Chapple-Hyam off the mark for season

Peter Chapple-Hyam and the jockey John Egan teamed up to gain an ice-breaking success at Sha Tin on Saturday. The pair landed the Zhuhai Handicap with De Integro to give Egan his first success as a rider contracted to the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It also enabled Chapple-Hyam to get off the mark for the season.

Peter Chapple-Hyam and the jockey John Egan teamed up to gain an ice-breaking success at Sha Tin on Saturday. The pair landed the Zhuhai Handicap with De Integro to give Egan his first success as a rider contracted to the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It also enabled Chapple-Hyam to get off the mark for the season.

Dane O'Neill, also contracted as a club rider, is still searching for his first winner after three meetings. He was unplaced on all his mounts.

In Britain, Adrian Maguire is hoping to return to race-riding in two weeks' time. The jockey underwent surgery to strengthen his right wrist in June and had the plaster removed last month. Now he is looking forward to riding for Ferdy Murphy's powerful stable which includes the Scottish Grand National winner Paris Pike.

Maguire said yesterday: "The wrist is very good. I've been riding out and doing lots in the gym. Mr Murphy has a lot of nice horses so I'll be looking forward to the season and getting stuck in."

* Dream Quest, third in Listed company at Salisbury last time, seeks compensation in similar grade at Chantilly today. The John Dunlop-trained filly takes a crack at the Prix des Tourelles with André Fabre's Space Quest, fourth to Interlude in the Group Two Prix de Pomone, the one to beat.

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