Flamboyant Guyon can make a stylish return
French star Maxime Guyon returns to Hong Kong with a strong book today and a surge of Jockey Challenge support indicates he is in for a big day.
Guyon was backed from $2.85 into $2.70 - where he reunites with superstar Ambitious Dragon in the Jockey Club Mile.
With Ambitious Dragon to start a short-priced favourite, Guyon gets almost guaranteed points and has a solid support card.
In total, Guyon rides five horses for Ambitious Dragon's trainer Tony Millard and all have winning chances.
In the first, he pilots Luck Nistelrooy, who is match-ft and seems to be building to a Class Four win.
Ambitious Owner (race four) has struggled in Class Four previously, but has flashed home at his last two starts and can't be discounted.
Genki Mochi (race five) looks a progressive type and Flying Unicorn (race nine) was ultra-impressive on debut.
As usual, Douglas Whyte ($2.40) was favourite on the back of a full book of rides.
Clearly Entrapment will be hard to beat, but the Durban Demon will also start near favouritism on three more of John Size's horses - Right Timing (race four), Supreme Jewellery and Fay Fay.