Japan’s elite and Hong Kong’s brilliant best are among the list of 77 horses holding entries for FWD Champions Day at Sha Tin on Sunday, 25 April, 2021.
FWD Champions Day features three world class Group 1 races, the HK$25 million FWD Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m), the HK$20 million FWD Champions Mile (1600m), and the HK$18 million Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m). A total of 19 G1 winners are among this year’s exciting entries.
Japanese filly Daring Tact tops the billing of the international entrants after becoming only the sixth Japanese Fillies’ Triple Crown winner, and the first undefeated last year, and in this year’s FWD QEII Cup she could face the brilliant Golden Sixty as well as the might of last year’s triumphant of the race Exultant, while fellow Japanese entrants Chrono Genesis, Loves Only You and Glory Vase – tear away winner of the 2019 G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) – all could feature.
Golden Sixty, Hong Kong’s new hero, is also entered for the FWD Champions Mile and he could be pitted against Salios and crack miler Indy Champ, who finished a luckless seventh in the 2019 G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile. Also entered is two-time G1 winner Waikuku, as well as last year’s victor Southern Legend, who narrowly edged Beauty Generation in a thrilling renewal, while recent 2021 BMW Hong Kong Derby hero Sky Darci is also entered.