The fifth home in the 2010 Dubai World Cup (G1), Mastery carries the prime hopes of Dubai in Sunday’s Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races, drawing gate two in a field of 14 over 2,400 meters in the $1.8 million Hong Kong Vase (G1). Frankie Dettori will ride.
The workload has been light for the son of Sulamani, winner of the 2009 English St. Leger (G1), with only two starts in the interim since the Dubai World Cup. Godolphin won the Vase in 2007 when Ramonti landed the spoils. Excitingly, Emirates Melbourne Cup (G1) winner Americain will shorten up in this event making his first start since winning the race that stops a nation.