Romantic Warrior and James McDonald in the closing stages of the G1 Cox Plate at The Valley. (Image: Racing Photos)
Cox Plate hero Romantic Warrior has arrived home and expected to head straight into the Hong Kong Cup to defend his title on December 10.
Danny Shum was quick to get his superstar back to Hong Kong, flying just two days after his nail biting Cox Plate triumph.
Romantic Warrior will come out of two weeks of quarantine next Tuesday and despite being amongst the entries last week for the G2 BOCHK Jockey Club Cup on November 19 won’t race until the Hong Kong Cup.
“His next race will definitely be in December, 100 per cent,” Shum told South China Morning Post.
“He won’t go to the Jockey Club Cup, because he will have only just got out (of quarantine), and the race is four days later.”
The Hong Kong Cup over 2000 metres could see a possible rematch with Cox Plate runner-up Mr Brightside.
Other entries for next Sunday’s BOCHK Race Day include California Spangle, Lucky Sweynesse, Russian Emperor and Wellington.
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