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It's Right Timing to back popular Beadman

With perennial Jockey Challenge favourite Douglas Whyte sidelined through suspension, Darren Beadman has slipped seamlessly into the enviable role of leading trainer John Size's go-to man and has already had an impact.

Sunday, 8 January, 2012, 12:00am

Beadman to benefit most

With Douglas Whyte absent through suspension, Darren Beadman seems to have benefitted most.

The extra rides from the powerful John Size stable, in addition to his deadly combination with Danny Shum Chap-shing, make him a good bet at $4.50 in the Jockey Challenge.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

There are plenty of riders available, says Kelly

The Jockey Club will not seek to import any stop-gap jockeys despite the long list of suspensions dolled out at recent meetings.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Connections made to sweat before posing for photos

Dragon Choice was reunited with the rail and returned to the winner's list, but connections of runner-up Alp's Glory didn't give in easily. Alp's Glory (Darren Beadman) looked to have just nailed Dragon Choice on the post, but the photo showed differently and Beadman and other connections of the runner-up insisted on a closer look before correct weight was declared.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hard-working Cheyne glad to win for Gibson

After most of Richard Gibson's 10 wins this season, he has stressed the hard work departing jockey Greg Cheyne has done for him in the mornings.

The kind words were well-received by the Singapore-bound hoop, but he had yet to gain the ultimate public acclaim and ride a winner for Gibson before yesterday.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Has Beadman gone the wrong way?

Stable jockey Darren Beadman has faced tough choices and some that have gone the wrong way ever since he joined the John Moore yard, and Admiration could add to the list of the painful ones in the Group Three Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1,400m) today.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte can break his winless streak

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.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Size gets Lucky with Beadman's late call-up

A seasonal sniffle was all it took for top trainer John Size to renew an old acquaintance and claim Darren Beadman for the winning ride on Lucky Bravo yesterday.

Recently-graduated Keith Yeung Ming-lun had been booked for the mount in the Long Ke Handicap (1,400m), but Yeung stood down with a touch of flu early in the programme, leaving Size without a jockey.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Whyte offers juicy odds

Despite being down on firepower, Douglas Whyte still has the ammunition among his arsenal of rides to win the Jockey Challenge.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Yeung overcomes adversity to out-ride claim

The lessons learnt in a sometimes tumultuous apprenticeship and the agonising experience of being stuck one win short of out-riding his claim will serve Keith Yeung Ming-Lung well into the future, according to former boss Almond Lee.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Whyte has the quality to go all the way

Even after the scratching of the John Size-trained Classic Jewellery, Douglas Whyte still has a clutch of the progressive type's stablemates to ride to Jockey Challenge success.

Classic Jewellery was to contest the Griffin Trophy and his withdrawal leaves Whyte with seven rides, five of them for his key collaborator Size.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz full of praise for under-fire youngster's coolness

Matthew Chadwick is not taken to great displays of emotion, but somewhere inside the calm young man there was a serious tongue-poke dying to happen after winning the Cup on California Memory.

The little grey gelding has been both a blessing and a burden to Chadwick, 21, though the scales have tipped heavily to the former now.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Able One's triumph is one for the ages

Twelve months ago, Able One was supposed to be the pacesetting winner of the $20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile but was taken out at the gates with an injury, and yesterday he was supposed to be the pacesetter with little chance of turning around some sub-par form but the veteran enlisted the help of another in Jeff Lloyd and gave John Moore a shock win.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Beadman can come good with Moore on his side

Darren Beadman saves his best for the big days and he can halt the red-hot run of Douglas Whyte in the Jockey Challenge today.

Beadman - $2.60 second pick combines strong rides in the international features with a handy support card and gets the benefit of odds-on 'banker' Captain Sweet.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am