Vincent Ho Grabs Nine Points on Day One
Hong Kong representative Vincent Ho was winless at the end of day one at the World All-Star Jockeys at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan on August 27th but the competition debutant is still in with a chance of success tomorrow (Sunday, 28 August).
Ho has nine points and sits in joint ninth place at the halfway stage of the two-day challenge, 36 points behind the competition’s leader Yutaka Take (45 points). However, with a maximum of 60 points still up for grabs, Ho will be hoping to capitalise aboard his second day mounts, Cosmo Seiryu and Libre Minoru.
The 32-year-old was out of the frame (finishing 11th) in the first leg this afternoon aboard Lithos but nicked eight points in leg two when partnering I Blanco for sixth.
Two other Japan Racing Association (JRA) jockeys, Yuga Kawada (42 points) and Kohei Matsuyama (26 points), sit second and third, respectively.
The World All-Star Jockeys series also features a team component. Team JRA comfortably lead at the mid-point of competition with 139 points to the 85 points of Team World All-Star.
Ho had a total of six rides at Sapporo today with his best finish a creditable third aboard the Toru Hayashi-trained General Will in the third race, a 1000m contest on dirt.
On Sunday, Ho will also ride in the G3 Keeneland Cup (1200m, turf) aboard the Masato Nishizono-trained Meiner Gerodi.
HKJC Press Release
Photo: World All-Stars Jockeys opening ceremony (HKJC)