Chad Schofield knows full well that “Hong Kong is all about momentum” and the jockey is finally starting to build some after a on-off first half of the season.
After missing 12 meetings across four suspensions – including back-to-back bans that saw him outed for a month early this year – Schofield has ridden winners at six of the last seven race days.
Ten of his 27 winners for the season have come since the start of March and while he didn’t change anything in particular about his riding, Schofield is reaping the benefits of an uninterrupted couple of months.
Chad Schofield has ridden 10 winners since the start of March.
“I do feel like I’m really enjoying my racing at the moment, I’m riding well and continuing to learn all the time,” he said.
“I’ve made a conscious effort to stay in the saddle, first and foremost, and I just seem to be getting some nice support from a few trainers and I’ve been able to get some nice rides.
“Hong Kong’s all about momentum and if you’re riding winners you can keep getting the nice rides that you want.”
Despite missing a fifth of the season to date, Schofield is only 11 winners away from his personal best in a Hong Kong season – 38 in 2017-18 – and he’s keen to hit the line hard.
“I’ve had a good two months now. The beginning of my season was OK and it obviously got stalled quite badly with that big suspension in the middle,” he said.
“I was lucky when I came back I was able to find a bit of form straight away and it’s flowed on up until now. Now I’m looking to capitalise on it and finish the season off really strongly.” – South China Morning Post