Only concern for trainer Schutz is lack of true pace in Champions Mile Even the possibility of another treacherous tempo in the Champions Mile isn't fazing trainer Andreas Schutz as Good Ba Ba tries to win immortality as the only horse to sweep Hong Kong's top mile races in one season. 'He has worked nicely, is fresh and giving all the right signals. I couldn't be happier with him,' said Schutz. 'If he can make it all the big miles in one year, he will make history and, I think, put his claim to be Horse Of The Year. When you think about it, he has beaten all the best horses here - Viva Pataca, Sacred Kingdom and Floral Pegasus. If he wins this, too, then I think he deserves it.' With the Hong Kong Mile and Stewards' Cup safely in his keeping, tomorrow's HK$8 million race stands between Good Ba Ba and a clean sweep of the season's three Group One 1,600m events. Of the three features, the Champions Mile, introduced in 2001, is the youngest and only the Stewards' Cup predates the professional era, and nailing down the best mile races each season was not always as easy as now. The Hong Kong Mile was a repackaging of the 1,400m Hong Kong Bowl in 1999. However, the QEII Cup was often a top 1,600m race from the mid-1970s to early 90s. Through all that, no horse won both top miles when there were two and Electronic Unicorn (2002-03) has gone closest to taking three out of three when beaten in the Hong Kong Mile, then claimed the Stewards' Cup and Champions Mile. Bullish Luck (2004-05) also won the latter two but didn't contest the Hong Kong Mile. With Schutz, Good Ba Ba has won seven of 10 starts with his only blemish on home soil behind Able One last year in a shock Champions Mile result in a muddling pace. It's not a new scenario. Red Pepper ran just one minute, 37.5 seconds winning the first Champions Mile seven years ago and Figures was a tempo-based 34-1 upset in 2004. 'The lack of pace again tomorrow is a concern,' Schutz said. 'Able One is there and I guess Floral Pegasus will have to go forward from an outside draw. Dao Dao can race quite strong and should be close. 'I'm hoping for an average pace, rather than slow, but in any case Good Ba Ba still has the fastest kick in the race.' The result will determine whether Good Ba Ba returns to the Yasuda Kinen in June, but connections are tending towards a spell. 'We haven't specifically discussed it but the feeling I'm getting from Good Ba Ba's owner is that he would prefer to stay home,' Schutz said. 'Of course, there is a very large bonus for winning both races which might be tempting, but we can discuss it after tomorrow.' Last year, Good Ba Ba was below his top by the time he got to Fuchu and finished eighth. The risk of bottoming him out again is the worry.