12/02/2002 1:00AM

Decarchy Hong Kong-bound


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Decarchy, who finished fourth with a troubled trip in Saturday's Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park, will come back on two weeks' rest and be sent overseas to participate in the Hong Kong Mile on Dec. 15, trainer Bobby Frankel said.

"He might as well go," Frankel said. "He didn't get a chance to run much the other day."

Decarchy joins the Darrell Vienna-trained Nuclear Debate as American-based horses running in the Mile.

The Mile is one of four turf races, each worth more than $1 million, that will be held at Sha Tin Racecourse on Dec. 15. Runners in all four races are invited by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Several other American-based runners are participating. The Neil Drysdale-trained Sarafan, a narrow loser in the Japan Cup, already has been flown from Tokyo to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Cup, a 1 1/4-mile race with the day's richest purse, approximately $2.57 million. Corey Nakatani has the mount.

Delta Form, trained by Jenine Sahadi, and Falcon Flight, trained by Donald Burke, are scheduled to run in the Hong Kong Vase, at 1 1/2 miles.

And Texas Glitter, who won Friday's Hollywood Turf Express for trainer Todd Pletcher, will make the final start of his career in the Hong Kong Sprint at five furlongs.

The most prominent name among those invited to the races is Domedriver, the upset winner of the Breeders' Cup Mile.

Jockey Edgar Prado has secured mounts on both Decarchy and Texas Glitter. Prado also will be the American representative in an international jockey competition on Dec. 11 at Hong Kong's Happy Valley Racecourse.