Two-horse race as trainers set for battle of four-year-olds

The Classic Mile may be a month away, but the stage has already been set for the first of the four-year-old Group Ones and it looks like John Moore might have a worthy rival in John Size, at least in the first of them.

Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 12:00am

Little Bridge has solid foundations

The blink-and-you'll-miss it nature of the HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (1,200m) means everything has to go the winner's way.

A half-step slow out of the gates, jockey error or simple bad luck in running equals 'race over' in the most frantic and unpredictable of the Group Ones on International Day.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sichuan Success gives Size reason to dream

Six-times champion trainer John Size has been to the showpiece meeting under the glare of expectation in the past - and Entrapment will still carry some of that in the Hong Kong Sprint - but he is uncharacteristically upbeat about his Mile runners.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Talented Entrapment can get back in the groove

Entrapment may have been suffering second-up syndrome when his unbeaten bubble burst last start, but he still has upside and can claim his place as the leading domestic hope in next month's international feature with a win in today's Jockey Club Sprint.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Entrapment ready to show his true form, warns Size

A first defeat for Entrapment in the Premier Bowl last start might have dented the confidence of some supporters, but trainer John Size appears more relieved than burdened with doubt going into the Group Two Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint (1,200m) at Sunday's international prelude meeting.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Size unfazed by Entrapment's shock defeat

Entrapment's unbeaten run came to an end in the Premier Bowl, but the sprinter lost no caste for the international events ahead and trainer John Size was clearly tending to the philosophical side.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Pressure mounts on Entrapment

If unbeaten sprinter Entrapment falls victim to 'second-up syndrome' when chasing nine straight wins in tomorrow's Group Two Premier Bowl (1,200m) at Sha Tin, he won't lose the admiration of his No1 fan, jockey Douglas Whyte.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Entrapment leaves Size savouring the moment

John Size is an old-fashioned, unfussed professional horse trainer, who has seen enough to know that the really special moments are rare, and just enough to know that one of those moments came with Entrapment's return from a mystery problem to keep his unbeaten record intact in the Sha Tin Sprint Trophy.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Entrapment faces toughest test yet on Sha Tin return

After 15 months of veterinary tests, disappointments and setbacks, record-setting sprinter Entrapment returns on National Day with the weight of public expectations upon him - and jockey Douglas Whyte can't wait.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

End-of-season delight in store for super Size

John Size showed he has plenty more ammunition in the can with his stable catching the eye in last Friday's and yesterday's all-weather track barrier trials at Sha Tin.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Fit-again Algarve ready to make up for lost time

David Hall will be pleased after watching Algarve make mincemeat of his trial rivals at Happy Valley last Friday as the five-year-old confirmed he is ready to make up for lost time following his bleeding attack in October.

Hall has Algarve ticking along nicely in his trackwork, with sharp and steady gallops since the talented but injury-plagued gelding's setback.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Good as Lucky Nine is, Entrapment still to come

Lucky Nine has stamped himself as one of the most exciting prospects in town and they don't win much easier than he did in the National Day Cup.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Ruthless Whyte has Prebble on back foot

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte scalpelled another two wins off the championship lead of Brett Prebble yesterday at Sha Tin and sent star three-year-old Entrapment into exalted territory with a very real chance of being the first horse to win seven races in a season.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Entrapment is all class in middle leg of TT

Trainer John Size is not sitting on his laurels and the exciting Entrapment can help extend the stable's eight-win lead in the premiership with victory in the middle leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

Entrapment faces a true test of his ability in this Class Two line-up, but has stylishly come through his four unbeaten runs.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Whyte gives his backers an exciting ride

It was supposed to be the afternoon that incumbent champion jockey Douglas Whyte reeled title front-runner Brett Prebble right in and he went some way to doing that with a treble, but only after Jockey Challenge punters had a few anxious moments.

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am