It has likely come too late but John Size takes an unusually strong team to Happy Valley and the anchor for the team looks four-year-old Eroico in the Perfect Partner Handicap (1,200m) to end the night and the season at the city course, reports Racing Post HK.

In pursuit of the trainers' championship, Size goes to the Valley with six runners and at least four winning chances.

Four wins would certainly put him back in the game with Sha Tin to come but it looks impossible sitting six behind John Moore when the night begins and, to put it in perspective, the last time Size trained more than two winners on a card at the Valley was November 2003.

For Eroico (Joao Moreira), tonight's final Valley event of the season brings him full circle as the four-year-old made his racecourse debut at the track with an unlucky fifth over the 1,200m there in October.

He returns now a seasoned galloper, 11 runs at Sha Tin have taken him 42 points higher in the ratings and if you backed him that night and thought you should have collected, consider that the four who beat Eroico home - Jolly Posh, Polymer Win, Mi Savvy and Bold Stitch - won just one race between them since. Eroico is looking for his fifth win of the season and his record might read even better had he not been tried often at 1,400m, which seemed to stretch his stamina just too far to show his very best at the finish.

Back to 1,200m last time out, Eroico was a close third on badly rain affected ground at Sha Tin, sitting three wide without any cover, although that might not have carried the disadvantage on that track that day it normally would be.

Tonight's race shapes up perfectly, with several likely front runners and gate three should see Moreira parked in the box seat behind them and ready to be too strong when it gets serious.