One World in line for more success
John Moore did the right thing in taking One World out of last Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial and should be claiming a quick reward as the Danehill Dancer colt made easy work of the opening barrier trial over 1,050 metres at Sha Tin yesterday morning.
With Darren Beadman on board, One World began with his customary brilliance and took a prominent position, settling second as natural pacemaker O'Reilly Rally took up his front-running role. As he often does, One World took a strong hold in the early stages but settled better after they moved onto the circle.
Beadman kept One World balanced and travelling nicely throughout, then let out a little more rein in the final 200m to ensure a comfortable victory in smart sectional times. His last 600m took 34.9 seconds, and the final 200m a mere 11.3 seconds.
Moore and Beadman later landed a turf trial over 1,000m with Yummy Spirits, a smart four-year-old private purchase who arrived with three wins at the major British courses, Ascot and Newmarket.