Beauty Generation faces a weighty task as he prepares to land tomorrow’s (Tuesday, 1 October) G3 Celebration Cup Handicap (1400m) for the third year in a row.
Hong Kong’s superstar galloper will shoulder 133lb against his nine opponents and eight of those are rooted to the foot of the handicap, each with a feather-weight 113lb. Only Southern Legend, allotted 119lb, will carry more than the minimum.
But, as well as the big weight on his back, Beauty Generation’s declared body weight is the heaviest of his Hong Kong career. The seven-year-old has weighed in at 1,161lb for his first start of the season and that is 12lb heavier than his previous top, registered before last April’s G1 FWD Champions Mile.
John Moore is not concerned.
“Like last season, he’s a little bit on the big side but it’s a starting point and he’s very healthy. When they get older they do carry a bit more condition so we’re not worried about that,” the trainer said.