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Ryan Moore: has best British chance in International Jockeys' Challenge

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Moore heads British challenge in Hong Kong

RYAN MOORE has the best chance of the three British-based riders in the Longines International Jockeys' Challenge at Happy Valley on Wednesday.
Moore has won two of these Hong Kong features, dead-heating in 2009 with one of his rivals tonight Olivier Peslier and outright two years ago. He will ride Novel Start in the first of four races.

William Buick, out of luck in Mauritius last week, has drawn four outsiders in the challenge and Tom Queally, only has one well-drawn favoured ride in the third leg on Xilai Xianzi.

Zac Purton, recent winner of the World Series jockey series in Japan, has four decent chances to win on his debut in the challenge.

Kiwi James McDonald, 12-times Hong Kong champion Doug Whyte, chasing a fourth win in this challenge, Luke Chadwick and Christophe Lemaire ride in the first two races on the card before the jockeys' challenge gets under way, and after another day of rain on soft ground that could be to their advantage.

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