SOUND Print found the concession of weight beyond him as he ran home third to lightly-weighted Derby prospect Right Way in a record-breaking San Miguel Silver Tankard at Sha Tin yesterday. Sound Print, conqueror of River Verdon and Concert King at level weights in the Stewards' Cup under Mick Kinane last time, was yesterday being ridden by the brilliant South African rider Felix Coetzee for the first time. His three and three-quarter-length beating into third by his stablemate had nothing to do with Coetzee's riding. The explanation lies solely in the 140 pounds that Sound Print had to shoulder. He was being asked to concede fully 24 pounds to his talented stablemate who had already shown his class this season when winning the Sha Tin Trophy. Winning trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee was not at all perturbed by Sound Print's defeat and he was at pains to stress that Coetzee, his stable jockey, would keep the ride. Kan, in typically ebullient mood, said: ''I'm very happy with the way that my jockey rode Sound Print. Of course he will keep the ride. ''A combination of the weight and the distance beat Sound Print this time but he still ran really well. He will be better when he goes to 1,800 metres or even to 2,000 metres. ''He probably should have been second but that was not my jockey's fault. My horse got a bump during the race and it cost me sending out the quinella in this race.'' Kan has a love affair with the Derby which he won for the fourth time with Sound Print last season. He went on: ''Everyone knows that Right Way is a really good horse. With 116 pounds on his back today he had to go really close to winning. ''I think he will now win the Derby. It doesn't matter that today's race was over a mile. He will stay the 1,800 metres in the Derby no problem. He can even stay 2,000 metres.'' If times mean anything then Right Way can go into the Blue Riband event with the clock on his side. Yesterday he clocked a spectacular one minute 34.0 to take fully 0.6 seconds, or about four lengths, from Appreciation's previous best for the Sha Tin mile. As Right Way and Northern Celadon cut the early running from the bolting Group Leader, Sound Print was just behind the mid-division. The order changed little into the straight at which point apprentice Jimmy Ting showed great initiative, kicking his mount into a race-winning lead. Right Way streaked five lengths clear and from 300 metres out he was never going to be caught. He was clearly suited by yesterday's short straight. John Moore's Motivation showed that he is progressing well, staying on to hold Sound Print's customary late flourish for second spot. A measure of Motivation's improvement is that he was running from a handicap mark 11 pounds higher than when scoring on his previous outing. He must have a great chance of making the local team for the International Cup on April 18, also at Sha Tin. Kadbridge was a creditable fourth but Endurance and Innovation never really fired, despite running on for fifth and sixth. Endurance, having his first start back from the virus, almost certainly needed the run. Mastermind and Galway are shadows of their former potent selves. They could only manage seventh and tenth while Group Leader looks one to avoid.