Popular Italian jockey, Umberto Rispoli will further strengthen the Hong Kong roster when he joins the list again from November 1.

Rispoli, 28, is well known to owners, trainers and fans after having been a regular visitor to Hong Kong during the European off-season since his first short stint in the 2011-12 and last term was the first time he did not make an appearance here since then.

He has won 46 races in Hong Kong, including his career highlight moment aboard Japanese-trained Rulership when they took out the 2012 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup.

Rispoli has been licensed to ride from November 1 through to the Hong Kong Derby meeting on March 19.

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