THINGS finally came right for multiple Irish champion jockey Mick Kinane with a super-smooth victory on Dubai raider Red Bishop in yesterday's $4 million Queen Elizabeth II Cup at a dank and gloomy Sha Tin. Kinane eased down Red Bishop in the final strides to score by a facile 21/4 lengths from the French challenger, Volochine, and add to the seven-year-old's International Vase triumph back in December. As he left the course, Kinane smiled: 'That certainly puts a gloss on the season for me. 'I've only one more meeting left this campaign and this was just the kind of finale I was looking for. It is a grand way to wind things up - I just hope I can find another winner or two next weekend.' The much-travelled Red Bishop is now set to rejoin John Hammond in France for a summer campaign in Europe where Kinane reckons he will be a force in the major middle-distance events. 'Make no mistake, he's a very smart horse indeed. He may be just below the very best Group One performers but he wouldn't be far off them at all. 'I will certainly be trying to keep the ride though I imagine a certain Cash Asmussen will be looking to get back on board, too.' Survey King was the first Hong Kong horse home when finishing a highly creditable third but jockey Greg Childs reported that Red Bishop and Volochine were far too smart for his mount. Derby and Gold Cup winner, Makarpura Star, could never get back into the race after a check at the top of the back straight. He finished fifth while former champion River Verdon showed the signs of advancing years as he came home ninth of the 14 runners. A disappointing crowd of 34,246 braved the persistent rain to watch the Queen Elizabeth II Cup live at Sha Tin with a further 8,592 using the cross-betting facilities at Happy Valley. Major General Guy Watkins, the Jockey Club's chief executive, commented: 'We were all expecting a bigger crowd but yet again the weather has played its part.' As for next season, the Stewards of the Jockey Club are likely to significantly revise travel allowances which currently stand at a flat $25,000. 'We need to get the balance right so that a race open to seven local horses and seven overseas runners has the mix of we intended,' reasoned General Watkins. It is also possible that the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Cup will be opened to overseas, or one other race programmed for international runners to coincide with the Queen Elizabeth II Cup.