Trainer Francis Lui Kin-wai was left to rue the scarcity of feature races at the city track after consistent Bull's Eye scored the biggest win of his career in the Group Three Happy Valley Trophy last night. Swooping on the leaders passing the 150 metres, Bull's Eye (Craig Williams) surged clear of My Honour and Victory Warrior in a triumph for the lightweights and for his trainer, who produced Bull's Eye to win at his first run for the season. 'Bull's Eye loves this track but there just aren't so many good class races here and now he will rise higher in the handicap and that will make it even harder,' Lui said. But admitted he had gone to the race with some confidence. 'Gerald Mosse rode him when he won the trial at Sha Tin and he was quite impressed. He told me he would have liked to ride him tonight but he had a prior commitment to ride Prime Witness for David Hayes.' Mosse's bad luck became Williams' fortune and the young Australian kept a cool head after missing the start then brought the seven-year-old home to collect a race-to-race double after scoring earlier on the Lui-trained Admiral. 'Francis didn't give me any particular instructions and I must say that going into the race I saw the 11 draw as a bit of a concern,' Williams said. 'But he was a bit slow out of the gates and that probably helped us in the end. Once he was back there, I decided to just ride the race for a bit of luck and give him time to find his feet and that was what he needed. I know they say this horse is better at slightly longer trips, but tonight I thought he was quite impressive at the sprint trip.' Despite its Group Three standing, the event was challenged as a talking point by a tricky protest in the Class Three third race, which the eventual winning jockey and trainer thought they would surely lose. The John Moore-trained Able Win (Anton Marcus) was going to win clearly as he strode down the centre of the course to gather up the Lawrie Fownes-trained Bold Vision (Weichong Marwing) but ducked in sharply in the final 50 metres, collecting his rival with a solid bump and won by only a short head. 'Anton Marcus came out of the room and said he would settle for a dead-heat,' said Fownes after stewards let the placings stand and threw out the protest. 'I don't think he or John thought they would keep it.' Moore said the stewards had elected to take the view that Able Win hampered himself as much as Bold Vision in the incident. 'My horse was always going to win the race, but when he came in and nudged the other one obviously [chief stipendiary steward] Mr [John] Schreck felt he lost his momentum and cost himself ground,' Moore said. 'A bit of Irish luck but it never hurts.' A rueful Fownes agreed that Able Win would have surely won had he remained straight. 'But the whole point is that he didn't remain straight,' he said. Mosse's commitment to ride Prime Witness for Hayes in the night's feature instead of the winner was an echo of the fifth event, won by Geoff Lane's debutant Amazing (Eric Saint-Martin). 'Gerald had been riding him but surprised me when he said he was riding the topweight for Hayes,' Lane said. Amazing had shown ability last season in training and in a barrier trial but had taken his time to get to the races and had not trialled this term. 'I dare not trial him because he developed a little problem with the barriers after he had trialled the first time,' Lane said. 'He started to become nervous in them and I have to pay thanks to the starter Philip Waldron and his staff for their help with this horse. But even despite the work we had done with him, I didn't want to take the gamble of trialling him and have him play up in the barriers and get barred.' Derek Cruz had won last year's Happy Valley Trophy with Solid Contact but failed to make it two on end when My Honour flashed home to grab second in last night's renewal. However, the triner had a happier story to tell after Easy King (Glyn Schofield) took the last race in solid style. 'Since he won first-up, he has come on and Glyn knew him better tonight so he rode him more positively,' Cruz said. 'This horse had a few leg problems last year but there's no sign of it now. Hopefully he can keep on going. He looks great - he has a gloss about his coat while the other horses are starting to get their winter coats - and its great for his owner who waited so long for the first win and now he has two.'