THE high quality of entries attracted to Hong Kong's showpiece International races was emphasised over the weekend when Cardmania won the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita, Los Angeles. Last season the American challenger finished a well-beaten fourth to Glen Kate in the International Bowl, 51/2 lengths behind the winner and Patrick Biancone's short-head runner-up Helene Star. The Derek Meredith-trained seven-year-old was recording his first Group One victory when taking the Sprint and is now ruled out of this season's Bowl for which he was first reserve. Over the past few weeks the Cup and Bowl form has been franked all over the world with sixth-placed Cup runner Urban Sea taking the Arc De Triomphe; second-placed Cup runner Fraar taking the Group One Caulfield Cup as well as finishing second at weight-for-age in the Group One Mackinnon Stakes; and eighth-placed Cup runner Cozzene's Prince coming second in Canada's big event at Woodbine, Toronto. Also out of the Bowl are both the original nominations, Acteur Francais and Cleone. They have been replaced by two other American challengers, Journalism and Didyme. Additionally, Canada's Hero's Love has been withdrawn from the Cup. He has been replaced by America's Stark South. Meanwhile, Concert King is set for yet another rider with Dave Penna booked for the former sprint star in this morning's barrier trial. But it may all be academic as Concert King looked nothing like as good as in former days when, partnered by stable jockey Gary Carter on his reappearance, he finished last, tailing off, behind Super Fit. For the record, Penna will be Concert King's seventh rider, joining a list of Carter, Basil Marcus, Tony Cruz, Mick Kinane, Brent Thomson and John Matthias. He has also had two trainers, having started his career with David Hill before moving to Derek Cruz. Gary Ng Ting-keung was yesterday interested to hear that Alan Munro will not be retained by Fahd Salman next season. Ng is without a stable jockey due to Randy Romero returning to America last Wednesday though he has no immediate plans to contact Munro who arrives in the territory in a few weeks time to take up a three-month contract as Club Jockey.