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Hong Kong Cup 2007 "Hyperion's" pre-race article

"Hyperion" is in Hong Kong for Sunday''s four Group One races at Sha Tin.

In the Hong Kong Sprint over 1200m, "Hyperion" expects to see Australian speedster Miss Andretti confirm her status as the World''s best sprinter by beating last year''s winner Absolute Champion and current star Sacred Kingdom. "I do not underestimate Sacred Kingdom, who was brilliant in beating Absolute Champion, but Miss Andretti is a superstar and I strongly favour her to triumph", said Hyperion.

In the Hong Kong Vase over 2400m, this year''s Arc winner Dylan Thomas is a strong favourite. He has won six Group One races and, with an international rating of 128, he is the highest rated horse ever to race in Hong Kong. Although he is a short priced favourite, he is expected to triumph from Doctor Dino and Quijano.

The Hong Kong Mile seems the most open of the four races but we expect to see Darjina and Excellent Art make the Quinella with Japan''s Kongo Rikishio in third.

In the Hong Kong Cup over 2000m, 2005 Cup winner Vengeance of Rain returns to take on current favourite Viva Pataca and this year''s form horse Ramonti. Vengeance of Rain won the Dubai Sheema Classic in March so he still has the form to regain the Cup. "Hyperion" expects the two Hong Kong horses to fill the first two places and believes that Viva Pataca will have the edge, although Vengeance of Rain may be at an attractive price. Ramonti is expected to fill third place. (Robert Bishop)

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