ENGLISH and Irish Derby-winning jockey Alan Munro added another trophy to his haul of silverware when taking the Volunteers' Challenge Cup on pick-up ride Hainan Dragon for John Moore at Sha Tin yesterday. Munro has chipped away steadily since arriving for his six-month stint from January to the end of the season and two of his four victories have been in feature events with yesterday's Cup following on from his success on Electric Flash in the prestigious San Miguel Silver Tankard. 'I didn't even know I was riding the horse until I saw the declarations,' smiled Munro after leaving the unsaddling enclosure. 'I was pleased to see my name alongside a horse trained by John Moore as he is such a professional and you basically know that anything he sends out has to be some kind of chance.' Those chances looked even brighter when Munro arrived in the paddock to be told that Hainan Dragon had excuses when seemingly disappointing on his first start for the Moore stable when only sixth of 10 behind Schnitzer in a 1,235-metre event at Happy Valley. 'They told me that he had returned from that race showing a fair bit of mucus which could have explained his effort,' Munro added. After yesterday's 11/4-length dismissal of David Oughton's fast-finishing Flying Tiger, those explanations look to have a powerful validity. Even more so considering that Hainan Dragon had been working exceptionally well since joining Moore from Kenny Kam's embattled stable. Munro went on: 'The way he's won today you'd have to say that he's got it in him to go on and win another. 'He jumped smartly and basically made just about all the running for me. 'He showed really good speed and quickened when I asked him. 'I would suggest that the minimum sprint distances are what he wants as he showed so much pace for me and was getting a bit tired in the closing stages though that was probably because I asked him to go on with it a fair way out. 'I just hope that John [Moore] throws me up on a few others after this.' The Ivan Allan-trained Explorer was backed down to 3-1 favourite for this and had every chance under Basil Marcus but couldn't get in a blow against the speedy Hainan Dragon. He has also run his last race as he was later found to have bled in running. As this was his second bleeding attack he has been mandatorily retired. Diamond Fortune and Grand Way ran almost exactly to form when dominating the opening griffin event. Diamond Fortune had beaten Grand Way 31/4 lengths last time out and this time had 11/4 lengths to spare on the line on seven pounds worse terms. Second-season handler Stephen Leung's tally is picking up all the while. Diamond Fortune, ridden by Tony Cruz, was his ninth winner with some useful young types still to come.