International options for Mufhasa

Connections of (King) Mufhasa will decide later this week whether the NZ Horse of the Year stays in Australia or heads to Hong Kong for his next start.

(King) Mufhasa (NZ) will take on the likes of Black Caviar, All Too Hard and More Joyous in the G1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick on April 27 or fly out for the G1 HKJC Champions Mile at Sha Tin on May 5.

“He has received an invitation to the Champions Mile and we are working through the logistics of going up there so if we can get those in order it will then be up to his owners to decide whether to go or not,” explained trainer Bruce Wallace.  “He has come through his race in Sydney in fine style and is working the track down so I’m hopeful he will be competitive in Hong Kong if the decision is made to go.

“The operation to fix the entrapment that was causing him some breathing difficulties has been a complete success and he has been like a new horse since.

“He is ripping into his work and is dead keen which is a relief as we all know how good he is and it would be great to see him take on the best in Hong Kong but if he doesn’t make the trip and goes to the All Aged in Sydney he will be ready to go against the best they throw at him there.”

(King) Mufhasa (8g Pentire – Sheila Cheval by Mi Preferido) looked as good as ever when a fighting second to Pierro in the G1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill on April 6.

The winner of 10 Group 1 races, (King) Mufhasa was bred and sold by Rich Hill Stud for $50,000 at the 2006 NZB Select Sale.  He is raced by David, Simon and Natalie Archer and Diane Wright.