Champion’s Way’s (132lb) unbeaten streak goes on the line in the finale at Sha Tin on Saturday (18 May) as trainer John Size’s exciting rising star aims to become the 29th horse in Hong Kong’s professional era to win six races in a season.
Frankie Lor heads the Hong Kong defence in the Class 1 Hong Kong Macau Trophy (1400m) at Sha Tin on Saturday (11 May) with three of the 14 runners, including Hong Kong Classic Cup hero Mission Tycoon (127lb).
Reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation was all but assured of a trip to Japan to contest the Gr.1 Yasuda Kinen (1600m) after victory in the Gr.1 Champions Mile (1600m) last start, however that assignment has now been taken off the table.
Ho Ho Khan will try to strike a blow for the four-year-old crop in the G3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (2400m) at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 5 May.
Jockey Jake Bayliss was in Hong Kong on Sunday to cheer home his brother Regan during his win aboard Champion Supreme in the FWD Insurance CCB (Asia) Handicap (1600m).
Star New Zealand-bred galloper Beauty Generation will jump out of the starting gate on Thursday morning when he has his final pre-race fast work ahead of the Gr.1 Champions Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Viddora’s preparations ahead of this Sunday’s HK$16m G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha Tin are on track according to travelling foreman Paddy Bell.
Voyage Warrior’s blazing debut win last month ranks as one of this season’s “wow’ moments and the speedy three-year-old will attempt to repeat that performance on Monday, 22 April at Sha Tin.