Marquand, De Sousa share International Jockeys title in Hong Kong

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Tom Marquand and Silvestre De Sousa shared the title at this year’s International Jockeys Championship after riding one winner each in Hong Kong.

Britain's Marquand, who shared a four-way tie for second place at last year's competition, picked up 12 points with his ride on Winning Dragon in the third leg of four at Happy Valley.

That brought him level with previous winners Vincent Ho and Derek Leung - a late substitute for Mickael Barzalona after a positive Covid test.

But, De Sousa grabbed a share of the spoils as he steered Adios to victory in the final leg. The pair were awarded the title after each also managed a fourth-placed finish.

Australian Jamie Kah picked up 10 points after a third and second-placed effort, while Marquand's wife Hollie Doyle secured some late points, finishing third on Stormtrouper.

Doyle ended the card with a victory of her own, guiding Spirited Express from last to first in the United Kingdom Handicap, while Ryan Moore came in for the winning ride on Medic Elite in the France Handicap.

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