Promising Best Eleven relishes bigger track to dismantle field

PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 October, 2011, 12:00am


Best Eleven made an early trip to the winner's circle at his second start, appreciating the move to the bigger circuit at Sha Tin, a better alley and what looked to trainer Tony Cruz to be a race seriously lacking any depth. 'It was such a weak field I couldn't even find any horse to have in the quinella,' Cruz smiled after Best Eleven (Gerald Mosse) drew away and comfortably beat Happy Forever, a horse formerly trained by Cruz, into second place. On his debut at Happy Valley over 1,000m, Best Eleven caught the eye despite finishing seventh, as he was trapped off the track from an outside gate. 'He's only a medium sized horse and really had everything possible go his way from the good barrier.'