FORMER dual Hong Kong champion jockey Philip Robinson will be riding in Macau for a month. The English jockey, who had a great Hong Kong stint largely with compatriot David Oughton, has been given a visiting licence for December and has his first Taipa rides on Sunday. Robinson, who has the English 1,000 Guineas and St Leger to his credit, flew into Hong Kong early this week and crossed to Macau for talks with the Macau Jockey Club. He said: 'I was offered a three-month licence last winter but found it impossible to take up. 'This one-month stint suits me very well indeed. I have a fair bit of time on my hands during the English off-season and I wanted to stay in shape by riding. 'It is quite a break and I do no riding at all in the winter in England because I don't bother with the all-weather. Obviously, given my links with Hong Kong I would have really liked to get a short visiting licence there but they have all gone. 'Macau is good because I know people here already and, of course, we have a lot of friends in Hong Kong.' He will start with six rides on Saturday, having a number for trainer Joe Murphy. Robinson and Murphy's jockey brother, Declan, have been close friends for some time. A month of Macau racing exposure on Hong Kong television has not resulted in a major upswing in totalisator turnover. Before the Taipa races were beamed live to Hong Kong by ATV for the first time on October 29, weekly turnover had been averaging around $27.6 million. The October 29 turnover saw an increase of around 10 per cent on the previous week but it has not gone up significantly since. When the races clashed with the Macau Grand Prix, turnover was back to $27 million and last Sunday it had gone up to $30 million.