Caspar Fownes and Brett Prebble may have emerged the stars but it was local jockey Paul Lo Pak-hin who carried the hopes of the crowd without flinching at Happy Valley last night as he landed the South China Morning Post Cup, 1,200m, just a day after learning that his riding career in Hong Kong was over. Lo, who had ridden just seven winners in the past two seasons before last night, was not amongst the licensees when the 2009-2010 season permits were announced on Tuesday but shrugged off the bitter blow to pilot warm favourite Our Lucky Baby home to victory for trainer Dennis Yip Chor-hong in last night's feature. 'I would like to thank the owner and the trainer for giving me such a great opportunity,' said Lo, who does most of his race riding on outsiders. 'They gave me a chance so I'm very happy that I repaid their faith. I don't know what will happen next season. I would love to continue being a race jockey somewhere, but I will see what options I have.' While Lo was the sentimental winner on the night, Caspar Fownes was the latest to throw down his cards as a potential trainers' championship winner with a sparkling winning treble to take him past John Size into second place on the table - still six in arrears of John Moore but closing fast. 'A couple of months ago, I was 16 or 17 behind and gave myself no chance but the horses were running well and suddenly I was ten behind and with a bit of racing still to come and I started to think how things can change with a three-timer here or there, so I'd be lying if I said I wasn't giving it my best shot now,' Fownes said. 'I'm still six behind and that's still a decent margin but I'm giving it a go.' It was a red letter night for the Jockey Club's International Sale horses, landing a four in a row in mid-meeting and starting with the Fownes-trained pair of Vanquish Delight (Weichong Marwing) and Gallant Master (Prebble) in races four and five to complete the Fownes treble after Tout Va Bien had scored for Prebble earlier. 'You know, they are both three-year-olds that I think can go a bit higher in the rankings next season,' said Fownes. 'Vanquish Delight is a slow-maturing horse, just coming right at the back end of the season. He'll finish now, hopefully build up more during the summer for next season and a horse who can stay, as he can, will always find a place in Hong Kong. 'Gallant Master has had plenty of racing this season but he's tough, he is a good eater who handles his racing well as a result and there's a bit more to come with him too.' Vanquish Delight was Fownes' 300th winner in Hong Kong. Prebble said the experience and toughness of Tout Va Bien and Gallant Master had been the difference between winning and losing. 'I didn't think Gallant Master was going to get to Marble Red, but the second horse was a three-year-old having his fifth run while mine is the same age but having his 19th start and he was just a bit more seasoned,' he said. 'Likewise, Tout Va Bien was very tough. I went out to make the favourite, Secret Of Winning, know he was in a race and it was no place for the faint-hearted. having only his second run, the favourite couldn't handle the pressure tactics but Tout Va Bien is a lot more experienced so he was able to keep going.' Prebble touched off Weichong Marwing in the Jockey Challenge on a count-back as they carved up the night, but Zac Purton contributed his usual winner, with Sun Trooper keeping his unbeaten record intact after four starts. 'He wasn't attacked tonight like he was all the way last time, which is why he gave me a better kick,' Purton said. South African rider Jeff Lloyd was stood down by the club's doctor as a precautionary measure after falling from Striking Mascot at the start of the fifth race but is expected to ride on Sunday. Lloyd's cap brushed the gates as the start was effected and unbalanced him.