AUSTRALIAN rider Colin Dean was the toast of Ladies' Day yesterday with a career-best Taipa treble - but he did miss out on the feature race. The stylish Dean, who has created a formidable partnership in Macau with champion trainer Charles Leck, took the first two races on the card and then the day's top-rated race on quality galloper Super (9-5 favourite). But Dean could only finish third in the International Ladies Club of Macau Cup on topweight and 3-1 favourite, Phimarnmek. The 1,400-metre Cup race went to 34-1 outsider Medipal, trained by one-time Macau trotting champion, Wing Leung. It was a gripping finish to the main race and Dean was denied a four-timer and the Cup by a neck and a short head as the crowd shivering in the Taipa stands roared in enthusiasm. The weight swing with the claim of apprentice S.T. Chu contributed to the shock win and Tak Tai Fortune (9-2) took second place with New Zealand veteran Peter Johnson astride. They largely defied the unsuitably wide draw of 12. For Dean it was a very worthwhile day in the saddle and he said: ''I was hoping for a double with a bit of luck but it has turned out to be a rather special day. ''The first two griffin winners weren't unexpected although Bravery, in the second race, really had to battle to get there. ''You don't like to be greedy but I was hoping we might win the big race. It was a great finish and very exciting to be involved in,'' said Dean. The Victorian rider, easily one of the most consistent and talented jockeys on the course, rode a patient, intelligent race on heavily burdened topweight Super in the Classes One and Two seventh event. Super was carrying 141 lbs over 1,800 metres and was giving away 20 lbs to Scan View, who eventually finished third. Super clearly had the edge in class but Dean, from an outside draw of eight, nursed him sweetly round and then got the very best out of the Leck stayer to win by a neck from consistent Smiley (10-1). ''It was a great effort when you consider the weight. He's a good one,'' enthused Dean. Another former trotting trainer, Stephen P.C. Choi, landed a double with 5-2 favourite Treasure Mine in the third event and following up with 7-2 chance Prince Fa Fa in the eighth event.