Douglas Whyte put another milestone behind him as he became the most successful expatriate jockey in Hong Kong racing history yesterday and helped veteran trainer Alex Wong Siu-tan to a notable achievement of his own along the way. Whyte alone defied the strong bias to leaders on yesterday's card to score for Wong on Syllabus in the Class Four Templars Handicap over 2,000 metres to give the trainer his 400th win in a career spanning more than a quarter of a century. Then Whyte again worked his magic to bring home Caspar Fownes's fourth win with promising three-year-old Hail The Storm in race nine, taking the South African rider's tally of Hong Kong wins to 695 and past Gary Moore's expatriate mark of 694 wins. 'It's a great feeling to have achieved that. It has taken a lot of hard work but it is one of the highlights of my career here,' said Whyte, who passed the tally of compatriot Basil Marcus two months ago. 'Now, I guess my next goal like that would be to get past Tony Cruz's all-time record and hopefully by the time I'm finished here leave a big figure for someone else to chase.' Local product Cruz still holds the record of wins with a massive 946 victories to his credit and Whyte is still more than two seasons away from challenging that mark even at a current winning rate, which has him still on target to reach the century of wins for the season - a feat he had been the first jockey ever to achieve last year. 'It was lovely to win the four hundredth for Alex,' he said. 'He's been a great supporter as long as I've been here. If he has a chance, he'll often call to put me on and I like this horse he put me on today.' Syllabus, raced by former Jockey Club chairman Sir John Swaine, scored his maiden win after eight starts, but he did it the hard way. 'He has some potential this horse. He was the only one to win out there all day and he has the right attitude - he wants to win,' Whyte said. 'Even though he's a big horse, he picks up very well and I think there's more to come.' As there is for Fownes-trained Hail The Storm, who was also able to overcome a wide gate to take his race at 1,400m. 'It would have been tempting in the pattern of racing today to want to jump out and chase today but I give Caspar his due, he said he didn't want to change anything,' Whyte said. 'So I had to jump and rail and ride for a bit of luck, but when I asked him for an effort in the straight he finished it off very strongly. Hail The Storm has been a horse shy so we put the blinkers on to concentrate his attention better and they've helped.' Fownes said he believed Hail The Storm would benefit from longer distances next term and had the makings of a promising horse. 'The further the better, I think that's going to be his future,' he said. 'He's been wanting the firm track and the blinkers sharpened him up today for when it was time to let down. He's got it all ahead.' In an unusual incident, stewards reported that the post-race urine sample taken from beaten hot favourite, Tchaikovsky, contained blood.