Champion jockey Basil Marcus will decide today whether to ride former South African champion Resfa or Australian Group One winner Kenwood Melody in Sunday's Group Two Hong Kong Mile. 'It's a tough decision and riding them both this morning wasn't really a big help as they both went excellently. On their work today it would be almost impossible to choose between them,' said Marcus. Resfa goes into the Mile without a lead-up race, which champion trainer David Hayes agrees is against him. 'It's tough, not ideal but we are doing everything possible to have him ready. He's not raced for nine months and has come back from an operation to remove knee chips,' said Hayes. 'But he has come back well and horses do recover from it - I have a couple myself. He's flying and I am certain he will run well.' Marcus may ultimately decide on Resfa, influenced by his magnificent win in last year's Classic Trial when he all but toyed with Billion Win. 'That was something else. It is a run that sticks indelibly in the mind because it stamped him as a horse of real class. And he does go well fresh,' said Marcus. Hayes added: 'Both horses have pleased me very much and that obviously includes today's work. They have had entirely different preparations and that of Kenwood Melody is clearly the more ideal. He is coming off a near-perfect prep for the race. It's harder for Resfa but he is a horse with a ton of class.' Hong Kong hero Indigenous continued his preparation for the titanic clash in the 2,400-metre Vase with Melbourne Cup winner Rogan Josh. In an easy-paced workout over 800 metres, Indigenous certainly pleased jockey Douglas Whyte. 'He was never over-exerted and when he came back he would not have blown out a candle. I was very happy with him,' said Whyte. Rogan Josh did a light piece of work for John Marshall watched by Bart Cummings. Said Marshall: 'We didn't do much but he does feel in good shape and from this morning I would say that he has travelled well.' In fact, Rogan Josh lost a few kilos but has now put virtually all of it back on. The Vase has been regularly presented as a clash between Indigenous, after his brave second in the Japan Cup, and the Flemington hero, Rogan Josh. But Desert Fox, prepared to the minute by David Oughton for the $7 million Vase, could run a race at odds. The 1998 Irish Derby placegetter worked well yesterday and Oughton said: 'I am delighted with him. He has had two runs and done well in them both and this was always the race we were going for. Desert Fox will run very well.' The Kenny Man-trained Northern Drake worked with race rider Grant Cooksley, and senior Jockey Club vet Keith Watkins said: 'He is not lame and has improved today. I don't foresee anything serious emerging from this.' The $10 million Hong Kong Cup, final leg of the Emirates World Series Racing Championship, might turn into a clash between the female representatives, New Zealand's Sunline and Ireland's lone representative Dazzling Park. Cox Plate winner Sunline is in great shape and one-time Sha Tin-based Kevin Manning gave Dazzling Park a brief hitout yesterday. 'She [Dazzling Park] has travelled well and the ground will be in her favour. We'll be disappointed if she doesn't get a blow in,' said Manning. Hong Kong's hopes in the 2,000-metre Group One Cup lie with Johan Cruyff and Oriental Express, with Survey General the obvious improver. Johan Cruyff worked well with Freddie Sanchez yesterday and new trainer Oughton said: 'He's put on about 25 pounds and that brings him back to the weight he was last year when he finished second. 'We've done virtually nothing with him and he seems happy in himself. Frankly, I am delighted with him and, regardless of what has been said, to my mind he's still a damn good horse.'