Tony Cruz was one of three trainers to prepare a double, but the perfectionist horseman was disappointed at not being able to vie for the big bucks in the Classic Mile - a race he had won in each of the previous two years. Cruz had to settle for the 'little fish are sweet' approach to the Group One day, taking the Class Two Baker Handicap (1,200m) with rejuvenated seven-year-old Regency Horse and the Cheong Wan Handicap with the Christophe Soumillon-ridden Dream Team. Last year, the two-times champion trainer was at centre stage, taking the Classic Mile with Helene Mascot (Felix Coetzee), and two years ago he won it even more convincingly with Floral Pegasus (Gerald Mosse). 'I'm pleased to get two winners but it is a disappointment to me not to have a horse in the Group One race today' Cruz said. 'I love competing at the top level - to me, that's what racing's all about - but I just couldn't buy the horses I wanted this year.' Cruz and Soumillon had landed a Class Three handicap with Dream Team on international day and he was ready again when the Belgian ace arrived back in town. 'The owner [Lawrence Ma Ting-hung] is a good friend of Christophe so naturally he's their first choice of jockey and that's fine by me, he's world class,' Cruz said. Cruz and Soumillon have a lot in common. Soumillon is the retained rider for the Aga Khan in Europe, and that's the job that Cruz himself held in the late 1980s after earning it with six titles as Hong Kong's champion jockey. 'It was a pretty straightforward race,' Soumillon said. 'The horse has good gate speed and settled comfortably outside the leader, I was never too concerned.' Cruz had Dream Team visibly fitter than he'd been on international day, when it took all Soumillon's strength to lift him over the line in a three-way driving finish. 'I have to say this is a nice horse, and I don't see there being any problem for him measuring up now that he goes to Class Two,' Cruz added. Regency Horse was a last-start winner in Class Three with Matthew Chadwick on board and Cruz expected it to be a duplicate story, despite the class rise. 'This horse had come so far down the ratings from where he used to be, that going back up to Class Two was no big deal,' he continued. 'He used to compete in Class One, and even at Group One level. 'Matthew rode the horse just how I wanted today and I was never really concerned.' Chadwick said Regency Horse is 'a real gentleman', who knows what he's about. 'It was just the same as his win last start,' the apprentice said. 'He takes a forward position, relaxes nicely during the race and has something to give when you ask for it.'