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Ambitious Dragon possible for Dubai Duty Free after Stewards’ Cup victory in HK

Is he the best horse in Hong Kong?  Ambitious Dragon “reasserted his supremacy,” as Racing Post correspondent Jeremy Greene writes, winning last weekend’s Stewards’ Cup (G1) at Sha Tin.  The Dubai Duty Free is a possible goal in late March for the son of Pins.  Watch the race video below.


  1. When he’s at the top of his game, like he was in the Stewards Cup over the weekend, from a mile to 10f, I think Ambitious Dragon is absolutely the best horse racing in Hong Kong!! I would rate Xtension second best to him at present at a mile, and California Memory narrowly behind him at 10f. California Memory did beat Ambitious Dragon in the G1 Hong Kong Cup over 10f back in December at Sha Tin, and he also had a pretty rough trip in the Stewards Cup on Sunday. He got boxed in and shuffled all the way back to last at one point in the race. It’s actually pretty amazing that California Memory was able to even get up for 3rd behind Ambitious Dragon and Xtension given the trip he got, and considering how wide he had to go through the stretch. But even with a better trip, no way California Memory was going to beat Ambitious Dragon in this race. It was clear from early on in the race that Douglas Whyte had a ton of horse under him in the Stewards Cup, and he proved it by barely even having to ask for anything at all in the stretch. Ambitious Dragon was barely even off the bridal in this race. I dare say if he had been already wound up to to level of form he showed in the Stewards Cup that I doubt California Memory would’ve beaten him in the Hong Kong Cup?? TJMO.

  2. This is great news to be reading that Ambitious Dragon is a possibility for the G1 Duty Free!! I was hoping maybe him or California Memory might show up for the Duty Free on world cup night, but I actually thought it was more likely that California Memory would come to Dubai? Based on his G1 Hong Kong Cup win, and the fact that his connections have shipped him out of Hong Kong to race before for last years Singapore Airlines International Cup.

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