Domestic sprint form was given a ringing endorsement as All Thrills Too led a one-two-four finish for Hong Kong, but the result might have been even better for the home team. David Oughton, who sent out Cape Of Good Hope, and Anabatik's trainer, John Moore, both had hard-luck stories after the Group One dash down the straight 1,000 metres. Cape Of Good Hope, who had finished second behind All Thrills Too in last month's International Sprint Trial, was travelling well under Douglas Whyte until the wayward Texas Glitter interrupted his run just as the race got serious and eventually came home ninth. 'The American horse checked him at about the 300 metres and Dougie had to ease up for 100 metres. The horse did well to pick up again and finish as strongly as he did, and I think he would have been in the money with a clear run,' said Oughton, who later gained compensation with Precision's victory in the Cup. The trainer added that Cape Of Good Hope would continue racing at 1,000 metres for the foreseeable future. Anabatik had finished third in the Sprint Trial, with Firebolt and Thunder both behind him, and Moore also reckoned his rising youngster would have run to that form but for a poor start. 'I'm a little disappointed,' Moore said after Anabatik had finsihed seventh. 'He lost his footing on jumping and knuckled, and that was his race over really. You can't afford to miss the start like that in a race as good as this. He should have finished fourth in the opinion of his jockey,' he said. 'If you look at the performance of Thunder, we should have been alongside him again. But I know I've got a serious sprinter and the sprint series should be interesting. I don't think All Thrills Too is going to have things all his own way.'