Luke Currie to move house, Antoine Hamelin OK nearest trial fall, extra withdrawals from Hong Kong Global Races | HK Racing newsfragment


Luke Currie will convey an finish to his Hong Kong stint nearest the Satisfied Valley assembly on December 13, with the suffering jockey to go back house forward of Australia’s autumn carnival.

Presen he’s approved till February 12, Currie has made the decision nearest going winless from 48 rides in the course of the first 23 conferences of the season.

“The licensing committee has resolved to approve an application from Luke Currie to withdraw his club jockey’s licence effective from December 14, 2023. Jockey Currie submitted the application on the grounds of returning to Australia with his young family,” the Jockey Membership mentioned in a observation on Friday.

The Jockey Membership has additionally assuredly to serve Currie’s countryman, Brenton Avdulla, “leave of absence from Hong Kong from December 18 to December 27” so he can head away over the Christmas duration, which means the in-form rider will omit 3 conferences.

In the meantime, French jockey Antoine Hamelin is predicted to be are compatible to whip his rides at Sha Tin this Sunday nearest falling from John Measurement’s Juneau Flash in a Conghua barrier trial on Friday morning.

One in all six jockeys who travelled to Conghua for the pains, Hamelin was once shaken up through the autumn and will likely be assessed through the Jockey Membership’s clinical staff in Hong Kong ahead of being formally cleared to experience this weekend.

Next hitting an stepped forward area of variety within the week fortnight, Hamelin is booked for 4 mounts on Sunday – Comfortable Big name, Intriguing People, Glowing Knight and Eternally People.

Fifteen mins ahead of Hamelin’s fall within the 6th warmth, Measurement’s Seeing Good fortune had his ultimate Staff One Longines Hong Kong Dash (1,200m) warm-up over six furlongs on turf.

Sight Success (outside) defeats Lucky Sweynesse in October’s Group Two Premier Bowl (1,200m) at Sha Tin.

2nd within the 2022 Hong Kong Dash, Seeing Good fortune seems to be heading in the right direction to go into this pace’s version in lead atmosphere nearest generating a successful trial attempt below Keagan de Melo.

Seeing Good fortune will face handiest 9 opponents on December 10, with the Hong Kong Dash garden lowered to ten on Friday nearest the withdrawal of a former Measurement-trained galloper, Courier Marvel.

Now with Danny Shum Chap-shing, Courier Marvel, who was once fourth in endmost pace’s Hong Kong Dash, injured a fetlock in August and handiest returned to the pains previous this while.

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Becoming a member of Courier Marvel, Russian Emperor and Operating Glory at the HKIR withdrawals checklist is Soldier Emerging, who was once all set to be the primary American runner at Sha Tin’s marquee assembly since 2017.

The elimination of Christophe Clement’s galloper, who suffered a setback ahead of departing the USA, reduces the Staff One Hong Kong Vase (2,400m) garden to ten simply 24 hours nearest Douglas Whyte’s Russian Emperor formally got here out.

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