Moore magic on monstrous Maurice

Ryan Moore produced yet another top-class ride as Maurice landed the Longines Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Ryan Moore riding Maurice to success in the Hong Kong Cup

The 10-furlong event featured both the Hori-trained Maurice and fellow Japanese runner A Shin Hikari, who won the race in 2015.

While Maurice was slowly away, A Shin Hikari blazed out of the stalls with jockey Yutaka Take allowing him to stride on and build up a clear-cut lead.

In contrast, Moore bided his time on Maurice, sitting towards the rear of the field as a number of his rivals started to try to reel in the leader.

However, A Shin Hikari began to toil with over a furlong to run, with Moore angling Maurice off the rail to get a perfect run through and the five-year-old found plenty when asked.

Maurice quickly passed A Shin Hikari and stretched away for an impressive verdict over Secret Weapon.

Moore said: "He really quickened. He's a very good racehorse and he's got better with every run.

"Once we got some daylight, he just quickened and put the race to bed."

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