Jockey Weichong Marwing had to wait until the final event to keep his plan in action but ticked over with another win when Joyful Spirit made it two on end. Marwing is focused on an assault on the jockeys' championship title and figures he has to keep slotting home one win every meeting to be a chance. He left it late yesterday, but reckons not late enough on the Ivan Allan-trained gelding. 'Joyful Spirit needs to hit the front late in his race and even though he has won his last two, he got there too early again today,' Marwing explained. 'When he hits the lead, he thinks the job is done and he can stop. It's a just an immaturity thing and he is getting better but I desperately wanted something to take me further in the race today. 'The other day from an inside gate, it was easier to bring him late and I didn't feel I got it quite right but from a wider draw this time it was more difficult.' Marwing followed Danefactor in running but that horse left him high and dry at the 300 metres when he had had enough. 'From the wide draw, I had asked Ivan if we might be better riding him back but there didn't look a lot of speed in the race so Ivan said he would prefer I was in the first four or five with some cover,' Marwing said. 'So when Danefactor had enough and I came around him, Joyful Spirit was out in the open before I really wanted to be.' The gelding held out the late finishes of Cheeky and Prime Vain, though, to win by a neck and take his record to three wins and five seconds from 11 starts and he has yet to miss a prizemoney cheque. Trainer Allan was not present for the win as he is in his native Singapore for Christmas festivities. The results of Jockey Club testing on the blood and urine samples taken from Winmark on December 7, when he was withdrawn from a race at Happy Valley, have revealed the prohibited substance Isosorbide. Stewards announced the finding yesterday, adding that the drug, an anti-anginal vasodilator, was not available from the Jockey Club's veterinary department. Trainer Wong Siu-tan was informed of the finding and he has requested an independent analysis of the samples. Stewards have adjourned any inquiry into the finding to a date to be fixed. French rider Eric Saint-Martin got an unwelcome Christmas present yesterday, receiving a three-meeting ban for careless riding out of the sixth event. Saint-Martin pleaded guilty to the charge arising from an incident at the 1,400 metres where Black Carbine, Dolbridge and Specific Sorcerer suffered interference. Saint-Martin will ride on Thursday and then serve his suspension, returning on January 9. A gear change and a step up in distance to 1,400 metres led to 2001 International Sale graduate Strong Sun's maiden victory yesterday. Trainer John Moore took the blinkers off Strong Sun (Douglas Whyte) after the gelding's final training workout and he did appear a more relaxed horse in running than at his previous outing. 'I wanted him to have a real workout so I kept the blinkers on for his last gallop, though. I had been a touch disappointed with his last 100 metres last start but he finished the race better today. He is quite a light thing and has needed a bit of time to mature and hopefully he will continue to strengthen up,' Moore said. 'Anyway, today has been a good day for the Sale horses, so I hope that trend continues.' A client of the stable paid $4.8 million for one of the 2002 International Sale offerings a week earlier. Another ISG, opening winner Taking The Lead (Gerald Mosse), has also been tricky to train for Manfred Man Ka-leung as he is only a light type. 'His body weight is not much more than 900 pounds and it is difficult to keep the weight on him. Every time he has a track gallops or he runs in a race, Taking The Lead loses his appetite,' Man explained. 'He has a good heart as you see in the way he fights when the other horse is beside him. But it takes a lot of out of him and he needs a break between his races to give him time to build up again. I don't want to push him too hard early and hopefully as he gets older and matures he will stand up to racing better.'