Sheikh Ahmed's gelding has ajusted well to his training in Hong Kong since arriving there from Australia in late November.

He was last seen finishing third from a wide draw in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington and also won the famous John Smith's Cup at York this season.

Farraaj, who will be ridden by Andrea Atzeni, is well drawn in six and Roger is pleased with his condition.

He said: "Farrraaj looks great and I am very happy with him. It's a tough race, but if he runs a pound or two above his Australian run, he's got a great chance."

Farraaj winning the John Smith's Cup at York in July