Cup-winning Mosse to star in Perth

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Gerald Mosse has landed on the back of two Bruce Watkins-trained gallopers in Perth’s International Jockey Challenge.

The champion French jockey, who is based in Hong Kong, is looking to continue his love affair with Australia on Saturday after being drawn to ride both Comme Ci and Delta Bay for Watkins.

Mosse was the personality of the Melbourne spring carnival, winning the Geelong Cup and the Melbourne Cup on Americain.

Both his rides in the Challenge are winning chances.

Comme Ci was a last-start second at Pinjarra while Delta Bay is a consistent six-year-old who was fourth at Ascot at his most recent run late last month.

Mosse is one of six international jockeys competing in the two-race Challenge.

Fellow Frenchman Olivier Doleuze will ride last-start winner Elle Choisit for Doug Wilson and the in-form Alan Mathews-trained Broome Time.

Joao Moreira, Robbie Fradd and John Egan make up the international contingent of riders along with former New Zealander Michael Walker who is now based in Melbourne.

Other Melbourne jockeys competing are Brad Rawiller, Damien Oliver, Nicholas Hall and Darren Gauci.

Adelaide-based Clare Lindop is also in the Challenge while Paul Harvey, William Pike and Shaun O’Donnell represent the locals.