Exultant faces a weighty task in Monday’s (27 January) G3 Centenary Vase Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin as he bids for back-to-back wins in the race.
Beauty Generation faces a pivotal test in Sunday’s (19 January) G1 Stewards’ Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin with not only the direction of future assignments but also his status as Hong Kong’s best miler in the balance.
Big Party shaped like a potential top-liner when ascending the ranks last season and will get his chance to prove his merit in Group class when he takes his place in Sunday’s (29 December) G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy Handicap (1000m).
Nakayama Racecourse hosts the G1 Arima Kinen, Japan’s most-beloved race, on Sunday, 22 December. The 2500m turf event over a right-handed track attracts Japan’s best talent and the stakes are high, with a first-place prize matching the G1 Japan Cup’s 300 million yen.
Win Bright produced a performance hallmarked with toughness to go with his considerable class to complete the Group 1 double of the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) and April’s FWD QEII Cup (2000m) for trainer Yoshihiro Hatakeyama and jockey Masami Matsuoka.
Australia’s only entrant for Sunday’s Hong Kong International Race Day at Sha Tin, In Her Time, is ready to take on a star studded field in the Group 1 HK$20m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m).