It may be notionally the number-two event on Sunday's Sha Tin programme, and offering just 28 per cent of the Derby prizemoney, but the Group One clash between Good Ba Ba and Sacred Kingdom will be one of the most-watched races in the world this weekend. The HK$4.5 million Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup has been billed as the race of the year, with the world's number-one sprinter for 2007, Sacred Kingdom, clashing with Hong Kong's all-conquering champion miler, Good Ba Ba, at the intermediate distance of 1,400 metres. Yesterday's barrier draw appeared to tip the scales slightly in favour of Sacred Kingdom, with the electrifying sprinter drawing gate four and Good Ba Ba being posted much farther out in 11. But more importantly, each trainer gave his charge a perfect bill of health in the lead-up to this defining head-to-head. 'I cannot fault the way Sacred Kingdom has gone,' said trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie. 'Our jockey [Gerald Mosse] has ridden him in several gallops since his win in the Chairman's Sprint Prize and he said he's absolutely perfect. 'From my own standpoint, everything seems in order. He hasn't missed a beat in trackwork, or in his feed. Everything's exactly as it has been previously and as I would want it leading into a big race.' And at the distance of 1,400 metres, remembering Sacred Kingdom is yet to race beyond 1,200 metres, Yiu added: 'I'm confident the distance won't be an issue at all.' Andreas Schutz gave Good Ba Ba his major lead-up gallop on Monday, a cracking piece of work. 'He'll have one final piece [this morning] but it will be very steady, very easy,' Schutz forecast. 'He's a horse who races best when on the fresh side and he doesn't really need any more to have him ready for a 1,400-metres race. 'I'm not unhappy having drawn barrier 11, but I'd have preferred that Sacred Kingdom had drawn out there with us. From his inside barrier, we might be forced to give him a bit more of a start turning for home than we'd hoped.' On international ratings, Sacred Kingdom has a clear advantage, with his mark of 123 being an acknowledgment from the handicappers that he's the mathematical equal of the otherwise incomparable Silent Witness. Good Ba Ba's international rating is 119. The jockeys, Frenchmen Mosse and Olivier Doleuze may be good friends off the track but each will become the other's enemy on Sunday afternoon. 'When Good Ba Ba trialled last week, I truly believe it's the best he has ever trialled for me,' Doleuze said. Mosse said: 'I've ridden [Sacred Kingdom] a couple of times over the past two weeks and he feels just the same ... perfect.'