Trainer John Moore is hoping to head to Meydan for the Dubai Turf with Beauty Generation after the Hong Kong superstar returned to winning ways in the Queen’s Silver Cup at Sha Tin.
It was a history-making third success in the Group One feature for the seven-year-old gelding, and the eighth top-level victory of his glittering career.
Beauty Generation had come into his latest assignment on the back of four defeats – but bounced back in readily holding Ka Ying Star by half a length in the hands of regular rider Zac Purton.
Moore said: “The defeats have been disappointing, but they hadn’t been by any great margin.
“I said to the staff that we just had to try a few things a little bit different, just to tweak his mind and get him thinking that he can win races. We managed to do that by taking off the blinkers, putting on the side winkers and the bit-lifter.
“I jumped him out of the gate on Thursday morning. I did a lot of things with him trying to not stick to the same pattern as we’d had in the lead-up to the big races in the past. It was quite a different prep.”
On the subject of Dubai, he said: “I’ve just got to put it to Patrick (Kwok Ho Chuen, owner) and I hope he’ll give me the green light because I think he’ll be very competitive.
“I think he could do a great job in Dubai over 1800 metres.”