Australian jockey Michael Rodd will not seek to extend his three-week tour of duty and will ride at his final meeting today. After he won on Fantastico at Happy Valley on Wednesday, it was thought Rodd might apply for continuation of the short-term licence granted him as champion jockey of South East Queensland during the last season Down Under. But after discussions with Jockey Club officials, Rodd has decided he would prefer to return to Hong Kong on a full-time basis later and give it his proper attention rather than while he still has one eye on the racing in his home country. 'I've lost my main Group One ride there, Regimental Gal, this week but I do still have some prior engagements during the Sydney racing carnival and I don't want to let those people down,' Rodd said yesterday. Rodd said he had explained his decision to Fantastico's trainer John Moore, who had offered support for the jockey if he stayed. 'I'm very grateful to John for the assistance he has given me and he agreed with my thinking,' Rodd said. 'Anyway, I'm pleased to have got one winner and I'll be leaving on a high note, hopefully leaving a good impression for when I come back.' Rodd has six rides at Sha Tin today.