Trainer Ciaron Maher says Extra Brut is the ideal type for the Hong Kong Derby after his sale racing in the Asian racing capital.
Extra Brut won the Victoria Derby for now disqualified trainer Darren Weir last year before joining Maher and co-trainer David Eustace for a limited autumn campaign.
“I didn’t have him that long but he showed me he is a very high quality horse,” Maher said.
“He had two runs for us where he didn’t get any luck but he’s certainly a lovely horse.
“I think he’ll be suited in Hong Kong as he’s an on top of the ground horse and I think he’d be an ideal Hong Kong Derby horse.”
Maher and Eustace have also lost Global Exchange to Hong Kong.
“It’s not ideal losing two quality horse but it’s hard to knock it back,” Maher said.