Hollywoodbets international racing correspondent, Neil Morrice, brings us an update from Hong Kong in the lead up to the Longines Hong Kong International Races.
“Let the show begin!” John Moore said after Beauty Generation worked through his final fast gallop before Sunday’s Gr1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club reports that the bay (pictured above) heads into the weekend with a chance to match Good Ba Ba’s record of three wins in what nowadays is a HK$25 million race.
But he does so with his aura of invincibility replaced by an encroaching mist of doubt following two losses in the lead-up.
Moore, though, was upbeat after this morning’s workout; satisfied in his belief that his stable’s brightest star has not fallen.
The handler said after the Road To Rock gelding’s defeat three weeks ago behind Waikuku in the Gr2 Jockey Club Mile that he would “tweak” a few things to ensure the world’s top-rated miler arrives at his “Grand Final” in peak shape.
“We’ve done a few other things in the stable, which I sat down and discussed with the stable staff – routine things that we could implement to make sure that there was nothing left to chance. We’ve done all we can,” he said.
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