HK galloper left trailing as Makybe Diva toys with the best to win Cox Plate Hong Kong's Super Kid was left trailing in the wake of greatness yesterday in Melbourne but trainer John Moore was philosophical about the horse's seventh-placed finish behind champion mare Makybe Diva in the WS Cox Plate. Super Kid (Nash Rawiller) raced handier to the slow pace of yesterday's event after swooping from the rear in brave seconds in the Dubai Racing Club Cup and Toorak Handicap over shorter trips, but when the pressure went on in Australia's weight-for-age championship he was left standing. Makybe Diva stormed to another history-making win in the race while Super Kid boxed on as best he could some 71/2 lengths in arrears. 'That was a fraction disappointing - he couldn't quicken from the six or seven hundred metre mark,' said Moore immediately after the eighth World Series leg. 'But if you take a line through Grey's Inn, who he finished behind in the QEII at Sha Tin, he has beaten him home this time and he also beat some other Group One horses home so it's not completely disappointing in that context.' Ridden by Weichong Marwing, Grey's Inn (10th) finished three-quarters of a length behind Super Kid yesterday. Moore said the different positioning in yesterday's race on the tight Moonee Valley circuit was at his request and he would not blame Rawiller for the loss. 'Nash was closer today because I asked him to ride the horse that way and he rode perfectly to my instructions,' Moore explained. 'But the way the race panned out, Super Kid was left strapped for a turn of foot when they sprinted.' Under Australia's leading Group One jockey, Glen Boss, Makybe Diva was ridden high wide and handsome looping the field in the approach to the home turn but Boss said later that was all part of his plan. 'I went out to ride the best horse in the race and to ride her like the best horse in the race,' Boss said. 'It wasn't pretty but I wanted to be sure to stay out of trouble, because that was the only way they could beat her. It's freakish what she can do.' In winning, Makybe Diva passed the 2000 Hong Kong Mile winner, Sunline, as the greatest stakes winner in Australasian racing history as her prizemoney moved to more than A$ 11.4 million with her wins including six Group One races. Future plans for the mare were left in abeyance after yesterday's victory, though the racing public is baying for Makybe Diva to try for a third successive Melbourne Cup victory on Tuesday week - a performance which is unprecedented in the 144-year history of the race. Moore said there was a strong chance that Super Kid would back up in next Saturday's Group One Mackinnon Stakes over 2,000m at Flemington under similar terms, provided he emerged from yesterday's race without any ill effects. 'Immediately after the race he looks to have pulled up well and I think if he does run at Flemingon, we'll ride him differently and let him be closing on the others rather than have them closing on him,' Moore said.