Douglas Whyte's impeccable sense of timing deftly set up the undercard to Sunday's international main events with a double last night to bring the Durban Demon career tally level with Hong Kong's favourite son, Tony Cruz. A winning pair on Champion Lad for John Moore and Man In The Mirror for John Size - with the International Jockeys' Championship thrown in for good measure - brought Whyte to 946 wins in Hong Kong and the South African is hungry for the chance to pass Cruz this weekend. 'What could be better than that? I hope I'm not putting a jinx on myself for Sunday, but it would be the best day to get the record with all the world watching Hong Kong,' Whyte grinned. Man In The Mirror's victory was classic Whyte magic, turning a problem into a victory as the hard-pulling stayer was all but putting himself in danger on the heels off the horses in front of him at the 700m in the America Handicap, 2,200m, and the Demon saw the chance to make a move. For only a moment, Man In The Mirror had the opportunity to get away from the rail and on his way for home. Whyte caught his rivals napping, tearing away to put a huge gap between himself and the chasing group by the time he turned into the straight. With a length and a half to spare on the line, Whyte was greeted by a jubilant Size, who has now won two on end with the tough Australian stayer. 'I think you'd have to say on the evidence now that he's not a specialist at Sha Tin on the main track - he had his first eleven runs there for one win and his next two away from Sha Tin's main track and won both of them,' Size said. 'The way he's won that, he can win again but he goes to Class 2 now so it's a case of when there's an appropriate race.' The correct answer there is January 30. Trainer Paul O'Sullivan broke a winning drought for well-known owner, C.K. Hui and his wife in the fourth event when Glen Boss scored on Golden Win, and a story went with it. 'I think the return to Happy Valley has seen him return to form,' O'Sullivan said. 'But Mr Hui has a disability that makes it difficult for him to get around at Happy Valley, and they asked me to try to run the horse at Sha Tin for that reason over the past year. Unfortunately, that was ideal for Mr Hui but not for his horse, so I asked at the start of this campaign if we could bring him back here because that was his best chance to win a race. Glen's given him a gun ride tonight in the box seat and the Huis are pretty happy - they told me that was their first winner for five years.' The timing was not quite as extreme for Mr And Mrs Iain Bruce, owners of Super Surprise who won the second International Jockeys Championship leg for Christophe Soumillon, but the win was just as welcome and the celebrations had virtually begun on Monday. 'Iain Bruce said it was like manna from heaven when they drew the jockeys and David sent him a text that Christophe had the ride,' explained Pam Ferraris, wife of trainer David. 'Iain said the last winner he'd had was Real Surprise almost two years ago - and Christophe had ridden that one too.' And the support card last night may have opened with the final performance from the unheralded but always consistent Touch Down (Gerald Mosse), who will do something that few Class 5 horses do and that is to go out a winner. 'He is a nine-year-old who has won five races in six years so it is asking a lot to think he will win again before he is finally forced to retire next year and I think that the owner will retire him now,' said trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai.