Beauty Generation returned to action with a comfortable victory on his comeback in the Celebration Cup at Sha Tin.
Rated as the world’s best miler, he was reappearing over seven furlongs – but it made little difference to the versatile champion.
Winning his 10th race in succession, the John Moore-trained seven-year-old had no trouble in seeing off clearly inferior rivals on his first outing since April.
Settled not far off the pace by regular rider Zac Purton, the multiple Group One winner – who began his career in Australia – was giving a stone and more to all his opponents.
He quickened up smartly on entering the straight and while Purton had no nudge him out to maintain a winning advantage, he never looked in any danger of being caught.
Despite coasting in the final 100 yards Beauty Generation broke the track record.
Bigger targets now await, while there is growing clamour for him to test himself outside of Hong Kong at the Dubai Carnival.