WITH only the merest of hiccups, Hong Kong's top-rated horse, Indigenous, continued his progress towards the International Vase as trainer Ivan Allan revealed Dubai World Cup plans for the superb stayer. Indigenous, unbackable at 7-2 on, scored an expected one-length win in the sponsored National Panasonic Cup at Sha Tin yesterday, ultimately eclipsing the small field that went to the post for the 1,800-metre, Class One event. For the first time in a career that has now brought in $17 million, Indigenous hung in the straight, probably feeling the very firm ground. He was in behind horses and blocked before Douglas Whyte got him out from behind when he then quickened and ran home stoutly to beat En Rapport (12-1) and stablemate Privilege (6-1). A pleased Allan later said he had hopes of a berth in Dubai at the World Cup in March. 'Of course, much depends on how we fare in the International Vase but it is our intention to enter him and hope that we get an invitation to compete,' said Allan. 'As for the Vase, we know the horses we are up against, like last year's winner Luso and Posidonas. They are obviously good horses but there's nothing wrong with Indigenous and he will keep the standard flying. 'There was a little moment of concern today when he hung a bit, it is the first time that has happened.' Whyte said: 'We quickened up and he probably felt the ground because he did hang with me. I wasn't too worried because I felt pretty sure I could get him out and when I did, he responded well and there was never really any doubt at all.' Indigenous, who finished fourth to Luso and Posidonas in the Vase last year, remains bang on course for December's renewal. Patrick Biancone was also wreathed in smiles as Benji (40-1) finished fourth under Eddie W. M. Lai. 'My old fellow is coming back, I am very happy with him,' said Biancone, who was on target early in the day with useful youngster Fortune Dancer (7-2), who got up in the second race under a typically aggressive ride from a determined Eric Legrix. Fortune Dancer prevailed by the narrowest possible margin from the first-time blinkered Good News (8-1), the major sufferer in the race that saw the disqualification of Heading To Win and suspension of Steven King. Race favourite Dolbridge (3-1) finished a half-length away third in the Class Four, 1,400-metre event. Former champion trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee was able to puff contentedly at his cigar as the stable chalked up a winning double. Welsh-born stable jockey David Harrison did the honours on low-grade Charisma (10-1) in the Classes Five and Six opener and followed up on 5-2 favourite All Great two races later. All Great had been looking for a mile and scored more comfortably than the neck margin suggests under a confident ride from Harrison. Topweight Citadel (10-1), with Whyte getting the last out of him, finished second. Champions David Hayes and Basil Marcus kept their season ticking over nicely when Cheers Win (5-2 favourite) confirmed his status as one of last season's best juveniles by winning the featured Japan Racing Association Trophy. Cheers Win won readily from topweight Grandstand (10-1) in a race marred by the fall of Robbie Fradd on newcomer Never Say Never (12-1). Reliable Classic Boy (6-1) broke through for a deserved win in the fourth event with Wendyll Woods landing a good winner. He came down the extreme outside as Classic Boy does not relish going between horses and scored a three-quarter length win over Bold Dancer (4-1 favourite).