Hiroshi Kawachi rode Japanese outsider Midnight Bet to a win in the International Cup yesterday as a frenzied Sha Tin crowd of more than 63,000 cheered home a truly international winning trio on the biggest race day of the year. France won the International Bowl, but the biggest ovation was for local hero Indigenous which took the prize in a pulsating finish to the 2,400-metre Vase. Trainer Ivan Allan, delighted by his horse's victory, later declared that a Dubai World Cup mission could be on the cards for Hong Kong's top-rated stayer. 'I have already made sure they know we will definitely come if invited,' said Allan. Attendance, including cross-betting, topped 72,764, compared with last season's 66,735. Turnover, however, was down 11.7 per cent to $1.269 billion from $1.437 billion.