Vive la France! The glory days of French participation in Hong Kong racing were relived yesterday when proud Frenchmen Gerald Mosse and Dominique Boeuf combined to land three winners. Twelve months ago, the French had a four-pronged attack in Hong Kong with Mosse, Eric Legrix, Olivier Doleuze and Eric Saint-Martin. But through an amazing chain of unrelated events, Mosse was left as the last Frenchman standing until Boeuf secured a Club jockey licence for the second term of the current season. Legrix had to return to France for a knee reconstruction at the beginning of June, Doleuze was suspended for six months after testing positive to cocaine and Saint-Martin packed up his family and fled Hong Kong at the height of the Sars crisis. Mosse, ever the consummate professional, arrived with a brace of winners at opposite ends of the price spectrum - Fifty Fifty ($22.50) for Caspar Fownes in the second race and Wyndam Easy ($278) for David Hayes in the ninth. Mosse's review of Fifty Fifty coincided perfectly with that of the trainer, but the all-the-way win of Rory's Jester gelding Wyndam Easy was a revelation. 'I didn't expect him to win like that,' Mosse admitted later, 'but the reason he could win was that he broke the gates very quickly, went straight to the front and I was able to reduce the speed. 'Usually in Hong Kong, if you make the pace it's only one time in 10 that they leave you alone but today, this horse was able to relax and get a rest mid-race and because of that he was able to run the 1,400 metres right out. 'I would think this is the maximum distance for him - he is really a sprinter. But when the breaks went his way today, he was able to win,' he added. Boeuf had been without a victory since guiding Vallee Enchantee to victory in the $14 million Hong Kong Vase but was delighted to land the afternoon's biggest race on Fantasy ($272) for Francis Lui Kin-wai. 'This is very pleasing for me because it was the feature race of the day and we have a number of big races coming up, starting with the Stewards' Cup next week,' Boeuf said. 'At home in France, I have it easy because I ride the best horses for one of the best stables [Ellie Lellouche] but it is much more difficult here. But I hope what I have proved today is that if you put me on the right horse, I will do the job,' he added. Fantasy had been racing in useful, though unspectacular form - never far from the action but never actually threatening. And his victory yesterday was a frustration for regular jockey Craig Williams, who had ridden the Australian-bred five-year-old at his past two starts but bypassed him yesterday for the Tony Millard-trained Gallant Knight. Fantasy settled well back in the field behind a strong pace set by Victory Warrior and Celestial Magic. As the pack fanned on the home turn, Boeuf was able to pick his way through the field before making a late surge up the inside of Celestial Magic, who narrowly failed to complete a double for Hayes and break a run of outs for jockey Dwayne Dunn. Gallant Knight worked home well, out wide on the track, to finish a head away third, with the David Oughton-trained Figures (Kerrin McEvoy) a close-up fourth after being caught wide throughout from barrier nine. Lui is one of the quiet achievers of Hong Kong racing, and Fantasy was his 17th winner for the season, putting him in outright seventh position on the trainers' table.