Considering he is the second highest rated horse going into the event, why doesn't he have a chance?
He has proven himself at Group 1 level this spring, winning the Yalumba over 2000m, and running 2nd a month ago in the barest of margins at WFA over 2400m. Not to mention his Caulfield Cup 2nd placing last year,and several other Group placings this year.
He does like to get back, and Darren Beadman, who rode him to victory in the Naturalism (def. Maldivian by the way) is back on, and from what I have been told, actually put his hand up to ride the horse before they chased him.
No matter what happens Sunday, the connections of this animal are just very proud to be in Hong Kong and we as Australia should be proud that we even have a horse capable of running in an event, who goes in as the second highest rated horse in the field.