Fast Most Furious (132lb) will put his G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile credentials on show this Sunday (29 November) at Sha Tin when he contests the Class 1 Chevalier Cup Handicap (1600m) with a start in December’s HK$25 million mile subject to his screen test this weekend.
“He’s very difficult to place now – he’s still in the big race and the chance of him lining up depends on what happens this weekend,” his trainer David Hall said. “It’s hard with top weight and the wide draw – it might be all a little bit suspect about whether he makes it to December, but we’ll see how he goes.”
Hall’s chestnut is one of 13 selected to compete in the Hong Kong Mile at the HK$95 million showcase against a number of world heavyweights from Japan and Ireland as well as fellow Hong Kong-trained horses: Beauty Generation, Golden Sixty, Waikuku and Southern Legend.
“I think it’s just a bonus that he’d make the field but there is nowhere else for him to go, so your hands are tied and you probably have to run but racing’s a funny game – funny things happen and there’s prize money all the way down to sixth place,” Hall said.
The consistent seven-year-old has finished inside the top three 15 times in a 32-start career in Hong Kong, and is, a five-time winner, including this race last year as well as a thrilling success at last season’s second-to-last race meeting in the Class 1 Sha Tin Mile Trophy Handicap (1600m).