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Picture: Luke Ferraris after winning on the David Hall-trained Melbourne Hall (Harbour Watch) at Sha Tin on Saturday, the first leg of his double.

Luke Ferraris’ first season in Hong Kong finished with a bang when he scored his first double on the island on Saturday at Sha Tin.

It took his tally for the season to a nice round 20 winners.

He said, “I thoroughly enjoyed it (his first season) and learnt a lot. As far as first seasons go in Hong Kong I think I have done relatively well. Naturally I would have liked to have done a bit better, but I’m not complaining. I’m pretty pleased with myself. There have been a few suspensions which halted some momentum during the season. Nonetheless, I am pretty pleased with my performance. I finished the season strong, which is important going in to next season, and am looking forward to it.”

Ferraris had 28 seconds, 29 thirds and 31 fourths.

He had 397 rides in total.

His stake earnings were a cool HK$32,311,100 (R70,227,110).

He said he would not be riding on Marshalls World Of Sport Gold Cup day.

Lyle Hewitson had 27 winners, 20 seconds, 31 thirds and 26 fourths in 341 rides for earnings of HK$31,547.780 (R68,542,627).