Most jockeys are excited to ride 50 winners during the season, but Alexis Badel doesn’t focus on numbers.
The French have won more eight group races this season than any other Hong Kong rider. It’s the quality, not the quantity, that makes us happy with the efforts of this campaign.
“I wanted to find a really good horse in my career in Hong Kong,” Badel said. “I think it’s good to have a lot of winners, but having a Group 1 winner is very important and it’s a big achievement in the jockey’s career. Winning a Group 1 race in Hong Kong. I am very fortunate to be able to do it. “
Badel’s two Group 1 wins this season have come aboard Wellington, and riders are excited to reward the role he played in the early development of Richard Gibson’s talented sprinter. increase.
“The really great thing about Wellington is that I rode him on a trial before his first race,” Badel said.
“I also got on his debut and knew he had something special, but I couldn’t stay in Hong Kong during that time.
Badel is about to end a run-filled season after the “incredible” Wellington’s victory
“When I returned to France for the first time in a long time, it was a great feeling to be back with him. I returned to him at the right time and he is now the horse I always thought of. Needs a little luck. I got it. “
It’s no luck to take Badel to the 50 winners of the season in Happy Valley Wednesday night after offering a great front-running ride on the Hiraumi Galaxy, and he’s nearing the end of the season. I’m excited to pick up a John-sized vehicle.
“Getting a good ride for the right trainer is very important and he is the champion,” Badel said. “I’ve been able to pick up and offer some of the top rides lately, so I’m very happy to have won some good horses.”
Badel has some big rides for size in Sha Tin on Sunday and he has a good relationship with Brilliant Way. The French have partnered with him with two wins this season and are hoping he will bounce back into form at the Class 3 Stevenson Cup (1,200m).
“Everything went wrong last time,” Badel said. “He jumped a little higher in the air, so I was a little slower and the pace wasn’t fast, so the horse didn’t relax and couldn’t move comfortably.
“He’s still a young and progressive horse, and last time he was a slow-starting and slow-paced victim. I’m sure he should do a better race.”
Beauty Fit is another consistent runner with size training and seizes the opportunity with the Class 2 Chau Silver Plate (1,400m).
“He made a beautiful draw last time, and the blindfold seemed to help him travel and become more generous,” Badel said. “I study the pace very closely and choose the right tactic as it will be very tricky from his gate on Stall 11.”
Badel last time won a sweet diamond trained by Ricky P. Fang and tried to follow up with a Class 4 Lee Cup (1,200m).
“He’s great, progressive, and probably room for improvement,” Badel said. “He carries a heavy weight, but he has a decent gate, and I believe he is in good condition. He will certainly be there.”