Yes, the world’s best miler Beauty Generation steps out in the Group 1 Stewards Cup and no one can see him being beaten. Well, no, wait. Joao Moreira does. It’s Conte for him.


Though this could upset all kinds of things like owner Patrick Kwok hosting another lavish five star function in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt, it could happen.


The fallout from that scenario could have some we know self exploding. It’s just not in the script.

No matter who wins- and if Beauty Generation does- that’s nice. But not owning the horse and seeing it at Black Caviar type odds, us plebs need more meat in our bones. And so, a hunting we shall go looking for value leaving the Beauty Generators to bathe and bask in the glory of their fame.


Where’s the value? There’s a Triple Trio jackpot which is expected to swell to $7m with the first leg- Race 4- looking to be easy, but which could be a tough one.

If Full Of Beauty (2) and Eptwin with Hughie Bowman aboard run in the first three, the Triple Trio might not pay enough for a meal at Burger Joys.

For 6up players, it’s a 5up if and when Beauty Generation wins. It will pay about a hundred bucks.

The treble? If looking at what the professionals are tipping, we won’t bother.

What will we bother about? Possibly flying to Colombo for lunch at the Ministry Of Crab and staying over for a few days.

Sure, we’ll place a few bets before boarding Sri Lanka Airlines, but we’d rather wait until there’s a more lopsided playing field with plenty of value. Watching rich owners get richer?


Tips? Well, even the great Deane Lester had an average day at Flemington yesterday, which shows that winning on the horses is no stroll down the beaches of Galle.

We’ll try our luck on the Triple Trio and maybe drop by Kiev after the Sri Lankan oddysey. There’s always good value there. Worse comes to worse, there’s Brix in Singapore.

Either that or we’ll see what Brett Davis meant when saying on the HKJC mega production “Racing To Whine” after showing a photograph of a rather stern looking Tony Millard, below with a slightly nervous looking (apprentice) Victor Wong, that the trainer has “a steely eye in his look”.


RACE 1
Picken (2)
Win Win (6)
Ruletheroost (5)
And because a good jockey like Derek Leung is having such a miserable season after a great run last year plus a curriculum vitae that includes three consecutive wins on Beauty Generation- Surewin (9). What the hell happened? Another rider not getting winning opportunities?


RACE 2


RACE 3
Nicconi Express (9)
Ho Ho Khan (5)
Helene Leadingstar (3)
Grand Chancellor (6)

RACE 4
Eptwins (4)
Fabulous Eight (5)
Craig’s Star (8)
Happy Alumni (10)

RACE 5
Beat The Clock (3)
Mr Stunning (1)
DB Pin (2)
The real fly in the Venus Flytrap could be Styling City. (8)

RACE 6
Super Giant (5)
Sacred Ibis (4)
Famous Warrior (6)
King Print (7)

RACE 7
Beauty Generation(1) Conte (6)
Pakistan Star (2)

RACE 8
It’s a 1000m lottery! And nightmare!


Hair Trigger (8)
California Archer (3)
Speedy King (4)
Diamond Dragon (13)

RACE 9
Noble Steed (5)
Biz Power (7)
Not Usual Talent (6)
Winning Endeavour (4)

RACE 10
Waikuku (11)
Taking Aim (5)
World Star (1)
Dragon Energy (2)

PARTING SHOT
“He has a steely eye in his look”. HKJC Race caller and co-presenter on Racing To Win, Brett Davis.


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