Moore's hope: Dominant will race in the Sydney Cup on Saturday.Moore’s hope: Dominant will race in the Sydney Cup on Saturday. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Hong Kong’s most prolific trainer, John Moore ,has given the strongest hint yet he plans to finish his training career in Australia as Dominant seeks to give him an unlikely first group 1 win in the country of his birth.

Moore, whose staggering success in the past 30 years prompted the Hong Kong Jockey Club to lift the compulsory retirement age from 65 to 70, will attempt to tick off one of the few remaining items on his “bucket list” at Randwick on Saturday.

But beyond the fact that Moore has brought Dominant to tackle the $1.6 million Sydney Cup on the second day of The Championships, a public declaration of his intent to return to Australia to end his decorated career will be music to the ears of Sydney officials.