John Size's young horses have been in terrific form early in the season and the debut performance of Armada at Sha Tin last Saturday was that of a horse sure to measure up to better races as the season progresses. The Towkay gelding had been well schooled for his debut with six barrier trials and it was no surprise to see him jump well from the gates and settle in a forward position. Lack of race experience told early in the straight, taking time to balance up, but once in full stride he showed great finishing speed to win race four by a big margin from another promising first-starter Lucky Fruit. The impressive part of the performance was that of Red Storm Rising, who has already shown himself to be capable, came up on his inside with 300 metres remaining, and drew a half length advantage on Armada, but within the final 200m he had put the race beyond doubt. Armada's time and sectionals back up the performance and he is sure to hold his own at his next assignment in Class Three despite being handed a 10-point rating increase. Lucky Fruit found the winner too good but the performance certainly had merit and he will break his maiden status very soon. The Danehill gelding raced a bit keen in the early stages but with the experience of the outing, he will quickly make amends. Tchaikovsky was a beaten short-priced favourite in race eight but expect the promising Snippets gelding to bounce back to his form soon. He jumped straight on the speed but was softened up early by Great Delight and they ended up running the first 600m in 34.9 seconds. To his credit, he stayed on to finish fifth, only three lengths from Gem Of India. Gem Of India's effort in winning after settling at the tail of the field was terrific and he equalled the 1,400m track record of Planet Ruler in one minute and 21 seconds. Fifty Fifty was again gallant in defeat after being given every chance by Brett Prebble and his winning turn in very near. San Lorenzo made good ground over the final stages to finish fourth and he will be back to his best in the near future, as will Packing Angel, who finished 10th, when he gets over more ground. There were plenty of hard luck stories in the final event, none more so than the favourite All's Well, who wound up second to all-the-way winner Cannonise. After being a touch slow from the barrier, the City On A Hill gelding settled back on the rails but couldn't get clear galloping room at any stage in the straight before eventually flashing home late. He has the makings of a promising horse and will only get better as the races get longer. Pocket Money drew the outside alley and didn't get on the track at any stage before winding up a creditable fourth. He is also looking for more ground now and it won't be long before his loses his maiden status. Easy Punch showed he was ready to get back to winning form by flashing home to finish fifth after settling at the tail of the field.