What a difference a week makes. Eight days ago, Robbie Fradd was having one of his less memorable seasons but as the South African champion skipped off Sha Tin yesterday, the week's tally was four, including last Sunday's Group Two International Mile Trial on The Duke. Yesterday, Fradd chimed in with a double on the David Hall-trained Lucky Marauding in the seventh, and then cemented what is proving to be a lucrative association with Perpetual Pleasure ($76.50) in the last. Perpetual Pleasure has been one of the discoveries of the new term. He ended the old season a winner and has come back better than ever, adding three more victories to create a formline that looks like a picket fence. 'That was a very good effort today because was coming back in distance from 2,200 to 1,800 metres,' Fradd explained. 'He's also come from near last, and the leaders haven't exactly set a strong pace up front. But he's sprinted home over the top of everything else, including his stablemate [Wind Winner] who is quite a smart horse in his own right.' Trainer Tony Cruz has done a huge job with Perpetual Pleasure, but the result did not come overnight. The gelding, who was originally imported by Sean Woods, had to undergo two separate sessions of throat surgery to clear his breathing. 'This horse is now a five-year-old, rising six, and it makes you wonder how good he might have been if he'd not had those problems and missed so much racing,' Fradd said. 'But he feels like a good horse. He has a good, strong action and you don't see too many horses with that level of finishing speed at the end of a journey. 'A race like the Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2,400 metres) at the end of the season would not be beyond him.' Fradd, Hong Kong's champion jockey in 2000, has now moved to seven winners for this season, with his tally more than doubling in the last week. He also has mounts in the Hong Kong Mile (The Duke) and Hong Kong Vase (Supreme Rabbit) coming up, as well as promising associations with Caspar Fownes and David Hall. Perpetual Pleasure was the second leg of a double for trainers' premiership pacesetter Tony Cruz, who also took the Class Two (1,400 metres) with the ultra-consistent Swiss Lad ($31.00). The $4.7 million International Sale graduate has been a big contributor to the Cruz stable this year, a handy pick-up from retired trainer Geoff Lane. The Danehill gelding has started four times for Cruz for three wins, his only defeat coming as a result of a perfect Douglas Whyte ride on Amazing Victory, who mastered Swiss Lad by a mere head. Cruz says Swiss Lad is a 'perfect 1,400-metres horse' because of his early tactical speed. 'There's no need for us to be taking him to a mile, I think 1,400 metres is his right distance,' he added.