Size, who celebrated a five-timer yesterday, is taking one race at a time for his impressive New Zealand private purchase It may have been a fortnight prior to the Cathay Pacific International Races but exciting galloper Danacourt looked every inch a Group One galloper with a Chevalier Cup victory that was way too easy. In fact, Hong Kong doesn't have many other racehorses with Danacourt's turn of foot, a view confirmed by jockey Douglas Whyte who described him as 'international class for sure'. The $1.6 million Chevalier Cup for Class One horses was quickly reduced to a one-horse race, with Danacourt ($16.50 favourite) accelerating away from his rivals in the home straight to score by a soft three lengths in the excellent time of 1:21.8 for the 1,400 metres. The feature race was also the centerpiece of a superb five timer for trainer John Size - his first in Hong Kong, although he had previously trained four winners in a day three times. When Dr Well racked up number five for the afternoon for the affable Australian, it was Size's 275th winner in less than 41/2 Hong Kong seasons. 'Naturally I'm delighted to have such a great day,' an elated Size began. 'Five winners in one afternoon is something you dream about but it's pretty hard to make happen. 'Plenty of times you go to the races with a strong book of chances, but in racing it very rarely turns out that way. Today was one of those days when most of it worked out.' Although he was doing his best to keep a lid on the Danacourt bubble, the trainer was clearly excited at the prospects of his New Zealand private purchase. 'I said last time and I'll say again, we are just taking him one race at a time,' Size said. 'His ability is no secret any more, and you'd have to say today he was very impressive. In the final stages, he came right away.' The International Races have come a bit early for Danacourt, but his first Group One target may only be one month further down the track - the $8 million Stewards Cup over 1,600m in early January. 'That race is a possibility if he keeps going the right way,' the trainer conceded. 'We'll just have to take it one step at a time and see how he goes. For all his ability, he's still not foolproof. He's still a bit excitable and not overly robust, but I was pleased that he was a bit more settled today than he was at his last start.' Runner-up was Joyful Winner (Shane Dye), who continued his excellent run of form since coming to Hong Kong. The El Moxie gelding again conceded his rivals a big start but did well to storm down the centre of the track and tip out everything bar the sparkling Danacourt. The Tony Millard-trained Sirocco (Brett Prebble) ran a brave third at only his second run this preparation. The Argentinian seven-year-old was one of the leaders throughout and, in fact, was the one who gave Danacourt cover for the first 1,000m of the race. Size kicked off his best-ever afternoon with a win in the Class Four (1,600m) by the progressive All Chances, who took the step up to the metric mile in his stride and scored a comfortable half-length win over Fortune Warrior (Eric Saint-Martin). Whyte and Size then combined with last week's beaten favourite Rely On Me, who was steeled by his hard run behind Floral Pegasus over 1,200m last week and packed too many guns when stretched out to 1,400m. 'Last week he was just outpaced and outsped by Tony Cruz's nice young horse [Floral Pegasus] but today, at 1,400 metres, he travelled a bit better and therefore got to the line a bit better,' Size said. Size's third winner was Gold Striker, but the surprise here was the price about the Faltaat gelding - a healthy $73 - rather than the fact that he won. 'Gold Striker has definitely improved with a bit of age on him,' Size said. 'Last year, he raced well but just lacked a bit of strength for such a big horse. Now he's a four-year-old, he's grown up a bit and furnished into the sort of horse we hoped he would.'