Brazilian rider Manoel Nunes didn't have long to wait to bring his Taipa form across the Pearl River Delta to Sha Tin, scoring in the third ride of his Hong Kong stint on Flying Bishop. The jockey who has dominated the past two Macau seasons, hit paydirt early as he gave a faultless display on Ricky Yiu Poon-fie's brave seven-year-old to take the fifth event as if he'd been doing it for years. 'I love to work hard at trackwork, it keeps me fit, but when you are getting winners it makes it easier to get up in the morning,' grinned Nunes. Flying Bishop was certainly one ride the Brazilian knew plenty about after having trialled him recently. On that occasion, Flying Bishop showed more early pace than has been usual in recent times and Nunes had him out and racing quickly again yesterday. 'I was worried about the difficult draw in barrier 13, but Flying Bishop began like he did in the trial and we got a lovely position very quickly,' Nunes said. 'It was good for me, as it always helps in a new place to get off the mark quickly, but I'm also pleased for Ricky. 'He's been putting me on his horses in the mornings and I know he didn't have a great season last year, so to win on the first day is a good start for him, too.' For Flying Bishop, it was win number six - all over the Sha Tin mile - but his first victory since June 2004, bouncing back quickly from the heart irregularity that marked the gelding's last run in May. Showing he still has plenty of enthusiasm for the game despite his age, Flying Bishop relished the drop to Class Four for the first time since his earliest days but yesterday's win will send him straight back up to Class Three in the ratings again.