CHAMPION trainer John Moore was last night brimming over with confidence and excitement as he flew out to supervise Horse Of The Year, Makarpura Star's, crack at tomorrow's Group Three Coongy Handicap at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. He also broke the news that he has purchased the Classic-placed Adjareli from the Aga Khan as the big-money quality horses continue to come to the territory following this season's importation of American Triple Crown placed Citadeed, Group One runner-up Manashar, and the AJC Derby fourth Gazebo Star. Makarpura Star, the Derby, Gold Cup and Champions and Chater Cup winner, has thrived in the big, open quarantine paddocks at Melbourne's Sandown Racecourse and subsequently at Flemington Racecourse. Moore reckons he's never been fitter or in better condition and has put on at least 10 pounds in condition since arriving in Australia some three weeks ago. Moore has booked Patrick Payne for both the Coongy and the McKinnon Stakes at the end of the month. Makarpura Star had a trial down the straight 1,200-metre chute at Flemington on Thursday under Payne and broke a minute for his final 1,000 metres. Meanwhile, international star Michael Kinane is hoping that recent history will repeat itself when he rides for the first time in Hong Kong this season at Sha Tin tomorrow night, writes ROBIN PARKE. Kinane, who arrived in the territory last night after an unsuccessful crack at the Group One Prix de la Foret in Paris on Sunday on International Bowl invitee Young Ern, has ridden winning doubles on his seasonal debut for the past two years. 'I have a few rides on Wednesday night and it would certainly be pleasant to repeat the winning doubles of the past two seasons,' Kinane said.