Full Of Beauty made it five wins on the bounce in Hong Kong on Sunday with a three-quarter-length success in the Class 2 Ambitious Dragon Handicap (1200m) for trainer John Size.
The four-year-old son of proven New Zealand sire Darci Brahma maintained his unbeaten record, overcoming a wide draw (10) and an 11-point ratings rise to hold off Water Diviner.
“He’s a fantastic horse. He has progressed since the last time I was on board because he’s been coping with every situation he’s been put into,” jockey Joao Moreira said.
“It’s very hard to predict where he’ll end up, but we can see him picking up and he’s likely to be, in a few months’ time, matching the big guys,” Moreira said.
Full Of Beauty’s five wins have been accrued in only eleven weeks since his career debut on January 1.
“He’s been winning every time he’s been going out so I don’t know that he needs a break, but at the same time I wouldn't be surprised if John Size decides to put him away for a couple of months and brings him back fully for next season.
“Whatever John thinks is best. I’m siding with him. He’s a master at judging when a horse is begging for some time off.”
Darci Brahma is a top-ten sire in Hong Kong by earnings behind fellow Kiwi sire Road To Rock, sire of outstanding galloper Beauty Generation. Darci Brahma is also second on the tables by wins (13) with fellow New Zealand sire Savabeel (14) heading that list.