Top trainers becalmed

The surprise change since our last update of the trainer ratings has been John Size rising to the top of the list.

The 11-time champion has looked under pressure to retain the title for a fifth year in a row after failing to make his traditional January move up the championship table.

He has lifted his game a little with 4 wins from his last 24 runners, but it certainly hasn't been the accelerated success we've been used to seeing.

But while he has done little more than hold his rating, Size has seen his rivals at the top of our ratings drifting backwards. The loss of momentum for Ricky Yiu and Douglas Whyte - currently on 32 losing runners since his last win - has brought their ratings back and even Francis Lui's progress has slowed slightly.

So almost by default Size is found back on top of the pile.

Joao Moreira is edging away from Zac Purton again on our jockey ratings, while Karis Teetan bounced back on Sunday from a mini drought.

Note, the 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.

​These numbers are updated regularly, many will 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.

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