New Zealander partners Danny Shums star galloper for the first time in Sundays Jockey Club Cup before turning his attention to international day
Its been over a decade since James McDonalds sole Group One win in Hong Kong, but the superstar New Zealander will begin an association with Romantic Warrior this weekend he hopes can deliver a second.
McDonald took out the 2012 Champions Mile aboard the John Moore-trained Xtension and now has his sights set on the Group One Hong Kong Cup (2,000m) with a horse for whom the sky looks the limit.
McDonald partners the Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained Romantic Warrior in Sundays Group Two Jockey Club Cup (2,000m), saying the decision to jet in to ride last seasons Hong Kong Derby and QE II Cup winner was a no-brainer.
Its very exciting. When I watched his replays, it was a pretty easy decision to be honest, McDonald told thePost.
Easy! Xtensions rip-roaring win in the 2012 Champions Mile for John Moore.