When Crown Witness and Xi Ying Men made their debuts together last month and finished beside each other, most thought that Crown Witness would be the one to take all the benefit from the experience, but yesterday's third event turned out quite differently. Crown Witness was heavily supported in betting, the Me Tsui Yu-sak-trained Xi Ying Men (Howard Chen Yue-tin) was ignored at double-figure odds, but he was the one who ran out an embarrassingly-soft winner up the straight course. 'I think we were helped by the fact that Crown Witness was disappointing,' Tsui said later. 'But my horse is still very green as you could see in the final 200m. It might have been the rain-affected surface that didn't help, but I think he still has a lot to learn but was able to win easily. That has to be a good indication for his future.'