Gerald Mosse has been given special permission by the Jockey Club to return to his homeland and ride in France's biggest meeting of the year at Longchamp on Sunday. Mosse will ride Dano-Mast, who finished third to Precision in last year's Hong Kong Cup, in Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2,400 metres). 'John Gosden looks like having three runners in the Prix d l'Opera on the same programme, and I'll be riding one of them as well,' Mosse said. Mosse, 35, was recognised as one of the leaders of the jockey ranks in France before moving to Hong Kong, initially with Patrick Biancone. In France, his major retainer was for the Aga Khan, who this year will supply the Arc favourite Dalakhani, to be ridden by Belgian ace Christophe Soumillon. Mosse has won 37 French Group One races, a liste headed by the 1990 Arc de Triomphe hero Saumare. Although the Jockey Club has given its blessing for Mosse to return for France's annual autumn racing festival, executive director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges was not entirely happy about the short notice given by the Frenchman. 'Thursday is the day for declarations for our Sunday meeting, so those owners and trainers who had engaged Gerald for the weekend racing in Hong Kong do not have much time to organise replacements,' Engelbrecht-Bresges said. 'However, he will only miss one meeting and we want to be supportive of our best jockeys riding in the best races in the world where we can. But we would have liked one extra day of notice, at least,' he added. Mosse left Sha Tin in high spirits, completing a double on Natural Echo for Manfred Man Ka-leung in the third event and the durable Songs Of Praise in the ninth. 'Natural Echo did a good job, remembering that this is only a Class Five race, but he was unlucky at his last start and finished it off quite nicely today,' Mosse said. 'With Songs of Praise, he's a good, consistent horse. He enjoyed a perfect run in the race and I set out after the leader fairly early in the straight but he likes being ridden that way. He doesn't really quicken but he stays on strongly.' Natural Echo was having only his sixth start but has tumbled quickly down the ratings to be graded as a 35 horse for yesterday's race. The son of Encosta de Lago had indicated a change of fortune at his last run before the summer recess, running second to Lucky Bird over yesterday's Sha Tin 1,800 metres circuit back on June 7. He then resumed with a luckless fourth to Sight First over 1,650 metres at Happy Valley on September 17. He lost his running and was checked 600 metres from home, yet was only one and a quarter lengths from the winner at the finish. 'I rode him both times and he was quite unlucky last start,' Mosse continued. 'There is more improvement to come, without getting too carried away.' Yesterday's double has taken Mosse to eight winners for the season, which sees him as equal third with Glyn Schofield on the jockeys' premiership table, behind Douglas Whyte (16) and Anton Marcus (9).