There was only one problem with Super Molly's brave victory in the Class One race that closed yesterday's card. The half-length win over a high-quality field bore all the usual hallmarks shown by the ultra-consistent four-year-old - toughness, tenacity and a touch of class - as he continued his rise up the rankings. The problem was the thunderbolt that had struck half an hour earlier - and the focus remained firmly on Electronic Unicorn despite the merit of Super Molly's victory. Even David Hayes, who has now sent out Super Molly for seven wins in 11 starts, could not stop talking about the big-race winner. 'I'm very happy that Super Molly has won, but I'd be a lot happier if I hadn't just seen Electronic Unicorn win like he did. Outside of Fairy King Prawn, that's the best performance I've seen by a Hong Kong horse since I came here.' Hayes had been eyeing the Chevalier Cup on November 25 for Super Molly's next step, but he was quick to revise his plans once informed that John Size was heading down the same route with the National Panasonic Cup winner. 'If Electronic Unicorn runs there, he won't see Molly,' Hayes said. 'I want to run him in a mile race, but I'll have to take him wherever Electronic Unicorn doesn't go. My horse is tough and loves a battle, but he wouldn't get time to battle with a horse like Electronic Unicorn because he'd be past him too quick.' Hayes did come up with a cunning plan to stop Electronic Unicorn in his tracks, though. 'We need to get some glue and put it on his gate, then we might have a chance,' he joked. But, after a little more reflection, the championship leader wasn't so sure. 'No, that probably wouldn't stop him either. He'd just pick the gates up and drag them around with him as well.' Hayes is still willing to take on Electronic Unicorn in the Chevalier Cup, though. 'I'll run against him with Meridian Star or one of the older horses, who are a bit more battle-hardened than Super Molly. I'm in a little bit of a checkmate situation because my stable has probably got the third, fourth, fifth and sixth best horses in Hong Kong, but we have to face up to reality.' Super Molly may not be able to compete with the very best, but they will be plenty keen to avoid him after his performance in yesterday's 1,400-metre contest. The 6-4 favourite raced three wide for most of the trip but he kept finding more for Shane Dye, first to shake off Lifeline Express and then to repel the late thrust of Red Pepper. With a Group One winner in second place, last season's champion griffin in third and last-start Group Three scorer Shaxi Fortune running another cracking race to take fourth, the merit of Super Molly's victory was clear to see. 'He might not have the acceleration of Electronic Unicorn, but he is tough and has beaten good horses despite having to travel wide the whole race,' Hayes said. 'He just keeps improving. When the handicapper put him up five pounds in the summer off two losses, I complained because that was the first time that had happened to one of my horses here. 'But I can't complain now because it looks as if the handicapper was right. I may go for the 1,400-metre race on International Day with Super Molly and then train him a little bit easy for the Classic Mile, which I won last year with Charming City. That race is restricted to four-year-olds, so those two, Fairy King Prawn and Electronic Unicorn, can't run.' Dye played down Super Molly's wide run. 'It didn't really matter because they weren't going that quick and I wasn't far away from Lifeline Express because he was on my inside,' he said. 'It was a very good win, he's very tough and keeps getting better and better. He is never very impressive, but he wins, that's the important thing.' Lifeline Express faded in the last 100 metres to finish a length behind the winner, but trainer Tony Millard was not disappointed. 'I'm very happy with the run. He's still young and not as experienced as the others in the race, but he performed well and I'll probably run him in the Chevalier Cup. Electronic Unicorn was very impressive, but competition is what racing is all about and we'll be there to take him on.'