Tony just cruzin' at the top

Tony Cruz is a 2-time championship winner, a HK racing legend and a known fast beginner each season so it's no surprise to see him slipping to the top of our trainer ratings.

Cruz has kicked the season off strongly, which is not unusual, and it is enough to see him topping both our ratings and the official championship race as well.

Of course, it's early days in the title race but a third win for Cruz would hardly be out of turn - he is almost always in the top 3 or 4 trainers each season but it is now 17 years since his last championship win.

Francis Lui, a solid performer in recent years, has also crept up the chart as he enjoys a good October.

Alexis Badel has been the mover on the jockeys' ratings, mainly since it seems he has replaced the absent Joao Moreira as John Size's go-to jockey and Size's season is starting to get going.

(Note, apprentice jockey ratings reflect performances with allowance "built in". As they lose the claim and compete on a more equal footing, we expect their rating to deteriorate unless they prove to be high class riders.)

​These numbers are updated regularly, many change considerably through the season. They are designed to reflect current form but with past figures also putting a brake on hot-streak performers or lifting up a long-term quality player having a quiet run.