It's too early for Douglas Whyte to concede anything, but Hong Kong's premier jockey believes Britain's Jamie Spencer and Australian champion Damien Oliver are the men to beat in tomorrow night's Cathay Pacific International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley. Whyte drew Pionero (trainer Caspar Fownes), Perfect Time (John Moore) and Floral Prince (Peter Ho Leung) in races three, five and seven respectively and while he will be doing his best as Hong Kong's international representative, he said the process for the allocation of mounts was not that kind. 'In the first leg, I was hoping to draw Brown Beauty, Cherished or Aurelian, but I had Pionero as one of the chances just behind that trio,' Whyte said. 'Jamie Spencer has the ride on Brown Beauty and I thought he was a bit unlucky last start, and [trainer] Derek Cruz seems to have brought him back in terrific shape.' Perfect Time has been disappointing since his importation after winning on debut in Sydney. 'Perfect Time led the other day at Sha Tin, which may not have suited him, but he's a horse who seems to be going the right way,' Whyte said hopefully. 'Again, Jamie has had a lot of luck and his mount, All Our Way, was the horse I'd really liked to have drawn. 'Damien has come up with Passion for Tony Cruz and from barrier two he should be hard to beat.' In the third leg, a Class Three over the 1,650 metres circuit, Whyte's mount, Floral Prince, will wear blinkers for the first time. 'Peter and I have had a lot of luck together over the years, so I'm hoping this horse can improve for us,' Whyte said. 'He'll be wearing blinkers and won a trial in them last week, so there's a concrete reason why he could improve.' And improvement is precisely what Ho is anticipating with the well-bred son of English 2,000 Guineas winner King's Best. 'He's very lightly raced,' Ho said. 'His first two runs have been a little disappointing but I tried him in the blinkers last week and he went much better, showing more speed.' The main chances in that race look to be Sunbell (Spencer), Californiamountain (Yutaka Take), Carrizo Creek (Eddie Lai Wai-ming) and Whiplash (Andrasch Starke). Fownes, a runaway leader on the trainers' premiership, said Whiplash looked the pick of his candidates after coming up with barrier seven and securing the services of reigning IJC titleholder Starke.