Sean Woods will bring Plan B back to Happy Valley next Wednesday in an eleventh-hour bid to snatch the CSL Million Challenge after taking the feature event at the track last night. Plan B (Johan Victoire) shouldered his 133 pound impost without issue as he enjoyed a perfect box seat passage in taking out the Indian recreation Club Challenge Cup, 1,000m, for his second successive Happy Valley victory. The 15 Million Challenge points he earned for that saw Plan B go to 30 points in the annual series which concludes with next week's city meeting, equal eighth on the leaderboard and 10 points astern of series leader, Kenobe. 'All the boxes were ticked. He'd had a nice break since the last win, got the one barrier and got his chance to win again, which he's duly done,' said trainer Woods. 'But we'll bring him back here next week and see if he can win the Challenge. The race is over 1,200m but there's no reason he won't be as effective over that distance. Going up in class he'll be at the bottom of the weights but the five or six points he'll get for tonight should allow Brett Prebble to go back on him for that race.' The Challenge, with a HK$650,000 first prize, goes into its final phase with a number of high scorers who might be able to have one last pitch for points next week in one of the closest finishes to the contest since its inception. Honours on the track last night were shared around, with Prebble taking the Jockey Challenge after wins for Manfred Man Ka-leung (Electronic Master) and David Ferraris (Chater De Lago), ahead of Christophe Soumillon who also took a double for Man (Double Luck) and Caspar Fownes (Sou Ma Tam). Prebble had the key to overcoming Chater De Lago's lack of tactical dash by pushing him into his race well before the final bend and the gelding relished the work in scoring by over three lengths. 'It's what Brett told me he was going to do and the fabulous ride allowed the horse to overcome what was not an ideal gate for him in nine,' said Ferraris. 'The horse has been going well but hasn't had the right tempo and it all happened the right way for him tonight.' Prebble said that his first winner, Electronic Master, was a horse stranded in no-man's land for his right distance but was another who just had everything fall into place. 'What he really wants is 1,400m. The 1,200m is a bit short and the mile is probably not his perfect trip even though he won tonight. But to get a 1,400m he has to run at Sha Tin and he just becomes a nervous wreck when he races there,' Prebble said. Fownes weighed in with his usual winner in Sou Ma Tam, who is assembling a decent record now after a slow start to his career, with the win his fourth in 26 starts and he was ultra-tough coming back from a 1,650m run last week. 'I thought it was reasonable to run at the mile after his previous start at 1,200m at Sha Tin where he stayed on and he went okay last week,' Fownes explained. 'But coming back to the 1,200m, he was very fit and his natural speed is a big asset on the B course.' Almond Lee Yee-tat produced a promising newcomer in the four-year-old Sun Trooper (Zac Purton), who careered away to win the third after getting a nice passage across from a wide gate. 'He's a real speed machine but the key for him was going to be the first 200m,' said Purton. 'If he got across, he was a great chance, and luckily it worked out and Classa For Ever brought him over. I think he's reasonably progressive once he learns to settle - at the moment he's all speed.' Lee said he had taken his time with the son of Stravinsky as he had some past experience with the breed. 'He's been here for a while but I've found the Stravinskys to be quite highly-strung so I took plenty of time with him. It isn't easy to win from the wide barrier here so the horse and jockey both did a great job,' he said. And so too has Nordic Star, who was the only bright spot in Douglas Whyte's night, landing the last for trainer Alex Wong Yu-on to make up for an unlucky defeat last time out. 'With the apprentice last time, he should definitely have won - he was badly checked during the race and beaten only a nose,' said Wong.