If Good Ba Ba's rivals left Sha Tin yesterday thinking the day of revenge was just around the next corner, the thoughts of trainer Alex Wong Yu-on and jockey Anthony Delpech might have them think again. Having his first ride on the four-year-old, Delpech brought Good Ba Ba with a powerful burst down the centre of the track to claim victory in the Guangzhou Handicap (1,600m) by a cosy length and a quarter as the gelding broke into Class One company in style. Third-placed Hail The Storm (Jacky Tong Chi-kit) had a hard-luck story after being forced to race wide and was nabbed for second on the line by stablemate Cheeky (Danny Nikolic), who had been held up for a couple of strides at the 300m. But if they fancy their chances of turning it around next time, the best is yet to come from Good Ba Ba if Wong and Delpech are any guide. 'He ran better than I expected,' said Wong. 'He was going nicely in the mornings and he was certainly ready to race but he was not at his top. It was hard to be confident in a Class One at a mile, because I think he will be best over 1,800m to 2,000m but he was very strong.' For Delpech it was the first win of the new season and a greater thrill than that as he rode the horse at the special request of owner John Yuen Se-kit. 'I had won a race on a horse owned by one of his friends last season and Mr Yuen said to me he'd like me to ride Good Ba Ba for him,' Delpech said. 'It slipped my mind but only until Alex rang me and said Mr Yuen wanted to put me on the horse today and I was very pleased.' Delpech has had many big-race successes back in South Africa as well as winning several majors in Hong Kong on the brilliant stayer Vengeance Of Rain, so he knows a top horse when he rides one. 'It's nice to ride a winner for Mr Yuen and lovely to ride a winner on a good horse and this feels like a very good one,' Delpech said. 'I would love to stay on him because it's hard to find a really good horse in Hong Kong with such a small horse population here.' Delpech repeated that Wong had told him the gelding was not at his best yet, but he said Good Ba Ba was never going to lose yesterday. 'Alex said he's only 80 per cent so that puts more merit in the win and I always thought he was going to win,' Delpech said. 'There were no special instructions, Alex said just let him find his feet, don't worry too much about position - just go when it's time to go. 'Good Ba Ba only had a light weight today but that wasn't the key to the win. He has definitely matured from what I saw of him last season and a rise in weight won't stop him.' Good Ba Ba's fifth win from 13 starts continued Wong's good run in recent seasons with horses purchased at the Jockey Club's International Sale.