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Lloyd To Ride Dao Dao In HK Gr1 Champions Mile

Tuesday, 20th April 2010

In Hong Kong, former South African jockey Jeff Lloyd has been confirmed as the rider for Australian-bred 6YO gelding Dao Dao (Shinko Forest-Casual Way, by Casual Lies) in next Sunday's Gr1 Champions Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin. Dao Dao (who finished 3rd in the Champions Mile last year) was runner-up in the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill in Sydney on April 3 before leaving for HK & trainer Michael Hawkes commented yesterday: "I'd say he travelled a little better this year & has settled in a little better. I really couldn't be happier with him. I just hope he draws a (good) gate & then hopefully the result, for us, will also be a little better."

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