Early betting on last Sunday's Jockey Challenge at Hong Kong's Sha Tin Racecourse had Darren Beadman favourite at $2.10 with Douglas Whyte hot on Darren's heals at $2.50. But at the end of what was a tough competitive day, neither prevailed, and it was long shot Keith Yeung, quoted at $100 early, who took out the honours, riding a double and two thirds.
Beadman, just back from suspension had an excellent book of rides on paper. Three of them came close claiming a second and two thirds. Darren's only win came on King Al Akbar who notched up a second consecutive win at Sha Tin. Whyte also had an impressive book of rides. He came close with four placed rides, but broke through for a win on only one - Lion's Fortune in the first race.
Yeung got his first winner when he rode a very smart race on Gold Rush in the fourth, exploding through a gap between horses at the 150 metres to hit the line hard for a three quarter length win. Keith had to wait until the last race on the card to boot $10 chance, Hot Shot, home and seal the Jockey Challenge.