It was a long time coming but former Hong Kong champion jockey Robbie Fradd finally climbed back into the pink and mauve silks of owner Phillip Lau Sak-hong yesterday and made no mistake with a Double King Prawn. Fradd, champion rider five years ago, was also the regular rider of champion galloper Fairy King Prawn during the high time in the gelding's career with Ivan Allan. Aside from a string of local Group One wins, Fradd was aboard when Fairy King Prawn won Tokyo's Yasuda Kinen to become the first overseas Group One winner from Hong Kong which thrust the sprinter-miler into world attention. But after narrow, high-profile defeats for Fairy King Prawn at the hands of Sunline in the Hong Kong Mile then Jim And Tonic in the Dubai Duty Free, Fradd was summarily sacked from the horse by Allan in March 2001, and that was the end of the line. Or it was until yesterday, when Fradd was legged aboard Elegant King Prawn and Special King Prawn for Lau and the old firm was back in action - albeit with the new trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing, Allan's long time assistant trainer in those days. 'It's been a long while but I've had some luck in those colours and I have to thank Danny for convincing Phillip to put me back on. I thought they both had chances but it's great to have been able to justify the confidence they've had in me by winning on the pair of them,' said a delighted Fradd, who added Derek Cruz-trained Sunbell to make it a treble later in the card. 'It's been a fantastic day and especially after a bit of a lean run. 'I can eat steak tonight instead of noodles!' The good news extends further, too, as Fradd said he was also doing plenty of work with Lau's other new horse, Chateau King Prawn, who has been very impressive in his trials. Special King Prawn's win in the Li Cup over 1,200 metres was a return to top form at sprint trips after being tried unsuccessfully as a stayer, something he has in common with both Fairy King Prawn and also another of the owner's former smart ones, Jeune King Prawn. 'I thought he had a great chance,' Fradd said. 'I had a cup of tea with Phillip this week and told him Danny had freshened the horse up really nicely and Special King Prawn felt very well in the mornings. He had a bit of pace on and I was always happy with him in running.' Fradd was clearly biding his time on a horse ready to explode on the home turn and the $40 favourite left his main rival, Planet Ruler, for dead when the sprint went on at the top of the straight. Planet Ruler came late but too late. While Special King Prawn is a well established sprinter, Elegant King Prawn was having his first Hong Kong run and Fradd didn't feel he was at his top in taking the Class Four Cheung Cup (1,000m). 'He probably won today on sheer ability as much as anything. He is not at one hundred per cent yet,' Fradd said. 'He's a young horse and a very nice style of a horse. He'll improve on that with racing.'