What took Gerald Mosse and Eric Saint-Martin seven years to achieve happened for James Winks in nine days, with the polished Melbourne jockey landing a winner for five-time premier trainer John Size with debutant Appreciation. Winks, 25, has made a brilliant start to his Hong Kong stint, landing his maiden winner with Pacific Alliance for Sean Woods on Wednesday and backing up yesterday with a promising youngster in Appreciation, carrying the famous red, white and blue livery of Mr and Mrs Hui Sai-fun - silks that have been carried by Group One winners Motivation, Scintillation and Inspiration. Earlier this season, Size gave Saint-Martin and Mosse personally meaningful wins when they landed their first wins for the champion trainer, who moved to Hong Kong in mid 2000. 'It was a tremendous thrill to land a winner for John, and I can't thank him enough for thinking of me and giving me a chance,' Winks said. 'Everyone knows what a champion trainer he is and naturally every jockey in the room would love to ride for him.' Winks also went within a nose of getting a win for the leading trainer at the present time, John Moore, when Ming Hoi Treasure (27-1) was touched off in a deceptive photo in the final event by Terrific Brethren (Matthew Chadwick). 'Given that I've only been here just over a week, getting opportunities from the two leading stables is very pleasing,' Winks said. 'Hopefully, they like the way I've ridden them and will give me some more chances.' Winks' first meeting was the Stewards' Cup meeting on January 24. He carried his bat there with six rides, though only one of them was under 40-1 and none under 16s, and the breakthrough happened at his opening ride at meeting number two. 'It's obviously a very professional place and I can see already why being here makes you a better rider,' Winks said. 'They take positions more aggressively [than in Australia] earlier in a race and you have to be on your toes, think faster and respond more quickly.' Winks arrived with a strong CV which not only boasted strong performances in his home town, Melbourne, but a Group One in the current season with Douro Valley and more than 60 wins combined Singapore and Malaysia. 'I'm taking nothing for granted, but I'll be out there again in the morning, working as hard as I can,' he said. 'The other thing I have to work on is knowing the horses better. I guess that's something that takes every jockey a bit of time to take in.' Chadwick, the apprentice who upset Winks' ideal world in the final event, is climbing the premiership at a prodigious rate, but not so swiftly that he couldn't cop a 'spray' from his boss Tony Cruz. Chadwick had Terrific Brethren three wide without cover and decided to remain there rather than pursue the leaders, Red Ruler and Circuit Hero, which he figured were going a bit too swiftly. 'I don't mind,' the modest Chadwick said. 'He [Cruz] was one of the great jockeys and I want to learn from him. I want to improve and he knows what it takes. 'As far as Terrific Brethren is concerned, he's done a good job and has fought back well. He's drifted out a bit under pressure and I haven't kept him absolutely straight. 'It was a good thing for me that I got that photo, because the boss might have given me a bigger spray if I'd got beaten.'