Punters didn't warm to him, but last year's Hong Kong Sprint winner Inspiration sounded a siren that he will be around when the going gets tough in the big event again this year after providing Derek Leung Ka-chun with his biggest win in the Premier Bowl (1,200m). Apprentice Leung, narrowly beaten on Fellowship recently at Group Three level, landed his first Group race for trainer John Moore in a faultless display on Inspiration, which could not have been better timed. Holding off the late finish of stablemate One World (Darren Beadman), Inspiration wasn't the punters' friend, but set himself up to spearhead Moore's attack on the international sprint again this December. 'Inspiration has shown that he is world class - I'm not saying best in the world or anything like that, but if any of the bigger names make a mistake or are not quite on their game, he'll be there to pick up the pieces and win by a neck or a head,' Moore said. 'I thought with Derek's seven-pound claim today that Inspiration was probably the weight horse of the race. 'Derek gave him a great ride and he was able to hold off One World, who probably just needs to make another step up if he's going to compete at the very top level,' he added. Moore said the prospect of facing Australian stars Scenic Blast and Apache Cat now beckons in the International Sprint Trial where Moore will also saddle up the exciting Happy Zero. 'I saw Apache Cat's win at Moonee Valley on Saturday and he got a great ride there to win,' Moore said. 'We managed to beat him last year on the main day in a big surprise, but since then Inspiration has franked that form by establishing himself as a genuine top-grade horse with another Group One and now this race. The rematch should be interesting.' The Premier Bowl has been a tremendous guide to the Hong Kong Sprint in its few runnings, with Absolute Champion winning the first Bowl and going on to win the international as well and subsequent winners Royal Delight (2007) and Green Birdie (2008) going on to place in December. 'Getting horses like this one and developing them right through to the top grade is really one of the things that I enjoy most in training,' Moore said, and revealed he has bought the three-quarter brother to Inspiration. 'He's by Encosta De Lago and will be here on the 16th of next month and I think I'm going to keep a close watch on this family after the good experience we've had with Inspiration.' With visiting rider Craig Williams holding Lucky Quality in front in contrast to his usual tearaway style, the unexpectedly moderate pace of the event had brought One World's bid undone after the five-year-old was well supported to start the most favoured of Moore's five runners and Inspiration drifted to better than 11-1. 'They didn't go that fast and then I had to come to the outside, while Derek was able to get a run through them, and that was the difference,' Beadman said.