When progressive juvenile Ocean Tranquil claimed yesterday's opening event for griffins against just six rivals, trainer Caspar Fownes could scarcely have predicted it would be the first leg of a Sha Tin four timer. The quartet took the two-year total of Fownes's training career to 78, with 13 meetings still to be decided. The wins with Ocean Tranquil ($12 favourite), Champ Dragon ($88.50), Saturn ($222) and Hail The Storm ($68) gave Fownes his second most memorable day at the office, with the benchmark still being his five-timer on January 10, 2004, with Sight First, Bold Vision, Prodigy, Bold Winner and Fifty Fifty. The day began with a result more easily achieved than Fownes had anticipated. All's Well, the main danger to Ocean Tranquil, was scratched at the barrier, leaving the odds-on favourite at very cramped odds to win the 1,000 metres scamper. Under the handling of Shane Dye, Ocean Tranquil made absolutely no mistake, drawing clear to win by 21/2 lengths from Tony Millard's Dansing Fun (Robbie Fradd). 'I think he's going to be a very nice horse,' Fownes said. 'He's so relaxed that he tends to be a bit deceptive. In his work, he can drop in behind them, but if his jockey clicks him up, he's up there in a matter of strides. 'I'll run him once more, in the [HSBC Premier] Juvenile Sprint Trophy next month and the way he's going, he's going to be very competitive.' Fownes was also pleased to squeeze a win from Champ Dragon in the Class Four, in which the Maroof five-year-old led for each and every step of the 1,400m to record his fourth win from 29 starts, and with 100 per cent of his victories having come over this very course and distance. 'He hadn't been going that well, so I gave him a short break after he failed in the race won by Classic King [February 11],' Fownes said. 'When he came back at Happy Valley, he hadn't raced for two months but ran much better - I was really pleased. That was the run that gave me hope that he was getting back to form. He'd worked nicely since and this was the race we picked out for him, at the Sha Tin 1,400 metres where he's at his best.' The day just kept getting better for Fownes, who later claimed the Queen Mother Memorial Cup with Saturn and then provided Douglas Whyte with the ride on Hail The Storm, just the right ammunition for the Durban Demon to surpass Gary Moore's expatriate jockey benchmark in the ninth race. A sidelight to Ocean Tranquil's race was the barrier behaviour of All's Well and Trio's Pet, who became unruly in separate incidents and were both ultimately ruled out on veterinary advice. Jockey Club executive director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said the refunds for the two late scratchings took $14 million from turnover in the opening race. If that wasn't bad enough, the dominance of the top picks saw a row of tiny place dividends, which cost the club an extra $92,000 to make them up to the $10.10 minimum required by legislation.