Fresh from his historic win in California, trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai is a consistent winner on the Sha Tin dirt too and has a great chance to add one more to his win tally with Winning Instinct in the Sai Wan Shan Handicap (1,650m), reports HK Racing Post.

In the absence of any trophy event, the Class Threes hold pride of place on a weak program but it's winners that we are looking for and not glory andWinning Instinct (Zac Purton) should be able to deliver that much.

The grey's modest record of three wins from 20 starts would surely have looked a little better but for physical issues that held him back, including a heart irregularity in June.

But Winning Instinct showed on his return to racing last month that he has come back in his best form with a strong second in good time behind Rumba King, who runs later in the night.

That was over 1,200m but the extra distance of tonight's affair should suit the gelding, who has the tactical speed to lead if necessary but he will be more comfortable using barrier two to camp behind other likely leaders.

Todos Con Suerte, Lucky Hammer, Supreme Fresh, Invictus and En Civil are all potential leaders despite the small field, so Purton seems more likely to take a stalking position and have Winning Instinct the runner tackling the leaders from the 300m mark.

His danger, and perhaps his only serious one, looks Goldland Dancer (Douglas Whyte) who has produced his best form since going back to the all-weather.