Douglas Whyte looks a touch vulnerable as Jockey Challenge favourite, but finding someone to oppose him at odds is a puzzle.
Whyte has six rides, including strong rides in the final five events, and was a $3.40 chance last night.Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, 12:00am
John Size trains winners like pigeons poop on statues - it all just seems so natural and with such an air of inevitability.
And his patient handling to give Can Do so much practice before racing, among many others before him, shows off one particular aspect of the pooping where he has it all over most of his rivals - getting horses to win on debut.28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Douglas Whyte holds his usual commanding position on top of Jockey Challenge betting, but is hard to back at ultra short odds, so look to Olivier Doleuze to spring an upset despite his limited book of rides.
Make no mistake, Whyte will be tough to beat with a 10-ride book full of favoured runners, but the $1.50 offered last night was not for the faint-hearted.5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Douglas Whyte saves his best for the big days and has a quality book that can make an odds-on quote look appealing in the Jockey Challenge.
On National Day, Whyte nabbed the two feature wins and he has a great chance of doing the same again with Entrapment in the Premier Bowl and Sichuan Success in the Sha Tin Trophy.30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
One year on from the huge move on All The Winners at a Happy Valley Sunday meeting that set the tone for last season on the betting front, the 'God Of Lamp' has not been quite as accurate this time around.26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
How much is success in life due to luck, chance, or what scientists call probability?3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
The Caspar Fownes-trained Lucky Nine faces a stamina test stepping up to 1,800m today in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Cup at Sha Tin, but proven class and a tempo query weigh heavily in favour of another victory.20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Triple Trio players are treated with two super quality International Group One races at Sha Tin on Sunday, and Hong Kong Vase favourite Americain looks a superb banker play on which to base all combinations in the first leg.10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Tonight's Jockey Challenge promises to be an absolute corker and, while usual favourites Douglas Whyte, Darren Beadman and Brett Prebble all have good claims, none boast an outstanding book, which assures them of victory in the point-score event.1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
The weekend's international trial races - sorry but it still seems more appropriate than the thoroughly unimaginative Jockey Club Mile, Cup, Sprint etc - did their job to set up the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races next month ahead of today's announcement of the invited runners.24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am