Underrated four-year-old Able One became the first Hong Kong horse with an invitation to the Breeders' Cup Mile after Michael Kinane conjured up a stunning form reversal yesterday to win the HK$8 million Champions Mile at Sha Tin for John Moore. Kinane threw the cat among the pigeons early in the Group One event by taking Able One straight to the front when most expected Floral Pegasus to be the leader and it was the move that changed the fortunes of the event. 'We thought there wasn't a lot of tempo in the race so it was always a possibility to lead,' Kinane said. 'He'd run well in the Derby then disappointed the other day when he got back so John said just suit myself. When he got to the front, Able One was very happy where he was and nobody bothered us. When I let him down, he found a little bit and I was thinking at the 200m that if the boys behind had just been sitting and watching they might have a bit to do to catch me.' They did have a bit too much to do as it turned out, and the 32-1 chance turned the form book upside down after his defeat as last of six runners at odds-on 20 days prior in an easier race when, conversely, the tempo was completely against him. 'I'm over the moon. That was just a bit of Kinane magic,' said Moore. 'He's got the cotton fingers just like they used to say about my old man, George, in his ridings days. As we know, Able One hangs in so Michael had to win the race with one foot over the inside rail but it's a dream result.' Moore ran the quinella with Joyful Winner (Darren Beadman) overcoming the tempo disadvantage to get up on the line and grab The Duke (Dwayne Dunn), but plans are up in the air for the Moore team. 'To be honest, I had Able One entered for a Class One shortly and hadn't thought beyond that,' Moore said. 'But we don't know if Hong Kong horses will be allowed to travel to Japan for the Yasuda Kinen, though it seems to be looking unlikely. We have the invitation now to go to Monmouth Park in October for the Breeders' Cup, and I would love to go. It has been a dream of mine to run in a race like the Breeders' Cup Mile. They race left-handed there and, who knows, maybe his hanging would disappear running in the opposite direction.' The Andreas Schutz-trained Good Ba Ba (Olivier Doleuze) met defeat for the first time under the German when he finished fifth as favourite, beaten only just over two lengths, but the trainer admitted a tactical error and said he would still go to the Yasuda Kinen if the green light was given for Hong Kong horses. 'We got it wrong - but then so did a few others,' he said of the race. 'I've no complaint with Olivier's ride. We discussed using barrier one to hold the fence and race forward but that was expecting Floral Pegasus to go forward. I'm not sure we would ever have wanted to sit behind Able One, who had run last at his last start. Our policy has been to follow horses like Gold Striker and Armada into the races lately - form horses - and when Floral Pegasus didn't lead our plans went wrong. To me, this was a false-run race and if we were invited to Japan I'd be happy to forget this and go anyway.' For his part, Floral Pegasus was examined by the vets at trainer Tony Cruz's request and found to have an epiglottic entrapment giving him difficulty breathing.