On an otherwise disappointing day for champion jockey Douglas Whyte, unraced three-year-old Gold Medal Winner lived up to his name to take first place at his racing debut. Whyte's Derby ride, Grand Zulu, never lived up to expectations and the Demon also had to settle for three seconds on the card, but Whyte was full of positive things to say about Gold Medal Winner. Like another promising three-year-old produced to win first-up earlier this season, Ample Gains, Gold Medal Winner is trained by Manfred Man Ka-leung, who is on the way to a personal best season. Yesterday's victory took him to 20 wins, only four short of his best season last year, and he is showing a masterful ability to get these green, new youngsters to do something unusual for horses on their debut appearance - everything correctly. 'He jumped well, got into the right spot and travelled there like he'd done it all before. Really, I never thought he was going to be beaten today and that's a great sign in any first starter,' Whyte said. 'Manfred has another nice young horse here. He's been working the house down in the mornings, his trials have been good, and he's just such a lovely horse to ride. He gives you a great feel.' It was a most professional display from Gold Medal Winner, as faulty manners have brought the downfall of many a talented debutant, but he responded to wear down consistent Able Mars. He won yesterday drawing away after being up on the pace but Whyte believes he is by no means one-dimensional. 'Today he showed speed but I think if you settled him back he would finish his race off too,' he said. 'He's bred for further than the 1,200m today and I don't think he'll have any trouble at all when he gets to a mile.' The win took Whyte to 68 victories for the season as he pursues a second successive century.