Globetrotting galloper Trade Storm is all set to participate in the G1 Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin on December 14.
Trained in Newmarket by David Simcock for owner Qatar Racing, the six-year-old son of Alwyn Park sire Trade Storm will be running in his fifth racing jurisdiction in 2014.
“Trade Storm has been a real flag bearer for Qatar Racing,” said David Redvers, their racing and breeding advisor. “He has been all over the world and must be eligible for frequent flyer points. It’s full steam ahead to Hong Kong.”
Beginning the year in Dubai, his best effort in the Gulf was a close fourth in the G1 Jebel Hatta (1800m) at Meydan. During the northern summer, he ran twice in England including a neck second in the G3 Strensall Stakes (1800m) at York.
Trade Storm’s latest two appearances have both over 1600m in North America. In Canada, he recorded the biggest victory of his career when taking the G1 Woodbine Mile and followed up with an excellent third in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita.
“I am very happy with Trade Storm and it is all systems go with him for Hong Kong,” Simcock said. “He has been an absolute model of consistency this year. His one blip was in the Dubai Duty Free when we had problems with his feet beforehand.”
Trade Fair (GB) is serving a full book at Alwyn Park in Serpentine this season. His locally based gelding Packing Whiz was third in last year’s G1 Hong Kong Mile.
G1 HONG KONG MILE
Selected runners @ November 26
Able Friend (Aus) – John Moore
Gold Fun (Ire) – Richard Gibson
Glorious Days (Aus) – John Size
Grand Prix Boss (Jpn) – Yoshito Yahagi
Ambitious Dragon (NZ) – Tony Millard
Fiero (Jpn) – Hideaki Fujiwara
Captain Cat (Ire) – Roger Charlton
Trade Storm (GB) – David Simcock
Aljamaaheer (Ire) – Roger Varian
World Ace (Jpn) – Yasutoshi Ikee
Secret Sham (Aus) – John Moore
Hana’s Goal (Jpn) – Kazuhiro Kato