Santa Ana Lane, an impressive last start winner of the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, remains on course for the Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on April 28, but a decision on a potential trip to Royal Ascot remains up in the air.
“He’s fine,” trainer Anthony Freedman said.
“He’s booked to fly to Hong Kong next Monday. And then they’ve cleared all the quarantine in Hong Kong and in the UK I believe, but it’s really just Hong Kong at this stage and then we’ll decide if he keeps heading north.
“I don’t want to jeopardise The Everest and if it was the UK, I’m thinking it would only be for one race. Because if you wait that extra three or four weeks you’re eating into time we need back here.”