On Derby Day 12 months ago, Pakistan Star stamped himself as a horse of the future with a strong second in the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) to Rapper Dragon.
Ping Hai Star has emerged in recent weeks as a serious contender for the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) and heads into Sunday’s feature with a ringing endorsement from the man who will partner one of his chief rivals.
Singapore champion jockey Vlad Duric will ride Well Done in the $200,000 Group 3 Committee’s Prize (1600m) on March 18.
New Zealand-bred Group One performer Antonio Giuseppe will do his future racing in Singapore from the stable of expatriate Kiwi trainer Mark Walker.
Werther will attempt to give trainer John Moore a rare hat-trick in Sunday’s Group 1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup, but the handler is wary of a reformed rival back from the wilderness.
Honest galloper Jolly Banner is primed for his return to the races in Sunday’s (18 February) Class 1 Chinese New Year Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin, according to rider Nash Rawiller.
A freak accident forced Donna Logan to arrive at Kranji one month later than scheduled, but the positive woman said the untimely setback has not really thrown her new career plans in disarray.