there is only this,” Ting said. “As it’s a Group Three, he’s got a light weight and I hope that will help him.

“His form is good but he’s not in top form as we’re at the end of the season and he’s a bit tired.”

My Sugar is far from Ting’s only chance of saluting at Sha Tin, with Untold Riches returning from a five-month break in the Class Four Sha Tin Heights Handicap (1,200m).

A winner in December in his only start of the season, the talented sprinter has added Ting to Michael Chang Chun-wai on the list of trainers to have pulled their hair out while trying to manage the five-year-old.

“This horse always gives me headaches as he always has problems,” Ting said. “That’s why he always needs more time. He’s healthy, he’s OK and while he’s not in top form, he’s in a good class so he’s still got a chance. Class Four for him is easy but the good thing is he is healthy.”

After a second success of the season on dirt earlier this month, Lucky Victor rises in grade as he sticks to the all-weather surface for the Class Four Tate’s Cairn Handicap (1,650m). He is clearly in good form but Ting feels that he may struggle against better-quality rivals.

Ting predicts more turns in roller-coaster season as My Sugar re-enters fold

“He’s won three times in Class Five but this time he’s back in Class Four,” Ting said. “I think it will be difficult for him. The good thing is that he has a light weight and he is fit, but I think that he’s also better over 1,800m than this 1,650m.”

Gluck Racer won his first race of the season in September and after being drawn seven or wider in his next four starts, the galloper has been lumped with gate nine for the Class Three Eagle’s Nest Handicap (1,200m).

“That race is very tough and he will find it difficult,” Ting said.

Ting is on course to at least match last season’s total of 31 winners with 26 victories so far this time around but he is disappointed that a fine start to the campaign has petered out.

“Earlier in the season it seemed as if it would be a good season,” Ting said. “After that some horses had some problems and the new horses have not been coming up, so we’ve needed a bit more time and hopefully at the end of the season we can get some more winners.”