will be out of contract this summer, although Montpellier are keen on keeping the star on board by penning a new deal.
, who has hit eight goals so far this season for his French club Mont pellier, will be out of contract in the summer.
A lot of Hong Kong trainers were previously buying a large chunk of their horses from Australia and New Zealand, but the likes of Viva Pataca
and Collection have meant more and more are now trading with Britain.
The Hong Kong-trained Viva Pataca
returns hoping to go one better than his second to Sun Classique in 2008.
He drove the Saeed bin Suroor-trained entire to the head of the field a furlong out while Viva Pataca
, ridden by Mick Kinane, could not find a way through at a crucial time.
Home favourite Viva Pataca
, who finished runner-up last year, is next door in gate six.
won his big showdown with Vengeance of Rain at Sha Tin last week.
MICK KINANE soon recovered from the disappointment of finishing last in the Vodafone Derby on Archipenko as he dashed to Hong Kong to partner Viva Pataca
in the Champions And Chater Cup.
Mont pellier want Pataca
to sign a new dealbut the player said: ''Lille's people will watch me at Lyon this weekend and maybe they will put in an offer.
comUS Met Mile at Belmont highlights Memorial Day bank holiday on ATRHong Kong Mighty High thrives with Viva Pataca
set to bid farewell
And the fact that I won the Hong Kong Champion & Chater Cup on Viva Pataca
helped ease the effects of jet-lag after my long-distance flights, which got me from Epsom to Hong Kong and back for Naas on Monday.
The jockey partnered Viva Pataca
to victory in the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup and also won the Champions Mile on Able One.