IRISH champion jockey Mick Kinane is back in Hongkong after a nightmare trip to England. The 33-year-old international star, in London to discuss the offer to ride as first jockey to Sheik Mohammed, took a staggering 26 hours to get to the English capital. He left on Thursday night, expecting to land at Gatwick airport before dawn the next day. ''In fact, it took me over a day to get there. I was delayed at Delhi and was prepared to come back to Hongkong and abort the trip but they could not get me on a plane,'' he said. Instead, Kinane eventually flew on to London where he held talks with representatives of Sheik Mohammed but an announcement of his intentions is not expected immediately. Kinane, retained here by David Oughton, returned to Hongkong yesterday morning. Meanwhile, the Australian Jockey Club have dismissed an appeal by leading trainer Graeme Rogerson against two charges which led to a six months disqualification. But the Club reduced the penalty to a A$20,000 (about HK$103,600) fine. The decision followed an inquiry into the running of Total Effect, an easing favourite, who ran third to stablemate Carry On Winning in the 1200-metre Dual Quest Handicap at Randwick, Sydney, on January 6. Total Effect, a two-year-old gelding, is owned by prominent Hongkong trainer Alex Wong Sui-tan.