Bayliss trackside at Sha Tin

Jake Bayliss - Trish Dunell
Jake Bayliss

Trish Dunell

Jockey Jake Bayliss was in Hong Kong on Sunday to cheer home his brother Regan during his win aboard Champion Supreme in the FWD Insurance CCB (Asia) Handicap (1600m).

After taking the John Moore-trained three-year-old right back, Regan Bayliss threaded his way through the field and flicked the switch in the last 200m to pick off leader Cordyceps.

“We’ve had plenty of proud family moments but that’s definitely right up there with one of my favourites,” Jake Bayliss told the South China Morning Post.

“I’m lucky to have a voice left. I’ve just finished a contract in New Zealand and I had a week off so I came straight here to support him.”

Jake, who is a Group One-winning jockey like Regan, is preparing for a stint in Brisbane for the winter carnival and said he’d like to one day follow his brother to Asia.

“I’ll be based in Brisbane for three or four months and then I’ll have to make my decision of what the next move is after that,” he said.

“I’m not too far off putting an application in for Singapore, hopefully I get the thumbs up there but if not, I’ll go back to New Zealand. Singapore would be good and then Hong Kong is maybe the next step after that.”


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