Brett Prebble

Brett Prebble is an Australian jockey who first moved to Hong Kong in 2002, having already won two Melbourne premierships. For many years, he was Douglas Whyte's arch-rival, finishing second in the jockeys' championship six times, including a narrow loss on the final day in 2009-10. In 2010, he was the first jockey to ride six winners in a day, a feat since accomplished by Whyte and Joao Moreira. He has been associated with Hong Kong stars like Bullish Luck, Sacred Kingdom, Cape Of Good Hope and Lucky Nine. 

Brett Prebble gives Contentment (left) a hit-out at the trials on Friday. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Brett Prebble after a birthday win before big-name returns

Brett Prebble is building up a tidy bank of big race rides but the champion Australian jockey will be hoping lesser light Merion can deliver some much needed early-season momentum and a belated birthday gift in the Ventris Handicap.