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Joao equals record of six wins in a day

Jockey Joao Moreira (above) was in scorching form all afternoon in Hong Kong.

After riding a quick double in the first two races aboard GOLD TARTINI and KINGSTON JUMBO, the runaway premiership leader ended the 10-race card with a six-timer, equalling the Hong Kong record for most wins in a day and taking his tally for the season to 81 winners.

The former four-time Singapore champion joins Brett Prebble, who set the record on June 20, 2010, and Douglas Whyte, whose six-timer came on April 7, 2013.

After two thirds in the next two races and then an unplaced effort, he was back with another running double with BOSSIEE and DESIGNS ON ROME in the Group 1 Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup.

There was another lapse in Race 8 before Moreira wound up the day by taking the final two races with EROICO and CONTENTMENT.