Top French rider Gerald Mosse took away an overdue double from yesterday's racing and it helped salve some of the pain of making wrong choices during the week. Mosse racked up only two wins in the first month of the season and endured a nightmare meeting at Happy Valley during the week when he had the option to ride Happy Valley Trophy winner Bull's Eye and also the Geoff Lane-trained winning debutant Amazing, but elected to take mounts for David Hayes instead. 'Yes, I could have ridden them but I chose another ride - it doesn't always go the wrong way though, and today I chose correctly,' Mosse said. 'The fact that I was not riding winners did not make me panic, although as a professional you like to be winning. 'I have ridden many winners and I knew it was just a matter of time, but in Hong Kong, it is only a small place in racing and when you are not in winning form, people start to examine you and look for reasons why. If you are a bit wide on the turn, they say you aren't riding so well, or if you put up a pound overweight they say you are not fit. Any little thing.' Mosse could have ridden Champ Dragon in the third event yesterday for Lawrie Fownes but surprised that trainer by preferring the eventual winner, the Hayes-trained Strategic Select. 'I had never been on him, but you know I have had a slow start to the season and so I started to think I should do something different,' Mosse said later. 'David Hayes has had a slow start to the season, too, but he is a top trainer and at some time his team is sure to start winning. So I thought I would ride his horse and this time it turned out to be the right move.' Strategic Select, wearing blinkers for the first time, enjoyed a perfect trip for Mosse but the Frenchman had a few worrying moments as he made his winning run. Hayes said: 'The gap between horses closed on Gerald and it shows how the blinkers sharpened the horse up that he was able to sidestep that and keep his momentum up. 'It was a solid win today and Gerald said he thought there was room for improvement still. Really, I think he is better than Class Four, so I expected him to run very well and he would have been very unlucky to lose.' Mosse's second win on John Moore's Felicity was a gem, grabbing the all-weather Class Four race by the scruff of the neck in the middle stages and giving nothing else a chance. Felicity scorched away to win by 4.5 lengths in a sharp 69.4 seconds, despite shifting in slightly to brush the leader Quick News past the 300 metres. 'That was just greenness, so there's some more improvement,' Moore said. 'It has taken a while for him to hit his straps but it's great for the owners to finally win with him. I'm not getting carried away with the time because you see horses run fast time when they are able to dominate races and that's what happened today.' Moore bought the half-brother to rising star Jeune King Prawn as a yearling in Australia. 'I bought him about the time that Jeune King Prawn first emerged and I thought we'd be pretty disappointed if he couldn't gallop because he was such a nice horse and had the pedigree as well,' Moore said.