Beauty Generation will step out for his first run of the campaign in the G3 Celebration Cup Handicap on Monday, 1 October, with trainer John Moore pointing his stable star along the same route that led to last season’s Horse of the Year title.
That path included a first-up victory in this 1400-metre contest and the crack miler warmed up for an attempt at a repeat win with a piece of work on the turf at Sha Tin this morning, Thursday, 27 September.
“He’s pulled up good, hasn’t he? He’s recovered very quickly,” Moore said as he observed the circling six-year-old in the sand yard post-gallop.
“He went down the back from the 1800-metre start and he’s coming along nicely. Judging by the way he almost ran the mafoo through the fence before his work just now, he looks like he just wants to get off the mark already.”
That said, Moore was quick to stress that his method at this time of year is to draw gradual improvement from his top gallopers; building them up through a three-race preparation into December’s Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.