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By Darren Winningham | Monday, May 6, 2019

The New Zealand-bred Hong Kong Champion galloper Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road To Rock) will not travel to Japan for a Group One raid next month.

Owner Patrick Kwok Ho-Chuen confirmed they will not press forward to the Group 1 Yasuda Kinen (1600m) after completing a perfect season in Hong Kong.

The contest loomed as one of the races of the year with star Japanese mare Almond Eye touted to resume her preparation, while Beauty Generation was also likely to come up against the talented Danon Premium.

Beauty Generation, who saluted in all eight of his starts this term and extended his winning streak to nine, will instead rest and then connections will look to complete back to-back perfect seasons.

Trainer John Moore said he was “very happy” with the decision made by the Kwok family and would continue to have the six-year-old son of Road To Rock ticking over at his Sha Tin stables in preparation for the 2019-20 season.

I think after the long season Beauty Generation has had this is a measured and well thought out strategy.

John Moore indicated whilst I was in Hong Kong that he would boldly attempt to replicate the same number of wins and the same programme that had been set out this season.

Moore had previously stated connections had ambitions to better the unbeaten streak of Silent Witness with another perfect season in what would be Moore’s last with the Jockey Club where forced retirement comes at the age of 70.

* Owner Patrick Kwok statement on Beauty Generation’s immediate future reads as follows (as released to the South China Morning Post).

"Thank you for your continuous support to Beauty Generation.

“We understand that there is interest in the racing community as to whether he will race in the Yasuda Kinen in Japan next month.

"After thorough discussions with our trainer, we have concluded that the most appropriate and proper arrangement for the horse is for him to stay in Hong Kong.

"We hope that he would, under sufficient rest and training, continue to carry your hopes and continue his winning streak.”

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