Dual Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation will be attempting to win his third successive Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
The New Zealand-bred galloper heads into the race off the back of two placings over a mile, but trainer John Moore remains confident with the son of Road to Rock ahead of his weekend assignment, where he has drawn barrier five.
“He’s been carrying a lot of weight in his races but we’ve also tweaked a few things and he seems like his old self all of a sudden,” he said.
“I’m very happy. I know where most of the other horses will lay up and it should give the opportunity for Ka Ying Star to go to the front unless there’s some pace we don’t know about.”
Beauty Generation was bred by Greg Tomlinson, under his Nearco Stud banner, and was sold through Highden Park’s 2014 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale draft for $60,000 to Kylie Bax.
The son of Road to Rock was initially trained in Australia by Anthony Cummings, where he raced as Montaigne, and was runner-up in the Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) before he was sold to Hong Kong.
He has thrived in the Asian racing jurisdiction, winning seven Group One races and more than HK$87million (NZ$16.9 million) in prizemoney.
– NZ Racing Desk