Top jockey Rispoli set to ride in France this year
Italy: Umberto Rispoli, champion jockey in Italy in 2009 and 2010, is to be based in France this year - once he returns from a spell riding in Hong Kong.
Umberto Rispoli: heading to France
Rispoli broke his duck in Hong Kong with a double at Sha Tin on Easter Monday and is looking forward to partnering Japanese challenger Rulership in the Group 1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup on April 29.
He is due to start riding in France at the start of May and Rispoli's new agent, France-based Alexis Doussot, said: "This move has been well planned and, once Umberto finishes in Hong Kong, he will be working full time here with us in France."
Rispoli will begin his stint in France as a freelance but he has not ruled out taking up a retained position should something suitable become available in the future.