Mugen. (Image: Racing Photos)

Mugen (Image: Racing Photos)

Australian return for Mugen?

He's already won there before and now Mugen could be set for a return to The Valley, but this time as a Hong Kong-trained galloper.

Formerly in the care of Clinton McDonald, Mugen broke his maiden at Melbourne's tight-turning track before making his way to Pierre Ng's stable.

The lightly raced gelding has won three times this season in his current home and Ng is now aiming high with the chestnut galloper, suggesting that a tilt at the Group 1 Manikato Stakes on AFL Grand Final Eve could be on the cards after Sunday's Champions Day meeting at Sha Tin.

"That might be our target for after this run," Ng told

"Start of the season, we can try to go for there for the sprint race and come back for the international meeting. It sounds like a good trip for him."

Mugen has been freshened up since his most recent start and will take his place in Sunday's G1 Chairman's Sprint Prize.

"He's a very good sprinter," Ng said.

"He's got a very good turn of foot. The last run we just wanted to see if he can do that in a mile race, which he didn't, so we've brought him back to a shorter distance.

"I know it's a bit early for him to run in a Group 1 race, but Lucky Sweynesse is out, so we have to take the chance.

"He'll be a Group runner for the next few seasons as well."

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Ng currently leads the way in Hong Kong's trainers' premiership in just his second season in the job. The young horseman, who learnt his craft from the likes of Chris Waller and Mick Price during his time in Australia, expressed his desire to make his presence felt on the international racing scene.

"I've been to Dubai, Korea," Ng said.

"Hopefully, more places, with stronger horses and winning them to achieve getting my name out there in the world. That's what we want to do."