A week was all the difference needed to turn around the fortunes of promising young galloper Sirocco yesterday as Robbie Fradd wrapped up a double. At Sha Tin the previous weekend, Sirocco over-raced badly in the lead before finishing fourth to Precision over 1,400 metres but it was a different horse who turned up at Happy Valley. 'I wasn't there last week, but I was told Sirocco sweated up badly in the parade yard at Sha Tin,' said winning trainer Tony Millard. 'He was obviously very stirred up and he went out and ran the early part of his race far too hard. He was more relaxed today and it showed because Robbie was able to settle him.' Sirocco never looked like losing as he sat on the leaders, then pounced turning for home. Millard believes there are better things ahead. 'He's a pretty good horse and he's bred to run 2,000m, so there is no telling where he could go,' he said. Fradd had earlier scored on Ricky Yiu Poon-fie's Me And You, who has struck up an affinity with the Happy Valley track and with the former Hong Kong champion rider. 'Robbie rides this horse very well and he seems to go very well for Robbie,' Yiu said. When Fradd won on Me And You four starts ago, the trainer had forecast this would be the big five-year-old's best season and yesterday's victory provided more proof. 'I don't think he is finished winning yet, either,' Yiu said. 'I think there is another win in him. We will try to look for another race at Happy Valley, but I think maybe he will need something a little bit longer than 1,650 metres.' Eric Legrix was the second jockey in a week to talk his way out of a careless riding ban after being charged yesterday. The new father was in the dock after riding Beloved Partner in the Yun Ping Handicap scrimmage that saw Hole In One spat out of the leading group nearing the turn. Legrix was charged by the stewards but, like Stephen Baster last week, was able to convince them that there were doubts about his guilt. 'I was coming out a little bit, but there was a lot of pressure from the outside,' Legrix said. 'It was not my fault.' The stewards saw it the same way. Legrix did not use all his luck in the stewards room either and lent some to Peter Ng Bik-kuen, who won his first race of the season with Good Friends, after the horse had failed miserably on the all-weather track last start. 'I am very happy for Peter because he has had no luck so far this season,' Legrix said. 'This horse loved the grass track again today. You know, he trialled well on the all-weather, but I did not pressure him in that trial and I was worried that under full pressure he would not like the dirt, and that's what happened.' Ng was quick to hold up his hands over that all-weather experiment with Good Friends. 'He had gone OK in barrier trials on the dirt and I thought he would handle it, but I knew I was wrong as soon as the gates were released in the race,' the trainer admitted. 'I'll keep him on grass now, and I think he could go well at Sha Tin too. He's very consistent around here and I hope there may be a bit more improvement in him. He goes well for an apprentice and I can always put Henry Tsang on him if he gets too much weight. The boy might have ridden him today, but he was suspended.' Trainer Alex Wong Yu-on went into battle at Happy Valley wearing his 'war' tie and emerged victorious when Telecom Chief took out the feature Po Leung Kuk Centenary Cup for the old firm of Wong and Douglas Whyte. 'When I wear this tie, everyone knows I am here to fight,' Wong smiled. 'Douglas gets on very well with this horse, he has ridden him so many times I don't tell him anything about how to ride him,' Wong said. 'The Demon does it all.' But the day didn't work out perfectly for Wong and Whyte. 'I came here thinking we would win with Melrose Star, too,' Wong said. 'So, one win, one second is not a bad strike rate.'