Akeed Mofeed, the horse Racing NSW has been chasing to compete in The Championships this autumn, is rapidly stamping himself the best horse in Hong Kong. English trainer Richard Gibson predicted last year he would become the best horse in Hong Kong, much to the surprise of many, but he is starting to look like he’s right.

He went into Sunday night’s Group 3 $HK2.5 million Centenary Vase (1800m) off the back of his stunning win in the Group 1 $HK22 million Hong Kong Cup (2000m) in December, and came out on top again.

Jockey Douglas Whyte says he is improving all the time and turning into a tougher, stronger and mentally smarter galloper.

The bad news for Racing NSW is that Gibson has now locked in a trip to Dubai for World Cup night, where he will run in either the $US5 million Dubai Duty Free (1700m) or the $US10 million World Cup (2000m), in preference to coming to Australia. There may have been many who gave a little snigger when Gibson said Akeed Mofeed would become the best horse in Hong Kong, but there are very few doubting him now. (racingnetwork.com.au)