A switch to the all-weather track has seen Cheetah Boy regain the form of his earliest days and the four-year-old landed trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak's 200th career winner in style. As a griffin last year under Tony Cruz's care, Cheetah Boy won his debut easily and it took the very smart London China Town to beat him second-up. But his form tapered off after some issues with the start, he left for Tsui's yard a year ago and it has taken until now to get him firing on all cylinders again. And a hollow third win from as many runs on the all-weather track for the American-bred gelding is proof the change of surface has been part of that improvement. 'Amazing what a bit of confidence will do for a horse,' said jockey Zac Purton after the 5 1/2-length romp in the Albatross Handicap (1,200m). 'He feels terrific in the run and he is really enjoying his racing. Always the part of the race that you most worry about is the first 100m and getting him into a position, but after that he travels very comfortably and just puts them away at the 200m.' Cheetah Boy may not necessarily be a definitive sprinter, but Purton said the all-weather 1,200m suited him. 'At that shorter trip they run along and he can roll and just keep on running - at 1,650m, I might have to ride more of a race on him and that's when I can see him doing things wrong,' he said. 'Perhaps with maturity he'll get that out of his system and the mile races might be what suits him best.' Purton completed a race-to-race double with the John Size-trained three-year-old Adoration, who did a good job under top weight after being flushed out earlier than Purton would have liked. 'From the wide gate he had to do a bit of work early to get outside the leader and I would have preferred to just sit there for a bit longer in the straight,' Purton said. 'But Brett Prebble came off my back at the top of the straight on Joyful Winner II and made me press the button early and, once I was committed, I had to keep going and he gave a good kick. It's been a strong effort, being out in front for so long. 'Adoration got a bit lost out there on his own and I knew if I let up on him he would think the job was done. He was a sitting duck for something in the final 100m and I knew the second horse was coming, but the post arrived in time,' he added. The win was Adoration's second in five starts, but that record will improve even without him lining up for another race, due to the positive swab disqualification of Shahjee last Friday for the race on Derby Day when Adoration was runner-up. The owner of Shahjee had indicated he would appeal that disqualification, but club officials confirmed yesterday an appeal is no longer expected, taking Adoration to five starts for three victories and two seconds.