Douglas Whyte just keeps making Sparkle do all the things he previously couldn't or wouldn't do - and with happy results. First, he coaxed him last run into being a winner after 18 barren starts. Then yesterday, Whyte was at it again as he made Sparkle push and probe into inside runs he would never have dared enter before and the gelding put his head out long enough to make it two wins in a row. 'He has really turned the corner,' said Whyte. 'Before, you could see that Sparkle used to look for ways to get beaten, he was reluctant at the finish and would shirk when it got a bit tough. But this season, he really wants to win.' Sparkle has always done his best racing on the outside, and trainer Peter Ho asked Whyte yesterday to be careful and not take the gelding through on the inside. 'Well, that was always going to be difficult from barrier one,' Whyte chuckled. 'I took him into some narrow openings and he was certainly a bit cautious when we started, but after I'd persuaded him to take one he started to get the hang of it. When Cheerful Boy came at him at the finish, he stuck his head out like a real racehorse. That will take him out of Class Five now, so we'll see if he measures up in the next grade.' Whyte's other winner on the card is also a transformed horse, John Size-trained Bountiful, who has looked the real deal himself this term and is unbeaten in his two starts for Whyte as well. 'I hadn't ridden Bountiful before last start, but I had watched his videos and he was always a bit of an awkward horse, he never travelled in his races,' the jockey explained. 'He got stirred up before and during his races. Now he's much calmer. He has always liked a bit of cut in the ground so he seems to be appreciating the dirt as well.' Bountiful swept up and around the leaders to take the front earlier than Whyte wanted and the jockey believes that added merit to the narrow win. 'He only won by a short head and people will say that the second horse, Magic Touch, was unlucky,' Whyte said. 'But the win was better than it looked. Sure Magic Touch was held up but he was making his way through the field without having to do much while Magic Temple made me peel out five and six wide on the home turn and Bountiful had to sustain quite a long run.'