Hong Kong representative Vincent Ho was unable to notch a win on the second and final day of the World All-Star Jockeys series at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan today (Sunday, 28 August), but a creditable third in the third leg helped him finish joint seventh behind eventual winner Yutaka Take.
Ho scored nine points in Saturday’s (27 August) two heats to sit joint-ninth at the half-way point. In the third leg over 1700m on dirt today, Ho settled his mount Cosmo Seiryu in fifth position early on and raced three-wide. Ho made his move on the turn for home, charging to the lead at the top of the straight before race favourite Men At Work (Kohei Matsuyama) overhauled rivals for a comfortable win. Yugen (Yoshitomi Shibata) ran on well for second and Ho had to contend with third place.