Rocket Man lands at Sha Tin stables
Rocket Man yesterday landed in Hong Kong ahead of two return bouts with his local conquerors in the Group Two Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint next Sunday and the Group One Hong Kong Sprint next month. Rocket Man will line-up against Sacred Kingdom and Green Birdie in the coming weeks and gets his chance to avenge his only two defeats on home soil - both in the KrisFlyer International Sprint at the hands of the Hong Kong raiders. He arrived from Singapore yesterday morning, and looked bright and alert as he stepped off the float and into his quarantine stable. Rocket Man is coming off impressive five and four length thumpings of his Group Three rivals over 1,200m on September 5 and October 15, and trainer Patrick Shaw will be hoping he can cement the sprinter's reputation with a win away from home.