Alain De Royer-Dupre

Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre at Sha Tin yesterday

French trainer Royer-Dupre a master at travelling right horses

The deeds of Americain may have brought leading French trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre to southern hemisphere attention but Hong Kong learned some time earlier he commands serious respect whenever he turns up at Sha Tin in December.