Followers of champion jockey Douglas Whyte got an unexpected bonus last night as the Durban Demon bounced back to take the final three races at Happy Valley and snatched the Jockey Challenge from the jaws of defeat with it. Whyte had just four points on the board after five races and Weichong Marwing had firmed into long odds-on after winning twice early, but the Demon landed Real Special in the sixth for John Size, then Magic Sweep and Speedy Warrior for David Ferraris to turn the night upside down. Whyte had opened as a joint favourite to take the night's honours but got right out in the betting to as much as 8.5 at one stage after Marwing's wins aboard Loyal Army for Dennis Yip Chor-hong and nine-year-old Bobo Win for Derek Cruz in the first three races. 'I was driving a Ferrari and took it for a burn but we ran out of petrol,' quipped Marwing. 'Bobo was very good tonight and deserved his win and I think Loyal Army will take a lot of confidence from that. He was a bit keen with me last start and I suggested they bring him here to get behind the speed but there was no speed and he ended up in front. It wasn't a strong race but it'll do him some good to win one.' But the evening belonged to Whyte, who landed an overdue win for Size on Real Special over the Valley 2,200m, the first for Size at the track in four months. 'I think I rode him the same way tonight as I did last time, but the difference was the 118 pounds he carried tonight against 133 last run,' Whyte said. 'He doesn't really sprint but if you give him the chance he'll just keep finding the line. They went a nice gallop tonight and he loved it.' The win may head Real Special towards the Queen Mother's Memorial Cup, 2,400m at Sha Tin on May 1. 'He's not a Happy Valley horse but he wants this sort of a distance and so his opportunities are few and far between,' he said. 'He's only a pony so the drop in weight helped him tonight, but he is genuine and the Queen Mother's Cup would suit him if he can get into it. 'There's an 1800m race between now and then which can keep him fit for the 2,400m and hopefully get a few ratings points to make sure he gets into it.' Whyte's win on Magic Sweep was a case of good kharma after the Demon had been aboard when the sprinter first showed his liking for the Valley 1,200m. 'I ran third on him and then I got suspended and Brett Prebble won on him so it was hard to get back on board. It's come full circle, and I think there's probably another length in him if he gets a bit of cut in the ground,' Whyte said. 'As for Speedy Warrior, he's improved a lot from when he was a pretty average Class 4 horse and I thought he was a touch unlucky last time when he ran second. 'Juggernaut went so slow that night, then poured it on over the final 400m and I thought Speedy Warrior did a great job getting as close as he did.' Valley king Caspar Fownes didn't go away empty handed, teaming with Paul Lo Pak-hin in an unusual combination for the yard to bring home Happy Go Lucky at double figure odds in the fourth - just Lo's second winner for the term. 'Paul's a nice guy and he's ridden well for me in the past on the odd occasion he's ridden for me,' Fownes said. 'I never mind trying to help a guy who's struggling a bit and tonight he rode the horse beautifully.' Stewards were once again kept busy, with a scrimmage on the first turn in race one leaving Thomas Yeung Kai-tong guilty of careless riding and in receipt of a two-day ban and HK$10,000 fine. In race three it was Keith Yeung Ming-lun who earned a three-day ban for an incident close to the line.