WIDELY-TOUTED and odds-on favourite Saint Tak (8-5) failed to make it two-on-end when 30-1 outsider Winning Team comfortably won the second event on the Sha Tin card yesterday. Saint Tak, highest-priced purchase at the inaugural Select Sales, had opened his winning account on his debut a week previously and was backed down to repeat the feat here. The final price, however, was due to the withdrawal at the barrier of the Basil Marcus-ridden Spotlight who at one stage remarkably held favouritism for the 1,400-metre griffin event. On his debut the Peter Ng Bik-kuen youngster had run a shock third to Supernova, second favourite for this event. It was an eye-catching performance and connections presumably felt they had the measure of their conqueror last time. That question remains unanswered as Spotlight refused to enter the stalls and the reshuffled market left Saint Tak at unbackable odds with Supernova jumping at 5-2. But it was Winning Team, under a very smart ride from multiple New Zealand champion jockey Lance O'Sullivan, who came through early to take up the running. Said O'Sullivan: 'I was pretty happy with his barrier trial on Tuesday but it is not that easy to win with these young horses first-up and when you know what you are up against, it is difficult to be completely confident. 'I was sure he would run a decent race and he has certainly done that. What pleased me most was the way he went to the line because he just wasn't going to give in. I think he is a good little horse and I really hope he goes on from this.' Winning Team, the Lawrie Fownes-trained three-year-old, was never headed with Saint Tak running home for second but really failing to join issue with the winner, who was galloping resolutely to the line and was never really in any danger. Saint Tak was ridden from off the pace and ostensibly had every chance but the leader was not only suited by the front-running tactics but also had the necessary reserves to see off any real challenge. Saint Tak tried hard to get to the quite impressive winner and did succeed in nailing Supernova, clearing away from him in the final 70 metres. The second favourite finished an unremarkable third. While they may have been simply suited by the prevailing underfoot conditions, there were good runs from outsiders Well Known Supreme (99-1) and Win It All (50-1). Well Known Supreme, under Fredrik Johansson improved on his first run to finish fifth while Win It All, who has been running just behind the placegetters, marginally improved to finish fourth under Danny Lee.