Champion international rider Michael Kinane proved the spark to change the luck of Convergence in last night's feature Hong Kong Exchanges Challenge Cup at Happy Valley. Convergence appeared on the up at the end of last term but his current season has been marred by terrible draws and ill-luck in races, but the switch to Irish superstar Kinane turned all that around. 'Convergence has been racing quite well considering how little luck he has had lately from some very wide draws,' said trainer Francis Lui Kin-wai. 'The draw was not as bad tonight and Kinane really made a big difference. The horse has been unable to get cover in recent runs but Kinane settled him in behind tonight, got him to relax and that was the difference he needed.' Although drawn in barrier nine in the 12-horse field, Convergence responded to the jockey's decision not to bustle him early and came with a powerful rush in the straight. The Greatest (Eric Saint-Martin) enjoyed a perfect trail to the turn and momentarily looked like kicking back on the inside, but it was vintage Kinane as he lifted another effort from his mount and surged clear. Some of Hong Kong's leading jockeys must have been scratching their heads wondering what happened after Precious Sweetie (apprentice Way Leung) made a successful debut for trainer Peter Ho in the fifth event. Precious Sweetie scored at long odds for the junior rider after Ho had been unable to talk a senior jockey into riding the gelding. 'Basil Marcus was going to ride him but Basil was hurt on Sunday and got some bruising so he did not ride tonight,' Ho said. 'When I knew he wasn't riding, I offered the ride to a few of the top jockeys and they looked at his trial result and said they didn't want to ride him.' Precious Sweetie had been restrained to the rear of a recent trial after showing early pace and showed that same gatespeed last night. 'In the end the seven-pound claim for Way Leung made the difference in the finish,' Ho said. 'It's great because this is the owner's first horse. He is certainly a lucky owner now.' Good draws look sure to be the key to Super Sprint's future, as he again relished an inside draw and the chance to race on the speed for Weichong Marwing last night in the seventh contest. 'He hates being ridden back you know,' said winning trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie. 'When he is back in the field and trying to run on, he is all over the place. He gets lost. But tonight is just like his win two starts ago when he led all the way. When he gets out in front, he is really enjoying his racing and he is a different horse.' No meeting is complete without Derek Cruz and Olivier Doleuze celebrating a winner and the rejuvenated Money Wins gave the dynamic duo their score for the night in the fourth race. Money Wins made is two from two for the Cruz yard as he overpowered John Size-trained Winmark close to home. A Class Three horse last season, Cruz said Money Wins still looked well graded last night despite being raised six pounds in the ratings after his first-up win. 'Still, I hope this isn't the end of the line,' the trainer said. 'He has had a bit of racing and to win two is great but he'll need a little rest now. I won't stop his training, I'll just keep him ticking over but we'll try to freshen him up a bit and then see what is around for him. He's done his job.' Felix Coetzee incurred the wrath of the stewards after the fourth, pleading guilty to careless riding on Best Ever and receiving a three-day ban. Coetzee will ride on Saturday before beginning the penalty and will return to riding on March 14. That ban will give champion jockey Douglas Whyte some breathing space at the top of the table for a few meetings. Whyte stretched his lead over Coetzee to two after leading throughout on David Oughton-trained Elegance in the second race last night and now has the chance to gain a break while Coetzee serves his second careless riding ban of the season. The underrated Ivan Allan-Eddie Lai team scored another surprise win in the final event last night with Oriental Treasure. Lai has won several times for Allan this season on outsiders - including an earlier win on Oriental Treasure at 30-1 - and gave the gelding the perfect ride from gate one to get home at 20-1.