Gerald Mosse, who missed yesterday's Sha Tin meeting to ride in his native France, failed in his main objective when May Ball finished unplaced in the Group One Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp. Mosse, who rode the British-trained mare to victory in another Group One race in France during the summer, could not repeat that success yesterday. The 1,000m sprint, one of the supporting feature races on the prestigious Arc weekend at the Paris track, went to the British-trained Continent. Mosse had a clutch of other good rides over the weekend, with his best placing coming on Saturday when he was just edged out aboard Gateman in a blanket finish to the Group Two Prix Daniel Wildenstein. Gateman, also trained in Britain, was beaten by two heads in the mile contest behind Domedriver. Mosse's other notable ride on Saturday was aboard his old friend Jim And Tonic, but the partnership failed to rediscover their sparkling Hong Kong form as they finished fifth in the Group Two Prix Dollar. Jim And Tonic was just over three lengths behind the winner, Dano-Mast, in the 2,000m contest. Mosse was due to have one last crack at big-race glory late last night (Hong Kong time) aboard the Francois Doumen-trained Foundation Spirit in the Arc itself. The race can be seen by Hong Kong fans on the Diamond Vision screens and CCTV at both Happy Valley and Sha Tin racecourses at about 6.45pm on Wednesday. ATV will show the race on its World Channel at 11.15pm tomorrow during the Racing To Win programme, while Cable TV subscribers can see a screening on Channel 18 at 10.45pm tonight during Racing Magazine and on Channel 82 at 8pm tomorrow during Racing To Win. Several other Hong Kong-bound jockeys were at the centre of the big weekend action in Europe. Dual Irish champion Pat Smullen, who will return for a second stint in December, won the Group Two Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday aboard Dress To Thrill, who is aiming for an even bigger prize in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Arlington Park, Chicago later this month. Smullen then travelled to Longchamp yesterday but was denied a Group One win when Irresistible Jewel was beaten by French Oaks winner Bright Sky in the 2,000m Prix de l'Opera. Christophe Soumillon, another recruit for Hong Kong in the December-March period, was the star of the show at Longchamp on Saturday when he rode a double including Group Two success aboard Dance Routine in the Prix de Royallieu. Olivier Doleuze, who next week starts a six-month contract in Hong Kong after last season's highly successful debut stint, finished second in the 2,500-metre race with Trumsaka.