The outside draw isn't usually much help over the all-weather 1,650m course at Sha Tin but John Moore-trained Pablosky gets a good opportunity to test the theory in the Diamond Hill Handicap there tonight, reports Racing Post HK.

The former Italian has been effective enough placing at Happy Valley in his last two but it is the all-weather track where he looks to have found his niche, with two Class Three dirt wins over 1,200m earlier in the season.

The question over Pablosky (Joao Moreira) tonight is whether he can stretch out to 1,650m from the outside draw but he gets the right kind of scenario to find out.

In receipt of plenty of weight from Gun Pit (Zac Purton) and with a weight and fitness edge over talented Hypersonic, Pablosky also looks to have tempo in his favour.

Leaders are tough to find with Eagle Power a possible but, with fresh legs stepping up from sprints, Pablosky could also be seen in that role. He has shown plenty of early speed over the shorter course.

Tony Cruz-trained Majestic Anthem (Douglas Whyte) also looks a danger to Gun Pit, who was able to beat him in December over this course. There is a significant weight turnaround in favour of Majestic Anthem but, perhaps more importantly, he won't be back in the field struggling to match Gun Pit for turn of foot this time. From a much better draw, he looks more likely to box seat, tactics employed last season as Majestic Anthem strung wins together at Happy Valley.

None of that is to knock Gun Pit - unbeaten in four attempts at the dirt 1,650m, he has a style that is visually exciting and suggests there is more to come.

But every horse that reaches the top of Class Two has come to a fork in the road where there are no easy assignments and he has to prove himself again.