Tony Millard's bridesmaid finally gets his head in front

Tony Millard said it has been a long road from rehabilitation to a maiden win for Class Four galloper Ah Bo, who arrived in his stable in April last year after arthroscopic surgery to have bone chips removed from his knee. "We had to bring him back very slowly and let him build his confidence," Millard said after Nash Rawiller made the most of a better gate on the four-year-old to finally notch his first win . "It's taken a bit of time and a few near misses to get a win with him, but one thing I'm proud of in our stable is that we never give up. I think now that he has got that win, I think he could go on and do something in Class Three." Michael Cox

Dennis Yip's injury-plagued galloper continues comeback

Dennis Yip Chor-hong will continue to take things slowly with Secret Weapon who displayed a strong turn of foot to go back-to-back over a mile. "He spent a year out of racing so there is no point rushing now," Yip said after Douglas Whyte found a one-off spot from gate 10 and the five-year-old put his Class Three rivals away in convincing fashion. "He is a really nice horse and he will get further too - he will be fine over 10 furlongs," Whyte said. "The key has been that Dennis hasn't rushed him. He could have ruined him by pushing too hard, but he has given him that month between races and that proved to be the right move." Michael Cox

Return to David Hall proves crucial in Class Five win

The Sha Tin merry-go-round brought Bamboo Dance back to previous trainer David Hall and he is hopeful of squeezing another win out of the seven-year-old before season's end after an easy victory. Bamboo Dance was already in Class Five when he was moved from Sean Woods to Hall, with whom the gelding notched his only other win just under two years ago, before a short stint with Michael Chang Chun-wai. "One thing is that he has come back to us sound, which you can't say about many Class Five horses," Hall said after the dominant two-length win. "The way he won today you would think he could win again." Michael Cox

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