TRAINER Lawrie Fownes received the Christmas present he wanted when smart Sea Jade (7-2) flayed the opposition in the eighth event yesterday. The popular and long-serving trainer had been going through something of a mini-drought recently but Sea Jade brought the winning smiles back with a tremendous win in the Class Three, 1,400-metre event. The official winning margin was a staggering six and a quarter lengths with Canadian Champ (12-1) running on well to take second place with debutant Spartan (58-1) running encouragingly for third. Sea Jade had looked all at sea on the Sha Tin dirt last time out but really showed again yesterday just what a handy horse he really is. 'I have not done a lot with him since his last start but I really wish he had been drawn in the Cup section because I think he would have won that. 'But there is not a lot to him and I am definitely worried about the weight factor after this,' said Fownes. Although drawn right out in barrier 13, Lance O'Sullivan, completing the second leg of a winning double with this success, bounced him smartly away and rode the three-year-old for pace. O'Sullivan quickly got him to the front and, in effect, that was the race all but over. Sea Jade was going strongly into the straight and O'Sullivan did not let up, making absolutely certain of a success that stamps the New Zealand-bred import as a progressive type. Irish import Health First (14-1) was headed by Sea Jade early but kept on quite well into the straight before he folded up with Grand Way (6-1) then looking a chance. But Sea Jade simply put them into the ground and Grand Way could not keep it up, fading for fifth. Canadian Champ did come through solidly without ever looking a winning chance. Favourite Polish Admiral (7-2) blew the start and with it his chances. Champion apprentice Simon H.K. Yim tried to make up ground but Polish Admiral was soon a spent force.