Whyte can break his winless streak

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 January, 2012, 12:00am


Douglas Whyte continued his frustrating run of outs on Tuesday, but will surely bounce back and capture the Jockey Challenge today at Sha Tin.

Nothing went right for Whyte at the public holiday meeting as he went winless and was beaten in the Jockey Challenge for the sixth straight week.

To cap an awful day for the Durban Demon, he was given a three-week suspension for not riding King Mossman to the line.

Today he will be hoping to get back in form before serving his suspension and has been installed the favourite with a 10-horse book of rides, which includes the usual John Size-trained quality.

The South African partners three of Size's runners likely to head betting in their respective races - Gamekeepers (race four), Mentor (race eight) and Fay Fay (race 11).

Also from the Size stable are honest place hopes Right Timing (race five) and Sichuan Success (race 10).

Whyte was a $1.75 top pick in last night's betting and a couple of roughies among his rides might create some appeal for one of the outsiders in Jockey Challenge betting. Darren Beadman was second favourite on $8.50 and Zac Purton on the third line of betting at $12. Bac king Brett Prebble at around $22 won't be for the faint hearted, as he only has four rides. But he has three consecutive hopes late in the meeting with Nicholson (race six), Summer Dash (race seven) and Admiration (race 10).

He also rides each-way hope Sun Speedy in race three, if he can win or score points there his odds could shorten dramatically.

In Tuesday's Jockey Challenge, Maxime Guyon won with a miserly 22 points after getting out to as much as 90-1 in in-play betting. Guyon was paying $20 last night, with fellow Frenchman Mickael Brazalona the rank outsider at $65, despite having seven rides.