Trainer John Moore blitzed the feature races and Caspar Fownes dominated the Happy Valley meetings, but without doubt the leading trainer was six-time premiership winner John Size. Size likens a premiership win to a winning a race, in that 'you need plenty to go right, and not much to go wrong', and it's fair to say plenty went right for him this season. If Size himself was a horse in a race at Sha Tin, he would have won the premiership race by the length of the straight. The old saying of 'horses for courses' also seemed to apply to trainers this year, and if Size had been racing at Happy Valley he may well have been feeling the pinch at the turn behind city-track king Caspar Fownes. The records will show that Size won the premiership by nine over Fownes with 75 winners. Amazingly, Size trained only seven of those winners at the Valley, compared to Fownes' 40. Size has now won six premierships in his nine seasons in Hong Kong, and his success lies in his ability to get his horses to maintain an upward plane of performance through their preparations - the primary reason behind his brilliant record of producing horses that go on prolific winning streaks. Look at Brave Kid's record this season. Here was a horse who won his first six races before narrowly missing out on the incredible achievement of winning seven in a season by finishing third in the Hong Kong Derby. That was an outstanding effort by both horse and trainer, but stablemate Entrapment's feats blew Brave Kid out of the water. Entrapment, the champion griffin and most improved horse of the year, breezed through his first campaign unbeaten, becoming the first horse to win seven races in one season. The fact that Entrapment only made his debut in February serves only to reinforce the fact that Size educates and places his horses to perfection - and when they get the race-day services of Douglas Whyte the combination is almost unbeatable. Fownes once again gave Size a run for his money, and created a large slice of history in the process. When Fownes produced six winners in one Happy Valley meeting, he became the second trainer to do so in the professional era, though the environment now is far more competitive than when Cheung Hok-man achieved the feat on November 15, 1975. Fownes' 40 winners at Happy Valley doubled nearly all other trainer's totals, barring Dennis Yip Chor-hung, who led in 26 winners, and Manfred Man Ka-leung, who had a career-best year (43 wins) with 23 coming at the Valley. John Moore stamped himself as the big-race specialist, winning a host of Group Ones including an International double with Able One and Viva Pataca, and falling just shy of HK$100 million in prize money - a mark that has narrowly eluded him over the past three years, but is shaded by Tony Cruz's record of HK$114 million five years ago. At the other end of the scale, some trainers will be hoping to put a below average season behind them - with Andreas Schutz and Peter Ng Bik-kuen both failing to meet the Jockey Club's 13-win performance benchmark.