John Size extended his slender lead in the Hong Kong trainer’s premiership in the face of a John Moore assault at Happy Valley on Wednesday.
One win separated Size and Moore at the start of the evening’s nine-race card. Moore drew level when Magic Legend ended a two-year losing streak, but Size struck back with a double in the last two races, bringing the score to 76-74.
This Sunday’s 11-race Sha Tin finale will decide the outcome.
“It feels a little bit temporary to me, but we’ll keep trying,” Size said after re-taking the lead, aware of course that this weekend Moore will empty all that his arsenal still holds.
Size – who turned 65 on Wednesday – has led the championship for most of the season but Moore has upped the ante in recent weeks, chipping away at his rival’s lead.