O'Sullivan compares the new Sha Tin record holder to NZ's star sprinter Mr Tiz Paul O'Sullivan gave Medic Power the ultimate compliment last night, comparing the new Sha Tin course record holder to 'the greatest horse I ever trained' - the mercurial New Zealand sprinter Mr Tiz. Like nearly everyone at Sha Tin yesterday, O'Sullivan was swept away by the majesty of Medic Power's destruction of his rivals in the Group Three HSBC Premier Sha Tin Vase - the same race Silent Witness won in 2003 on his way to his first Hong Kong Sprint title. 'That's it for Medic Power this season,' a buoyant O'Sullivan said. 'I know there is another Premier race at 1,400 metres in another week but Medic Power will be in the paddock. As I said about Ever Bright the other day, his next start will be in the Beas River Stakes.' Mr Tiz (g, 1984, Bletchingly - Yir Tiz) was the greatest sprinter in modern New Zealand racing history, landing six Group Ones in his homeland among his career total of 17 wins, and he also won the Group One Galaxy (Handicap) at Randwick in April, 1991, turning in a storming finish to win under topweight of 58.5kg (129 pounds). Yesterday, at his first try beyond Class Two company, Medic Power carried only 118 pounds but the authority of the win was complete, scoring unextended by 13/4 lengths and breaking the course record previously held by Absolute Champion and Sacred Kingdom. Medic Power, a son of the Danzig stallion Bertolini, is now officially the fastest horse ever to run 1,200m in Hong Kong, having stopped the clock in an astonishing 1:07.7. 'I never thought a sprinter could compare with Mr Tiz but Medic Power now can,' O'Sullivan said. 'The scary part is that even today, he hasn't been tested. I know jockeys can get carried away in the excitement of the moment but Brett said he still has another couple of lengths up his sleeve.' Prebble described Medic Power as 'just awesome' but confirmed what he had earlier told O'Sullivan - that there's more under the hood just waiting to be released. 'That's what's so awesome about him,' Prebble said. 'I know I won the Hong Kong Sprint this season on Absolute Champion but this is the best sprinter I've ever ridden. 'He's just incredible. From the moment the gates opened, I never had the slightest doubt that he was going to win it. Seriously, he could be anything - we don't know how good. 'It was scary today because he started to gawk at the winning post and shift some ground - I thought to myself 'how can you be gawking and running around when we're going that fast, this is ridiculous',' he added with a laugh. Prebble was full of praise for the horsemanship of O'Sullivan, the 11-times champion trainer of New Zealand who has now drawn to within four wins of Caspar Fownes at the top of the trainers' table. 'Paul has done a super job with this horse, he's just got stronger and better as the weeks have gone on,' Prebble continued. 'Today, he was up in body weight, yet looked absolutely sensational in the mounting yard - a great training effort by Paul.' It may have sounded like a mutual admiration society, but O'Sullivan was equally complimentary about the jockey who earlier this season gave him his maiden Hong Kong classic on Vital King in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby. 'The confidence he had in the horse was just amazing,' O'Sullivan said. 'He waited there on the inside and had the total belief that the run would come. He never panicked at any stage. He's a true Group One jockey, no doubt.' O'Sullivan declared a specialist sprinting future for Medic Power, with the HK$12 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint in December the target. Jockey Club executive director of racing Bill Nader joined the chorus of gob-smacked appreciation for the might of Medic Power. 'He could be the top sprinter on any list,' Nader said. 'He was very impressive . . . to win with such authority . . . just a very exciting horse.'