Fair Salinia Ltd and co-owner/trainer Pia Brandt’s MGSW Called To The Bar (Ire) (Henrythenavigator) took a spin around the Sha Tin turf course in advance of a start in the G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase on Tuesday. The 5-year-old gelding, ridden by Brandt, motored one lap, with his final 1200 metres recorded in 1:21.7 (internal splits of :28.6, :27.8, :25.3). MG1SP earlier in his career, he was a winner of May’s G2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier and last out in the G3 Prix Gladiateur on Sept. 8.
A jockey in her native Sweden, Brandt said of her charge, “The trip over went fine and he was very relaxed in his canter on the turf today, so I hope he wakes up by Sunday. He worked well at Chantilly before we left and he is ready. I don’t think he’ll go back on the turf later in the week but we’ll see.”