The popular team of John Size and Douglas Whyte has begun the season in impressive fashion and the statistics look set for another boost at Sha Tin on Sunday when Vitality Champ lines up in the final leg of the Triple Trio. Whyte has been on board only 22 Size-trained horses this season and has piloted five to victory with a further four running into the placings. The pair combined with Vitality Champ at Sha Tin on September 24 and while he didn't boost those figures, it was blatantly obvious he would do his part for the team in the near future. The Danehill gelding found a bit of interference early in the event before eventually settling fairly handy to the speed on the rail. Whyte took him to the outside in the straight and he finished the race off soundly to run a close fifth to the in-form Qi's Pet, who controlled the race on the speed. It was Vitality Champ's first run for nearly 11 months and with natural improvement, and the likelihood of a perfect, on-speed run, he looks like breaking through for his first Hong Kong victory. Biggest dangers to Vitality Champ appear to be Universal Pioneer, Soldier On, Native Language and American Victory. In the opening two legs, trainer Alex Wong Yu-on looks to hold the aces with two strong chances in Capability and Lucky Champion, who both look banker materials. Capability showed nice promise in his first season and made his Class Five debut on September 4 but was luckless in finishing eighth to Pro Joy. The Cape Cross colt was a little slow from the barriers but settled in a midfield position on the rails. He was held up when attempting to get clear running but once in the open, the race was all over. With the benefit of that run under his belt, and Whyte taking the mount from a good gate, Capability should be able to register his first win. Dangers appear to be the John Moore-trained Constellation, from the inside alley, Star Prodigy and Good To Great, who will need some early luck from a wide gate. Regular placegetters Silly Boy and Fortune Maple and also worth including. The Wong-trained Lucky Champion has all the right credentials in the second leg and, on the back of a good first-up performance, shapes as a leading contender. Formerly trained by Alex Wong Siu-tan, Lucky Champion made his debut for his new stable with a sound sixth to Lotzatow over 1,400m at Sha Tin on September 24. After settling back in the field he was working home smartly when held up briefly at the 100m mark and should have finished a bit closer. He will appreciate the rise to 1,650m and was successful on the all-weather surface last season. Further bonuses are the engagement of Felix Coetzee and barrier one. The hardest for Lucky Champion to defeat look to be dirt winners Smart Horse and Sing Fay Fay, along with Gallant Falcon, who has come back well from the break.