It’s not often the highest praise for a major race winner comes from the trainer of the runner-up. But that was the case after Beauty Generation’s course record breaking win in the G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile, with Caspar Fownes describing the winner as becoming “Winx-like.”
Mind you, winning trainer John Moore wasn’t short of glowing endorsements either and without reservation mentioned Beauty Generation in the same breath as his former champion Able Friend, the 2014/15 Hong Kong Horse of the Year – a title Beauty Generation claimed last season.
“He was like Able Friend. He reminded me of Able Friend, making the big run and scooting clear from the turn. He’s proved he’s a champion. He had to make two runs out there after it was like the charge of the Light Brigade early and people around the world now will stand up and take notice that there is a very good miler here in Hong Kong,” Moore said.