SUPERSUB Mick Kinane struck again when taking the HK$1.8 million Group One Eclipse Stakes on Opera House at Sandown Park in England yesterday. The multiple Irish champion, who spends half the year riding for David Oughton in Hongkong, held on by a fast-diminishing short head from the Frankie Dettori-ridden Misil. Derby flop Tenby was never travelling well but stayed on up the famous Sandown Hillfor third under Pat Eddery. ''My mother always told me it is better to be born lucky than rich,'' laughed Kinane immediately after weighing in. Kinane came in for the ride on the Michael Stoute-trained, Sheik Mohammed-owned five-year-old only when retained rider Michael Roberts opted to remain loyal to Sheik Mohammed's Irish 2000 Guineas winner Barathea. But the distress signals were out for Roberts a long way from home and Barathea could manage only fith place out of the eight runners, the same position he occupied behind Crown Commander in the Derby. Kinane's return since riding in the territory for Oughton has been one long success story, despite his New Year decision to turn down the position, now occupied by Roberts, as first jockey to Sheik Mohammed. Kinane scored a glorious English Derby triumph on Commander In Chief when Pat Eddery opted for Khalid Abdulla's other runner, Tenby. And now he has taken one of Europe's top 2,000 metre races, this time in the famous maroon and white colours of Sheik Mohammed. Kinane is no stranger to success for the Sheik, having won the King George in the same colours when Alleged second-string Belmez defeated better-fancied stablemate Old Vic a few years ago. ''I don't have anybody managing my rides in England,'' Kinane added. ''It's just that people ring me up and it kind of all falls into place.