Polished Irish pilot John Egan is winning over a legion of fans with his poise and power in the plate and yesterday's dirt brace - hot on the heels of a marvellous midweek treble at the Valley - shot the lightweight ace to double figures for the season. The former champion apprentice of Eire obliged in the opening all-weather dash aboard debutant Winning Counter for John Moore and then extracted every last drop from the ever-game Bon Bon to land a welcome staying success for battling English mentor Peter Chapple-Hyam. Egan now sits equal fourth on the jockeys' standings alongside defending champion Robbie Fradd and French star Eric Saint-Martin. 'I'm absolutely delighted with how things are going. I couldn't have wished for a better start and I'll be working hard to keep things going in the same vein,' said Egan. And trainers and punters alike are starting to twig to Egan's prowess, as Winning Counter's victory proved. The three-year-old son of Geiger Counter was solidly supported late in betting and gave his backers little cause for concern, hitting the ground running and contesting the lead before giving the chasers the slip in the straight to score by a yawning 3.25 lengths from Top Quality with standby declared starter Charming Success a close-up third. Interestingly, Egan had partnered Charming Success at his previous outing, when a solid second to Bond, and would have had a difficult choice to make if the Chapple-Hyam galloper had made first declarations. 'You need a bit of luck in this game and things seem to be going my way at the moment and I was fortunate in that I didn't have to choose between them. 'But he's [Winning Counter] a nice young horse and I've always had a bit of time for him. I was pleasantly surprised by what he did today because I thought he might just need the experience. 'But John [Moore] had him ready to know his job and he went and did it well.' Chapple-Hyam's Bon Bon gave the Irishman even greater satisfaction as the English mentor has been one of Egan's most loyal supporters. 'That meant a lot because Peter [Chapple-Hyam] has really helped me out since I arrived.' Bon Bon sat just off the speed and delivered a long, searching run from the point of the home turn to score a head win over another dirt freak in Race To Honour, who pulled out all the stops under Douglas Whyte but was simply out-fought by this gamest of chestnuts. Night Hunter caught the eye on debut, storming home late to complete the tierce. Earlier, Good Power chalked up a welcome winner for champion trainer Tony Cruz under a typically no-nonsense display from crack South African rider Felix Coetzee. The three-year-old International Sale graduate showed he'd come on in leaps and bounds for his seasonal debut when landing the box seat and working home far too strongly for the fancied Fish King, who tracked the winner throughout. Happy Boy was caught wide and kept on well for third.