Rising star to boost riders' ranks for final five meetings
The Jockey Club has invited rising star James McDonald to join the jockey roster for the final five meetings and it might be of necessity with two more jockeys suspended, including Olivier Doleuze. The Frenchman deferred his penalty until after the July 8 fixture and will miss the final two meetings for causing interference in the 10th race aboard Golden Scalpel. He was fined an additional HK$80,000 in lieu of a further two days of suspension. Howard Cheng Yue-tin is already finished for the season and Andreas Suborics will ride at only two more meetings, while Alex Lai Hoi-wing will also sit out meetings on July 4 and 8 after causing trouble on Super Pepper in race six and was fined HK$15,000.