Two things sat upmost in the mind of Australian rider Michael Cahill as he passed the post on Solar Empire for Alex Wong Yu-on yesterday - he had won the race and there would be no objection. Cahill finally broke a losing streak in Hong Kong of 123 rides as Solar Empire edged out the fast-finishing Corajoso in the sixth event. And unlike his first-past-the-post on King Of Fish at Happy Valley last Wednesday week, he had no doubts about keeping it. Solar Empire scraped in by a neck in the soft conditions after getting the perfect trip in transit. 'I looked over at the second horse on the line and I thought to myself, 'Well you're not going to protest',' Cahill grinned. 'I didn't know about any others but I was pretty sure I had been nowhere near Corajoso.' The hard-working Brisbane jockey's last Hong Kong win was on King Of Fish for Wong on November 13, but he pointed out that his losing streak was spread out over two stints here. In fact, Cahill had ridden 92 times without a winner since arriving in March, but either way, it was a welcome return. 'When I went home to Brisbane during the Hong Kong winter, I rode winners there so it wasn't as bad for me as it looked on paper, but I'm very happy to have broken through. 'And especially for Alex - he's been such a good supporter and he hasn't been in the best of health lately so I'm truly happy it was for him,' he said. 'I've been riding since I was 15 and I think the longest I've ever gone at home without a win was 50 rides. And 50 doesn't take long in Australia where you're racing every day, but it's a long time here.' Cahill certainly had the key to Solar Empire yesterday, getting the gelding to do something that has not been his habit in the past - switch off. 'I wasn't sure whether we'd get the front because I thought Felix Coetzee's horse, Exciting Times, might kick up inside me but he didn't begin that well,' Cahill explained. 'So I went forward, Solar Empire switched off nicely in the box seat and did everything right. 'They told me that he liked the soft ground, too, so everything was right to think he had a chance. That's been my biggest problem here this time, getting on horses with winning chances,' he added.