Champion trainer John Size was giving thanks for fine weather after Gift scored a sizzling win in the final event. Gift (Shane Dye) settled back in the Class Two event, but went past handy rivals like they were nailed to the rail, stamping himself as one of the most promising horses in the stable. 'He is hopeless in wet going and that's all he has had until today,' Size said. 'Where he is going, I guess he will tell us but I've no doubt he will run further, probably 2,000 metres on that. He was first up at 1,600 today and very strong at the finish. He just goes to sleep in his races so a distance should be ideal.' Gift had some outstanding form in New Zealand as a three-year-old, including second in a race at Matamata. On either side of him in the three-way finish that day were Vinaka and Pure Theatre. At her next start, Pure Theatre won the Guineas Prelude at Caulfield before running a great race in the Group One Caulfield Guineas, while Vinaka soon after graduated to winning New Zealand's biggest sprint race. The rookie trainers held plenty of attention yesterday, with Dennis Yip Chor-hong scoring a first double on the same day as Sean Woods. Yip, the former assistant to Brian Kan Ping-chee and making a great fist of his debut year, won with Cherished (Way Leung Ming-wai) in the first before adding Horoscope (Eric Saint-Martin) in race five. That win took Saint-Martin four wins clear of South African Douglas Whyte in the jockeys' title race, but on Thursday the French rider faces a key appeal against the 16-day ban received for his handling of Double Happiness on September 22. The trainer of Double Happiness, Andy Leung Ting-wah, also has an appeal pending against his $250,000 fine over the race but eased the pain a little as his great start to the season continued with dirt winner Sincere And Faith (Anton Marcus). Smart stayer Monza King revelled in blinkers as he opened with a win for the second year running, travelling sweetly for Eric Legrix to win his fifth race at Sha Tin. 'He was losing concentration in his races so that's why I put blinkers on him today,' said trainer Peter Ho. 'It was something that Douglas Whyte had recommended and he would have ridden the horse but he was suspended.' The presence of bold frontrunner Good Man helped his cause, too. 'I told Eric I thought the pace would be solid,' Ho added. 'I told him to be patient. If Monza King is held up like this, he is a stayer with a good turn of foot.' Jockey Dwayne Dunn scored on the Eddie Lo-trained Lucky King in the fourth and is predicting a handy future for the gelding but was also a keen observer of the replay of Saturday's Turnbull Stakes from Australia. Dunn will be the rider of Helene Vitality in the Caulfield Cup on October 19 and was upbeat after seeing his fourth placing. ''If he can draw a barrier, he looks a chance in the race after that,' Dunn said.