The outcome of Tuesday’s (1 October) G3 Celebration Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin looks set to determine Furore’s big December target.
“We’ll look at the (LONGINES) Hong Kong International Races and I’m still thinking about whether he goes 1600 metres or 2000 metres there. After Tuesday’s race I think I will have a decision to make,” trainer Frankie Lor said.
Last season’s star four-year-old proved adept at both distances during the three-leg Classic Series, with wins in the Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) and the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m). The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races offers the Australian import the option of the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) or the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m).
The Celebration Cup pitches the Pierro five-year-old against Hong Kong’s standout galloper, Beauty Generation, and that rival is expected to be a tough nut for any challenger to crack at set weights in the Hong Kong Mile.