Fifth Hong Kong entry added to Kranji Mile

Citron Spirit carries Matthew Poon to victory in the Happy Valley Vase.
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Singapore Turf Club Press Release

Further to the first round of Nominations received for the $1.5 million Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m), Hong Kong has added an alternative entry to bring their total number of entries up to five.

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon Fai’s Citron Spirit will join the quartet of runners the Hong Kong Jockey Club had already submitted, namely last year’s winner of the Kranji Mile, Southern Legend, Rise High (both trained by Caspar Fownes), the Tony Millard-trained Singapore Sling and the Benno Yung Tin Pang-trained Pingwu Spark.

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Citron Spirit is a seven-year-old Irish-bred son of Invincible Spirit who boasted one Group 3 win in the Baden-Badener Zukunftsrennen (1400m) in Germany and two wins (1200m and 1400m) in France before pursuing his racing career in Hong Kong where he notched up another six wins in 33 starts.

He won five races at Sha Tin between 1400m and 1600m before winning his last start at Happy Valley in a 1800m race, the Happy Valley Vase on March 20, 2019.