Hong Kong's Super Kid worked stylishly at Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne yesterday in preparation for Saturday's Carlton Draught Cox Plate - Australia's premier weight-for-age race. Super Kid worked over 1,000 metres, wide out on the course proper, and was timed to run his last 800m in 52.5 seconds, the final 400m in 25 seconds. Super Kid was handled once again by jockey Nash Rawiller, who has been on board in each of his Group One second placings at his last two starts. 'He looked strong and Nash said it was the best he has worked since he's been here,' caretaker trainer John Blakey said. 'Nash also said it's clear that he really likes the sand-mesh surface, which he is used to in Hong Kong.' The Cox Plate is a leg of the World Racing Championships and Super Kid is already on the board in that series, having run fourth to Vengeance Of Rain and one of Saturday's rivals, South African Greys Inn, in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin in April. Apart from the presence of Super Kid, the race will have big interest for Hong Kong as the 14-strong field includes eight horses entered for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races in December. Super Kid was a 20-1 chance for the Cox Plate overnight, but a number of operators trimmed his price into 14-1 after news spread of the quality of his morning workout. Blakey, who has been looking after Super Kid in the time John Moore has spent back in Hong Kong, is confident the six-year-old will acquit himself very well at Moonee Valley. 'His two runs in Australia have been first rate and everything he's done on the track since his last race at Caulfield has been perfect. I was very pleased with him this morning,' he said. Blakey said that Super Kid was 'exceptionally tough' despite not looking to be physically imposing. 'I think he's a great horse. He's so strong,' Blakey said. 'When the going gets tough in a race he seems to love it. He really responds when you call on him and just keeps going. He keeps putting in.' Super Kid's stocks were given a boost by the assessments of leading ratings agency Expertform ( www.expertform.com.au ), which assessed his last-start second in the Group One Toorak Handicap as a 122 performance. Two years ago, Fields of Omagh ran second in the Toorak (rated by Expertform as 116), before winning the Cox Plate two weeks later with a 121 performance. According to Expertform ratings, the Super Kid is one of only three horses with the figures to perform at Cox Plate level, the other two being favourite Makybe Diva and Greys Inn.