For about the only time it's likely to happen, the names of Rewarding Star and Sunny Golf were mentioned in the same sentence as that of Silent Witness after Rewarding Star claimed his fourth victory in what is already a remarkable season for the five-year-old and his trainer John Moore. Moore has reached 40 winners with the halfway mark of the season still ahead and was musing, after a double, on just how valuable a role the multiple winners play in chasing championships and records. 'The year that Tony Cruz set the record for the number of wins in a season, I think he had Silent Witness win six races for the season, and it helps when you get these consistent horses that manage to win a few for you, like Rewarding Star or Sunny Golf,' Moore said after Weichong Marwing landed Rewarding Star as part of a double for the yard following Happy Zero's success. To those present when Rewarding Star was battling in the cellar and looked doomed to a life in Class Five, his transformation and now graduation to Class Two next time out has been a revelation. 'Had he been in Australia or New Zealand when he was a three-year-old, he's the sort of horse they might have just left in the paddock rather than race at that time and just let him strengthen up,' Moore said. 'He was physically weak and that has been the difference in the past year or so, that the Zabeel side of his pedigree has kicked in and Rewarding Star has become stronger and tougher.' In fact, Rewarding Star and Sunny Golf have had similar transformations to their careers over the last year and have mirrored each other's season this term - by the time Nigel Gray is finished with Rewarding Star after this win, he will likely have risen 30 points this season in the handicap and Sunny Golf is already up that amount. While Rewarding Star is getting ever closer to the day when the handicapper will have his measure, the sky is all blue for earlier winner Happy Zero, who kept his record unbeaten from two starts when the three-year-old strolled away with the fifth. 'He's got the makings of a very nice horse - he's still doing plenty wrong but is going in the right direction,' said Marwing.