Hong Kong racing's hottest property, Douglas Whyte, flew to England last night for a talk and a walk that could have a huge impact on his career. The talk is with Lambourn-based trainer Barry Hills and the walk is over the Ascot racecourse later today as they plot the bid of Queen Elizabeth II Cup winner, London News, to win the Prince Of Wales' Stakes later this month. Whyte spoke yesterday to Hills and said that plans for him to ride in England today had been shelved. 'Trojan Hero, who is London News' travelling companion, is running in a claiming race and it was suggested that I ride the horse. But we decided against that largely because of licensing arrangements later in Britain and also because of the time factor,' Whyte said. 'I will go straight from the airport to Lambourn to ride London News in work and then to Ascot to walk the course. 'Mr Hills has also said he wants to talk about some horses I may ride when I go over there after the season ends.' Whyte will then ride London News in a searching racecourse gallop at Newbury tomorrow morning under the watchful eyes of a number of the English racing media. The South African ace is also due to meet broadcaster and journalist John Hanmar, who will act as his agent during a planned one-month stay in England. He left on the back of a thrilling 700-1 treble at Sha Tin on Saturday night and will return in time to ride in seven races at the same venue on Wednesday night. Whyte is nine winners behind leader and defending champion Basil Marcus, but laughed off suggestions he might even peg his compatriot back. 'Not a chance,' he said. Trainer David Hayes was studying his options yesterday in relation to the horses he will keep in work and nominate for the final four days of the season in his rejuvenated bid for the title. Hayes went into Saturday night's programme expecting his title hopes to be finally dead and buried - but racing, as ever, is a funny game. Defending champion Ivan Allan looked to be holding the aces but it was Hayes who produced a double to cut the Singaporean's lead to two winners.