Neil Callan

Neil Callan is an Irish jockey who forged a successful career in England, finishing second in the British championship in 2005 and 2007. He had his first short-term stint in Hong Kong in 2010, returning for progressively longer periods each season before committing to Hong Kong full-time from late 2013. In his first full season, he rode 47 winners and finished fifth in the jockeys' title race. He has been associated with horses like Blazing Speed and Beauty Flame.

Litterateur wins at Happy Valley in March. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Litterateur chasing a hat-trick of victories at Happy Valley

Litterateur has gone from a hard-to-hold head case to a four-time winner in Hong Kong and jockey Neil Callan is hopeful Richard Gibson’s miler can make it three triumphs for the term in the Class Two Pottinger Peak Handicap (1,650m).