CHAMPION jockey Robbie Fradd knows he will have a tough time defending his crown this season, but the South African ace isn't worried. He has bigger fish to fry. A winning double aboard Air Force One for Ivan Allan and the John Moore-prepared Island West Treble lifted Fradd to fourth in the standings after what has been a relatively quiet start for the prolific strongman. But he was quick to focus attention on his big-race ambitions. 'It's the Group races I'm after this season. The title doesn't really mean that much when you get down to it,' he said. 'What I'm after are the International events here and in Japan. That's what matters most.' He was making reference to plans for Allan's stable star Fairy King Prawn, who made history by blowing away his rivals in last June's Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo and is poised to carry him to further success this season. Yesterday's brace will have helped to boost Fradd's confidence as he has taken a back-seat to the exploits of tearaway leader Douglas Whyte and brilliant Club Jockey Shane Dye. For Air Force One, it was a case of the right race on the right surface as he swamped the pacemakers to score a deserved win over a mile on the dirt. 'I've always said this horse is more comfortable on the dirt and he always tries hard. And because he's always thereabouts, he'll pick up a race or two,' said Fradd. Air Force One got home by a neck from the game but wayward Bon Bon with Tambora Star holding on for third. An objection against the winner and runner-up by fourth-placed Luck And Fortune proved fruitless, despite that horse being squeezed between the top pair in the shadows of the post. Island West Treble's victory was of a much higher order and gave Fradd plenty to look forward to. He came with a decisive turn of foot inside the furlong to score drawing clear of Flamenco Star, with griffin graduate Kimbo Bell rattling home late at big odds to complete the tierce. 'Island West Treble has matured nicely over the summer. He's a lot more settled than he was last season and he's become a real racehorse. There'll be more wins for him. 'John [Moore] has taken the blinkers off him and that's done the trick for him. The thing is, he has such a good sprint that if he gets back a bit he can always make up the ground quite easily.' Elsewhere, there was a welcome double for Weichong Marwing when Fortune Tycoon and Northern Flyer both scored at their seasonal debuts for Derby-winning trainer Tony Millard. And that helped Marwing cling on to second spot in the jockeys' table by virtue of more second placings than the bang in-form Dye - a statistic he was quick to draw attention to. 'It was good to get a couple home in front today, all those seconds were starting to build up,' said Marwing, who has 10 wins and 14 seconds after 11 meetings. 'But the horses are all running well and eventually those seconds will turn into winners. You just have to hang in there.' Marwing took a re-run of the final event on the big-striding Northern Flyer after Trader Joe jumped without rider Corey Brown, prompting a false-start and three withdrawals. Northern Flyer took the race by the scruff of the neck leaving the back straight and was never headed on his way to a facile success. 'He wouldn't settle off that slow pace so I just used my initiative and sent him forward. I knew he'd have saved some for me when we got to the final furlong. And he did. It all worked out well.' Not so for raging favourite Asia Rising. The talented three-year-old didn't find much when Douglas Whyte let him down and he was run out of the placings by the ever-consistent Sparky and roughie Forest Spring.