'He is good enough to think about better class races,' says Shum of Town of Fionn Local jockey Vincent Sit scored a Volunteers' Challenge Cup win with his only ride at Happy Valley last night but his most important engagement was waiting elsewhere. Sit steered home odds-on favourite Town Of Fionn in the night's cup event then rushed off to be at the hospital with his wife, former jockey Carol Yu, who was due to give birth to the couple's first child. The young rider slipped quickly past the waiting media, leaving trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing to enthuse about the Snippets gelding, who has won two of his three starts, all at the tight city circuit. 'Town Of Fionn had to do a little bit of work tonight when the pace was on early and he did a nice job to win,' Shum said. 'He is the first horse his owner has raced so he is quite excited to have a horse with such promise.' To date, Town Of Fionn has raced only at Happy Valley, but Shum said he would make the move to roomier Sha Tin next time with the gelding as he prepared him for bigger assignments. 'While he was a baby learning I have been quite happy to keep him at Happy Valley,' the trainer said. 'But now he is doing everything the right way here, and the better races are at Sha Tin. As I think he is good enough to think about better class races, I will take him to Sha Tin now to get him used to racing there.' The Jockey Club's switch back to seven-race midweek programmes appeared to draw an instant result last night, with the second highest Happy Valley midweek betting figures for the season. The turnover of $786 million on seven events fell just $22 million short of the term's previous best on eight races. 'The crowd was good, the turnover per race was over $110 million and I think we have to be pleased with the response to the drop back to seven races,' said executive director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. 'Time will tell if this is a trend or just a one-off event but it's certainly a pleasing start.' French rider Gerald Mosse continued his great form with a double on Premier Burg for Dennis Yip Chor-hong in the Class Five opener then followed up with Eastkowloon Spirit for Derek Cruz in the fourth. And Mosse was still adamant well after weight was declared on the final event that he had arrived in time to win on My Chief, even though the photo finish print said otherwise no matter how long he stared at it. Mosse brought My Chief with his characteristic flashing finish and appeared to have overwhelmed Sirocco (Anthony Delpech) on the line. But with My Chief's head propped for a split second at a strange vertical angle as the pair reached the post, Sirocco's nose breached the wire first and his number went up to the surprise of both riders. The win kept intact Tony Millard-trained Sirocco's record over the Happy Valley 1,650 metres, his five runs there bringing two wins and three placings. 'I think he's been lucky with draws whenever he has raced here,' said Millard. 'This place it's vital to draw well and he's been lucky enough to do so. But what a great horse he's been. Not a champion but that's six wins now, his owners are having a lot of fun out of the horse and that's what it's all about. 'They're enjoying themselves and so they've given me another one to train for them now.' Trainer David Hill had turned out four winners for the season before last night but added two more with his only runners on the card as Seasons Knack (Robbie Fradd) and Optic Chief (Eddie Lai) saluted in successive races to give Hill the training honours for the seven-race card. Perennial bridesmaid King Of Fish (Jacky Tong Chi-kit) finally managed to land another win in the sixth for trainer Alex Wong Yu-on to break a frustrating run of minor placings. 'I've never trained a horse like this before - one win and eight seconds before tonight, although he was unlucky to lose one on protest,' Wong said. 'But he is very honest and tries his heart out.'