Brett Prebble's role as an understudy to Tony Cruz's stable jockey Felix Coetzee yielded yet another winner for the Australian when Shiny Ribbon arrived in the nick of time to prevent compatriot Corey Brown claiming a 100-1 upset on Hong Kong debutant Harmony. Shiny Ribbon is now unbeaten in two races, both down the Sha Tin straight 1,000 metres, but Prebble suggested it should be the grey gelding's last foray at the minimum trip. 'I know he looked impressive at his first start over the 1,000 metres,' Prebble said. 'But he needed every bit of the journey today to get up to win. I was niggling him along quite a way from home, but in the final bit, he really flew. 'If the race had been 1,200, or even 1,100 metres, he would have won by a big margin. He was very strong in the final part of the race. In fact, he was only just warming up. He could be quite a nice horse next season.' Prebble has had a brilliant term, landing 33 winners including a rash of feature races on Bullish Luck, Ain't Here and Helene Pillaging. Although it's hard to predict when rides will come from the leading trainer, Prebble makes the most of the opportunities when they present themselves. 'I've had more than a bit of luck on Tony's horses this season and it's a pleasure to ride for him,' he said. 'They are very fit, superbly trained and very sharp. He's obviously an outstanding trainer.' Cruz described Shiny Ribbon as 'a very nice prospect.' 'It's not easy for a horse to win in Class Four at his first start, go up 12 points and then win again in Class Three at his second start,' Cruz said. 'So he's done a good job. I'm very pleased with him. He's only a three-year-old and I agree with what Brett says, he looks like he'll be even better over a bit more ground.' Coetzee was an interested bystander and came down to be in the winning photograph with wife Janine. 'I've had a nice day at the races, on the other side of the fence, but I can tell you I'd much prefer to be out there riding,' said the South African master horseman, who is currently serving a two-meeting suspension but will be back for next Sunday's Champions & Chater meeting. 'I don't really enjoy the stable horses winning without me,' he added. Cruz didn't have such a happy result when $18 favourite Very Fit threw in the first ordinary run of his career in the final event, behind the John Size-trained Bumper Bumper (Corey Brown). 'Anthony [Delpech] told me he was squeezed out between horses at the start and was not comfortable getting the kickback in his face,' Cruz said. 'He's been leading in all his other races and, when he got in behind horses today, he seemed all at sea.'