Reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation was all but assured of a trip to Japan to contest the Gr.1 Yasuda Kinen (1600m) after victory in the Gr.1 Champions Mile (1600m) last start, however that assignment has now been taken off the table.
Owner Patrick Kwok Ho-chuen confirmed they will not press forward to the Group One feature after completing a perfect season in Hong Kong.
The contest loomed as one of the races of the year with star Japanese mare Almond Eye touted to resume her preparation, while also coming up against the talented Danon Premium.
Beauty Generation, who saluted in all eight of his starts this term and extended his winning streak to nine, will instead rest and then connections will look to complete back-to-back perfect seasons.
Trainer John Moore said he was very happy with the decision made by the Kwok family.
“The horse is not going to Japan,” Moore told the South China Morning Post.
“He’s had a long season and we want to have a horse for next season to put together the same number of wins and the same programme as we did this time around.”