Mixed fortunes for Australian jockeys

 Mixed fortunes for Australian jockeysAustralians had mixed fortunes in international jockeys’ series over the weekend with Luke Nolen winless in Japan and Corey Brown helping his team to victory in Mauritius.

A double by Brown on Saturday and three winners to William Buick over the two days ensured a narrow win for the Rest of the World team in Mauritius with the local side second.

Irishman Johnny Murtagh won the World Super Jockeys Series at Hanshin with Nolen’s best performance a fourth in one of the four races.

The team of Buick, Corey Brown and team captain Imran Chisty, who alternates between his native India and Mauritius, scraped home by 63 points to 60.

The European team of Frankie Dettori, Stephane Pasquier and Olivier Peslier came third.

The second and final day of the series in Japan was held in conjunction with the Japan Cup Dirt which was won for the second time by Dubai World Cup runner-up Transcend.

Murtagh and Nolen will both take part in the International Jockeys Challenge at Happy Valley in Hong Kong on Wednesday night.