Dashing Douglas Whyte dominated last night's Happy Valley meeting with an incredible four-timer. Whyte, 24, monopolised proceedings from race two to race five as he initiated his four-timer on the John Moore-trained Gainsborough's Boy in the second before reeling off a three-timer for that most astute of local handlers Wong Tang-ping. Whyte rode copybook races on Ping's Everwell Cheers in the third, Full Speed Ahead in the feature Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Federation 80th Anniversary Gold Cup and his Mount Sapphire in the fifth. The four-timer came out around the 500-1 mark on the tote but more importantly it projected Whyte to the 10-winner mark and to the top of the standings. Whyte is used to riding sackfuls of winners as he set a record for an apprentice back in South Africa. But he put last night's four-timer down as right up there with the highlights of his career. He floated out of the weighing room to greet the assembled press with a huge smile. 'This has been one of the biggest thrills of my career. I've have ridden trebles in South Africa before and done well in Singapore but I've never experienced anything quite like this,' he said. 'I came tonight thinking I had a useful book of rides and hoping I could keep my winning run going. 'I was particularly hopeful of Full Speed Ahead and Gainsborough's Boy but it never crossed my mind that I could ride four. 'A lot of trainers have been very helpful to me since I came to Hong Kong and Ping, in particular, has been brilliant. 'You can't ride winners without the horses being right and he has had his horses spot on since I started riding for him. 'The other thing that's great here is the crowd. It would exciting enough to ride four anywhere but to do it in Hong Kong in front of such a huge crowd, especially at Happy Valley, well the atmosphere is just something else. 'Fantastic. That's the only word I can think of to describe it.' Gainsborough's Boy gapped them in the second but will be rehandicapped accordingly and will now have to compete from the top of Class Three. Everwell Cheers had been given a slow but sure preparation by Ping for the third while Whyte brought Full Speed ahead with a strong run in the straight to catch Patrick Biancone's improving Sensible Choice in the feature event. Mount Sapphire looked better than ever prior to the fifth and held on bravely from Cash Fortune who is now down to a competitive handicap mark. Whyte looked a big chance of making it a fabulous five in a row when Master Merlin turned for home going well in the sixth. But despite a gelding operation, he still looks a reluctant type and couldn't match Solid Gold who has clearly thrived since moving to Alex Wong Siu-tan. The last was undoubtedly the quality event of the night and it was won by one of the territory's most genuine and consistent performers in the Lawrie Fownes-trained Kadbridge. The veteran, he's now a nine-year-old, loved the fast pace set by a combination of Hong Kong Supreme, Turf Star and Laser Star, and rattled home for his ninth win. In victory he took Fownes to double figures and was another winner for Wendyll Woods. Laser Star put in a huge run as he disputed the lead out wide while Kenzig caught the eye down the centre of the track and should take plenty of beating the next time he comes out. Damien Oliver got off the mark for the season with a patient ride on Good Tension who finally lived up to his trackwork by taking the Class Six opening event.