TRAINER John Moore's early season drought ended emphatically at Sha Tin last night with a spectacular 70-1 treble that included a first winner of the season for South African jockey Robbie Fradd. It was just like old times for the former multiple champion trainer as he led in Survey Star (2-1 favourite) in the opening event, topweight Calculation (7-2) in race seven and then enigmatic Flirting Dancer (10-1), who edged out Win For Lily (3-1 favourite) in a gripping finish to the eighth race. Moore's winners were ridden by three South African jockeys in Felix Coetzee, Basil Marcus and Fradd. Trebles are no rarity for the Australian trainer but it has been tougher for him over the past couple of seasons and last night's haul left him a happy man. The public obviously thought a quartet of Moore winners was on the cards as Victory Mount was 6-1 second favourite in the nightcap, a wide open Classes One and Two event over 1,400 metres. But that went to brilliant trackworker Aipoder (6-1 favourite), who completed a treble for champion jockey Marcus when holding off topweight Billion Win (8-1) - a superb, fighting effort - and Willie Way (12-1). Marcus had earlier produced another two peerless performances to land his first treble of the new campaign. The South African, who is riding better now than at any stage of his lengthy Hong Kong career in the opinion of several good judges, provided the middle leg of the Moore treble with Calculation. Calculation was drawn in barrier 12 in the full field but Marcus had him trotting along on the fence behind the leaders by the time they had covered 400 metres. It was a race-winning move as he kept the five-year-old to the task and won comfortably from Plentiful Harvest and Super Star (5-2 favourite), who gave Douglas Whyte a torrid time in the closing stages. Super Star refused to race straight and ducked in behind the winner. Former South African champion Coetzee safely piloted Survey Star to victory in the Class Four longer sprint, which opened proceedings. Coetzee, aboard at the gelding's first start of the season when he finished third down the straight 1,000-metre course, jumped Survey Star smartly away from his inside draw. There are few better judges of pace around and he kept Survey Star coasting sweetly in front before opening up in the straight and winning much as he pleased from Good Time For All (30-1) and the eye-catching Just Aqua (20-1), who is a certainty to win a race. The Marcus double was initiated with a faultless ride on Blessing (7-2 favourite), who was drawn in the extreme outside barrier (14) in the second event. This was an essentially modest Class Six event but Marcus had Blessing perfectly placed to issue his ultimately successful challenge and he won by a fighting head from topweight Super Happy (40-1), who desperately tried to make all. A bleary-eyed and weary Ivan Allan was able to raise a smile as the promising Cream (5-1) gave the former champion trainer his first winner of the season and the feature race on the card. Allan had been on a week-long buying trip to Keeneland and joked: 'You should be saying 'good morning' to me, that's what my body clock says.' But the three-time champion was at the presentation podium to pick up the Hong Kong University Alumni Association Challenge Cup after the smooth and impressive win of Cream. The four-year-old gelding by the champion miler Kris was given a confident, quality ride by Whyte and the beaten brigade could scarcely have raised any quibbles. Cream was well clear of Big Mac (20-1) at the line with Prince Fortune (10-1) a further short head away in third place. There was an excellent run from fourth-placed French Fry (60-1) in the feature race and this interesting French-bred three-year-old will be winning a race or two for trainer Geoff Lane. 'I never begin my season very quickly but I have usually done well at this particular meeting,' said Allan. 'My first winner last season was Consistent Win at the corresponding meeting and I am very pleased that Cream has done it for us tonight.' The disappointment of the trophy race was Commander Charlie (7-2 favourite), who had looked, on his form last season, ideally suited by the 1,400-metre trip. But it did not work out well and Commander Charlie was no real threat while another one to let his fans down was Irish import, High Sky (6-1).