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Moreira back with 3 winners

The Kranji crowd just love him and four-time Singapore champion jockey Joao Moreira didn't really disappoint them.

The Brazilian, given Magic as his middle name during his sensational stint in Singapore, had three wins and two seconds from his full book of nine rides last night.

He won on STATE TROOPER in Race 4, PICTURE in Race 6 and AFTERNOON DELIGHT in Race 8.

He found one to beat on Happy Happy in Race 2 and Daad's The Way in Race 3.

He threw his goggles to his enthusiastic supporters each time he returned to the winner's circle.

Yesterday was the first of four "warm-up" meetings for Moreira before he flies to Hong Kong, where the new season starts on Sept 14.