'I don't want him as a house pet,' was how trainer John Moore summed up his impressive New Zealand import Best Gift after he spreadeagled the Class Three field in the final event yesterday. Moore opened the new year with a double as he and stable retained rider Christophe Soumillon teamed with Super Prince in the Class Four Songhua Jiang Handicap early on the chilly Sha Tin card as Soumillon got full marks from the trainer as he steered Best Gift to a hollow win. 'This horse is really not an easy ride so Christophe gets 101 out of 100 for that effort,' Moore said. 'Yes, you can see the way he won today he has abundant talent - and really the way he has gone in his first three races after jumping sideways and missing the start, you knew the first time he jumped away with them he would win a race the way he just did. He's going places, but he does have temperament problems.' Leaving on terms for the first time in his three race Hong Kong career, Best Gift was poised behind the leaders coming to the home turn and made a one act affair of the 1,800-metre event, streaking away by 51/2 lengths. 'This is not an easy horse but I'm pleased at the way he is going. Today he was always travelling like a winner and it's nice to see what he could do,' said Soumillon, who left the course limping noticeably as the result of a barrier mishap on Able Prince in the ninth. Moore said: 'I suppose he'll soar in the ratings for that but anyway he's won for the owner and shown us how good he can be but we have some work to do to settle him down. 'He's not bad in the mornings at trackwork but when it comes to raceday, he fizzles up and that's what we have to get him over. 'I have to thank the starter and the assistant starter because they have been very good with Best Gift trying to get him to start safe and sound like that.' A former South Island horse in New Zealand without a particularly impressive record on paper, Best Gift clearly has what it takes despite his lack of pedigree or past. 'You look at a horse like Super Kid. South Island, no breeding but just plenty of ability,' Moore said. 'I couldn't tell you anything at all about this horse's sire, Bahhare, so I don't know what he is bred to do but I don't think he would have any trouble with 2000m judging by that effort today.' Moore's earlier winner, Super Prince, had not been firing earlier in the season with championship leader Tony Cruz, so it must have been doubly galling to Cruz when the four-year-old tipped out his Lucky Danske in the third race. 'He has run all right every start for me and it was just a case of everything going right for him today,' Moore said. 'I said to Christophe just to use the inside draw and take a sit behind them. He got a dream run and when Lucky Danske rolled away from the fence, as he tends to do, my bloke was able to get through. He's limited and that will take him into Class Three now but hopefully we'll find another race with him before the season's end.' The partnership of Moore and Soumillon has had a rapid impact, with the double taking Soumillon to five wins in 35 rides and the trainer moved to third place in the championship on 19 wins.