Legendary Hong Kong miler Good Ba Ba may not be suited over 1000-metres at Flemington tomorrow, but he’s working up to a race the amazing 11-year-old could win, according to veteran trainer Rick Hore-Lacy.
Good Ba Ba retired from Hong Kong a seven-time Group 1 winner at a mile, including twice a winner in the Hong Kong International Mile – beating the best milers from all around the world.
He won more than $A9 million in Hong Kong during that remarkable career.
Now in the middle of an unlikely comeback, Good Ba Ba will tomorrow line-up in the $100,000 Kensington Stakes over 1000-metres and Hore-Lacy says the horse is not without a chance.
“He’s very well. I think he’ll drop out to last and finish very hard.
"I don’t know if he can beat the favourite (First Command) but he’ll run very well,” Hore-Lacy said this morning.
“I’m going to have something on him anyway,” he added.
The race Hore-Lacy has his eye on for Good Ba Ba is the Group 3 $150,000 Carlyon Cup over 1600 metres, at Caulfield on February 9.
“It’s set-weights with penalties so it’s a good race for him because he doesn’t attract a penalty as it’s been so long since he raced.”
Good Ba Ba had his comeback run for Hore-Lacy when a fabulous fourth in the Standish Handicap on New Year’s Day over 1200 metres at Flemington.