IT was ''welcome home'' time for French star Gerald Mosse at Sha Tin yesterday as the brilliant young rider brought stayer Most Delighted (7-1) home a clear-cut winner in the third event. ''It's great to be back. I do love Hong Kong and I have always been so well treated by the public,'' Mosse said. ''It gave me a great thrill to come back with a winner and get this sort of reception.'' The Arc-winning rider, who lost his job with Patrick Biancone at the end of last season, was at his stylish best in bringing home Most Delighted for Peter Tse yan-sid, who has clearly had his eye on this race for some time. Mosse won previously on Most Delighted over 2,000 metres and Tse made an immediate booking when he knew the Frenchman was returning for the International Races. Mosse said: ''What really pleased me was the obvious improvement that Most Delighted had made since last season. He was a stronger horse and he has developed very well. ''I was very confident at the top of the straight that we would win it but it got very close at the line and we only just held on.'' It was a good winner for Tse but bad luck for Bruce Hutchison who saw Spirits Bay (7-1) go down by the narrowest possible margin. Many in the crowd thought the lunge of Spirits Bay under New Zealand champion Lance O'Sullivan had got him there but the photo finish showed Most Delighted had lasted. ''I must say that I thought we had just about got up. It was very close but I thought we might have got up. He ran a very honest race but we just weren't quite good enough on the day,'' Hutchison said. Face The Odds (8-1) finished third for Mick Kinane who said: ''I thought he would appreciate the trip and he did well enough. But the winner was much too good on the day.'' Topweight Financial Star (5-1) was backed in solidly and jumped of favourite for the Classes Three and Four, 2,200-metre event with Gold Capture at the same quote as second favourite. Financial Star was fourth in the run but did not find a lot under Dean McKeown when he went for him halfway down the straight. Financial star was blinkered for the first time and had run most encouragingly over a mile at happy Valley last time when he finished fourth behind Grey Linnet, a winner again since, and useful Muster Mark. But the Geoff Lane-trained galloper was a disappointment and may have to find something considerably easier than this. Gold Capture disappointed last time out and this run was dreadful. He beat only one home in the full field of 14 and appears to have lost completely the form that took him to two early season wins. L'Enjoleur (70-1) finished fourth but was carrying almost no weight at all over the testing trip. Plodding stayer Polygain (10-1) battled on for fifth place without looking a real threat.