Star trainer Frankie Lor Fu-chuen will mentor Hong Kong’s newest apprentice Alfred Chan Ka-hei.
The Jockey Club licensing committee made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, confirming he will be eligible to ride in races from Sunday, March 31.
There was a selection process and all trainers were invited to submit an expression of interest in having Chan allocated to their stable and Lor, who has taken all before him since getting his licence at the start of the 2017-18 season, won out.
The apprentice began his overseas training in New Zealand in April 2015 before relocating to Australia at the end of 2017.
There is a nice bit of symmetry with Chan having ridden 100 winners overseas while Lor just notched a century of Hong Kong victories at Sha Tin on Saturday.
Chan, who will claim 10 pounds, flew back to Hong Kong on Friday and has a minimum riding weight of 105 pounds.