November 30, 2022

Mogul bids to defend Hong Kong title on Sunday

OBrien and Moore furthermore group up with Mom Earth within the Longines Hong Kong Mile, throughout which they face native feeling Golden Sixty, who might be bidding for a 19th profession victory.

Mogul has not run given that ending down the sphere in a Group Three at Deauville in August, nevertheless big-race rider Ryan Moore thinks he has each probability of bouncing once again in Hong Kong and replicating Highland Reel, who was a twin winner of the race in 2015 and 2017.

The 1000 Guineas winner has liked a sterling season, hitting the body in 7 Group Ones, successful two, however she didnt sparkle within the Breeders Cup Mile last journey.
Moore pointed out: “The race in Del Mar, she drew within the center and did not escape that quickly, the pace was routine and it was not possible to make up floor in that very fast straight there.

Pyledriver represents British pursuits within the Vase.

He mentioned: “He is had a quiet 12 months. He started in Dubai and ran respectably and (then) ran a really good race in Paris within the Prix Ganay earlier than the bottom was very comfy at Epsom for the Coronation and he did not prefer it and it was the similar again when he went again to Deauville.
” Just a few problems have not gone fairly correct for him by methods of the summertime time, so he is been calmly raced. We all know he likes Sha Tin and he likes quickly flooring.

Magnate will attempt to return to his finest as he defends his Longines Hong Kong Vase title for Aidan OBrien at Sha Tin on Sunday.
The Aidan OBrien-trained four-year-old got the 12-furlong Group One last December however has didnt strike in 4 begins to date this time period, along with his finest run coming when 3rd within the Prix Ganay at ParisLongchamp once again in Could.

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Jockey Martin Dwyer was appropriately satisfied with the efficiency of Pyledriver at Lingfield, who heads to Hong Kong subsequent for the Hong Kong Vase

” The brief flooring may be in his favour and I do not expect Sha Tin might be any disadvantage.”
Whereas Moore is pleased with an agency screen at Sha Tin, the going is a worry for William Haggas forward of Dubai Honours run within the Hong Kong Cup.
The three-year-old has actually been on a speedy upward trajectory this time period, successful a Newmarket handicap off 93 in July earlier than choosing up 2 Group Two heats up in France and being overwhelmed lower than a size within the Champion Stakes final trip.

” Shes been continuous all 12 months. The race on Sunday could be extremely robust with Golden Sixty and a stay Japanese contingent. It will be robust for her nevertheless shes received a pleasant draw, will get a pleasant weight pull and she or he typically runs a very great race.”
Bolshoi Ballet is the Ballydoyle specialist within the Longines Hong Kong Cup as he drops again to 10 furlongs having completed sixth over a mile and a half within the Breeders Cup Turf on his most updated run.
Moore encouraged www.hkjc.com: “He gained a Grade One in America at 10 (furlongs) and his 2 wins at the start of the 12 months have been over the 10 furlongs. He is plainly extremely pleased at that range. I had excessive wish for him and (whereas) he hasnt run unsafe races currently, I wish to have actually seen just a bit extra from him.

” Just a few problems have actually not gone fairly appropriate for him by methods of the summer time, so he is been calmly raced. We all understand he likes Sha Tin and he likes quickly flooring. The race on Sunday could be really robust with Golden Sixty and a stay Japanese contingent. It will be robust for her however shes gotten a pleasant draw, will get a pleasant weight pull and she or he typically runs a very good race.”
I had excessive hopes for him and (whereas) he hasnt run dangerous races currently, I want to have actually seen simply a little bit additional from him.

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Ryan Moore driving Luxembourg previously this 12 months

” However well see. It is good. We might like to come back once again right here however lets get Sunday out of the way in which first.”
Mac Swiney additionally traces up for Jim Bolger within the Hong Kong Cup.
Pixie Knight heads a robust Japanese issue for the Longines Hong Kong Dash, with last 12 monthss victory Danon Smash, furthermore lining up.

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Sealiway and Mickael Barzalona see off Dubai Honour and James Doyle

Haggas has actually not made the journey to Hong Kong and whereas Dubai Honours prep has actually gone perfectly, the coach expressed his appointments in regards to the flooring.
He pointed out: “My concern, and I believe it is Toms (Marquand, jockey) concern, is the bottom.
” Though he ran on and got at Newmarket on fast floor in July, he has actually run his finest 3 races on comfortable flooring.
” I by no means believed he required to have comfy floor however it definitelys potentially that he does so if that is the case it might bring a spot in Australia into location in 2023.