AS eluded to in last week’s piece, Dermot Weld has found an excellent opportunity for Free Eagle to finish out his career on a winning note at Sha Tin on Sunday morning.

The standard of winners of the Hong Kong Cup has been steadily declining in recent years with Vengeance Of Rain, Pride, Ramonti, Eagle Mountain, Vision d’Etat, California Memory, Akeed Mofeed and Designs On Rome having won nine of the last 10 renewals between them. None of them would lace the boots of Free Eagle on his 2015 form.