A quiet season for former champion trainer John Moore took a decided turn for the better at Sha Tin last night when he saddled up a winning double on the lightning-fast all-weather surface. Course and class records were shattered as horses sped over the dirt packed down hard by the relentless rain that had buffeted the course right up to minutes before the start of the opening event. Speedy Abba (4-1) in the second event and in-form Victory Bomb (5-1), running a course record in the sixth race, were the stable stars as several trainers had conflicting fortunes. Paddy Payne teamed up with Abba to score a .75-length victory over Increase Speed (5-2 favourite) who actually headed him halfway down the straight in the Classes One and Two, 1,150-metre event. Payne said: 'He gave plenty when it mattered and, of course, he liked the track.' Victory Bomb had run a good second under Douglas Whyte at his last start over 1,900 metres and went superbly for the South African to run down leader Honey Wind (4-1) with Learned Friend (8-1) just holding on to third place. Trainer Geoff Lane saddled up a welcome winner when topweight Cruise Cannon (7-1) obliged in the third event on the card. Earlier in the day he had seen useful Heavy Weapon, unplaced at Happy Valley last Wednesday when sensationally supported, leave his stable. It was the gelding's first win in 14 starts spread over several seasons and was undoubtedly aided by a drop into Class Five, the easiest company he has been in since his arrival here. And Lane had another interesting theory. 'It may seem strange but I am not at all sure he has even acclimatised yet. His coat just never seems to be right but it was certainly good to see him win. 'I must say that I thought at the top of the straight it was just going to be another second placing but he rallied well and it was full marks to Basil for his ride,' said Lane. It was a handy winner, too, for the champion jockey, who did not bustle Cruise Cannon when 2-1 favourite Winning Express, under Brett Doyle, went to the front soon after straightening. When Doyle could not open up a race-winning break, Marcus drove the winner forward and the five-year-old responded to go well clear to score in the 1,150-metre event. Flowers Comrade (7-1), not the most resolute of gallopers, finished a fair third. Trainer David Hill had no complaints about his day - and night. Back in the morning from a buying trip to England, he took delivery of Applause For Me, from David Oughton, and the well-performed Mount Kosciusko from Patrick Biancone in two other stable changes. He followed that up with a good win from honest High Powered in the opening event - only to have the horse come back lame from the win. 'I have my fingers crossed. It was a good win and I am delighted for the owners who have been patient. He has been so close so often in the past,' said Hill. High Powered won the Class Three, 1,800-metre event by a head from the Whyte-ridden Mr Brinker (7-2). Biancone, who lost Mount Kosciusko, took the nightcap with impressive Supernova (8-1), to keep the good recent run of the stable going. Stable jockey Eric Legrix got the best out of Supernova. Veteran trainer Wong Tang-ping, who has been nicknamed Dr Dirt because of his great record on the all-weather surface, struck with Sound Gallop (7-2 favourite) in the Class Four fifth event, having earlier lost Kinling Superstar to Peter Ho who also took over Heavy Weapon from Lane. Sound Gallop was given a heady ride by Wendyll Woods to score gamely from the Legrix-ridden So So (15-1). Claimer Peter Y. S. Wong gave a fine exhibition of front-running riding on the minimally-weighted King's Premium (16-1) which convincingly won the Class Four fourth event. Wong had the winner in front early but gave him a breather in the middle stages of the 1,650-metre event and that allowed him to rally well and then scoot clear to win from the Marcus-ridden Grand Vefour (14-1), also trained by Lane.