A SCINTILLATING performance from Fairy King Prawn (9-1) saw Steven King and trainer Ricky P.F. Yiu on the presentation podium for the Hong Kong Country Club Challenge Cup yesterday and it won't be the last silverware this exciting galloper collects. It's a long way down the line but don't be surprised if next May, all being safe and sound with the three-year-old son of Danehill, Fairy King Prawn is mixing it with the best of them in the Chairman's Prize. His emphatic victory in this Classes One and Two longer sprint was a demonstration of latent power and Fairy King Prawn could not have been fully wound up. It was the first leg of a winning double for King, who took an exciting fifth event on Winning Touch (10-1) for trainer Alex Wong Yu-on. This was Fairy King Prawn's second start, having won as a griffin down the straight, 1,000-metre course, and he is going to come on a lot from this. A delighted King said: 'He did win really well and it is exciting for us to have a horse like him in the stable. 'He has plenty of class and that had a lot to do with this win. He had done a fair bit of work and I do think the race will bring him on. 'It makes all the difference when you are riding good horses and it really doesn't matter whether it's here or in Australia. They make life that bit more exciting. 'He showed a real turn of foot when it mattered and, as far as I am concerned, that's the mark of a good horse,' enthused King. The Melbourne jockey has settled in well for his first extended stint and horses like this fellow have made his decision to move to Hong Kong even more worthwhile. It has been a slow start for English trainer David Oughton but he can certainly expect to be winning with Marquee Universal (7-1), who was slowly away but powered home behind the vastly impressive winner. Marquee Universal, an International Sales purchase, has really blossomed in the break and is obviously going to come on in leaps and bounds from this outing. Consistent Beas Glory (10-1) took third spot with race favourite Plenty-Plenty (3-1) ridden along from his outside draw to lead, finding little in the straight.