It was the Whyte show yet again at Sha Tin yesterday, as Doug's best linked with Dave's Best to wrap up a treble for the rider and a first feature race for the rising three-year-old star. Whyte won on O'Shiny for Alex Wong Yu-on in the opener, soon added Ambition for Francis Lui Kin-wai and was tactically supreme as he landed Dave's Best for Dennis Yip Chor-hong in the Yan Chai Trophy to make it three for the day. Whyte has shot to a lead of 11 in the rider's championship at this early point as he seeks a fourth consecutive title, with his 24 wins from 117 mounts almost double the tally of nearest chaser Anton Marcus. 'Well, this isn't the time I need to be in front in the championship, that's still a fair way off towards the end of June,' Whyte said. 'But it is nice to make such a great start to the season and I'll be doing my best to see it keeps going.' In winning the Yan Chai Trophy on Dave's Best, Whyte brought about the downfall of boom four-year-old Beethoven with a masterly ride from the outside gate. 'I said to Dennis before the race that we should take our chance with the light weight and go forward,' he said. 'The horse is a real fighter and I was concerned about how the race might pan out. I've been beaten a couple of time behind Wealthy Treasure lately and I was worried that there looked no speed in the race and Shane Dye might get a soft lead on Wealthy Treasure. 'So we pushed forward today and it was the right thing to do. Perhaps another day, we'd ride him different.' The son of Olympic Express' sire, Bishop Of Cashel, made a big impression as a griffin last season but Whyte believes he is much better this time around as a rising four-year-old. 'I rode him a bit last season and his action was not good. In fact, it was the sort of scratchy action that you might be concerned about,' he said. 'But he is totally different now. Dave's Best is stronger, he is striding out much better and he has the makings of a nice horse. He should get a trip and he has a nice turn of foot. He just picks up and goes when you ask him. He loved the fight today, when Beethoven came at him he just wanted to fight back.' While all winners count in championships, Whyte's earlier winners were horses of a different calibre altogether but he forecast it would not be the final win by either O'Shiny or Ambition. 'O'Shiny looked a little bit unlucky the other day caught between horses and held up,' the jockey said. 'It was a thin race today that he won but at least it allayed anyone's fears about the horse's willingness to take a run. I heard it said before the race that maybe he just wouldn't take the gaps last time. 'A very small gap opened on the rail today and I put him into it and he didn't baulk. The thing in O'Shiny's favour is that he has only had the blinkers on twice and run well once and won today. 'He is not green like he was last season, and he has not had a lot of racing. It was Class Five but maybe he has a Class Four in him.' Whyte had been narrowly beaten at his only previous outing on Ambition, but squared accounts as he guided the honest gelding to his maiden win, providing the first leg of Lui's double. 'I think the horse is stronger this season,' Whyte said. 'He was a bit weak last year but that win today was probably better than it looked. I used him a bit more early than is usual, so as to have him handy when we didn't think there would be much pace,' he said. 'And when there turned out to be more pace, I used him a bit anyway to get inside Winning Smile, which enabled us to miss the trouble that horse caused running out on the first turn. 'Using him like that left him a bit flat at one point in the straight, but he still kept on coming,' the jockey added.