Karis Teetan continued his winning run of form at Happy Valley yesterday evening, as he took the honours in the opening contest with the David Ferraris-trained Rock The Tree.

Rock The Tree followed near the rear of the field, before producing a powerful burst of acceleration in the final straight, going on to score a comfortable win ahead of Wealthy Fortune (Vincent Ho) and My Gift (Neil Callan).

Karis Teetan now has 20 wins to his credit. He is in 3rd place, 8 wins behind defending champion Joao Moreira, who was absent as he continues to recover from a nasty fall sustained on Melbourne Cup day.