FORMER champion Quicken Away is back in work at Sha Tin - just a couple of months after trainer Patrick Biancone suggested to his owner that they should think about retirement. The flying grey has shown none of the class which saw him notch two Horse Of The Year titles in his three races so far this season. He finished tailed off last of 12 behind Winning Partners when last seen out in the Hermes Cup on November 20 and has only beaten four of his 33 rivals home in those three outings. After his last run Biancone spoke to owner Lo Sing-pui about retiring Quicken Away and he was sent for a spell at Beas River. But he is now back in light work on the inside track at Sha Tin and is entered for the Centenary Cup on March 5 though Biancone stresses he has yet to plan a race campaign for the nine-year-old. The master French trainer said yesterday: ''He's just in work, there are no plans. It would be looking too far into the future to talk about him running in any race. ''It was a joint decision between myself and the owner to bring him back into work. ''We will be taking things gradually with him, give him a month's work or something like that and take it from there.'' Biancone then went on to stress: ''But you can rest assured that we will not be rushing him or hurting him. It is not a problem.'' Meanwhile, as expected the International authorities have confirmed that from next season the International Cup will be upgraded to a Group Two event and the Bowl awarded Group Three status.