Hong Kong-based Australian jockey Brett Prebble has been cleared to ride the Gai Waterhouse-trained Speak Fondly in the Golden Rose.
Prebble missed Sunday’s opening meeting of the Hong Kong Season after a fall in a barrier trial the previous day.
He has suffered no serious injuries and has been given permission to take the ride on the third favourite in Saturday’s $1 million race at Rosehill.
Speak Fondly is the third favourite behind Exosphere and Press Statement following the decision to back her up from her win in Saturday’s Furious Stakes.
The final field for Sydney’s first Group One race of the season will be declared on Tuesday.