Brilliant South African rider Weichong Marwing celebrated his best-ever Hong Kong performance with a treble at Sha Tin last night, but it could so easily have been four. Warm favourite Dr More was noticeably slow to begin in the second division of the Bonham Divided Handicap over 1,400m before going down in the final stride to Triumphant Feeling. 'I'd say it cost him the race since he was only beaten by an inch and the work he had to do to get back into the race after missing it was worth a couple of inches at least,' Marwing said. 'Dr More can be a funny horse at the start and you have to catch him on his night. Obviously, tonight was not his night - that's horseracing - but it was a great run just the same. He's a young horse, just turned four, against some pretty seasoned horses in that race, so he did well.' The remainder of the card was mostly a happy story for Marwing, who won on Rare Collection for Wong Tang-ping, Lucky Victories for Geoff Lane and New Asians for Francis Lui Kin-wai. When stable rider for Tony Millard last season, Marwing had been extremely competitive for the title until the retainer broke up halfway through the season and the jockey had to return to South Africa. Now a Club jockey, Marwing has started this term with all guns blazing in the chase for the Hong Kong jockeys' championship title. 'Three wins is the best I've had on a card in Hong Kong and to get them all for different trainers is great, too. I'm spreading myself around a bit and I'm getting a few rides for different stables,' Marwing said. 'I think it's great if you are attached to an in-form stable, sure, but at this early stage of the season, I am happy to ride for as many trainers as I can and I'm grateful that they are giving me such good rides. I want to be as competitive as I can for the championship here this season and to do that I need to have a winning relationship with as many of the trainers as I can.' New Asians was the second leg of yet another double last night for Francis Lui. 'I didn't really know the horse but his work had been quite good and Francis Lui seems to be on fire at the moment,' Marwing said. 'His horses are looking great and racing great.' Marwing came from nearly last early on to score on Lucky Victories, who turned the clock back a long way for trainer Geoff Lane. 'Thirty years ago this season, I came here as a jockey and the first winner I rode was owned by Mr Chiu, who owns this horse,' Lane said afterwards. 'It was trained by Rod Turvey and, believe it or not, the race was a Class Nine! Mr and Mrs Chiu haven't had many horses through the years since, but it was lovely to win for them tonight, especially as the owners have their children and grandchildren here and some of them have come all the way from Brisbane.' Lane said Lucky Victories has generally been more relaxed this season after being a bit stirred up at the track in the past. 'I couldn't say I was really confident tonight but I did think his trial was nice and he should run well,' Lane said. 'The owner was a bit worried about his body weight being a bit lighter but I told him, 'I would be worried, too, if he wasn't eating but he always eats'. The horse has a great metabolism.' Lucky Victories was slow early but Marwing was not concerned when he was near the tail. 'That's just him,' he said. 'He doesn't have a lot of early speed and gets back there, but he finished it off great.' Stewards had a minor matter at the start to review when it was found that Sir Timah's barrier gate did not open properly. Sir Timah gave some trouble at the start and damaged the number 13 stall, so he and the horse outside him, Arabica, were moved out one and gate 13 left vacant. However, when the barriers opened for the start, Sir Timah's new stall opened more slowly than the rest. It made no difference, though, as Sir Timah still hit the ground running a neck in front of the field, so stewards took no action.