Leading trainer John Size had to settle for just a single yesterday, though he lost none of his championship lead as his main rivals could manage only the same. Forte maintained his form spiral, making the leap into Class Two with the greatest of ease for his third straight victory in the feature EWO Challenge Trophy over 1,000 metres. It gave Size a trophy event for the fourth successive meeting. Jockey Shane Dye said he didn't know how far Forte might climb since finding his niche on the straight course but the facts and figures were in his favour. 'He just keeps running a good time,' Dye said. 'When he goes out there, you know the others are going to have to break 57 seconds to beat him. He had a light weight today but he just keeps improving in his manners and isn't running about any more.' The latest in Forte's winning streak was not achieved without any hiccup, however, as he was unable to show his usual brilliance early. 'The start wasn't his fault, another horse jumped to the side and bumped him, which is why he was a bit slow early,' Dye said. 'But if you look at it another way, now we know he doesn't have to lead. When he was hampered today, I had to come from behind the speed and he did it just as well.' Size went to 31 wins with the victory, 10 clear of Tony Cruz, who added one to his tally with debutant Lucky Owners (Felix Coetzee) and 11 ahead of David Hayes and Andy Leung Ting-wah, who each added one. But while there was only one winner for the champion yard from six runners, in Size's usual pattern there were another four minor placings who promise to win. Palette Natural, Perfetto and Mark Of Excellence all finished second and with his strong finish into third, My Favourite showed he has come back well from a bleeding attack last season.