Beauty Generation swaggered at the walk, sprang to a lope, and cruised at the gallop this morning (Thursday, 15 November) at Sha Tin, three days out from the G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile (1600m).
Zac Purton, in the plate for the gelding’s two prior starts this term – impressive wins, both – took the reins through the 6.45am solo spin around the turf track. Sparks didn’t fly but they didn’t need to: Beauty Generation’s motion was fluent, his primed frame a picture of contained power as he breezed down the home straight in an easy 27 seconds (400m), following fractions of 30.9s and 32.0s.
“He just went through his paces this morning,” Purton said. “His work today was fine – he’s quite relaxed when he’s out there on the grass on his own, he just cruises around, he’s a lovely horse to ride.”
Moore was content with the work – a more fluid showing than when Purton galloped the Horse of the Year last Saturday (10 November).
“Zac mentioned that he felt better than the last time he galloped him,” the handler said. “He’s holding his form really well; he’s as fit as he was the other day, if not better, and Zac was happy with his work this morning.”
So far this term Beauty Generation has mirrored his 2017 autumn campaign with repeat wins in the G3 Celebration Cup and G2 Sha Tin Trophy. Connections are hoping the Road To Rock six-year-old can repeat in December’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile in three weeks’ time, too.