Trainer David Ferraris finally had his prayers answered when St Didar claimed the Citibank Home Smart Handicap to end a freakish losing streak of 120 and restore morale in the camp. The South African has had what he described as a 'torrid time' of late, not having led in a winner since Dragon Boy saluted at Happy Valley on December 9. Ferraris pulled out all the stops, however, and in a masterstroke opted for blinkers and a switch back to the straight turf course to get St Didar over the line to break the drought. 'We have had a torrid time of late, and had a lot of seconds and thirds without being able to win a race,' Ferraris said. 'All our horses have been going up in the ratings and we have had to race them to get them back down or to try and get them to win at higher levels. 'It has been a trying period for the stable because I don't get the turnover of horses like John Moore or John Size do, and it makes it hard when you are not getting new horses in.' But Ferraris is happy to put that losing streak behind him and is looking forward to more wins from this promising sprinter. 'He's a neat little chap, and is probably best suited over the 1,000m,' the South African trainer said. 'The blinkers definitely worked for him and the leaders never really got away from him like they have been doing recently and he was able to pick them up. 'His draw also helped, drawing outside on the straight course adds lengths to the horse, but we needed that bit of luck, because we haven't had much of late.' Weichong Marwing rated St Didar well in the early stages before driving him along the outside rail to claim a half-length win over Ho Happy, ridden by Johan Victoire, with a further length to third-place finisher Fishking Glory (Andrea Suborics). Victoire has now completed his riding stint for the season and returned to Paris last night.