Singapore - which like Japan is free of foot-and-mouth disease - confirmed yesterday that Hong Kong horses will be allowed to compete on its major international race day next month. The Singaporean policy is in stark contrast to the Japanese Government's directive to 'decline participation' from countries known to have foot and mouth - principally Hong Kong, Dubai and Britain. 'We have no ban on Hong Kong or Dubai horses. In fact, we have invited several horses from Hong Kong and one from Dubai for our international races next month, including Fairy King Prawn,' said Soong Sze-ming, the Singapore Turf Club's vice-president of racing. 'There was a ban imposed on British horses coming to Singapore soon after the outbreak of the foot-and-mouth crisis, but that decision was reviewed and now British horses are also allowed to fly directly into Singapore.' As well as the Ivan Allan-trained Fairy King Prawn, stablemates Daliapour and Indigenous, plus Brian Kan Ping-chee's Industrial Pioneer, were confirmed yesterday among the invited horses for the Singapore Airlines International Cup on May 12. And Allan's Plenty-Plenty has been invited for the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Sprint on the same day. Allan yesterday confirmed Plenty-Plenty was on course for the 1,200-metre event. Fairy King Prawn, of course, will go to Japan if given the green light, while Allan is waiting on a veterinary check this morning before confirming Daliapour as a runner in Singapore. The Hong Kong Vase winner failed an examination on Tuesday, but Allan is hopeful he will pass this time. If he does, Daliapour is likely to go to Singapore while Indigenous waits for the Champions and Chater Cup eight days later. The Singapore Airlines International Cup field is also set to include a number of horses who have visited the SAR or competed against Hong Kong horses in recent weeks. They are headed by Sunday's Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup winner Silvano, who won the Singapore Cup last month before finishing third in the Dubai Sheema Classic and then travelling on to Hong Kong. QE II Cup runner-up Jim And Tonic, who narrowly defeated Fairy King Prawn in the Dubai Duty Free, is also due to run in the 2,000-metre contest. Other international horses invited for the Cup are French-trained Hightori, who was third in last month's Dubai World Cup, Endless Hall, fourth in the Sheema Classic, from Britain and Germany's Samum, who competed at the Hong Kong International meeting in December.