The aptly-named Chow Tai Fook Perfect Moment Collection Handicap was the stage for the Gary Ng Ting-keung-trained Royal Pericles to make it back to the winner's circle yesterday on the all-weather course. The grey sprinter managed to find an ideal, if surprising, pacemaker in Watch What Happens and a perfect moment was exactly what jockey Zac Purton was calling it in the run, and so doubtless were connections when he landed. 'I never had any doubt we were going to win,' he said after Royal Pericles started favourite and took out just his third career victory and his first since March, 2008. Purton had built on his first experience of the six-year-old, who finished a long-priced second on the turf on international day, though he is better known as a dirt performer. 'After I rode him the other day, I came back and said to Gary that maybe the idea would be to sit back a little instead of just burning with the leaders, which has been his pattern,' Purton said. 'Last time, he just got his head in front in the final stages and then had nothing left to hold off the winner, Heartline.' Watch What Happens is normally a backmarker, but with connections looking to have him closer wearing side winkers, his rider, Olivier Doleuze, had him handy, then let him slide to the front when he saw Purton was in no hurry on the grey. Once in front though, Watch What Happens himself was in a hurry, and stretched his advantage to a sizeable lead turning for the judge before Royal Pericles reeled him in. 'That was just what he wanted, something to sit off and cart him to the home turn and I was in no hurry to get to the front any earlier than the last 150m,' Purton said. 'That's why he's been able to get right to the wire today and post a margin. He might not have won for a while but he's been a very consistent horse - he did deserve to win one.'