The John Moore yard's good start to the season rolled on with a double as two of the trainer's successful turnarounds from last term landed the prize. Moore took the third with heavily backed Medico (Mark du Plessis), while stable jockey Darren Beadman was aboard Sunny Golf as he streaked away to win the Tate's Cairn Handicap (1,200m) on the all-weather by more than six lengths. 'How did he ever get beaten in the trainers' race at the start of last season?' Moore laughed, recalling his last race ride on the four-year-old sprinter, who had looked something of a head-case at that time and not the well-regimented racehorse he has become. Sunny Golf took his record to four wins and seven placings from 20 starts, a far cry from the winless record he held until start number 14, and his last six starts have brought four wins and two seconds. 'I worked out how to train him in the second half of last season and now he has become very genuine,' Moore said. 'Nothing was making ground all day on the dirt after the rain so Darren went forward and then he was able to press on to cross to the lead. I was happy he did because he was going to be caught off the track otherwise, and in those conditions it wasn't an option to come back and sit behind. He was on a very fit horse, tested his stamina and theirs and it proved to be the right move.' With two wins from 20 runs, rising six-year-old Medico can't yet boast such a turnaround in his form summary, but the former Irish gelding has given plenty of signs of a light at the end of the tunnel. He disappointed Moore utterly in his four-year-old year after being purchased as a Derby hopeful, and while Derbies are long gone for the gelding, he has now made himself a legitimate place in Class Two. 'It has taken a long time but I have to admit he is a changed horse,' Moore said. 'Towards the end of last season he was racing a bit better and now there's a complete change in his demeanour. I don't think we did anything different with him, he just seems to have finally come to terms with the fact that he is in Hong Kong to stay and has to learn to live here.' Coming off an unlucky defeat first-up in Class Three, Medico was dropping sharply in the weights going up in grade and smashed in betting to start at $28.50 and supporters never had a concern - well perhaps one. 'I had a lovely run in the box seat to the turn then when Natural Nine went up outside Brett Prebble's mount, Hail The Storm, it looked like I would get a run between them,' Du Plessis said. 'So I went out and then it closed when Brett's horse rolled out, but that left a hole on the rail. I switched back and Medico went through it pretty easily - that wasn't a bad win.' It was Du Plessis' second win for Moore, ably cementing his role of handling the stable's lighter-weighted runners that Beadman is unable to take on.