Irish Jockey Neil Callan rides a treble in Hong Kong

Irish-born jockey Neil Callan rode a treble, from five rides, at Happy Valley in Hong Kong at the venue’s most recent meeting.

Callan won two of the races for trainer Peter Ho, who saddled a double on the card, along with fellow-trainer Tony Millard.

The Irishman won the opening Class 5 Aberdeen Handicap (2,200m) on Audacity before winning the Class 4 Siu Sai Wan Handicap (1,000m) with Mr Right.

The jockey, who previously won the QE 11 Cup and Hong Kong Classic Mile, made it a treble on the night with the David Ferraris-trained Chater Legend thundered home to take the Class 3 So Kon Po Handicap (1,650m), the last race on the card.

Ferris later praised Callan for the ride he gave his runner:


“He’s such a courageous horse, this guy. When the speed looks questionable, as it did in this race, barrier one is such an asset and Neil was able to use it to perfection. He was able to get a nice trail, he peeled off at the right time, and it was a great ride from a jockey who really had his eye in tonight.”


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