Premier Sydney jockey James McDonald has finished out of the placings in the International Jockeys Championship won by Karis Teetan representing Hong Kong.
The series was held over four races on Wednesday’s Happy Valley as part of the build-up to Sunday’s Hong Kong International day.
Teetan was favourite afer drawing a good book of rides and held off England’s Ryan Moore to claim the trophy.
“I still can’t believe I’ve won this challenge,” Teetan said.
“I knew I had some decent rides but you still need the horses to perform. I was telling my fiancee (Xaviere Cottereau) that I was really feeling the pressure.
“It’s just not a normal day up against the world’s best jockeys. I really wanted to do well and I’m glad everything went well.”
Teetan’s best mounts on Sunday look to be Hot King Prawn in the Sprint (1200m) and Ka Ying Star in the Mile.
“We ride here every week but it’s a different kind of racing when you’re out there against so many good jockeys,” he said.
“Even watching Ryan and Frankie (Dettori) riding here we’ll pick up a few things and let’s hope it can help me in the future.”