South African star Douglas Whyte is back in town to help make history in his homeland and a career for himself here next season. Whyte partners high-profile raider London News in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup, and was last night being given a full report on just how well the horse has gone since arriving in Hong Kong a week before his big race jockey. And he was also having talks with Tony Cruz to finalise details of a contract for next season. Whyte is due at trackwork this morning to work London News and said yesterday: 'They say everything has gone really well with him and I am delighted. 'If all goes well I will also be riding for Tony [Cruz] here next season and I did not know until now that he had won the Gold Cup with Deauville. He has done tremendously well in his first season.' Assuming all goes well in final talks between Cruz and Whyte, the jockey will return to Hong Kong in mid-August. He heads back to South Africa immediately after the QEII Cup. 'I have a few horses to prepare for the big races in South Africa in June and July. I am being kept pretty busy,' he said. Whyte is also expected to be in demand for outside rides on the QEII Cup programme tomorrow week. Horses are moving from the stable of soon-to-quit trainer Peter Tse Yan-sid, who may have his last runners tonight at the Valley. Old-timer Nervous Witness has returned to Geoff Lane while Top Seed moves to Gary Ng Ting-keung.