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Another Winner For Lyle

Good form continues

SA champion jockey Lyle Hewitson continued his good form in Japan with another winner on Saturday.

Lyle Hewitson (photo: JC Photos)

Lyle Hewitson (photo: JC Photos)

For the first time since arriving in Japan, Hewitson ventured out of Tokyo and on Saturday rode at Hanshin Racecourse, which along with Kyoto, are the two biggest racecourses in western Japan.

Tabnews reports that the meeting did not start all that well for Hewitson but it all came together in Race 6 when he rode a positive race on three-year-old colt Misterioso.

This race was run on the dirt and as there had been some rain and the conditions were described as “muddy”, Hewitson wasted no time taking his mount to the head of affairs in this Plate race for three-year-olds over 1800m.

He turned for home some two lengths clear of his opposition and then drew off to beat Epicure by five lengths.

Misterioso paid 6.90 for a win and 2.00 for a place.

Later in the day Hewitson rode Al Jannah in the Gr3 Mainchi Hai over 1800m on the turf but fell short by 0.75 lengths to Satono Impresa who was second favourite.

On Sunday Hewitson will be travelling again and will be riding at Chukyo Racecourse in Toyoake which is close to the city of Nagoya.

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13 comments on “Another Winner For Lyle

  1. Pieta says:

    Well done again Lyle…..great news!!
    I see you have 7 mounts tomorrow…….pity we can’t bet or follow live from this side….

  2. Pops says:

    Pieta,his Group 2 win is on the internet.Very confident ride you might say.

  3. Pieta says:

    Thanks Pops, do you have an Internet address for us?

  4. Pops says:

    Todays tech is way pass my wage grade,Pieta. But to check racing news round the world I go to Horse Racing Planet.
    If you type that in and stroll down you will find Lyle’s story and the replay.
    The top story is the objection today in group 1 race in Japan .

  5. Pieta says:

    👍 dankie meneer !

  6. Pops says:

    Thanks Ed.

  7. Gman says:

    Any news on Ryan Munger and Grant van Niekerk.How they doing on that side of the world.

    1. Editor says:

      Ryan has ridden 3 winners in Singapore – 5,7% strike rate / Place strike 24,5% for last ten meetings

  8. Arthur says:

    What about Mr Herholdt riding in South Korea. I understand he is doing well on 39 winners out of 380 rides. It’s so SAD that some of our good lightweight jockeys are easily forgotten. Mr Herholdt has done very very well wherever he’s been. Saudi Arabia I understand he had a 29%win rate.
    Go well Mr Herholdt and show them who’s BOSS.

  9. Pieta says:

    I see our man has 3 mounts at Hashin, Japan tomorrow…..Thanks Hollywood for taking the meeting👍👍

    Race 3. 9 Crown Desire….18/1…..04.05 Hrs
    Race 11. 9 Makahiki….72/1……08.40 Hrs
    Race 12. 10 On The Rocks….4/1…..09.25 Hrs

    1. Editor says:

      Thanks Pieta
      His first Gr1 ride is 72-1…

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