Zac Purton landed the Jockey Challenge and a double to creep closer to knocking off Darren Beadman for third in the jockeys' race, but the stewards didn't let him depart the course without a souvenir of one of the races he didn't win. Purton won twice for John Size on Vitality Express and Project Runway, taking him to 45 wins and three short of his best mark achieved last season. The unplaced run of Owain in the fourth took some of the cream off the afternoon when he was fined HK$20,000. Owain jumped in the air as the gates opened and Purton was not backward in blaming the starter for the incident. He later pleaded guilty to two charges of misconduct, for comments to the starter and again on his return to the weighing room, finding HK$10,000 on each count.