Beauty Generation and Helene Paragon strode across the Sha Tin Racecourse turf this morning (22 February) ahead of their assignment in the Group 1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) on Sunday (25 February).
The stablemates have experienced differing fortunes this term. Beauty Generation has been a revelation since trainer John Moore took the decision to drop the gelding back to 1400m and a mile: Helene Paragon has struggled to rediscover the impetus that carried him to G1 wins in this race and the Stewards’ Cup (1600m) in 2017.
Both need to bounce back from moderate runs last time out, with Moore looking to exit a tough spell that has left him with only 15 wins for the season.
“I’ve trained Beauty Generation for this race and brought him back. And he’s really fresh – he came off the track this morning kicking his brand off. He’s in a good frame of mind and I think he’ll run a big race,” Moore said after watching his charge work 800m in 55.5s (28.7, 26.8).
“He worked down the back straight this morning. He did his thing and Zac (Purton) was happy enough.”