Quote of the week comes from trainer Tony Millard after he had to withdraw his Ambitious Dragon from the Gold Cup due to an injury sustained after its last run: “The stewards grilled my jockey, Zac Purton, on the day to ask why the favourite didn’t win, but I was a bit surprised they didn’t ask (Brett) Prebble what he was thinking when he came out and into the favourite so early in the race.”

(Source: SCMP)

The Year of the Snake looks like being a key year for Prebble who looks like he has lost the huge support he was once having from the powerful John Moore stable and now gets tossed a few crumbs while his association with Dennis Yip came to an end early this season.

(Source: HKJC)

What’s more- or less- in the Hong Kong BMW Derby Umberto Rispoli is booked to ride Blazing Speed for usually loyal supporter and amigo Caspar Fownes.

(Source: Brisnet)

At the important Chinese Year Meeting on Tuesday, Prebble has a measly six rides in the eleven race card, something which would have been unheard of a few seasons ago when the Melbourne Cup winning jockey would always have a full book of rides.

(Source: FOTOP)