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Chad Schofield returns home to get eye in for Hong Kong stint

DOUBLE FOR IN-FORM DUO

Chad Schofield will return to Melbourne for six weeks. Picture: Colleen Petch

Chad Schofield will return to Melbourne for six weeks. Picture: Colleen Petch Source: News Corp Australia

STAR jockey Chad Schofield will return to Melbourne for a brief stint before a six-month stint in Hong Kong.

Schofield has spent 2½ months riding in England and then rode in the Durban July Handicap at Greyville in South Africa last weekend. Schofield will be available for rides in Melbourne from next Wednesday for six weeks before he heads to Hong Kong in late August.

The Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison stable continued its hot streak at Bendigo on Wednesday with a double. The pair has had five runners this week for four winners, kicking off with Green Card at Caulfield last Saturday. They then won with Vincent’s Thirst at Pakenham Synthetic on Sunday and Wednesday they produced Arizona Rose and Mordicus to win at Bendigo.

QUESTIONS OVER FINALS

Interesting conversation on Twitter on Wednesday concerning Finals Day at Flemington. Nigel Blackiston queried why horses who hadn’t run in heats could run in the finals. Racing Victoria’s Greg Carpenter pointed out if that was the case they would have one field of six and only two races with more than 10.

MAHER LOOKS FOR MORE

Ciaron Maher is looking to add more feature races to his already large haul this season in the next few days. Maher’s imported stayer Kapour is $3.40 favourite in Thursday’s Grafton Cup. On Sunday, Maher’s star jumper Bashboy takes his place in the Crisp Steeplechase at Warrnambool after being pulled out of the Mosstrooper Steeple at Bendigo with a back problem.

SHORT BREAK FOR BALLARAT

Ballarat will take a rare break this winter. The club’s meeting next Thursday has been transferred to Donald to give Ballarat an extra 10 days to prepare for the Grand National Steeplechase meeting on July 26.

LESTER SETS OFF FOR MACAU

Heidi Lester continues the exodus of Racing Victoria stewards overseas. She has been appointed chief stipendiary steward with the Macau Jockey Club.

Originally published as Schofield returns home to get eye in for Honkers

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Posted July 9, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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