A rare event in modern Hong Kong racing took place at last Wednesday's National Day holiday meeting at Sha Tin - the John Moore juggernaut failed to land a winner. It was rare in the truest sense of the word because in the 10 meetings that have taken place in the new season, Moore has trained winners on nine of those cards. And yesterday he was back in the groove again. The runaway leader on the 2003-04 trainers' premiership set the tone for the day when Universal Pioneer (Anton Marcus) won the opening event, the Class Five over 1,400 metres on the turf track, and completed his latest double when Douglas Whyte steered Key To Success to victory over favourite Amazing in the seventh, the all-weather track Class 3 (1,200m). Both horses had been taken over from other yards. And, according to Moore, each represented a serious challenge before turning things around. 'Universal Pioneer was carrying a lot of weight when I got him and it's taken a while to get the fat off him,' Moore said. 'He was bit and burly and as a consequence, was tying up [a form of muscle stiffness] a lot. 'He's been much better since we got the weight off him, and today I really thought he could win. He loved the fast pace [set by favourite Perfect Score] and Anton looked confident a long way from home.' As challenges go, Moore's second winner Key To Success made his Universal Pioneer exploits look like A-B-C. Remember, this was the horse who unseated Danny Beasley at the start at Happy Valley late last season - just one in a litany of behavioural offences. 'He was an absolute rogue,' the Australian said bluntly. 'Michael de Beer [a Jockey Club-employed expatriate horseman] did a lot of preliminary work with him and then my staff did a lot of work with him at the barrier stalls. 'I thought he could have won the other day [September 13] but he reared up and turned around in the gates and had to be scratched. But he's come a long way since then, and his trial last week was really strong, beating a Class One horse in Super Brose. I knew if he ran up to that, he'd be winning.' Whyte had a minor scare at the first turn on Key To Success when Shane Dye's mount Lucky Trio momentarily cramped him for room and caused the leading rider to take hold. But Dye quickly relieved the pressure and prevented the resulting reprimand from stewards being magnified into a more substantial penalty. 'It was good training performance because the horse is a bit fragile and he can do some funny things,' Whyte said. 'If you do anything he doesn't like, he tells you. What I did like about his win today, he had 133 pounds and Shane pushed him hard for the lead with Lucky Trio, but he still quickened turning for home.' Moore and Whyte are dominating their respective tables. Moore's double has taken him to 16 wins - seven clear of David Hayes, who had one winner (Celestial Magic) yesterday. Whyte's two-timer has him six clear of compatriot Anton Marcus, on a 17-11 scoreline.