The Jockey Club has backed a winner with its decision to hold the Champions Mile a little earlier and make the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup meeting a truly international one. This year's two features are truly fascinating, especially with the win of More Bountiful against the older horses in the Group Two Chairman's Trophy 10 days ago having done so much to underline the Derby form. Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hero Collection goes around in the Champions Mile, together with More Bountiful and Derby Trial winner Unique Jewellery. Classic Mile winner and Derby runner-up Thumbs Up takes his place in the QE II instead. While Thumbs Up is not in the Collection class just yet, he may not need to be to get away with a victory. Last year's winner, Archipenko, is still to prove he's back to the same level of form, while local idol Viva Pataca has a couple of question marks against him, too, having failed to finish off the Chairman's Trophy after looking a certain winner when he cantered up to challenge at the 200m mark. While the Cathay Pacific International Races - aka the turf world championships - remains the number one event, the QE II continues to gain momentum on a yearly basis. This year's Champions Mile holds added interest with Good Ba Ba angling to win the race for the second year and thereby make a sure thing of a second Horse of the Year award as well. Although beaten last start by front-running Egyptian Ra in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, Good Ba Ba is sure to run right up to his best over the Sha Tin metric mile. Sha Tin will be rested this weekend to ensure the track is at its absolute best for the day. The international visitors now start to trickle in and next week will see the show get into swing. And come Sunday, April 26, the games can begin, and another legend or two will be made.